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Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole

Casseroles are quick and easy, portable and satisfy your hungry family. You can make them ahead of time and reheat (usually with even better flavor!) Each of my family has their go-to casserole and for me, it is this Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole!

Warm Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole on a white dish.

Winter is the perfect time to dig into comforting and filling dishes like this Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole. Tucking into something so warm makes you feel like getting cozy with a blanket in front of a snapping fireplace.

Could there be a prettier chili? I had some fresh tomatoes that I chopped up and added to the mixture.

Pour the chili into a 9 by 13-inch pan. I love using this stoneware from Pampered Chef.

I like my cornbread to have a little crunch to it, so we let it bake a little bit longer.  My son-in-law likes to spread good butter over his cornbread before he eats it. It is delicious that way!

Yield: 6

Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole

A fabulous way to use your leftover chili! You can also make the chili fresh and it is divine!
prep time: 20 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 40 mins


  • 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 milk
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can chopped chili tomatoes
  • 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1 can (small) tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz can of chili with beans
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Make both boxes of cornbread according to package directions, set aside.
  3. Brown hamburger in a large skillet.
  4. Salt and pepper hamburger as desired.
  5. Add onion and cook until onion is translucent.
  6. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce,  and chili with beans.
  8. Heat until boiling.
  9. Pour into 9 by 13 pan.
  10. Sprinkle cheese over the chili mixture.
  11. Pour cornbread on top of chili. 
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until cornbread is done.
  13. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  14. Serve.


Serve warm with sour cream and chopped cilantro.
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  1. Love the idea of putting cornbread on top of the chili!

  2. We used to call this tamale pie! It's so delicious! Wonderful comfort food.

  3. This looks perfect for this blast of cold weather we're having this week. I think I have everything to make it, too. Yum!

  4. I think this is perfect for a winter weekday meal. The chili alone would do it for my husband...

  5. Chili and cornbread in one dish sounds like a win win to me!

  6. I'm such a sucker for cornbread. This sounds awesome!

  7. This looks really tasty! A great recipe with all favorites in one pan! Love how easy this recipe is

  8. Looks delicious! I love cheese with pretty much everything I don't believe anything could be ruined by it. SO the more cheese the better!

  9. cornbread and chili is a combo made in heaven!! thanks for the dinner inspo for the week!

  10. So yummy and delicious, Great combo. I so much love cornbread.

  11. This looks good! Something I can easily make at home.

  12. Chili and cornbread are a classic combo, and making it into a casserole was a great idea!

  13. Perfect combo for my family. We always have cornbread with chili and hubby is always adding his to the bowl of chili.

  14. Oh this looks amazing. I am hungry just looking at it. I love chilli - the hotter the bettter.

  15. Omg!!!! So yummy!! I just love chili!!! Definitely giving your recipe a try. So delicious

  16. What a lovely treat for Valentine's Day dinner! And the recipe is so easy to follow - thanks for including the helpful pics! Will have to give this a try x


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