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Easy Skillet Cornbread Chili Pie

April King
Easy Skillet Cornbread Chili Pie Recipe is comfort food at its finest. Hearty flavorful homemade chili topped with fluffy cornbread and cheddar cheese, baked to perfection. What's better than chili and cornbread brought together in one delicious meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 362 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 pkgs. chili seasoning
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth, low sodium
  • 16 oz. box corn muffin mix I used Kruseaz brand
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and continue sauteing for one more minute.
  • Stir in ground beef and brown until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add chili seasoning, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken broth, kidney beans, and corn. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • While chili is simmering, prepare cornbread as directed on box. Add cheddar cheese to cornbread mixture and stir until just combined.
    If using Krusteaz brand whisk together cornbread mix, 2/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup oil, and one egg. Add cheddar cheese and mix until well combined.
  • Spread cornbread mixture evenly over chili mixture making sure it doesn’t sit right in the center.
  • Cover and place in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sour cream and cheddar cheese if desired.


Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 22.5gProtein: 35.7gFat: 13.1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 896mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10.2gVitamin A: 8.8IUVitamin C: 14.4mgCalcium: 27.7mgIron: 9.9mg
Keyword Cornbread Chili Pie
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