Bake the BEST Savory Cornbread Pudding with Honey Cornbread combined with Jalapeno, White Cheddar and Buttermilk. Slightly spicy and oh so delicious, this comforting dish is the perfect unlikely addition to your holiday menu.
Continuing on with more Thanksgiving side dish recipes, I bring you Savory Cornbread Pudding with Jalapeno and White Cheddar. This savory cornbread pudding is a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet and another great addition to your holiday table.
What is Savory Cornbread Pudding?
When you think of bread pudding, your mind probably goes right to the dessert. Usually, it contains some sort of sweet bread mixed with chocolate or cinnamon and then soaked in a custard mixture. The result of this delicious concoction is a richly flavored dessert that is both sweet and creamy. Savory bread pudding is not sweet and this recipe is quite the opposite. It uses a slightly sweetened honey cornbread with real corn kernels baked into it. Then, aged white cheddar cheese and sauteed jalapenos are mixed in and it is all baked with a custard mixture.
Savory Bread Pudding for Thanksgiving
I have never served a savory bread pudding for Thanksgiving, but I think I'm going to have to start. This dish is still reminiscent of the Thanksgiving staple, cornbread, but with a little twist that makes for a unique alternative. This bread pudding is vegetarian, but you could add in crumbled sausage or bacon if you wanted to spruce it up even more!
Homemade Cornbread vs. Store Bought Cornbread
Whether you make your cornbread homemade or you buy it store-bought, this dish will still come out delicious. One of my favorite cornbread recipes that I adapted here for this recipe is from Sally's Baking Addiction for her Honey Skillet Cornbread. This recipe is simple, flavored with honey and has real corn in it, which is my absolute favorite. If you are in a time crunch or just not feeling up to it, you can use a cornbread mix or you can buy it pre-made. Whichever option you use, you'll need cornbread for about 8 servings.Print
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Thanks for checking out this latest recipe and be sure to stay tuned next week for a couple more Thanksgiving side dish recipes. Happy Cooking!