Easy Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Easy Skillet Cornbread

Easy Skillet Cornbread takes only a few minutes to make. Perfect served with a bowl of chili or alongside a roast chicken. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place 8-inch oven-safe skillet on the middle rack of the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, melted butter, and eggs. Whisk until smooth. Batter will be thick.
  3. When oven reaches 375 degrees, remove the skillet from the oven. Lightly grease it with a nonstick cooking spray or brush lightly with vegetable oil. (Do this even if you have a nonstick skillet.)
  4. Spread the batter into the hot pan. Return the pan to the oven. Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven. Stab a pat of butter with a fork. Run it over the top of the hot cornbread. Sprinkle with kosher salt. (optional) Cut into wedges and enjoy.