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33 Surprising Ways to Use Jiffy Mix

Jiffy Cornbread Mix is one of the most recognized products on market shelves, which makes it the perfect star ingredient for these recipes. Sweet or savory, you're going to love what this little box can do.

Corn Cakes with Poached EggsTaste of Home

Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs


These easy corn cakes are super tender thanks to the creamed corn in the batter. Top them with poached eggs and fresh salsa, and you get one of my favorite breakfasts. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia. This one is a fan favorite, just like these 25 fast-food copycat recipes.

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Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Cornbread PoppersTaste of Home

Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Cornbread Poppers


These fun little apps are an instant conversation starter wherever they’re served. We love them on game day, but they’d be a hit at brunch, too. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota

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Corn Dog CasseroleTaste of Home

Corn Dog Casserole


Reminiscent of traditional corn dogs, this fun main dish really hits the spot on fall days. It’s perfect for the football parties my husband and I often host. It tastes especially good right from the oven. —Marcy Suzanne Olipane, Belleville, Illinois

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Ham MuffinwichesTaste of Home

Ham Muffinwiches


I concocted this fun recipe when looking for something to pack for lunch. I had leftover ham but no bread, so I got creative with cornbread mix. They freeze well and are handy for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch. —Jenny Wiebe, Villa Hills, Kentucky

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Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake


This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple vanilla ice cream for an extra layer of flavor. —Shannon Kohn, Simpsonville, South Carolina

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Sweet Potato Chili BakeTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Chili Bake


I’m a vegetarian and wanted to develop some dishes that are a little heartier than traditional vegetarian fare. I created this recipe, and even my one-year-old loves it! —Jillian Tournoux, Massillon, Ohio. Add this chili to the list of 35 recipes everyone should know before they’re 35.

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Tex-Mex Bean Bake with Cornbread ToppingTaste of Home

Tex-Mex Bean Bake with Cornbread Topping


I frequently cooked this dish when I was on the cross-country team in college. We loved this veggie-packed bake so much I would have to make two! For a meaty version, substitute shredded chicken for half of the potato. —Samantha Westveer, Kentwood, Michigan

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Turkey and Cornbread Stuffed PoblanosTaste of Home

Turkey and Cornbread Stuffed Poblanos


Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a south-of-the-border vibe with these zesty rellenos. They’re easy to make any time of year with roasted deli turkey and a box of corn stuffing. Adjust the heat by adding more or fewer peppers, or more or less adobo sauce. —Christine Friesenhahn, Boerne, Texas

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Southern Cornbread SaladTaste of Home

Southern Cornbread Salad


To feed a crowd, especially when I want to make a good impression, I make this eye-popping cornbread salad. It’s beautiful in a trifle bowl. I love it in summer when we can make it with our own garden produce. —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri

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Apple Cornbread CrispTaste of Home

Apple Cornbread Crisp


With its hearty ingredients and quick prep time, this warm apple crisp makes a smart dessert for any fall night. It reminds me of the recipe my grandmother would serve after our big family seafood dinners. It’s absolutely wonderful topped with ice cream. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland. Add this desert to these romantic date-night recipes that are actually incredibly easy to make.

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Cheesy Corn Spoon BreadTaste of Home

Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread


Homey and comforting, this custard-like side dish is a much-requested recipe at potlucks and holiday dinners. The jalapeno pepper adds just the right bite. Second helpings of this tasty casserole are common—leftovers aren’t. —Katherine Franklin, Carbondale, Illinois

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BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread PuddingTaste of Home

BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread Pudding


To me, bread pudding is the epitome of comfort food, and it’s simply too good to reserve only for dessert. This sweet and savory twist on the classic is a delicious new way to enjoy an old favorite. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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Chili Cornbread SaladTaste of Home

Chili Cornbread Salad


A co-worker brought this wonderful dish to a potluck several years ago. She had copies of the recipe next to the pan. Now I make it for get-togethers and also supply copies of the recipe. I never have any leftover salad or recipes. —Kelly Newsom, Jenks, Oklahoma

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Corn PuddingTaste of Home

Corn Pudding


Jiffy mix and canned corn make this Southern corn pudding casserole a snap to prepare. Now this is real comfort food! —P. Lauren Fay-Neri, Syracuse, New York

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Cornbread Taco BakeTaste of Home

Cornbread Taco Bake


The cornbread and beef bake together in one casserole dish, making this entree convenient. This Mexican cornbread casserole is packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese and onions make an attractive topping. —Vicki Good, Oscoda, Michigan

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Meal in a Muffin PanTaste of Home

Meal in a Muffin Pan


This meal-in-a-pan breakfast is ideal for busy weekday mornings. I just add fresh fruit and beverages. —Michelle Plumb, Montrose, Colorado. This one is so simple, but if it’s still a bit much for you, try out one of easy vegetarian meals ready in 30 minutes.

