Spoon Bread—Yep, It’s Bread So Tender and Moist You Can Eat It With A Spoon
This classic southern recipe a derivative of cornbread, so it’s not a total misnomer, but spoon bread is more like a custardy, cornmeal-flecked casserole than bread. Oh, and it’s absolutely wonderful, too! It’s a real crowd-pleaser of a side dish recipe, and it’s easy to make, so it’ll please the cook, too. Creamy and comforting, spoon bread is delicious served alongside classic holiday casseroles like green beans or stuffing—buttery and moist, sweet corn spoon bread is sure to be a hit.
What Is Spoon Bread
This makes it sounds a little fancier and harder to make that it is, but you can think of spoon bread (sometimes styled “spoonbread”) as a basically a cornmeal soufflé! Spoon bread originated in the South. One of the earliest known print records of it is from an 1847 cookbook by a woman named Sarah Rutledge called The Carolina Housewife. Our recipe, however, is a little more mid-century, relying on canned corn—regular and creamed—to make life easy as can be.
What’s In Spoon Bread?
There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe that ensure that this spoon bread comes out incredibly moist—spoonable, you might even say! Creamed corn, butter and—the magical ingredient—sour cream all work together to make this custardy bread casserole really wonderful. Here’s everything you’ll need to make it:
- AP flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Canned creamed corn
- Canned whole-kernel corn
- Sour cream
How to Make Spoon Bread
Another reason we like to work spoon bread into our holiday menus is because it is just so very easy! Open some cans, stir together, bake—that’s about all the effort this spoon bread recipes requires of you. Here’s how easy it is to make a great pan of spoon bread:
- Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Whisk in the “wet” ingredients: butter, eggs, creamed corn, whole corn and sour cream.
- Pour the spoon bread batter into a baking dish
Just A Spoonful of Spoon Bread...
Is not enough! We’re pretty sure you’re going to go nuts for this delicious, easy, spoon bread with creamed corn in it. It’s just so yummy and so simple. When you make it, let us know! Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!