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Pimento Cheese Cornbread

If you like cornbread and pimento cheese, you'll love this recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Pimento Cheese Cornbread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 ounce jar diced pimentos drained
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil


  • Heat the oil in an iron skillet on top of the stove or in the oven for a few minutes. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the eggs, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, pimentos and buttermilk.
  • Pour into heated skillet and bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until brown on top.


You could make this cornbread as muffins or in a round baking dish.