Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheddar cheese and broccoli mix in a Jiffy mix to make the best Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread! This side dish recipe is so easy and makes a cookout or holiday gathering even more delicious!

Fork in piece of broccoli and cheddar cheese filled cornbread.

Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

Part cheesy broccoli casserole and part cornbread this vegetable loaded corn bread is simply delicious! Only six ingredients including a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix means this recipe takes less than 5 minutes to mix up.

This cheesy cornbread tastes so good with Pulled Pork or our Farmhouse Pot Roast.  We also love adding it to our Thanksgiving side dish table along with Sweet Potato Soufflé, Scalloped Corn Casserole, Grandma’s Dressing and Cornbread Dressing

A friend shared her family’s recipe. We’ve found several variations but like this one in a 9 x 13 pan the best. Some other recipes use other kinds of cheese, but we love sharp cheddar cheese and prefer this broccoli cheddar cornbread recipe without cottage cheese.  

Moist and tender piece of broccoli cornbread on a plate on a red and white plaid napkin with the full dish in the background.

Frozen broccoli is so easy to keep in the freezer as a way to add vegetables to several meals. We use it in a variety of recipes from this one to our popular Air Fryer Broccoli, Broccoli Mushroom Casserole, and Cheesy Broccoli Casserole.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Six simple ingredients to make a broccoli cornbread recipe are frozen broccoli, eggs, cheddar cheese, butter, milk and a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix on a wooden counter top.

Tips for Success

  • Frozen broccoli florets instead of stems and pieces make a higher quality bread.
  • Chopping broccoli into smaller evenly sized pieces allows more of the flavors to blend together in each bite.
  • Allowing broccoli to set out for 20 – 30 minutes before stirring into the mix will knock the chill off and decrease cooking time.
  • If using broccoli straight out of the freezer add 10 – 15 minutes to the cooking time, but check often to avoid the bread browning too much.
  • Finished cornbread is very moist and will last longest stored in the refrigerator.
  • Leftovers can be frozen in individual pieces wrapped in a paper towel before placing in a self sealing bag. Reheat wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel in the microwave.
Server lifting a piece of cornbread with broccoli and cheese above a 9 x 13 pan.

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Cornbread

Chop broccoli into evenly sized pieces. If broccoli is too frozen to chop set aside in a single layer on the cutting board for about 15 to 20 minutes and then try again.

Chopped frozen broccoli on a cutting board.

Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ baking pan and preheat oven to 350°F.

Pour cornbread mix into a mixing bowl. Add eggs and milk.

Easy base for loaded broccoli and cheese cornbread from a mix.

Use an electric mixer and mix well until the mixture is smooth and consistent.

Jiffy corn muffin mix with eggs and milk.

Add broccoli and cheddar cheese to the mixing bowl and stir well. season with salt and pepper to your personal preference.

Shredded cheddar cheese with jiffy mix to make broccoli bread in a baking dish.

Spread evenly into baking dish.

Batter in 9x13 pan for Jiffy broccoli and cheese cornbread.

Bake broccoli bread for 35 – 45 minutes until the top is lightly golden brown. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Close up lightly browned Jiffy broccoli cornbread.

Can This Recipe Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, broccoli cornbread casserole can be mixed up the day before. Wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator.

When ready to bake let the dish set out on the counter for 30 minutes to warm up, or set the cold dish in the cold oven and allow them to warm up together. Bake as directed.

What To Serve With Cornbread

Cornbread with broccoli is popular to serve with most meat including Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork and Beef Roasts.

More Delicious Holiday Recipes:

Potatoes for a Crowd are an easy way to contribute to a big meal in a super easy way.

Cheesy Sausage Cornbread is another simple recipe from A Southern Soul that’s meaty and extra flavorful!

Easy Egg & Sausage Casserole is a breakfast or dinner favorite that is great for a quick week night meal or a special Christmas brunch.

Farmhouse Pineapple Casserole is sweet and crunchy and makes a great side dish!

Cranberry Mold is a Thanksgiving classic that can be made in a jello ring or a bowl for a festive dessert salad.

Close up piece of the best broccoli cornbread

Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread

Servings 12 pieces
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Cheddar cheese and broccoli mix in a Jiffy mix to make the best Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread! This side dish is so easy and makes a cookout or holiday gathering even more delicious!
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper freshly ground

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Prepare cornbread mix with the eggs and milk, mix well.
  • Stir in broccoli and shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Pour in melted butter and mix well. Pour into baking pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 10gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 788IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have been doing this recipe for years and love it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! May everyone have a very happy and blessed New Year!

    1. 5 stars
      we add jimmy dean spicy cooked sausage it’s the best!

  2. Mary Krystyniak says:

    5 stars
    Love broccoli cornbread & cannot wait to make this recipe.. I also will make the sausange balls & free for future use.

    I have used Jiffy corn muffin mix for30+years to make cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Always get
    requests to make the dressing for these events.

    Also use it for corn casserole – am going to use your recipe today. Thank lyou for a wonderful product.

    1. Just wondering if I could get the dressing recipe? I love dressing?

  3. Darlene Hairston says:

    5 stars
    I’m going to try this recipe I love jiffycorn bread mix so combinating broccoli with it it’s gonna be the bomb my oldest sister who has passed on used to make me broccoli cornbread all the time so I can’t wait to try it out tonight for dinner tomorrow thanks so much for recipe

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Thanks so much for sharing! We hope the recipe works out great for you!

  4. 4 stars
    This is a great recipe and I really enjoyed it. I went looking for it bc I couldn’t find mine. Mine had onion in it and I feel like it needs that flavor. I also added corn bc I like the flavor and texture of it. Excellent recipe!

  5. Clarice Bauer says:

    5 stars
    I made this over the weekend to take to a small group meeting. I thought it was very good and noticed that no one left any on their plates after the meal.

  6. Tanya Poiroux says:

    5 stars
    Cooking the second time in a week! Great recipe!
    Thanks!

  7. Patti Rosenthal says:

    I’m wondering why the melted butter is the last ingredient to be stirred in. I’ve always stirred cornbread less, not more.

  8. kathleen stanley says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I added probably a half cup or more onion chopped small. First time making broccoli cheese cornbread. Thanks!

  9. R. Martel says:

    5 stars
    I had this cornbread at a relative’s home after a funeral. We could figure out who brought it but glad to find this online. I’ve now made it a 2nd time and it’s delicious every time!! Great recipe.

  10. Can this be put together the night before and cooked the next day ?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Yes, that will work. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Is one box of Jiffy Cornbread mix enough for this recipe? As I was looking at all the ingredients, I thought you must be using two boxes.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Yes – we use one box of Jiffy cornbread. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do 🙂

  12. Thank you! I will let you know how it goes. I am making it for my husband’s work tomorrow.

  13. richard schmidt says:

    cant i use fresh broccoli???

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Yes, fresh broccoli can be used, make sure it is chopped into small pieces. Hope you enjoy!

  14. Latrell Young says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was remarkable!!

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