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me scooping out a serving of southern spoon bread from a casserole dish

Classic Southern-Style Spoon Bread

  • Author: Heather Bilyeu
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make spoon bread from scratch with this homemade recipe! A Southern staple and Kentucky classic, I describe spoon bread as grits meets cornbread in all the right ways. Light and fluffy, this bread dish is the ultimate southern comfort food! Serve hot immediately out of the oven.


  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 3 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs - whisked


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, add the cornmeal and milk and place on the stove on medium heat. Whisk continually until thick, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once thick, remove from the heat and add the butter, salt, and baking powder. Whisk until mixed.
  4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the cornmeal mixture until everything is incorporated together.
  5. Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove and serve immediately hot out of the oven. Best enjoyed with a pad of butter on each serving!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 scoop
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 6.4 g
  • Sodium: 531.6 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 116.6 mg

Keywords: Classic Southern-Style Spoon Bread, spoon bread, cornmeal, southern spoon bread

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