Chili Cornbread Salad


Photo Credit; Taste of Home, cause everyone was too busy eating Aunt Judy's to take any photos!

My Aunt Judy brought this dish to a Family Reunion a few years back, and it was quite popular, and many requests for the recipe! 

With many of being able to safely gather outside socially distanced a bit more, we may be able 
to gather in small groups to reunite again with some loved ones. This dish would be perfect to bring along to a gathering.

Judy's Tips: I do gently press it down after the cheese layers to settle it down in a bit since it makes the dish very full. 
I made it the day before and it was still great so it can chill longer than the 2 hours.

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Chili Cornbread Salad

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

YIELD: 15 servings.


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix

  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Pinch rubbed sage

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped green pepper

  • 1 cup chopped green onions

  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions.
  2. Stir in chilies, cumin, oregano and sage. Spread in a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Cool.
  5. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside.
  6. Crumble half of the cornbread into a 13x9-in. dish.
  7. Layer with half of the beans, mayonnaise mixture, corn, tomatoes, green pepper,
  8. onions, bacon and cheese.
  9. Repeat layers (dish will be very full). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
Photo Credit: taste of home

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