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Broccoli Cornbread

This broccoli cornbread is incredibly moist, cheesy, and delicious! This flavorful bread is also a fun and easy way to sneak extra veggies into your diet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, hidden veggie recipe, potluck
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Large bowl
  • 9x9 baking pan


  • 1 cup all purpose flour see Notes
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar see Notes
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups broccoli finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and baking powder.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the butter, eggs, cottage cheese, and milk then stir to combine.
  • Fold in half a cup of cheddar cheese and the broccoli, stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into prepared baking pan and top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of pan comes out clean.


  • Make it Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free all purpose flour in place of the all purpose flour in this recipe!
  • Sugar: You can use white sugar, cane sugar, or even granular Swerve for the sugar in this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 12 servings. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving out of 12 and includes one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 12. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 484IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 23g