Submit Your Recipe for the Annual Cornbread Cook-Off and Win a Cornbread Prize Pack from Martha White!

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Buffalo Chicken Cornbread with Blue Cheese Salad

Warm up your skillets! In honor of their commitment to preserve the celebration of all Southern food, Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.

Now through Feb. 28, 2013, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge® Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival® and the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

“Over the last 16 years, thousands of entries have shown us a variety of cooking styles providing endless cornbread possibilities,” said the Martha White baking expert, Linda Carman. “Our cornbread mixes are so versatile; just look at how many recipes can be created, simply by using cornbread!”


From Southwestern cornbread wedges and tomato pies to Buffalo salads and rustic soups, National Cornbread Cook-Off winning recipes help create special family moments any day of the week.

Check out past winning recipes at

For complete details, Official Rules and to complete the entry form for the contest, visit The Martha White/Lodge® Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 years or older.  Void where prohibited.

 About the Cornbread Contest

Sweet Yellow Cornbread, Sausage & Tomato Pie with a Garlic Cream Drizzle

Ten finalists will be selected to prepare their original creations for judging by a panel of food experts during the National Cornbread Festival® on April 27, 2013, in South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Along with the cast iron skillet crown, the Cook-Off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value) from FiveStar® Professional Cooking Equipment, a division of Brown Stove Works, Inc., and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge® Cast Iron.

The second prize winner will receive $1,500, and the third prize winner will receive $1,000. The remaining seven finalists will walk away with $150. All finalists will receive a $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge® Cast Iron.

For other great cornbread recipe ideas, visit and click on “recipes” and “cook’s corner.” Join the Martha White community at

 About the Giveaway

To celebrate, Martha White is going to give one lucky Southern Bite reader a Martha White grocery tote filled with 5 varieties of Martha White cornbread mix and other Martha White products.  All you have to do is leave a comment below telling my your favorite way to enjoy cornbread!  It’s that simple.

Details: No purchase necessary. Contest ends February 24th at 11:59 pm CST. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen at random. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries. Winner will be notified by email and must claim prize within 48 hours. US residents only. Void where prohibited. Prize pack provided by Martha White.

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  1. Cornbread is delicious in so many different reicpes, but I guess my favorite way to eat cornbread is just out of the oven, nice and hot, with a crisp, crunchy outside….split the piece in half, load it with butter and eat with a bowl of pinto beans..Yum!

  2. Linda Bedair says:

    How can I choose just one way to enjoy cornbread, but I guess if I have to choose one, it would be with a big glass of cold buttermilk, especially if the cornbread has sugar in it. Yummy!

  3. I love to make lacy cornbread patties. Love to put chopped jalapeño or onion in them too. Nothing better than a bowl of pinto beans and cornbread patties. Thanks for chance to win.

  4. I love cornbread with jalapeno in them and top with drizzle of honey. The sweet and spicy combination is awesome. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’m going to check out the contest. Sounds like fun.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  5. I like cornbread cooked in iron skillet. Like it thin with a crispy
    crust. Like to eat with good home cooked southern

  6. Plain hot corn bread and butter, glass of butter milk!!