Spicy Salsa Muffins

March 16, 2014
Mixed up with your favorite chunky salsa, these Spicy Salsa Muffins are one quick, easy, and tasty side ~ just perfect with a hearty bowl of soup or any Tex-Mex dinner dish.

We love to eat spicy food in our house.  I kind of didn't realize just how much  we love to eat spicy food until I started writing The Kitchen is My Playground.  Then I realized that from appetizers to party foods to main dishes, seems we have quite a line-up of spicy food recipes in our repertoire!  Like spicy Hot Corn Dip ... and easy Restaurant-Style Salsa ... and Tex-Mex Ravioli Lasagna ... and Spicy Tomato Bacon Spaghetti ... and Spicy Tortilla Lasagna ... and ... well, you get the point.  We looooove our spicy food.

So naturally, we looooooove these super easy, super yummy Spicy Salsa Muffins, too.

With just a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes from bowl-to-baked, you can be enjoying these little salsa muffins with your dinner.  Or lunch.  Or breakfast.  {Okay ... maybe not your breakfast.  But you could if you want to!}

Yup, all you do to whip these up is mix a little flour and a little cornmeal with some of your favorite jarred salsa {and a few other ingredients, of course} and bake 'em up.  They're that simple!

And they bake up all flecked with the tomatoes and peppers from the salsa ... and all  the heat from the salsa you choose, too.

We love to enjoy these with a bowl of soup, any spicy {or not spicy} Tex-Mex dish, or a hearty bowl of chili.

But no matter what we pair them with, they're certainly one quick, easy, tasty ... and spicy ... side!

Spicy Salsa Muffins
Source:  Adapted from Taste of Home Christmas
(Printable recipe)

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 3 T. granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. chunky salsa  (I use Pace medium chunky salsa)
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk (or whole milk)
  • 6 T. butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine salsa, buttermilk, melted butter, and egg.
  2. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened.
  3. Fill greased muffin cups three-quarters full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing. Serve warm.

Enjoy Spicy Salsa Muffins as a compliment to these delicious dishes from The Kitchen is My Playground ...


  1. I love salsa! Oh. my. god! Yummy! I'm saving this post on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These muffins are such a great idea! I'd love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Sounds good! I think I might make these only I am definitely going to add some cheddar cheese as well:)

  4. I have never thought to put salsa in muffins. What a creative idea. I would love if you would stop by and share your recipe on this week Heavenly Achievements! Thanks! Hope to see you there! http://heavenlysavings.net/


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