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Baked Red Bell Peppers with Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

September  1, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • Dash 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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  • CarlaCooks
  • hardlikearmour
  • aargersi
  • nannydeb

Recipe by: nannydeb

Former restaurant manager (and waitress, bartender, etc). I love food: eating, trying new recipes, shopping for it, talking/emailing about it, etc. My foodie friend and pen pal got me interested in recipe contests and also turned me on to food52 and now I'm obsessed!

5 Reviews

rver June 8, 2013
I made the peppers stuffed with spoon bread, fabulous! I was also inspired by the photo and made the entire "menu"...a keeper!
CarlaCooks August 12, 2011
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!
nannydeb August 12, 2011
Thanks CarlaCooks! Jalapeno sounds great! I think I'll try it this weekend!
hardlikearmour August 1, 2011
I love spoon bread, and baking it in the pepper is super clever.
aargersi November 15, 2010
How did I miss this the first time around? It's awesome - I love the little individual pepper bowls. Making it soon!