Cornbread Salad

This delightful Cornbread Salad brings together the comforting flavors of cornbread, bacon, and a variety of fresh vegetables, all bound together with a creamy, tangy dressing. It’s a perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics, or any gathering where you want to impress with a unique and delicious dish.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a wonderful twist on traditional salad, offering a hearty and satisfying mix of flavors and textures. The combination of cornbread, bacon, and a medley of fresh vegetables creates a dish that is both comforting and refreshing. The creamy dressing ties everything together, making it a true crowd-pleaser.


  • 3 1/2 cups cornbread, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained


  1. Whisk together the dressing mix, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
  2. Crumble half the cornbread in the bottom of a large serving dish.
  3. Top with half the beans.
  4. Layer the beans with half of the tomatoes, green bell pepper, and green onions.
  5. Sprinkle with half the cheese, corn, bacon, and the salad dressing mixture.
  6. Repeat the layers.
  7. Cover, and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Kcal: Nutrition information may vary based on specific ingredients used.
  • Servings: 8-10


  • This salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. It’s best enjoyed fresh, but the flavors continue to meld and develop over time.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added crunch, consider adding a layer of crumbled corn chips or toasted nuts.
  • Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite vegetables or cheese varieties.
  • Make sure to allow the salad to chill for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together beautifully.

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