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5 from 2 votes

Southern Spoon Bread

Southern Spoon Bread is a must in the South. This recipe will quickly become one of your favorites.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Spoon Bread
Servings: 6 people


  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups hot milk I use 2%
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites


  • Heat the milk on top of the stove until hot (do not boil).
  • Add cornmeal and continue cooking for about 3 or 4 minutes until thickens. Remove from heat and mix in the butter and salt. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  • While the cornmeal is cooking separate the eggs into two different bowls. Beat egg yolks and egg whites separately. Make sure you beat whites until stiff.
  • Once cornmeal is cooled, add egg yolks mixing with a spoon. Fold in whites and spoon mix. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart sprayed baking dish and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 45 minutes or until brown on top and center is cooked.