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Tortilla Soup Recipe and Cousin’s Cornbread

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This tortilla soup recipe and cousin’s cornbread recipe holds a lot of nostalgia for me. It is sweet memories of growing up with great girlfriends. Now it is a frequent request at dinner parties. I like to serve this Tortilla Soup with Cousin’s cornbread, a present find and the best cornbread you will ever taste. My son calls it corn-“cake”, and he is justified in doing so as it is sweet, moist, and DIVINE.

Can Cornbread Be Baked as Muffins?

Cornbread can be baked in a skillet, a cake pan, a loaf pan, or in muffin tins.

Can Cornbread Be Frozen?

To freeze corn bread, wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.

Cornbread can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Why Does Cornbread Fall Apart? 

Cornbread should be a little crumbly.

To keep it from falling apart altogether, use more flour.

Too much corn meal and not enough flour doesn’t give cornbread enough gluten to hold it together.

Tortilla Soup and Cousin’s Cornbread

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Tortilla Soup and Cousin's Cornbread

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe
I like to serve this Tortilla Soup with Cousin's cornbread


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and cornmeal until well blended.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until moistened.
  • Bake in a well greased 8x8, or my favorite is in my Pampered Chef Square Baker (which I recently broke and am in mourning over).
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 mins.
Nutrition Facts
Tortilla Soup and Cousin's Cornbread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 3198
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 600.5mg200%
Carbohydrates 488.3g163%
Fiber 11.2g47%
Sugar 221.5g246%
Protein 53.8g108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Cousin's Cornbread, is making me hungry right NOW! Oh and so simple.
    Gotta try it. This makes me want to cook cornbread again. I haven't do that in a while.

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  • Looks so delicious…now I'm hungry!

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  • Tortilla soup is one of my most favorite foods EVER! This looks sooo good.

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  • I bet this would make a great lunch, yum

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