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Vidalia Onion Upside Down Cornbread

Demetra Overton SweetSavant.com
You will need a 10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet for this dish. Please be careful flipping the cornbread out of the pan, do this at your own risk
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 sservingss


  • 2 Vidalia Onions
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of fine ground yellow or white cornmeal I used yellow
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli-thawed
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon optional
  • 4 eggs
  • 16 ounces of 2% cottage cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice the Vidalia Onions into rings leaving the rings in order if possible
  • Melt the butter in the cast iron skillet
  • Place the onion slices close together into the butter, fill in any spaces with smaller bits of onion
  • Finely chop any remaining Vidalia onion and reserve it.
  • Let the onions cook on medium heat for 5 minutes
  • While the onions are cooking mix the batter:
  • Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl beat 4 eggs, mix in the cottage cheese
  • Squeeze the water out of the broccoli and mix this into the eggs. Add the reserved chopped onions
  • Add the cornmeal mix and stir to combine. (add optional bacon if you like)
  • Pour the batter over the onions
  • Bake the cornbread for 20 - 23 minutes or until done.
  • Let the cornbread cool for 10-15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cornbread.
  • Place a plate over the pan and using oven mitts carefully flip the pan over and remove the cornbread from the pan