Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread – Instant Pot

Author Notes:

A perfect combination of sweet and savory, this buttery, cheesy cornbread is packed with the flavors and earthy aromas of fresh corn and peppers.

Archana Deshmukh-Mundhe

Serves: 8
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers seeded and finely chopped, divided
  • 1.25 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated, divided
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup green scallions thinly sliced (optional)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cup milk with 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, cold
  • 1 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe


  1. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Grease and lightly coat 7” cake pan with corn meal and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the grated cheese, chopped jalapeño and scallions (save 1 tablespoon of each to garnish)
  4. Add the corn kernels to the flour mixture. Mix gently until well coated.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, honey, and eggs.
  6. Pour over mixed dry ingredients and stir gently with a spoon until just combined.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan and garnish with the remaining jalapeño and grated cheese.
  8. Cover the cake pan with paper towel and aluminum foil. Place the cake pan on the trivet and gently put the trivet in the Instant Pot insert.
  9. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 25 minutes with NPR. You can optionally broil for 2 minutes to get browned cheese on top. We enjoy the bread as is!
  10. Enjoy warm.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Rane N. August 22, 2018
I have a small Instant pot LUX Mini. How do I cook cornbread in it?
Lauren O. January 9, 2018
If you don't have a 7" pan, could you insert parchment paper into the instant pot and then insert the dough?
yuzhrrr December 5, 2017
I don't have and am struggling to find a 7" cake pan. Does an 8- or 9-inch not fit into the Instant Pot?
Author Comment
Archana D. December 5, 2017
I do not think a 8 or 9 inch will fit in a 6-quart Instant Pot. Here is a link to the one we used - https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Anodized-Aluminum-7-Inch/dp/B001332TE8