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Cornmeal Spoon Bread

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, cornmeal, souffle
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories 251 kcal


  • 5 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups milk 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup regular fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 eggs 4 eggs separated
  • teaspoon cream of tartare ⅛ of teaspoon cream of tartare


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Butter a 1 ½ quart souffle dish with 2 tablespoons of butter.

  3. In a large saucepan, bring the milk to just below a boil. Slowly whisk in the cornmeal and bring to a boil again. Lower the heat to medium and constantly whisk the mixture until it thickens and begins to pull away from the sides of the saucepan, about 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Let it cool off for 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk in the 3 tablespoons butter, salt, and sugar. Beat in the egg yolks until well blended.

  5. In a clean large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar to soft glossy mounds.

    Stir in one-third of the beaten egg whites into the cornmeal mixture to lighten. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites and slowly pour the mixture into the souffle dish.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown, Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Cornmeal Spoon Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 438mg19%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.