Skip to Content

Mexican Cornbread Recipe with Green Chile

This recipe is a different take on a Mexican cornbread recipe but instead of jalapeños, we added green chile.  Green Chile is synonymous with New Mexico where the state’s motto is “Red or Green?”.

Mexican Cornbread
And today we wish to share you you an easy way to add a New Mexican flare to that pan of cornbread.   By placing a layer of canned corn, green chile and cheese in the middle of your regular cornbread.  It’s a green chile Mexican Cornbread recipe that we know your family will love.
This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase we might receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 
Hatch green chile Mexican Cornbread
Throughout New Mexico the fall air smells of roasting chiles, these chile roasters are set up at most supermarkets, farmers’ markets and on street corners.   We all have our favorite vendor where we go and buy a huge bag of chile and have them roasted on the spot.  We then package the chile in vacuum bags and freeze so we have fresh roasted chile for the year.
The question “Red or Green?” in New Mexico is asking the color of your chili preference.  Some say your answer also determines whether you are from the northern (red) part of the state or the southern (green) part.  And even though the Red chile sauce is delicious, my favorite is  Roasted Hatch Green Chiles.
Mexican cornbread
This is a Mexican cornbread recipe is taken up a notch or two, or is it three?   Cornbread with a center of grated cheese, roasted green chile, and whole corn.    It’s great with Soups, Stews or Chili,   beef stew or a big old pot of Texas Pinto Beans.

Click HERE to save this New Mexican Cornbread Recipe to Pinterest


Print Recipe
No ratings yet

New Mexico Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread with an inner layer of green chile, corn and cheese
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Green chile Corn bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Evelyn


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can 15 oz of whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 4.5 oz cans chopped green chile or 4-5 freshly roasted green chiles, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Prepare cornbread batter by mixing first 8 ingredients into a large bowl
  • In a 13 X 9 inch baking dish, pour half the cornbread batter and spread evenly
  • Spoon the corn and green chiles evenly on top
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese
  • Cover with the remaining cornbread batter and spread to cover the corn, green chiles, and cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3.5mg

Recipe Rating

heather gilmour

Thursday 5th of February 2015

MMM so yummy! Looks really amazing, I have to try to make it at home.House cleaning Maida Vale

Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Evelyn, I love the chilis in this! Wow!!

Dan from Platter Talk

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

We love cornbread and this version looks perfect!

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Cornbread is one of the best foods ever!! I love this kicked up version! :)


Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

...Obviously I picked the wrong day to start my diet. Bookmarking this for later! :)