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Quick & Cheesy Cornbread Muffins

Cheesy with a hint of heat, this recipe uses Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to make an easy, tasty side dish. If you're not a fan of spicy, omit the jalapenos and make as directed. For a double batch, see recipe notes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • ½ cup drained canned corn
  • cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup jalapeños. chopped Use raw jalapeños to make more spicy, or pickled jalapeños for a milder flavor
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of granulated sugar


  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners, or spray to grease. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Mix the corn muffin batter according to package directions. Let stand while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  • Drain one can of corn and measure ½ cup into a clean, small bowl. Add shredded cheese. Pat jalapeños dry with paper towel, then roughly chop and measure into the bowl with the corn and cheese.
  • Add seasonings - pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and sugar - to the corn muffin batter. Stir to incorporate.
  • Add the cheese, corn, and jalapeños to the batter. Stir until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin liners until ¾ full. Bake at 400° F according to package directions, about 15-20 minutes, until muffins are golden brown on the top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy with salted butter and a light drizzle of honey.


To make as cornbread:
Mix batter as directed in recipe. Bake in an oven-safe dish according to package directions for cornbread.
Yields 24 muffins.
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup drained canned corn.
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend).
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, chopped and patted dry.
  • 1/2 tsp each black pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar.
Follow recipe instructions as written, preparing two muffin tins.
Keyword cheesy corn muffins, easy side dish, jalapeno cornbread, Jiffy corn muffins