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Jiffy Cornbread Salad Recipe

This Southern easy Jiffy cornbread salad recipe is a perfect side dish during the holidays or a barbecue! Layers of corn, cheese and more make it irresistible! Make a quick batch of Pressure Cooker Cornbread, or in the oven, crumble to create a layered look and enjoy this holiday.

easy layered cornbread salad

If you’re looking for a great side dish for the holidays this easy layered cornbread salad is delicious! I had a version of this when I was down South for a visit and decided to put a West Coast spin on it. Special thanks goes out to Del Monte® for sponsoring this post. (originally published 10/17, affiliate links present)

Jiffy Layered Cornbread Salad

The items I was given to incorporate into a tasty dish were Sweet Whole Kernel Corn, feta cheese, basil, and lemon. This whole thing starts with making a batch of Jiffy cornbread in cast iron skillet, or method of your choice.

You’ll want to do this first so it can cool completely, then you’re going to crumble it with your hands and use that as one layer. Let your kids get involved in the part of it, they will love you for it.

Jiffy Cornbread

Jiffy Cornbread Salad

The beauty of this is that it not only tastes delicious but looks really pretty too. You have to have something like this trifle dish you see above so it is clear and you can see all the colors and textures from top to bottom.

  1. Glass bowl or trifle dish
  2. Cornbread
    1. you can use Jiffy cornbread mix in the oven or use our link above
    2. you’re going to crumble cornbread so it doesn’t have to cook pretty
  3. 3 cans whole kernel corn drained
  4. Feta & cheddar cheese
  5. Tomatoes
  6. Pinto beans
    1. or black beans rinsed and drained
  7. Ranch mix salad dressing – 1 oz. dry mix in a packet or use larger container
  8. Sour cream
  9. Mayonnaise
  10. Bacon
    1. fresh, cooked, or use a package of real bacon bits
  11. Diced bell pepper is great
  12. Green onions for garnish on top

You could make air fryer croutons and serve those on top of each bowl too.

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Jiffy Cornbread Salad Easy

I like to say this is a sweet and savory dish because the slight sweetness of the cornbread and juicy Del Monte Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn pairs well with the cheeses and fresh vegetables. Now this is how you can customize this cornbread salad to your liking:

  • If you aren’t a big fan of green peppers, leave them out.
  • Use mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar
  • You could us white whole kernel corn if you’d rather
  • Some people say they have a hard time finding ranch dressing packets in the store, well you can make your own ranch dressing mix in a small bowl here.

Layered cornbread salad

That is why I love this easy side dish. If I forget something or know someone who doesn’t care for one of the ingredients, I can adjust accordingly and it still tastes fabulous. It’s a great recipe if you have a vegetable garden outside too!

Green tomatoes would be a yummy substitute if they were in season. Just make it yourself and see how much fun it is to make and create. 😉

Jiffy Layered Cornbread Salad

You can see all the layers here. I decided to load it up this time and increased the amount of corn because I love the vibrant colors. It brings a sweet crunch to this layered cornbread salad too.

I happened to have bacon already so I included that. If you want to make it vegetarian you can easily leave that and/or the cheese out.

  • Just cover and chill when you’re done
  • Then serve this with your main dish

Southern corn bread salad

If you love layered salads like this you’ll love this 7 layer salad as well as our other side dishes below!

Easy ambrosia recipe is a sweet treat my kids insist on for Christmas!

ambrosia recipe

First of all it depends on what time of year you’re talking about. Most people like to use what’s in season so summer side dishes would differ from Christmas side dishes. This one uses canned ingredients though so you can make it year round!!

Cornbread salad recipe

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Jiffy Cornbread Salad

Easy layered Jiffy cornbread salad recipe is a perfect side dish during the holidays or a barbecue! Layers of corn, cheese and more make it irresistible!
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread, layered, salad, side dish, southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 539kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Chop and dice all your fresh vegetables into small bite size pieces.
  • Mix together your tomatoes, bell peppers, and green onions if you included them.
  • In another bowl whisk together your mayo, sour cream, and dry ranch dressing mix packet. (I then spoon it into a pint freezer bag and snip the corner off so I can squeeze it out.)
  • Bake your cornbread according to the directions on the package. Cook your bacon and dice it up when it is cooked and cooled.
  • When cornbread is cool use a fork to mash it up into a sand like texture.
  • In a tall trifle dish layer 1/3 of your ingredients at a time. Start with the crushed cornbread, then your tomato mixture, then your two layers of cheeses, followed by drained pinto beans, chopped bacon, drained kernel corn, and sprinkle of chopped basil.
  • Squeeze 1/3 of your mayonnaise mixture on top in a swirl.
  • Do 2 more layers this way until all of your ingredients are gone.
  • Put 1 whole piece of basil on top to garnish, and squeeze half a lemon over the top!
  • Serve immediately or keep cool in your fridge for an hour or two and then serve.


Nutrition Facts
Jiffy Cornbread Salad
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 533mg15%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 25.4mg31%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Rosemary Whiting

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

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Monday 16th of October 2017

My family, friends & co-workers love this recipe for cornbread salad. Depending on what I have on hand, I've substituted black beans for pinto, skipped the bacon & went with shredded Rotisserie chicken or ground beef , used Mexican blend cheese & added sliced black olives. Also good served over tortilla chips or fritos. I've even mixed in some spanish rice when I wanted to stretch the servings. This is such a versatile recipe! Thank you, Justine.

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