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Vidalia Onion Cornbread

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Bake time 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Turn an ordinary package of cornbread mix into a deliciously moist homemade dish that's reminiscent of spoon bread.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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