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Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe

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Kick up cornbread with cheese and bacon in this easy cornbread recipe made in a skillet! A boxed mix is used to make a quick and easy side dish.

Cheese and bacon cornbread in an iron skillet with a cup of soup

 

It’s amazing what you can make with a box of cornbread mix. You can use it to top off a Easy Weeknight Cornbread Chicken Casserole Recipe or make Skillet Corn Casserole with Cornbread. But sometimes, you just want some nice cornbread to eat with a big bowl of soup or chili.

You can doctor up a cornbread mix with a lot of great mix ins like bacon and cheese. Spice things up by adding is some diced green peppers or jalapenos. Any way you make it, this skillet cornbread recipe is not only delicious, but it’s quick to make. 

 

Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread mix in a bowl with diced raw bacon and shredded cheese on the side

To make the cornbread recipe you’ll need a small box of cornbread mix batter made according to the directions, a few slices of bacon and shredded cheese.  Start by preparing the cornbread mix according to the directions on the box and then set it aside.

Next, cook the bacon in a small cast iron skillet until it’s nice and crispy. You can dice it before or after you cook it.  Remove the bacon from the pan when it is cooked and dice if not already done. Leave as much of the bacon drippings as you can in the pan.

Remove the pan from the heat.  Pour the prepared cornbread batter right in to the hot skillet with the bacon grease. Scatter the cornbread and the cheese onto the top of the cornbread. Bake according to the directions on the cornbread mix package. Ours baked for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Easy Cornbread Recipe with bacon and cheese

Once the cornbread is done, remove from the oven and let it cool a bit before cutting.  

Soup and Cornbread Lunch

Serve the bacon cheese cornbread with homemade soup or this delicious Instant Pot chili recipe.

Yield: 1 loaf cornbread

Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe

Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe

Kick up cornbread with cheese and bacon in this easy cornbread recipe made in a skillet! A boxed mix is used to make a quick and easy side dish.

Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small box of cornbread mix (like Jiffy)
  • 2-3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cornbread batter according to directions on the package. Gently stir in half the cheese. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add bacon to the skillet and cook until cooked through. Remove skillet from heat. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a plate.
  3. Carefully pour the cornbread mix in to the iron skillet. Scatter the bacon and cheese over the top.
  4. Bake according to the directions on the cornbread mix.
  5. Allow to cool before cutting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

 

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10 Comments
  • Quinn Caudill
    October 22, 2015

    Great use of product. Love skillet cornbread. Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Hope you join us again tonight..

  • Kami
    October 19, 2015

    I can\\\’t wait to make this cornbread!  Also… your photos are gorgeous and can\\\’t stop my mouth from watering.  I would be honored if you checked out our conference and affiliate program.  We need awesome bloggers like you!

  • Cindy
    October 19, 2015

    I absolutely LOVE cornbread and I LOVE that you’ve added bacon and cheese to it! I’m featuring you this week, at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

    • Camille
      October 22, 2015

      Thanks for the feature, Cindy!

  • Kelli
    October 16, 2015

    This looks delicious! I bet even my picky eater would eat it thanks for the recipe!

  • Creatively Homespun
    October 16, 2015

    O-M-G Bacon.. Cheese… AND Cornbread!!! You can’t go wrong with that!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest Board!

  • Jessy
    October 14, 2015

    I love recipes like this that don’t require a ton of work! It doesn’t always have to be crazy difficult recipes to be good! This looks delicious!

    I stopped by from Whimsy Wednesday.

  • Pili
    October 13, 2015

    Camille, this looks yummy! I love cornbread so I must try it! Thanks for sharing with us at #OMHGWW, hope to see you next week!
    Hugs,
    Pili

  • Lisa Silfwerbrand
    October 13, 2015

    This looks sooo yummy Camille! Now you’ve made me hungry 🙂 Thanks so much for linking it up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block party this week. Hugs, Lisa