Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread

Nov 20, 2018 | Recipes | 9 comments

Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread

Click Here for Growing Up Cajun Series Recipe Video

Makes 10-12 servings

Of all her recipes, Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread is probably her most recognized. Anytime there is a family event, she makes her famous cornbread, and it isn’t long before the whole tray is gone. You have to move quickly when she places her cornbread on the serving table, or you’ll come up empty-handed.

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup diced smoked tasso or ham
  • 1 cup diced smoked sausage
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 medium jalapeños, seeded and minced (about 1/2 cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan with butter.
  2. In a medium skillet, cook tasso and sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cornmeal, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, and baking soda using a fork. Add corn, milk, oil, and eggs, stirring until well combined. Add tasso, sausage, cheese, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño, stirring until well combined. Spoon mixture and meat into prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown, about 55 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.





  1. Marcia Geotes

    Can’t wait to try mama Jens cornbread! Great job guys!

    • Morgan Clay

      Please let us know how it turns out by using #SlapYaMama

  2. Richard Sullivan

    What size pan?

    • SlapYaMama

      About a 13″ x 9″ pan

  3. Kathryn

    Share what are the favorite dishes to serve this with? I found your seasonings in the Baton Rouge Airport, when leaving town to travel back to the midwestern part of the U.S. And have since ordered more as our family loves it.

  4. Valerie Pridemore

    What do you do with the cheese, onion and peppers? Do you saute the onion & bell peppers? The instructions have omitted these ingredients.

    • Morgan Clay

      After combining the corn, milk, oil, and eggs. Add tasso, sausage, cheese, onion, bell pepper, and Jalapeno. No need to saute. Thank you!

    • Betty D Phillips

      Sounds absolutely delicious.
      I am going to try for my next family gathering.
      Thank you for sharing.

  5. EVA

    Made this cornbread yesterday for the first time. It is delicious!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Salt, Red Pepper, Garlic, Black Pepper, Paprika, Soluble Crab Spice (Polysorbate 80, Natural Flavor, Water, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate), Oleoresin Paprika.