Cornbread Chili Bake Recipe

Have you ever used leftover chili and transformed it into something else?

This was my first time and I loved how it turned out! Chili and cornbread go so well with each other, so I thought, might as well bake them together for an entirely new dish! It was such an easy and hearty meal! 

I love creating new meals with leftovers. The fridge has been getting emptied out between shopping trips and that means less waste! I'm all for it and my wallet is too!

Enjoy and make sure you stop back Friday for another new recipe!

Cornbread Chili Bake (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
1- 8.5 ounce package corn muffin mix (plus ingredients to make it as listed on box)
3 cups leftover chili (I used this chili)
1- 11 ounce can corn, drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
cooking spray
cilantro, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare muffin mix batter as listed on the box.

Mix together the chili, corn and the cheese. Pour into a 8x8 glass baking dish that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread spoonfuls of the corn muffin batter on top of the chili. Bake for 30 minutes until browned and chili is bubbling. 

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This recipe is shared at these blogs: Freedom Fridays at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Weekend Potluck at The Better BakerShare your Stuff at Table for SevenIn and Out of the Kitchen at Feeding BigTime to Sparkle at Inside BruCrew Life


  1. Chili never goes to waste at our house - my kiddos actually fight over the leftovers! ha ..... Now, to "plan" leftover so I can try this bake without my kiddos eating them! ;)

  2. Looks like a filling SuperBowl or other sports Sunday meal to me. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much for pinning, Sarah!! It would be great for a sports Sunday meal! :)

  3. Looks great! I can't wait to try. Pinning!

  4. What a great way to use the leftover chili! Thanks for sharing at the DBB!

  5. Sheena, this looks like comfort food to the max and I am totally on board! Chili in the winter is my favorite thing to eat. Love that it's baked up with cornbread!

  6. Yum! Cornbread and chili are one of my favorite combo's!

  7. This looks really good. I'm pinning for later! Thanks for sharing. :)


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