Your personal shoppers, leaving home not required. Shop gift guides »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Leftover Cornbread Ideas

I made wayyyy too much cornbread last night, and normally I would just freeze it for dressing but does anyone have other ideas? Something new to try?

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

asked about 2 years ago
22 answers 1929 views
Fc6a53ec b276 48a4 be9b bc69e85a9c0f  dsc00731
added about 2 years ago

Hello, lucky you! My family loves leftover cornbread warmed up and spread with jam for breakfast or snacks, if it helps!

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

I just made a big batch of raspberry jam!!! Yum!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Especially since it’s the weekend, I’d never get past just toasting it and slathering with butter!

Lots of good stuffing recipes on this site, which you could probably freeze.

Cubed and lightly toasted in the oven, then used as a bed for roasting a chicken. Sort of a take on Zuni’s chicken and bread salad – that recipe is on this site too.

There have been some great recipes/Columns on the site lately, for roasted winter vegetables. Toss in some cubed, lightly-toasted cornbread.

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

I like the bed for roasted chicken thought!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Sorry! I read too quickly and didn't see that you mentioned dressing/stuffing in your post.

2f4926e2 248b 4c22 a6f7 8f2d888b8488  3 bizcard
sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Thats exactly what I would do save it for dressing but I dry it and put in airtight container and keep for Thanksgiving.

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

I love it as a toasty buttery crouton on top of any salad.

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Great idea! About to make a kale salad so I think I will make some!

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Susan I toasted cubes in a little butter and tossed it into my kale - I like it so much I ate it for lunch, dinner, and lunch the next day!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 2 years ago

I crumble it and stir into chili as it cooks. The great thing is, you can do this even if the cornbread gets really dry, because the liquid softens it. Yum!

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Oh - good one - perhaps I could stir some into my leftover pozole!!!

Dcca139f 78d5 41a3 b57b 6d6c96424a1c  img 7818
added about 2 years ago

You may have already considered this, but how about this recent Genius salad? https://food52.com/recipes...

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Oh yum! I have Hatch Chili Sausages frozen - doing this!

1097a5b5 1775 4eec a8ea 7421137b65dc  image 2 apples claire sullivan 2
amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

I use cornmeal in my corn pudding (https://food52.com/recipes...) - I'm thinking that you could crumble in dry cornbread instead, for a savory cornbread pudding.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 2 years ago

Makes an awesome breakfast strata too.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 2 years ago

Make a crumble/buckle/betty/pie topping out of it. It's already cooked through once, so I'd pre-bake a blueberry/blackberry/peach crumble for half of the normal time. Take it out of the oven, and add your cornbread crumble-basically substitute the cornmeal for the flour component, reduce the sugar if your cornbread was made with sugar, add butter and pulse away in the food processor. Jacques Pepin uses this technique even with bread.

E7b6597b db6e 4cae b9f3 699b508f4ed3  036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Oh I will save this idea for next time for sure - this batch had jalapenos in it though ...

De810246 27f4 4d53 a922 afc545cd75b7  stringio
added about 2 years ago

Italian bread salad with cubed toasted cornbread or cornbread salad.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

lovely as a base for sauteed mushrooms. add a poached or fried egg and you have brunch.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 2 years ago

I would freeze it; and then make cornbread crumbs when a recipe calls for them!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Lin
added about 2 years ago

Split a square in two, butter each side and put them face down on a hot griddle

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 2 years ago

My grandmother pan-fried it and served it with gravy for breakfast. Absolutely no good for you, but delicious!