4.19 from 11 votes
Louisiana Skillet Cornbread
Louisiana Skillet Cornbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Louisiana Skillet Cornbread is perfect along side of Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya, Shrimp Étouffée, Red Beans and Rice and a whole host of other New Orleans classics. It's extra crispy on the sides and bottom and super moist in the middle. 

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Louisiana Cornbread, Mardi Gras Cornbread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons bacon drippings (See Note 1)
  • 1 cup (4.3 ounces) yellow cornmeal, preferably stone ground
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder (See Note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) whole milk
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cream-style sweet corn
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Add bacon drippings to 9-inch cast-iron pan. Place in oven to heat for 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. While pan is heating, combine dry ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk milk and melted butter together. Add eggs and cream-style corn. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing only until all ingredients are incorporated.

  5. Remove cast-iron pan from oven. Slowly pour in batter; smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with butter.
  7. Yield: 8 servings. 

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. May use vegetable oil in place of the bacon drippings.
  2. I always sift baking powder to ensure that there are no lumps.
Nutrition Facts
Louisiana Skillet Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 226mg9%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.