My mom has made this on New Years Day to go with the peas every year for as long as I can remember and everyone loves it.
2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
1 ½ sticks butter
10 oz. Box frozen broccoli (thawed)
10 oz. Carton cottage cheese
1 med. Onion chopped, (optional)
Blot water from broccoli and chop it up. We use a mini food processor
Melt butter in 13x9 pan, (she always used a glass pan)
Pour melted butter into cornbread mixture and whisk, then return to pan.
Bake at 350 for 40-60 minutes
I don't know how this would work in cast-iron. I always thought everything was better in cast-iron. But with this much butter and the cottage cheese this is a different kind of cornbread. This is heavy, rich, filling, ..... don't know what else to say except it is sure is good.
One of these days I want to substitute the broccoli with a load of jalapenos. But this has been her deal and has been a hit!