Pasilla Chile and Cheddar Spoonbread

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Pasilla Chile and Cheddar Spoonbread

In another world, I’m a southern grandmother who’d love nothing more than to invite you into my rambling old house, offering sweet tea and using the persuasion of pie as a way to force you into listening to the stories of my youth. I’m probably dressed in a mumu, a floral mumu, and my house shoes are actually cute. And let’s be honest, I probably don’t have a corgi, but instead some sort of mangy, one-eyed lapdog. He’s cute.

If I did a good job and talked you into staying for dinner, there’d be some sort of salad with buttermilk ranch dressing and my absolute favorite…spoon bread. I love traditional-straight-up-no-twist spoon bread. It’s fluffy and custardy and if you make it at the right season (read: late summer), it’s sweet and rich. I love the addition of cheddar cheese and charred corn. But my absolute favorite is the sweet corn-spiked milk that is the base of this recipe. It makes it delicious. I mean, it’s practically drinkable.

If I did my job, you’ll want to make this dish in a mumu with rollers in your hair. I support this. Here’s the link on PBS Food.

Pasilla Chile and Cheddar Spoonbread

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn August 12, 2013 at 3:38 am

Looks fab. I would stay for those stories.


Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe August 12, 2013 at 4:01 am

I’d never heard of spoon bread before! You made curious, especially since I’m a huge bread lover! Will have to try this…

xo, Elisa


Tieghan August 12, 2013 at 5:19 am

Love spoon bread!! This spiced up version looks incredible!


cindy August 12, 2013 at 5:35 am

Chiles and corn are probably one of the best combinations ever…cheese makes it even better.

Yesterday, I was eating a carnitas torta, outside, on a patio and sharing horchata with my dude…when a little one eyed lapdog who probably weighed no more than 7 pounds trotted by…then he sneezed so hard he almost knocked himself off his own feet and I almost died from cuteness.


Adrianna Adarme August 12, 2013 at 9:58 am

HA! That’s amazing.


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 12, 2013 at 7:28 am

Ummm..YUM. I need this to transport itself into my kitchen.


Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper August 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

This looks great! I’ve never heard of spoon bread before!


Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) August 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

You had me at “sweet corn-spiked milk”…


Shauna August 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Oh, good grief. This combination sounds absolutely spectacular.


joelle (on a pink typewriter) August 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Love your comment about being a southern grandmother! Personally, I secretly have this unrequited feeling that I’m actually really supposed to be southern and live in Texas and say ya’ll all the time.


Diane August 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Sounds yummy but can’t get down with the mumu and curlers. Can I do a vintage apron and a pony tail?


Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 14, 2013 at 5:28 am

Sigh, this makes me want to go in the kitchen right now!


Barbara S. August 14, 2013 at 6:42 am

This sound really good. I might have to use poblano peppers as I know I can find those easily enough.

Putting this in my recipe box.


Dave @ Fit Chef Chicago August 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Looks amazing – people don’t eat enough spoonbread – it’s delicious! :)


Adrianna Adarme August 16, 2013 at 9:19 am



Shelly (Cookies and Cups) August 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Looks great!!

Corgis are so cute


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