Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

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Bacon cheddar cornbread is the perfect blend of carbs with bacon! Extra moist, thanks to help from creamed corn, it’s got a wonderful touch of sweetness, making it a perfect snack any time of the day! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve with your weeknight dinner recipes.

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe - This moist cornbread is studded with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon. It's the perfect side dish for weeknight dinner recipes! Recipe on

Have I mentioned how much I love carbs? Oh yes, I do! But my love for bacon runs just as true blue. My recipe for caramel bacon brownies comes to mind as a natural fit into the ‘naughty’ carbs with bacon category.

Despite the attempts to lower my intake of carbs, I’m still pretty darned infatuated with them, especially when they come in the form of deliciously moist bacon cheddar cornbread. Oh my word! Is intoxicating too strong a description? Crispy edges of perfection, with a moist, tender center. Because of my not-so-secret ingredient, creamed corn, this cornbread is anything but dry.

A warm slice of cornbread, slathered with butter and honey for tastiest results, is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Seriously, bacon cheddar cornbread is a carb lover’s side dish that fits perfectly into any meal plan. Because naturally, bacon fits in well for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe - This moist cornbread is studded with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon. It's the perfect side dish for weeknight dinner recipes! Recipe on

The cornbread can be baked in any type of oven safe pan, but for the crispiest edges, I recommend using a cast iron skillet. Cast iron is a fantastic conductor of heat, making it perfect to bake the cornbread evenly. Metal baking pans are notorious for giving inconsistent results. You may have over baked edges and an under baked center, or some other form of semi-inedible goo. Ew.

Bake some bacon cheddar cornbread in a cast iron skillet and be a happy eater!

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Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 23 min Yields 9

This bacon cheddar cornbread is moist, thanks to a can of creamed corn. It's got a touch of sweetness that makes it a perfect snack any time of the day!


  • Dry Ingredients
  • 5.2 ounces (1-1/4 cups) homemade baking mix
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute (I used Erythritol)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used cheddar)
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 egg (or two egg whites) lightly beaten
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) creamed corn
  • 8 ounces (1 fluid cup) low-fat milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) canola or vegetable oil


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Placed 1 tablespoon butter or oil into a seasoned 9-inch cast iron or oven safe skillet; place pan into the oven to heat while you prepare your cornbread batter.
  3. To a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients except for bacon and cheese; whisk to combine, and set bowl aside.
  4. To a medium mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients; whisk to combine. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a mixing spatula or wooden spoon to stir until dry ingredients are all moistened. Add bacon and cheese; stir to combine.
  5. Remove hot pan from oven and pour cornbread batter into it and use a spatula to cover entire bottom of pan, if necessary.
  6. Return pan to the hot oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove pan from oven and serve warm with butter and honey, if desired.
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Are you a cornbread lover, but you just can’t handle the bacon?  It’s ok!  Try my turkey chili cornbread skillet, or my recipe for cornmeal cake with sweet rosemary syrup. Yum!

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Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe - This moist cornbread is studded with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon. It's the perfect side dish for weeknight dinner recipes! Recipe on

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  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch September 25, 2014 (8:33 pm)

    Oh my gosh amazing! Love the corn bread and bacon combo!

  • Pam Sohan September 25, 2014 (7:21 pm)

    This sounds really yummy. Not usually a fan of creamed corn but its only a 1/2 a cup. I think I can handle that LOL

    • Chef Becca September 25, 2014 (7:24 pm)

      Haha! I know how you feel about creamed corn by itself, Pam. It’s a little…uhh..gross. 🙂 Adding it to the cornbread batter just gives it huge amounts of moisture and a nice extra bite from the pieces of corn. I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂

  • Charlotte September 22, 2014 (7:16 pm)

    Girl, you’re killing me. I’ve been checking out your blog. I LOVE my cornbread! But MUST try yours, it sounds over the top!!! And I love a carb lover!!! So will be trying many more of your recipes!!

    • Chef Becca September 22, 2014 (7:39 pm)

      Charlotte, until about 4 years ago, you would never find me messing around with my tried and true cornbread recipe, but let me tell you… this version will rock your socks off, and your carb lover will love you to pieces! I hope you make it and love it as much as I do 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Karen September 19, 2014 (1:04 pm)

    I’ve made cornbread before but I love the idea of making it in a cast iron skillet. Need to try this one, I always serve cornbread with chili.

    • Chef Becca September 22, 2014 (7:35 pm)

      Cornbread is the perfect side for a big bowl of chili. I hope you like the crispy crust that you’ll get cooking it in a cast iron skillet. I think it’s amazing!

  • Anita at Hungry Couple September 19, 2014 (8:32 am)

    Definitely a big yes to this! 🙂

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (8:35 am)

      I’m glad that we’re in agreement 🙂

  • Taylor September 19, 2014 (6:26 am)

    Bacon and cheddar in cornbread? I. Can’t. Even. This is perfect! Pinned!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:55 am)

      I get you completely, girly. Some things are just not expressed well with words. Drool works better! Thanks 🙂

  • David September 19, 2014 (6:17 am)

    Oh yes. I absolutely love this combo! Bacon and cheddar…in cornbread? That sounds like my comfort food heaven!!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:56 am)

      Thanks, Dave. I mean, really… how can anything with bacon and cheese in it be wrong or bad. I just don’t comprehend that sort of thing 🙂

  • Amanda September 18, 2014 (12:42 pm)

    I love everything about this! Especially the bacon!!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:56 am)

      Thanks, girly! More bacon for world peace 🙂

  • Renee - Kudos Kitchen September 18, 2014 (7:52 am)

    What can be better than cornbread with bacon and cheese? Nothing in my book. This looks scrumptious!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:57 am)

      I have to agree with you, Renee. Thanks so much!

  • Alice September 18, 2014 (7:52 am)

    Bacon cheddar cornbread?! I love this!! I bet this would be wonderful with chipotle cheddar. . which is my current fave. . love love love this, Becca!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:58 am)

      Chipotle cheddar? Oh YES, indeedy it would be awesome! Now I need to run to the store for cheese. Buh-bye 🙂

  • Rebecca {foodie with family} September 18, 2014 (7:50 am)

    Well, that secret ingredient is kind of brilliant! I’ll have to try that!

    • Chef Becca September 19, 2014 (7:58 am)

      Well, thank you so very much 🙂 I hope you love this cornbread as much as I do!

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