Thanksgiving Recipe: Aunt Lillian’s Famous Cornbread

If you are looking for an easy Thanksgiving side dish, I have a delicious cornbread recipe for you!

Every year, someone in our family makes this recipe passed down from my husband’s late Aunt Lillian.

Thanksgiving Tradition:

Aunt Lillian’s “famous” cornbread has always been a Thanksgiving tradition in our family and I thought I would share the recipe with you!

Thanksgiving Cornbread Recipe

Aunt Lillian’s “Famous” Cornbread Recipe

  • 1  8 oz. box of corn muffin mix
  • 2  beaten eggs
  • 1  8 1/2 oz can of cream corn
  • 1  8 1/2 oz can of corn (drained)
  • 1  cup sour cream
  • Mix all above.
  • Add 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes in a greased pan.
  • (very moist)

*Not only is this cornbread recipe perfect for Thanksgiving but it makes a great side for chili!

This year, my sister-in-law is bringing the corn bread.  Luckily, we have so many family members who are willing to bring a side dish or two.  When you are cooking for a huge crowd, help is always appreciated.  Each year, we host Thanksgiving at our house and I love doing it.  From the cooking to the decorating, I enjoy every part of the day.  Of course, having the whole family gathered in one place is the best part!

This cornbread was just one of the many family recipes that my sister-in-law was sweet enough to copy down for me.  For my first Christmas with the family, she included it in this recipe book.
Family Cookbook - Passed down family recipes

Over the years, I have referred to this book countless times.  After all, you really don’t want to mess with family traditions!  Believe me, my family knows exactly how these recipes are supposed to taste so I have to follow them exactly!

Well, I better get back to work… Right now I am in the midst of Thanksgiving-preparation-craziness around here and I haven’t even committed to a table setting yet!

So far, I finished polishing the silver using this method- this silver method. and I am starting the cranberry sauce in a few minutes.

If you are looking for some Thanksgiving table ideas, here are a couple I’ve done in the past:

Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

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Thanksgiving Cornbread Recipe

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  1. That recipe sounds delicious! Family recipes are the best. But what is even better is having a sister in law who would write them all down for you. That is awesome. We usually stick to the same menu every holiday in our family.

  2. Gotta try this, maybe next time though since I'm up to my neck on the other stuff for tomorrow! have a happy thanksgiving Shelley!

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