Jalapeno Cheddar Low Carb Cornbread

What’s a warm, comforting bowl of chili on a cold fall or winter day without cornbread?  Cornbread is one of my favorite accompaniments to soup, stews and chili…but it’s off limits for a keto or low carb lifestyle…right?  Well, I’m about to make your entire winter with this amazing version of low carb cornbread to enjoy with all that yummy comfort food…. Jalapeno Cheddar “Cornbread”!  Fluffy, light and full savory flavor, my bowl of chili will never be lonely again!

Low Carb Cornbread Jalapeno Cheddar

I created this recipe while working to recreate my moms’ cornbread dressing for a collection of holiday recipes I am working on.  I put together a few versions that were just too this or too that but the last one surprised even me!  The Cowboy walked in the kitchen from working on the tractor and asked what I was working on…” cornbread”, I said.  He gave me a disbelieving kind of look and went over to the warm pan.  He said, “looks like cornbread” …then he took a big whiff “smells like cornbread…you want to cut me a piece and I’ll taste it”?  Sure!

So I cut a piece out of the corner of the pan and slathered it with butter…I mean come on, that’s the only way to eat cornbread….and handed it to him.  Once I heard “tastes like cornbread”, I knew my low carb comfort food life was forever changed.

Low Carb Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Let them eat cornbread!!

I created a yummy low carb copycat of my moms famous cornbread stuffing and the cornbread was so good I decided I couldn’t let it go there.  I mixed in some roasted jalapeno, sharp cheddar and some savory spices…mixed it up and let me tell you, while it was baking… I new it was a winner.  The smell was heavenly! What emerged from the oven was golden brown, fluffy, flavorful goodness!  After it cooled a bit, I slathered a piece with butter and had a moment…so GOOD!

Piece of Low Carb Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread with Butter

This low carb cornbread couldn’t be easier to make.  Everything goes into one bowl, gets mixed up and baked…easy!  I roast my jalapenos to make sure they are tender in the cornbread…you could easily sauté them quick as well.  I use one jalapeno in this recipe and it’s pretty mild but the flavor of the jalapeno really shines.  Always test the heat of jalapenos ahead of time so you don’t ruin a recipe by making it blistering hot…I have run into quite a few crazy hot jalapenos lately!

Low Carb Cornbread with butter

Great for game day to go along with a big bowl of chili or served up alongside your favorite stew…either way this Jalapeno Cheddar Low Carb Cornbread is a winner!  Keto friendly & Gluten Free!

This cornbread and these dishes…HEAVEN!

Slow Simmered Texas Style Venison Chili

Chicken Poblano Chowder

Chicken Verde Enchilada Soup

Low Carb Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
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Low Carb Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Great for game day to go along with a big bowl of chili or served up alongside your favorite stew…either way this low carb Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread is a winner!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cornbread, keto, low carb, Tex-Mex
Servings: 9
Calories: 240kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a small baking dish...I used a 6 cup or 1.5 L Pyrex dish. Combine the first eight ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the eggs, sour cream and melted butter and whisk till thoroughly incorporated. Fold in the sliced green onions, cheddar and cooled jalapeno. 
  • Pour batter in to the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and a tester comes out clean. Serve along side your favorite chili or stew and don’t forget the butter!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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8 thoughts on “Jalapeno Cheddar Low Carb Cornbread”

    • Nope…it’s grain free, low carb and keto friendly! I think you’d be surprised how much it tastes like cornbread!

  • Had it tonight for dinner with the Crispy Chicken recipe. Served to guests staying with us for the weekend (not Keto people)….they loved both! Now on to the Keto Chocolate cake with Ganache!

  • So lovely!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I hade completely given up on cornbread being LCHF since 2011. And as a former Texan I miss it! Only change was I didn’t use any sweetener since I’m a sugar addict. So glad to have found your blog. I’m born Swedish and have moved back to Sweden. But I miss the Texas cuisine. Will be back for many more recipies for sure. 🤗

    • So glad you liked it! I think it’s great without the sweetener too but for those that like a their cornbread with little sweetness it’s there! Texas to Sweden…wow!! All my best!!

    • I’m excited to try this cornbread recioe, but is there another sweetener that I can use in place of the Monk? I have Swerve on hand. Thanks so much!

      • Honestly if you don’t like a sweet cornbread, it’s great without it too! If you like a sweeter cornbread (like my fam) swerve should work fine as long as it’s 1:1 for sugar! Hope you enjoy!

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