Recipe of the Week: Spoon Bread

Just a reminder: If you’d like to submit a dessert for my February edition of Sweet Thursday, you have until this week to do that. You can send your stuff to: For more information, click here.


This week I decided to share one of my new recipes. I tried this for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out or how it would go over with my husband. I’m pleased to report that he liked it, even though I cooked it a little longer than I was supposed to! It’s supposed to be mushy, kind of like oatmeal or pudding, but mine was a little more solid than that. Still tasted pretty good though!

I actually tasted this for the first time when the singing group that I was in, in high school, went to Virginia. We ate at this really nice Revolutionary period resturant, and I swear it was the best meal I’ve ever eaten! We had fried chicken, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits & rolls, and of course spoon bread. (And I think we had ice cream for dessert.) Anyway, I’m sorry to say that I don’t know the name of the place, but it was fabulous!

I think I liked the chicken and mashed potatoes the best, but I was also rather impressed with the Spoon Bread; I’d never had it before, and I never would have thought I’d eat something like that, but since they put it in front of me, I tried it out. I think theirs was a little better than the stuff I made, but mine was good too, if I do say so myself! Hope you enjoy it!

Recipe for Spoon Bread

1 cup cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold milk
4 eggs
5 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Combine cornmeal and salt in a bowl and stir in boiling water until smooth. Let mixture stand for several minutes. Stir in milk. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg is added. Stir in melted butter. Pour batter into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish and cook for 25-30 minutes. Serve while still warm with LOTS of extra butter.

Tips & Suggestions:

-Be sure that you serve this with plenty of butter. It makes a HUGE difference in the taste.

-I’ve also heard of people serving this in a bowl and pouring a little extra milk over it. Could be good, if you’re an old fashioned kind of person…then again, it’s already an old fashioned recipe to begin with, isn’t it?

-My husband said that this reminded him of grits, and so I thought that this would be great to serve as a breakfast food. You could serve it with bacon & eggs. Or you could serve it by itself, as you would with grits or oatmeal. And I think it would be great with butter and sugar on top! Maybe a little cinnamon too!


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  1. Hi Jerri Love your spoon bread. Gosh were has the time gone and nearly end of submitting a dessert eek… I’ll must get my socks pulled up and get on with something asap.

    Rosie x

  2. Thanks for sharing this, and the recipe:)

  3. That looks delicious!

    BTW.. that picture is not of my guacamole.. I wish it was! LOL!

  4. This sounds like it would make a really interesting side dish. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  5. Kim @ Forever Wherever says

    Well, I’ve never tried it, but anything that is “something like grits” should work just fine for me! I like how it doesn’t have a ton of ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hmmmm….I have never had spoonbread. Maybe something I need to try, huh?

    Thanks for linking up 😀

  7. Great looking recipe!! I’ve heard of spoon bread having lived in the South for a while, but never have tried it.

    Have a great Tuesday!

  8. That spoon bread looks good, I have never made spoon bread before

  9. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Hey Jerri, thanks for the recipe. I am interested and will try it. Thanks.

  10. Interesting. I’ve never heard of spoon bread before. I don’t know how I’d do with the consistency, but I love learning the history of food. thakns!

  11. ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ says

    YUM – Sounds like great grandma’s – she served it in the bowl with milk and it reminded me of grits too.

  12. I saw the words “spoon bread” on Tammy’s and had to come see. My great grandmother made spoon bread before she died and I make it now that she has passed away using a recipe written by her own hand on an old index card. I like to eat it warm with salt and butter. Comfort food at it’s best!

  13. Thanks for the comment! This bread looks great – I love grits so I definitely want to try this!

  14. Surprisingly I’ve never heard of Spoon Bread before! HMMM-maybe hubs has-I bet this would be great with a bowl of beans too.

  15. That looks and sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it.

  16. Mrs. Mordecai says

    That looks great. I’ve never tried spoon bread before. I agree: it sounds like a yummy breakfast.

  17. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    I was so happy to get a variety of comments on this post!

    It’s so great when you can post a recipe and get some commenters who’ve never heard of it, and others who love it and even have fond memories associated with it.

    This recipe reminded me of my own grandmother who used to eat cornbread and milk (or even buttermilk) for supper. I’m glad that it reminded some of you of your grandmother as well!

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