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Sausage & Apple Cornbread BakeTaste of Home

Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bake


I make a corn bread-style bake with sausage, maple syrup, and apples when we want a hearty breakfast. It’s sweet, savory and easy to make. —Stevie Wilson, Fremont, Iowa

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Cajun Crawfish SlidersTaste of Home

Cajun Crawfish Sliders


Add a touch of southern hospitality to your festivities with our upscale version of a slider. The crawfish gets a touch of spicy goodness from the chipotle mayo and jalapeno. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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A casserole filled with Cornbread CasseroleTaste of Home

Cornbread Casserole


Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this casserole for him. —Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida

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Cornbread Layered SaladTaste of Home

Cornbread Layered Salad


My mother’s cornbread salad is so complete, it can be a meal in itself. The recipe has been in our family for years and is great for potlucks. —Jody Miller, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Corn Spoon BreadTaste of Home

Corn Spoon Bread


This slow-cooked spoon bread is more tender than corn pudding made in the oven, and the cream cheese is a nice addition. —Tamara Ellefson, Frederic, Wisconsin

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Cranberry Cornbread CasseroleTaste of Home

Cranberry Cornbread Casserole


What could be better on a cold day than a warm casserole and creamy sweet cornbread put together? Since it starts with a mix, this side takes no time to make. Just bake, scoop and eat. Yum! —Valery Anderson, Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Sausage Breakfast MuffinsTaste of Home

Sausage Breakfast Muffins


I can never seem to get out of bed with enough time to make breakfast. My solution is to make these muffins ahead of time and pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds just before heading out the door. —Sara Sanders, Fountain City, Indiana

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Chicken Chiles Rellenos CasseroleTaste of Home

Chicken Chiles Rellenos Casserole


My husband likes Mexican food and casseroles, so I combined the two. This chicken with poblanos and chiles satisfies our craving for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. —Erica Ingram, Lakewood, Ohio

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Taco Cornbread CasseroleTaste of Home

Taco Cornbread Casserole


A whole can of chiles adds fire to this cornbread casserole. For less heat, you can use just enough of the can for your taste. —Lisa Paul, Terre Haute, Indiana

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Make-Ahead Cornbread DressingTaste of Home

Make-Ahead Cornbread Dressing


Being from California, my family has always been big veggie eaters. I wanted to share a little taste of home with my in-laws so I created this dish for Thanksgiving. You don’t have to let it sit overnight, but it’s a nice make-ahead option and the flavors mesh more that way. —Patricia Broussard, Lafayette, Louisiana

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Colorful Cornbread SaladTaste of Home

Colorful Cornbread Salad


When my garden comes in, I harvest the veggies for potluck dishes. I live in the South, and we think bacon and cornbread make everything better, even salad! —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama

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Muffin-Tin Tamale CakesTaste of Home

Muffin-Tin Tamale Cakes


We needed snack inspiration beyond peanut butter and jelly. These muffin tamales have all of the flavor without the fuss. Pair with skewered fruit. —Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona

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Confetti CornbreadTaste of Home

Confetti Cornbread


My grandmother Virginia always served Southwest cornbread. To honor her, I created a recipe that cuts down on the chopping but never skimps on flavor. —Angie Price, Bradford, Tennessee

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Zesty Jalapeno Corn MuffinsTaste of Home

Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins


I make these tender corn muffins at least twice a month. My husband and relatives love the zippy flavor. —Shari Dore, Port Seven, Ontario

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Slow Cooker Tamale PieTaste of Home

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie


Canned beans and cornbread muffin mix speed up the prep on this crowd-pleasing main dish that’s perfect for busy evenings and carry-in dinners. —Jill Pokrivka, York, Pennsylvania

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Shirred Egg Corn MuffinsTaste of Home

Shirred Egg Corn Muffins


For our brunches, we bake eggs in cornbread cups. With cheddar sauce and more cheese sprinkled on top, they make a cute little meal-in-one package. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Sweet Onion Spoon BreadTaste of Home

Sweet Onion Spoon Bread


This unique recipe has been a family-favorite secret for years. The layers of tangy cheese, sour cream and sweet onions in this moist cornbread taste so great together! Chopped green chilies could add some fun zip. —Heather Thomas, Fredericksburg, Virginia. This one is an old family favorite, just like these 20 delicious recipes just like grandma used to make.

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