Gluten Free Cornbread Casserole: How To

Last Updated on June 29, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at how to make a gluten free cornbread casserole. Cornbread casserole is a super popular meal or side dish. It’s creamy and a real homely addition to any meal. However, it usually contains all-purpose flour, which is usually made from wheat. Because of this, cornbread casserole is not typically gluten-free. That being said, you can absolutely make gluten-free cornbread casserole, and we’re going to show you how.

What Is Cornbread Casserole?

Cornbread casserole is a popular Mexican dish. Most of the time, this dish is made as a main for the whole family. However, it can be a side dish too. It’s creamy, hearty, and incredibly filling. Cornbread mix, corn, vegetables plus a few more ingredients make this a great meal for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients In Cornbread Casserole

Depending on which recipe you follow, will dictate which ingredients you’ll need. The ingredients for our gluten-free recipe include:

  • butter
  • onion
  • pepper
  • corn
  • green chilies
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • smoked paprika
  • salt
  • scallions
  • gluten-free cornmeal
  • gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • eggs
  • sour cream
  • butter
  • cheese

Nutritional Information Of Cornbread Casserole

If you’re wondering what the nutritional information is on cornbread casserole, each serving contains the following:

  • Calories: 383
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Sodium: 675mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 93g

Gluten Free Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Gluten Free Cornbread Casserole Recipe


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1 can of green chilies
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of coriander
  • 1 tsp. of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tbsp. of scallions

for the batter:

  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tsp. of sugar
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheese of your choice (grated)


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

Gather the ingredients you need and preheat your oven to 375F. Heat pol in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add your onions and saute for a few minutes. Once golden, add the pepper and cook for a further few minutes. Now add the corn and leave for a few minutes. Now add the chilies, scallions, cumin, coriander, paprika, and salt. Mix well and saute for around 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Prepare the Batter

Grab a bowl and add the gluten-free cornmeal, gluten-free all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix well with a whisk. In a separate bowl, add the eggs and sour cream; mix well. Slowly add the melted butter to the sour cream/egg mixture and stir.

Step 3: Mix

Now add your sauteed mixture, cornmeal mixture, and egg mixture all together in one bowl and mix well. Once mixed, add 3/4 cup of cheese and pour the batter into a baking dish (ensure it’s been greased before pouring in the batter). Once poured, add the remaining cheese over the top of the dish.

Step 4: Bake

Cook in the center of your preheated oven for around 30 minutes. When it’s golden and dome-like, you’ll know it’s ready to eat! Remove from oven and serve warm. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Loaded Cornbread Casserole Recipe

If you’re looking for a less traditional cornbread casserole, this loaded cornbread casserole inspired by Stephanie Sain is absolutely incredible.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 8oz of corn kernels
  • 4oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of half/half cream
  • 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup of peperoncino
  • 4oz of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup of corn meal
  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need. Grease a casserole pan and preheat your oven to 350F.

Step 2: Prepare the Mixture

Grab a bowl and add the corn, onions, peperoncino, cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well. Put to one side and add the cream, yogurt, and cream cheese to a pan over medium heat. Once slightly melted, add the mixture to the corn mix. Mix well. In another bowl, add the dry ingredients you have left and stir. Then fold into the corn.

Step 3: Bake

Pour your batter into the greased dish and place in the center of your preheated oven for around 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm. Enjoy!

Read more about Cornmeal Substitute For Cornbread


I hope this article has helped you to learn how to make a gluten-free cornbread casserole. It couldn’t be easier and it’s such a hearty meal that can be prepared in no time at all, and feed the entire family. You can double or triple the recipe if you need to.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making gluten-free cornbread? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


What Cornbread Mix is Gluten-Free?

There are a few gluten free cornbread mixes available. However, my go-to choice is the Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix. You can pick it up from most places for around $4. 

What Kind of Cornmeal is Gluten-Free?

Cornmeal is naturally gluten free, because corn is a gluten free grain. However, always opt for cornmeal that carries a gluten free label, as cross contact is a risk when it comes to any gluten free grains. 

Does Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Have Gluten?

Unfortunately, no. If eating at Cracker Barrel, there's not a huge range of gluten free foods. Their hashbrown casserole does contain gluten.

Can Celiacs Eat Cornmeal?

Absolutely! In fact, cornmeal is a great addition to a celiacs diet. It's best to buy cornmeal that is certified gluten free if you're celiac. That way, you can be sure that there has been no cross contact from gluten grains and it's as safe as can possibly be.