Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

Cornbread can be part of the Mediterranean Diet, but this skillet cornbread recipe is more of a traditional Mexican or Southwestern U.S. recipe.  I love how easy it is to make especially if you have a cast iron skillet (it will work size wise in skillets ranging from 7″ to 10″).  It can also be baked in a 9″ x 12″ casserole dish.  This recipe happens to be gluten-free and full of flavor from the creamed corn and green chilies.  If you like spicy, then get the hot or medium green chilies.  Otherwise, go for mild.  One of my favorite things to do with this cornbread is to make huevos rancheros.  Top warm cornbread with our black bean stew recipe and eggs fried in olive oil.  A little Greek yogurt and salsa go nicely with this as well.  Enjoy!

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Savory Cornbread skillet cornbread

Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

Bill Bradley
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup creamed corn
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 2/3 cup milk (replace with almond milk if desired)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine cornmeal and baking soda in a bowl. Add rest of ingredients and mix only until incorporated (don't over mix).
  • Add mixture to a warm, lightly oiled cast iron skillet (or casserole dish).
  • Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 294mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
Bill’s passion is to live and teach the principles of good food, generosity, and how to open our hearts while we take care of ourselves and others. More →


  1. Joan March 24, 2019 at 2:04 am - Reply

    This recipe is definitely more healthy than my usual standby recipe that calls for 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup crisco. I was pleased with it. It was very easy to make and only took 25 minutes to bake.

    • George Zikos March 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Yes, definitely healthier! Glad you liked it and thanks for commenting!

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