Sopa Paraguaya – Cheese and Onion Cornbread

This Cheese and Onion Cornbread is a traditional Paraguayan dish. It is fantastic served warm alongside a meal or as a snack on its own!

Course Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Paraguay
Keyword Cheese and Onion Cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Regina


  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup grated cheese any mild variety
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups corn meal


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large pan (can use a cast-iron skillet) melt the butter on medium heat and soften the sliced onions for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in grated cheese (it will melt), cottage cheese, milk and eggs.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, baking powder and corn meal and stir to combine everything.
  5. If you used a cast-iron skillet bake the corn bread right in there, otherwise transfer the batter to a lined 8-inch square baking dish. Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden-brown.