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Caramelized onions bring tons of flavor and amp up traditional cornbread in my Sweet Onion Cornbread recipe. This is not your typical dry cornbread recipe.

Pair this with a juicy steak, chili, or good ole country vegetables and your taste buds will be forever grateful.

Sauteed onions and cheddar cheese are the perfect additions that take this basic cornbread recipe to a whole new level. There is no doubt this recipe will be making a regular appearance at our dinner table.

Caramelized onions brings tons of flavor and amps up traditional cornbreadin my Sweet Onion Cornbread recipe.


Well, I hate to admit when I make a mistake. This post was supposed to be about Broccoli Cornbread. But, I accidentally picked up frozen spinach instead of broccoli at the grocery. So, I had to get creative. This recipe is what I came up with! Sometimes, kitchen accidents turn out to be, well, not so bad!!

Caramelized onions add a nice depth of flavor and sweetness to traditional Southern cornbread. I like to serve it hot with butter. In fact, I can make of meal on this simple recipe.

 Caramelized onions brings tons of flavor and amps up traditional cornbreadin my Sweet Onion Cornbread recipe.

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Sweet Onion Cornbread

Sweet Onion Cornbread

Caramelized onions offers tons of flavor and amps up traditional cornbread in my Sweet Onion Cornbread recipe.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups Vidalia onions diced
  • 1 package Jiffy cornbread mix
  • cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Saute' 1/2 cup butter with 2 diced Vidalia onions until carmelized.
  • Mix until blended the Jeffy cornbread mix, milk, egg, sour cream, cheddar cheese, salt, and caramelized onions.
  • Fill muffin tins or 2 small cast iron skillets 3/4 full with mixture.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes in the pan before inverting on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.


Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    We love a good cornbread, and this version with the addition of the sweet onions was over the top delicious! The sweetness really shown through, and goes so well with the corn bread mix.

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for this amazing and super easy to make sweet onion cornbread recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  3. 5 stars
    The caramelized onions plus sour crème makes this recipe almost indulgent! A great one for Sunday night dinner before

  4. For many, many years I have put sauteed green peppers and onion in my jiffy cornbread mix and then I serve it with homemade chili over it covered with cheddar cheese. Very tasty I must say and nice to see you adding onions,too, Paula.

  5. 5 stars
    Yum, some good new cornbread recipes…anxious to try the sweet potato one, of course with less sugar,and less butter 🙂 gotta watch the fat intake….you really don’t need all that in it PM;)

  6. Oh, this looks like a better recipe than I have–hehe, just the jiffy mix alone. I never thought to add cheese or sour cream to it. I'm honored that you linked to Sharing the Shelter. Hope you come link up again.

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