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Chili Cheese Cornbread

Take a boring box of cornbread mix (or your favorite cornbread recipe) from boring to WOW with a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Total Cost: $2.76 recipe / $0.18 serving
Servings: 15
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 2 boxes Corn bread/muffin mix $0.84
  • 2 large eggs $0.24
  • 2/3 cup milk $0.22
  • 3 tbsp chili powder $0.15
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels $0.32
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar $0.99


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Take one cup of frozen corn kernels out of the freezer and allow them to begin thawing.
  • Empty the contents of two boxes of cornbread mix into a large bowl. Thoroughly mix 3 Tbsp of chili powder into the dry mix.
  • Mix the eggs, milk and corn kernels into the dry cornbread mix. Do not over stir, just mix until the ingredients are combined. Let the mixture sit for 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour the mix into a large glass casserole or muffin tin (both coated with non-stick spray). Sprinkle one cup of shredded cheese on top and bake for 20-25 minutes. The chili powder will make the muffins/bread appear much more brown on top than usual so use a toothpick to test the doneness (a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean, not with raw goo on it).