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Jiffy Jalapeno Cornbread (Mexican Style in Cast Iron Skillet)

With 5 simple ingredients a box of Jiffy mix gets transformed into this Mexican inspired Jiffy Jalapeno Cornbread that has a mild kick from slices of jalapeno and cheesy goodness from sharp cheddar. It's a moist, sweet, and spicy bread that is cooked in a cast iron skillet (or baking dish) for a delicious addition to your favorite meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 189kcal


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • cup milk
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In 8 inch cast iron skillet melt butter over medium low heat. Once the butter is melted add jalapeno slices. Allow them to cook in the butter until softened. The butter will have turned a nutty brown color. Remove jalapenos from skillet.
  • In bowl mix together the Jiffy mix, eggs, and milk until just combined. Add in melted butter from skillet and cheese. Gently stir until combined.
  • Place batter in skillet. Top with jalapeno slices. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Tips & Tricks
  • Watch the butter carefully to prevent burning. Brown is good, black is not!
  • Don't be afraid to use plenty of jalapeno. Cooking them mellows the spiciness.
  • Mix batter gently in order to keep the bread tender.
  • Don't overbake! This will leave it dry and crumbly instead of moist.
Double Recipe - The recipe can be doubled and baked in an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan. Cook the butter and jalapeno in a regular skillet. Before baking, make sure to grease the pan since the jalapeno butter won't already be coating the surface.
Quadruple Recipe - The recipe can be quadrupled in either a 9x13 baking dish or a 12 inch cast iron skillet. However, the baking time will increase. Start checking it at 25 minutes and cook until a toothpick comes out clean.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg