Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole

Just one bowl is all you need to create this delicious side dish with a hint of sweet and a hint of spice.  This Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole won’t last long on your dinner table!

Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole | Melanie Makes

In our house, we have a slight love affair with cornbread.  Okay, perhaps I have a love affair with cornbread and the rest of my family just enjoys eating it.  So imagine my delight after having Carson almost two years ago when a friend brought the most amazing cornbread casserole to us as part of an amazing meal.  Let me tell you, it didn’t last long!

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This month, as part of our Melanie Makes Lulu Bakes series, Melissa was in charge of selecting the three ingredients we’d both be cooking with.  Her selections?  Eggs, cheese and chives.  I began brainstorming and my mind went straight to the cornbread casserole my friend had shared with us.

Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole | Melanie Makes

This was the perfect opportunity to put my spin on the original recipe which only made an 8×8 pan of deliciousness.  Instead, I revamped the recipe to make a 9×13 pan that is more suitable for our family of five.  I also added green chiles and chives to this dish to give it a bit more personality.  I love the pop of color the chives add to this casserole!

Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole | Melanie Makes

Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole
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  • 2 14.75 ounce cans creamed corn
  • 16 ounces frozen corn
  • 2 8.5 ounce boxes cornbread mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup chives, minced
  • 4.5 ounces green chiles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients from creamed corn through oil until just combined. Fold in chives and green chiles.
  3. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and pour in corn mixture evenly into pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and serve immediately.

Green Chile and Chive Cornbread Casserole | Melanie Makes

Not only does this casserole taste great, it also happens to be one of those amazing prepared in a single bowl type of recipes!

Give it a try.  I’d love to know if this casserole lasts longer than one meal at your house.  It definitely doesn’t in mine!

Don’t forget to check out Melissa’s site to see what she made with the same three ingredients!


  1. Lisa Cole says:

    Help! I made this for a potluck at noon today PST – it smells and tastes delicious, but is it supposed to be a creamy consistency? I have cooked it more than an hour and to me it has the consistency of a pudding, is it supposed to be that way or is it just not set? I’d love to serve it if you read this in the next 2 hours, if not I’m going to wait… thanks Mel!

    • Hey, Lisa!

      YES! It isn’t the consistency of cornbread but something softer like a pudding. If you’ve cooked it for the noted amount of time, you’re good to go! Let me know what you think!

  2. Oh, this sounds really great. I may have to try it. Pinning.

  3. Looks nice and easy. Thank you.

  4. I love cornbread casserole, and I love how you added green chiles and chives!


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