Vidalia Onion Cornbread

Turn an ordinary package of cornbread mix into a deliciously moist homemade dish that's reminiscent of spoon bread.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, chopped
1 (7.5-ounce) package cornbread mix
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray


Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. (Do not brown onion.) Remove pan from heat. Stir in cornbread mix, 1/2 cup cheese, next 4 ingredients, and, if desired, dill.

Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray; pour mixture into pan.

Bake at 450° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, and bake 5 more minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool slightly before cutting into squares.

Paula Deen,

Paula Deen & Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style,

Southern Living

January 2006
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