If you’re wondering what to serve with your Mexican cornbread, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 9 of the most popular side dishes for Mexican cornbread
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for Mexican cornbread are spreads like honey butter, queso blanco, or guacamole. For more meaty sides, I recommend honey-butter ribs, chili, or beef enchiladas. For lighter sides, try tortilla soup, taco salad, or huevos rancheros.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Easy honey butter
One of the best spreads for a tasty Mexican cornbread is a simple soft butter.
But you can take things to the next level by whipping the butter.
You won’t regret spending the extra 5 minutes to make this easy honey butter.
The sweetness of the honey brings out the fieriness of the jalapenos, making every bite of your crumbly cornbread scrumptious.
For most people, cornbread and chili are the perfect pair.
You could go for a classic bean chili or a white chicken chili, but I recommend this bean-free Texas chili.
It’s hearty, smokey, and downright delicious. Perfect for a cookout.
Psst… serve the whole thing with a dollop of creamy guacamole or sour cream to mellow out the flavors.
Mexican cornbread isn’t just for dinner.
Serve it with some huevos ranchero for an extra special weekend breakfast. You’ll be stuffed all day!
Huevos ranchero is a dish filled with grilled steak, crunchy vegetables, a fiery fresh salsa, and rich eggs.
It’s crying out for some fluffy bread to mop up all the juices and sauce.
Psst… slather some honey butter on the cornbread before serving to help counteract all the spice.
Guacamole is a creamy, tangy, and nutritious dip, which is great for spreading over your Mexican cornbread.
Authentic guacamole has only a few simple ingredients and it’s really easy to make.
Check out Alines recipe – it will only take 5 minutes.
You can serve it with your cornbread as a quick snack, or serve the two together as part of a bigger Mexican feast.
Oven-baked honey-butter ribs
Nobody can say no to juicy, tender, flavorful ribs.
These oven-baked honey butter ribs have some nuttiness from the browned butter, sweetness from the caramelized honey, and a bit of heat from the cayenne pepper.
The sticky sauce will cling to your cornbread, making it simply irresistible.
Psst… serve a fresh salad on the side to cut through all the richness.
Chicken tortilla soup
I couldn’t have a list about what to serve with cornbread without suggesting a soup.
And my favorite Mexican soup is this chicken tortilla soup.
It combines robust spices, tender beans, and chicken to create a colorful, hearty meal.
I bet you can’t wait to dip your cornbread in and let it soak up all the flavor.
Psst… interested in what else you can serve with chicken tortilla soup, find out here.
Enchilada s are great when you’re serving a crowd.
They’re cheesy, saucy, and fun!
And when you serve them with a slice of Mexican cornbread on the side, you can guarantee that no one will leave the table hungry.
These beef enchiladas use homemade sauce and LOTS of cheese.
The next best thing after butter for spreading on cornbread is cheese. Just imagine drizzling some warm, gooey queso blanco all over your savory cornbread.
The dip is flavored with cumin, jalapenos, and a decent amount of pepper, so it’s not lacking in the taste department either.
Whether you like your cheese dips thick or thin, you’d love this easy queso blanco.
Psst… I did an experiment to find out the best alternatives to queso blanco here.
One thing I love about cornbread is its versatility.
You can pair it with pretty much anything, even a salad.
So next time you’re off to a Mexican potluck, take this black bean taco salad along with you.
It’s filled with fresh, crunchy vegetables. And the whole thing is tied together with a creamy dressing.
What To Serve With Mexican Cornbread
- 1 portion Mexican cornbread
- Prepare your Mexican cornbread according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: easy honey butter, texas chili, huevos rancheros, homemade guacamole, oven-baked honey-butter ribs, chicken tortilla soup, beef enchiladas, queso blanco, and taco salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!