Once a year since 1996, the best cornbread recipes have been found in the foothills of southern Tennessee at the National Cornbread Cook-Off® Finals. While the top 10 recipes compete for the grand prize, there's plenty of cornbread fun to go around for everyone. Learn more about the festival.

The National Cornbread Cook-Off

National Cornbread Festival

Hats Off to Our Cornbread Cook-Off Finalists!

We loved all the cornbread recipes we received, but these 10 really shined. Thanks to everyone for participatin'! If you're ready for more, come join us from April 26–27 at The National Cornbread Festival® where these 10 finalists will compete for the Grand Prize title in South Pittsburg, TN.

Andria G.
Matthews, NC

Susan R.
Round Rock, TX

Charlie H.
Mission Hills, KS

Sherry R.
Mendon, NY

Betty C.
Townsend, TN

Suellen C.
Des Moines, IA

Barbara E.
Rhinelander, WI

Jessie G.
Falmouth, ME

Judy A.
Prairieville, LA

Robin H.
Arlington, TX


Cornbread Cook-Off

10 Finalists - $500 each

The National Cornbread Festival

Grand Prize - $5,000 and more

2nd Prize - $1,500 and more

3rd Prize - $1,000 and more

Important Dates

January 9 - February 28: Entry Phase

On or about April 2: Finalists Announcement

April 26–27: The National Cornbread Festival

May 5: Winners Announced

Official Rules
Best in Cornbread

Need a lil' help figuring out what to whip up this year? See if these winning recipes can help you get inspired!

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2013 Cornbread Cook-Off Winners

Grand Prize Winner:

Roasted Poblano Chicken Posole with Floating Corn Cake Islands

Lorie R. of Buckatunna, MS

Made using Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread & Muffin Mix

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Second Prize:

Harvest Apple Cornbread Panzanella

Crystal S. of Northglenn, CO

Made using Martha White Sweet Yellow Honey Cornbread & Muffin Mix

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Third Prize:

Poppin' Chicken Pones

Kim B. of Henegar, AL

Made using Martha White Yellow Cornbread & Muffin Mix

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or older. Void where prohibited. See complete Official Rules for details.

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