Cornbread, Cook-offs, and Recipes
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Cornbread
Cook-offs

lodge National cornbread Cook-off

Each year we search the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes. This year we will host the 22nd Annual Lodge® Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off, sponsored by Lodge® Cast Iron, Cracker Barrel®, Dollywood®, and Martha White®.

Entries for the 2018 contest are closed. Entries require your original main dish/entree/main course recipe is 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® on April 28, 2018 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. This year ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival® on April 28, 2018 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

national cook-off past winning recipes

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, and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge® Cast Iron.

Second place wins $1500 and third place receives $1,000! The remaining two finalists walk away with $150. All finalists receive up to $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron.

Complete National Championship Cook-Off Rules

cook-off event schedule 2018

Cook-off Sponsors

   

4-H Cook-Off

The 4-H Cook-Off is open to all 4th grade 4-H youth. Finalists compete to take home a $500 first place prize. Entries for the 2018 contest have closed.

2018 4-H Cornbread Cook-Off Finalists

First Heat

Tayla Branyon
Danielsville, GA
Homeschool
Madison County
“Loaded Baked Potato Cornbread”

Patrick Mathers
Cleveland, TN
Waterville Elementary
Bradley County
“Curry Spice Cornbread”

Sarah Creech
Knoxville, TN
Homeschool
Knox County
“South in Your Mouth Muffins”

Raylen Joy Hodges
Gadsden, AL
Glencoe Elementary
Etowah County
“Tasty Pork, Veggies, and Cheese Cornbread”

Emmerson Reed
Clearwater, FL
Homeschool
Pinellas County
“Brown Butter Bleu Cheese & Honey Cornbread”

Second Heat

London William Brevard
Signal Mountain, TN
Thrasher Elementary
Hamilton County
“Strawberry Short Corncake”

Reagan Hookey
South Pittsburg, TN
South Pittsburg Elementary School
Marion County
“Reagan’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Fruity Cornbread Pizza”

Maddie Schebel
Jasper, TN
Jasper Elementary School
Marion County
“Maddie’s Bacon Bites”

Jacob Scott
Whitwell, TN
Whitwell Elementary School
Marion County
“Green Chili Enchilada Cornbread with Creamy Enchilada Shrimp”

Jonathan Dodd
South Pittsburg, TN
South Pittsburg Elementary School
Marion County
“Flamin’ Hawaiian Cornbread”

 

To see complete rules of entry, please click here >>