Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

Although I can feel spring is near, it’s still been pretty chilly here and soups and chili are on our weekly menu on repeat. And because I’m a total carboholic, I always like to serve some sort of bread on the side. I made these Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins along with my favorite Instant Pot White Chicken Chili last week, and they were so so simple to make and were in the oven and done just as the chili finished!

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

To make these easier, I do use a corn muffin mix (like Jiffy or another one from Stonewall Kitchens) and spruce it up by adding corn, garlic, sour cream, and buttermilk. These add-ins give the corn muffins a homemade flavor without much effort!

One tip for the buttermilk – I never buy it when I need less than a cup! You can make your own by measuring out regular milk and add lemon juice or a teaspoon of distilled vinegar, stir it up, and let sit for 10-15 minutes! You can mix up these kicked up corn muffins in about 10 minutes and have them out of your oven in 15 minutes.

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

Yield: about 18 muffins

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins

These delicious garlic cheddar and corn muffins are the best side to serve with soups, chili, or BBQ!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 (about 8 1/2-ounce) packages corn muffin mix (like Jiffy)
  • 2 cups canned corn, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 2/3 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the muffin mix, corn, salt, and garlic.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the cheddar cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, and the eggs. Stir the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients until just combined. Scoop the batter into each muffin mold, filling a little over 1/2 of the way.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes until the tops are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Garlic Cheddar Corn Muffins



  1. I can imagine a big bowl of soup and these delicious muffins :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Garlic and cheddar pretty much make everything better – love this twist on the traditional corn muffin!!!

  3. I just died and went to heaven. I already LOVE corn muffins, but the addition of garlic & cheese makes these irresistibly!

  4. I am totally with you – the sides are one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving. And I feel it’s my duty to try them all ;)

    These cornbread muffins sound great – garlic + cheese are always a winner!

  5. Wow… these really are some beautiful looking corn muffins. I love jiffy mix. :) They look incredibly light and fluffy too.

  6. Oh yum, what a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any night of the week!

  7. I could use a whole batch of these to eat with my favorite chili. Love!

  8. Yummy! This will be perfect as a starter/side to a simple grilled chicken mains and I am envisioning this will be my dinner next week? Hehehe.. Yum! Who can’t resisit garlic and cheddar? I know I can’t..

  9. I sooo want to bake these up!….Alas…I live in a France sans “Jiffy”…could I possibly sub in corn meal…(fine/medium/course) or Ilalian polenta?….Thank you for any suggestions!…

  10. That’s “Italian polenta”!!!!

  11. Mmmm….I love cornbread…and it’s been way too long since I’ve made any other than the plain variety! Cheesy garlic, here I come!!!

  12. Your corn muffins sound amazing! They are so cute!!! I need to get some Jiffy Mix!!

  13. Mmm, these corn muffins sound like the perfect Thanksgiving side!

  14. So I’m already obsessed with corn muffins, just plain, but GARLIC CHEDDAR. Oh me oh my. Tummy (and baby) wants!

  15. Gaaaaarlic. I love any muffins that have the word garlic in the title.

  16. this may just be the tastiest way EVER to spruce up corn muffin mix! I have a pack of that Jiffy mix in the back of my pantry too – they make the BEST corn muffins. I love your little bread basket Stephanie! Such a cute way to present the muffins :)

  17. One of my all time favorite muffins has roasted garlic, so I’m totally sure that I’d love these! These look absolutely fantastic!

  18. Sigh… Garlic. Cheese. Carbs. YES!!

  19. I’m happily imagining how these muffins must be when they came out of the oven! It’s been a cold morning and how wonderful to wake up to these muffins (but someone (me) have to wake up earlier to make them haha!). I wish these are MINE! ;)

  20. I’m with you. I don’t even need the turkey. I’ll take those delicious carb accompaniments over turnkey any day! These look so good. Cheddar…yum!

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