Baked Red Bell Peppers with Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

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Author Notes: Spoon bread is a great side dish for anything Southern or grilled. This version is a nice presentation as individual portions. nannydeb

Serves 4

  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional if your corn is really sweet)
  • 1 cup sweet corn, cut from 1 ear of corn
  • 2 green onions, chopped (reserving a tiny bit for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cut the tops off of the red bell peppers, discard the seeds and stems and reserve the tops for another use.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal.
  3. Add the salt, sugar and cayenne, reduce heat and simmer three minutes or until thickened.
  4. Add corn, green onions and cheddar cheese. Remove from heat.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the baking powder until frothy.
  6. Temper the eggs by adding a bit of the corn mixture to the egg mixture. Then fold the egg mixture into the corn mixture.
  7. Place the red bell peppers into a baking dish and fill with the corn mixture.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until set.
  9. Top with green onion garnish and serve.
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almost 2 years ago rver

I made the peppers stuffed with spoon bread, fabulous! I was also inspired by the photo and made the entire "menu"...a keeper!


over 3 years ago CarlaCooks

I made these last weekend and they were great! The filling was easy to make and the timing in the oven was spoot-on. Next time I will try adding some jalapeño to the corn mixture for a bit of heat. Thanks for a great recipe!


over 3 years ago nannydeb

Thanks CarlaCooks! Jalapeno sounds great! I think I'll try it this weekend!


over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I love spoon bread, and baking it in the pepper is super clever.


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

How did I miss this the first time around? It's awesome - I love the little individual pepper bowls. Making it soon!