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Cheddar Cornbread Squares

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Serves: 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

About Cheddar Cornbread Squares

Indulge in the irresistible combination of rich cheddar cheese and golden cornbread with our delectable Cheddar Cornbread Squares. This delicious recipe is a delightful twist on a classic bringing together the comforting flavors of cornbread and the bold tanginess of cheddar cheese.  The buttery, crumbly texture of the cornbread pairs perfectly with the creamy, savory notes of the cheddar cheese. Whether served as a side dish alongside a comforting bowl of chili or enjoyed on their own as a delightful snack, these squares are guaranteed to become one of your go-to recipes.




1 package corn muffin mix, plus ingredients to make mix

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup red pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 cup green pepper, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon oregano

1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mild Cheddar cheese, divided

nonstick cooking spray


01Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare corn muffin mix batter as directed on package.
02Spray an 8-inch square or round pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Do not remove cornbread from the pan.
03While bread is baking, heat a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and peppers; sauté until soft. Stir in oregano; set aside.
04Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over baked bread; top with vegetable mixture and remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Cut into 2-inch squares to serve.

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