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Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread

Try this cornbread baked over a layer of hot sausage and peppers. When it comes out of the oven, carefully flip the whole mixture onto a platter. Serve Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread with warmed enchilada sauce. Wouldn’t hurt to add a little cheese on top and guacamole on the side.


Can you do a flip?

Back in the day, I used to spend hours trying to learn how to do a backflip. In my yard. With no spotters. Crazy! I know. In the end, I mastered a handspring but never managed a flip.

Anybody can do this flip.

After baking Upside-Down Sausage and Peppers, you will carefully FLIP it out of the pan and serve it upside down for a memorable meal. We like to eat it with warm enchilada sauce poured over the top.

Sausage and Pepper Upside-Down Cornbread --after flipping

Add three different colors of peppers to “hot” pork sausage for added color. Although you could use a mix or your cornbread recipe, our favorite cornbread recipe comes from the back of Lamb’s Stone Ground Corn Meal package. It’s perfect for this recipe due to the sturdy texture.

How to assemble Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread

Storyboard for How to assemble this recipe

What can I serve with this recipe?

Try serving Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread with a pot of pinto beans. You will find it tastes fabulous crumbled into the beans and juice. OR, pour canned or homemade enchilada sauce over the top. A cheese sauce or queso would also be tasty. Then again, you might prefer it plain However, we are the condiment family so we like it best with a sauce.

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Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread

Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cornbread baked over a layer of saucy hot sausage and peppers


  • 1 pound hot sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Cornbread Batter

  • 1 cup stone ground corn meal (yellow or white)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (1/2 milk + 1/2 water)
  • 1/4 cup oil or bacon drippings (heat in baking pan until piping hot)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  1. Lightly brown sausage in 10-inch skillet. It will get browner in the oven so don't go too brown now.
  2. Add onion and peppers to skillet and cook until tender.
  3. Sprinkle shredded cheese over meat mixture.
  4. Pour cornbread batter on top. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Place serving plate over the top of skillet. Carefully flip cornbread over resulting in the meat layer on top.

Cornbread Batter:

  1. Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Add beaten egg and milk
  3. Pour hot oil into batter and stir briefly. Go to step 4 above.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1081mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

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Sheila Olson

Friday 22nd of July 2011

I am making this for my husband for supper tonight. I found your website last weekend and lost a couple hours looking at recipes, reading and exploring. Thank you so much for sharing! I am a beginner blogger and hope to someday share my passions for life in such an entertaining way :)


Sunday 24th of July 2011

Sheila, I don't see a link to your blog. Be sure to let me know when you start it as I would love to come visit.


Sunday 11th of July 2010

I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I used Jiffy cornbread mix instead of the homemade one but it still turned out delicious. The flavor is great but I highly recommend pouring syrup over it before eating which makes it that much more addicting.


Sunday 11th of July 2010

Syrup?? Wow, my husband would go crazy for that combination. Glad it turned out good for you.

Lori @ "Michigan Momma"

Thursday 29th of April 2010

It looks fantastic!! I'm wondering what is the red sauce in the first picture? I would want some type of sauciness factor.....;)



Tuesday 27th of April 2010

I came here looking for cookies, and found this yummy looking dish. Now I know what I'm making for dinner later this week.


Tuesday 27th of April 2010

Yum what a great looking meal. I love cornbread!