Cajun Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Cajun Cornbread Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Cajun Cornbread Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aja17

Makes 4 servings



"This delicious and spicy cornbread-topped casserole is a complete meal with grains, beans and vegetables all in one dish, and can be found in *Everyday Happy Herbivore*. from forksoverknives.com

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Cornbread Casserole

15 oz diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 small onion, diced
2 celery stalks, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
15 oz kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce

Recipe Directions for Cajun Cornbread Casserole

  1. Note: Any bell pepper will work here, but green bell peppers will provide the most authentic experience since they are a key part of the ?holy trinity? in Cajun cuisine.

  2. Instructions:

  3. Preheat oven to 400F. Place non-stick or parchment paper on a square 8 or 9-inch baking pan or casserole dish.

  4. Drain tomato juices into a skillet and chop tomatoes into smaller pieces, and set aside.

  5. Add water as necessary until a thin layer of liquid covers the skillet.

  6. Sauté onion, celery, garlic and bell peppers over high heat until onions are translucent, bell peppers are tender and all of the water has evaporated, about 4 minutes.

  7. Turn off heat and mix in 1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning, tomatoes and kidney beans, stirring to combine, and set side.

  8. In a small mixing bowl, whisk cornmeal, baking powder, salt and additional Cajun seasoning if desired (several dashes so the flour looks speckled when stirred). You can also add 1-2 tbsp of sugar for a sweet cornbread topping. Then stir in nondairy milk and applesauce. It should be thick, but spreadable like hummus and not dry.

  9. Pour bean mixture into your baking dish and pat down firmly with a spatula. Spread cornbread mixture on top and bake 30-35 minutes, or until the cornbread is a deep golden, cracked and firm to the touch. Let sit out for about 15 minutes before serving (it continues to firm as it cools). Serve with hot sauce, such as Tabasco, on the table.

Categories

Main Dish, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 336.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.4g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
162mg
7%
Potassium
2086mg
60%
Total Carbohydrates
78.5g
26%
Dietary Fiber
18.8g
75%
Sugars
11.1g
Protein
27.2g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 25% Iron 44%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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