Jiffy Mexican Cornbread Recipe


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This Mexican cornbread made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is so good that everyone will think you made it from scratch! Get all the homemade flavor with minimal effort with this quick and easy loaded Jiffy Mexican Cornbread recipe!

Mexican Cornbread With Jiffy Mix

Talk about Mexican-inspired flavors, this cornbread has all the right flavors to make your mouth sing and your body dance! Not exaggerating here, I really may have been dancing around the kitchen after I tasted it.

The chiles give a lovely little kick of heat and the cream style corn makes this cornbread soft and extra moist.

How can I not mention that little crunch from the crispy cheese on top?

This kid friendly cornbread recipe with a kick is so incredibly good – it’s the perfect family recipe.

Two slices of Mexican cornbread on a plate with a dab of butter on top of one.

What Can You Add To Cornbread Mix?

This Mexican cornbread is all about adding a totally new flavor profile to the cornbread.

The canned green chiles and cheddar cheese make the most delicious flavor combination, and makes it perfect to serve with your favorite Mexican recipes.

Plus, the addition of sour cream keeps the cornbread super moist, which makes it so tasty.

If you’re looking for a simpler flavor profile and just want to make the best cornbread possible using a boxed mix, be sure to check out our recipe showing you How To Make Jiffy Cornbread Better – it’s seriously the best recipe you’ll ever try!

Some other savory flavor add-in combinations that taste great in cornbread are:

  • Bacon and Green Onion
  • Poultry Seasoning and Crumbled Sausage
  • Corn and Fresh Herbs
A baking dish filled with slices of Mexican cornbread.


For this recipe you’ll need Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream, cream style corn, canned green chiles, and cheddar cheese.

If you don’t have any sharp cheddar on hand, feel free to swap that for Monterey Jack cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, or a Mexican blend cheese.

Some people love to include meat in their jalapeno cornbread, so feel free to add in some cooked ground beef, crumbled sausage, or crumbled bacon if you’d like!

Jiffy Mexican cornbread ingredients labeled.

How To Make Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Start by whisking together the eggs and oil. Then mix in the sour cream, cream style corn, and diced chiles. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)

Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese and then stir in the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix until it’s just combined (don’t over mix – it should still look slightly lumpy).

A process collage showing mixing the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients for Mexican cornbread.

Pour the batter into a greased baking dish or cast iron skillet, top with the remaining cheddar cheese and the optional jalapeno slices, then bake. You could also bake this in a muffin tin to make corn muffins. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.

A process collage showing Mexican cornbread before and after baking.

Should I Add The Optional Jalapeno Slices On Top?

The jalapenos on top look so beautiful. Depending on how spicy your jalapeno is, the bites with them can be too spicy for kids though.

Here’s how you can test to see how spicy your jalapeno is. Just slice the top off and lightly lick a very small piece of it – you’ll know right away if you have a spicy or mild one.

If you want to include jalapeno slices but don’t want it to be too spicy, use the tip of a paring knife to remove the white part and the seeds from the center of the pepper rings before placing it on the cornbread.

Two slices of jalapeno cornbread stacked on a plate.

What Goes Well With Mexican Cornbread?

Cornbread is a good side for beans, baked beans, enchiladas, your favorite greens, barbecued meat, and our super popular Chili con Carne recipe.

How To Store Jiffy Jalapeno Cornbread

To store cornbread, wrap the cooled cornbread in either plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then store it in an airtight container in a dark place at room temperature for 1 – 2 days. If it develops an off smell or you notice any mold, throw it away because it has gone bad.

Even though you can store cornbread for 1 – 2 days, it really is best the day that it’s cooked though. If it’s at all possible, try to bake it the day you’ll use it. Plus, it’s so delicious that I really doubt you’ll have any leftovers!

A side image of a slice of jalapeno cornbread.

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Yield: 16 servings

EASY Mexican Cornbread {with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix}

The best Mexican cornbread recipe made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

Get all the homemade flavor with minimal effort with this quick and easy loaded Jiffy Mexican Cornbread recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can cream style corn
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chiles (I used the Old El Paso brand)
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 2 (8.5 ounce) boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 medium jalapeno (optional - for topping, sliced)**


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (204 C). Lightly coat a nonstick 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and oil together. Add in the sour cream, cream style corn, diced chiles, and most of the cheddar cheese (save a pinch of the cheese if you want to sprinkle some on top) and mix until combined. Add in the 2 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and stir until the mix is just wet. Don't over mix it. The batter should look slightly clumpy.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan, place the sliced jalapenos on top of the batter and bake for about 40 - 45 minutes. You can test to see if it’s done by inserting a toothpick into the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, or with just a few crumbs, it’s done. If it comes out a bit wet, put the cornbread back in the oven for another few minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


*Freshly shredded cheese melts better than the kind that comes already shredded, so I’d recommend shredding it fresh from a block of cheddar if you can. If not, feel free to use what you have on hand - Mexican blend cheese would be a great substitution here!

**The jalapenos on top look so beautiful, but depending on how spicy your jalapeno is, the bites with them can be really spicy. You can test to see how spicy your jalapeno is by slicing the top off and lightly licking a very small piece of it. If you want to include jalapeno slices but don’t want it to be too spicy, use the tip of a paring knife to remove the white and seeds from the center of the pepper rings before placing it on the cornbread.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 9.7gCarbohydrates: 27.5gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 7.2gProtein: 4.6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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If you jalapenos and you love cornbread, you’ll love this easy Mexican cornbread recipe loaded with green chiles and cheddar cheese!

The best Mexican cornbread recipe made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

18 thoughts on “Jiffy Mexican Cornbread Recipe”

    • Hi Rachel, If you don’t have sour cream then plain yogurt (at least 2% fat) would be the best substitute. Hope that helps! -Alexa

        • Hi Monroe, Plain yogurt is the only really good 1:1 substitute for sour cream. You could use mayonnaise since it’s close in texture to sour cream, but it will make the cornbread heavier. I haven’t tested it with mayonnaise, so I can’t say for sure how it would work, but it should work out. Hope that helps! -Alexa

  1. I made this for my mom, who is in her 80’s and she liked it better than the recipe that she has been using for over 50 years! This recipe is so creamy with the perfect amount of spice from the green chilies and jalapeño! Thank you!

  2. I absolutely love this recipe. You can get really creative and add other things like a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes or a can of Rotel. I serve with sour cream top. Absolutely a keeper. Made twice already.

    • Hi Barbara, Yes, you should be able to use regular corn instead of creamed corn in this recipe. Just keep in mind that creamed corn has a smoother texture that adds moisture to the cornbread. If you use regular corn, the cornbread will be slightly drier and have a chunkier texture from the whole corn kernels. If you want to mimic the texture of creamed corn, you can blend half of the regular corn with a bit of milk or cream before adding it to the recipe. Hope that helps! -Alexa

    • Hi Portia, Yes, you can use butter instead of oil. It will have a richer flavor, more noticeable crust, and have a more dense texture. I prefer oil because it’s liquid at room temperature, so it makes the cornbread more moist. Both are great options though. Hope that helps and Happy Thanksgiving! -Alexa

  3. Delicious. I didn’t have canned green chilies so I subbed with a large jalepeño which I charred directly on the gas stove burner then seeded, deveined and diced. I also added three thinly sliced scallions and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Highly recommend trying this recipe.

  4. Skeptical. Used less cream style corn and 2 cans of green chilies. Not spicy but a little dense. Think I’ll omit a egg or less sour cream to make fluffy. Thanks. Fantastic recipe.


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