Cheddar, Pimento and Scallion Skillet Cornbread

I made this cornbread for a show on Amazon LIVE and it took me 5 tests to perfect it. There’s so much happening with the cheddar, pimento and scallions….but instead of being *too* much, it all blends together to create a balanced corn bread that’s totally next level delicious. It’s sweet, savory, “onion spicy” (cue the scallions,) and it has a tangy, bitter hint of pimento peppers.

cheddar pimento cornbread


What should I do if I can’t find pimentos ?

You can 100% substitute the jarred roasted bell peppers that you find at the super market. In my opinion, the brand Cento is great. If you like heat, add 2 tablespoons of finely chopped Calabrian chilis (without seeds if possible, that just makes it insanely spicy) and add some of the chili oil as well.



CHEDDAR SCALLION + PIMENTO CORNBREAD 🌽 ❤️😍 this is the besssst for thanksgiving/Friendsgiving. Recipe on my Instagram ! #fyp #recipe #thanksgiving2021 #cornbreadfam #cheddarcornbread #pimentos #comfortfoodrecipes #cornbreadrecipe #thanksgivingrecipes #fall2021recipes #fallrecipes🍁🍂

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Dry Ingredients
2cups yellow cornmeal
1cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2tsp diamond kosher salt (if using another brand, go with 1 1/2 tsp)
1/4tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients
2 large eggs
1/2cup light brown sugar
2cups buttermilk
1/2cup unsalted butter ( plus 2 more tbsp of firm unsalted butter for the skillet)
1/2cup diced pimentos
1cup finely chopped scallions
2cups shredded sharp cheddar



Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place an 10-12 inch cast iron skillet in the oven.

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In one bowl, whisk or sift the dry ingredients. 

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In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together with 1 1/4 cup of the shredded cheddar (reserving 3/4 cup for topping) until combined. 

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold together with a rubber spatula, until combined and there are no clumps (except for the peppers/cheese/scallions!)

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Remove the hot skillet from the oven. Quickly add 2 tbsp of butter to the skillet and let it melt. 

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 Pour the batter into the skillet on top of the melted butter. Top with the remaining 3/4 cup of cheddar and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

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Remove from the oven. Flip the skillet onto a rack and let the cornbread cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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