Southwestern Vegetable Cornbread Bake

Southwestern Vegetable Cornbread Bake

Cornbread tops this meatless main dish recipe.

10 min. prep time
6 servings
353 Ratings


3 medium (3 cups) zucchini, sliced
8 ounces (2 cups) LAND O LAKES® Deli Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
1 (16-ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 (16-ounce) jar thick and chunky salsa
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 (8 1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
1 egg


Heat oven to 400°F. Combine zucchini, 1 cup cheese, corn, salsa, beans and garlic in large bowl. Spoon into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

Combine muffin mix, milk and egg in medium bowl; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop cornbread mixture by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot vegetable mixture. Continue baking for 12 to 15 minutes or until cornbread is light golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese during last 2 to 3 minutes of baking. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

TIP: This recipe has a moderate spice level. If you like spicier food, consider using medium or hot salsa and one of the hot and spicy flavors of black beans (do not drain). For even more spice intensity, stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped red or green jalapeño chile peppers into the cornbread mixture.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 510

Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 940mg

Carbohydrates: 69g

Dietary Fiber: 7g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #12591©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This went over great! I mixed the cornbread from scratch and made enough of it to cover the whole 9x13" pan, and topped it with sour cream right out of oven. I served this with nachos and a salad, and it fed five adult men with no leftovers.
So good and so easy - a nice change from a heavy weekend meal. Just add a green salad and you have a great meal and lots of compliments.
This is easy to make even for me, and I'm a terrible cook! We love this dish - tastes great and even my toddler will eat it. It's a great way to work more beans into your diet.

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