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Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whip up this easy cornbread recipe as part of a delicious lunch with Campbell’s soup!

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.

For the first time in almost a decade, I am eating lunch alone during the weekdays.  I have looked forward to having both kids in school for a long time and now that it’s here, it’s a little lonely.  I love the peace and quiet during the day, but I also miss the snuggles and play time. I also miss having someone to eat with and I find myself skipping lunch quite often. Campbells Jambalaya Part of my lunch problem is that it seems like a huge hassle to make lunch just for one person. I’m used to making lunch for 2-3 of us. So I’ve been looking for easy lunches that are full of flavor.  I tried out one of Campbell’s new products – Slow Kettle Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Soup with Chicken & Ham Soup.  I remember eating Campbell’s chicken noodle and tomato soups for lunch as a kid.  The new Slow Kettle soups are definitely a more grown up version of Campbell’s soup!

Soup in a cup

This soup was full of vegetables, sausage, ham, chicken and rice.  I was pleasantly surprised by the little kick of heat it also had.  It’s a perfect addition to lunch for one.  But soup isn’t a meal on it’s own and this spicy soup needed a little side dish.  I doctored up a cornbread mix with bacon and cheese, cooked it in a skillet and had a quick and delicious lunch.

Ingredients for Cornbread

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.  Cook the bacon in a small cast iron skillet until it’s nice and crispy.  Remove the pan from the heat and then the bacon from the pan.  Pour the cornbread batter right in to the hot skillet with the bacon grease and top with the bacon and cheese.  Bake according to  directions on the cornbread mix package. Mine baked for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Once the cornbread is done, remove from the oven and let it cool a bit before cutting.  While the cornbread cools, heat the Campbell’s soup according to the directions on the package.

Soup and Cornbread Lunch

I ate my soup out of a mug because that’s how my mom served it when I was a kid. I cut a wedge of the cheesy bacon cornbread and sat down to one of the most delicious lunches I’ve had all school year! Make sure to check out more delicious Campbell recipes and follow @Campbells for inspiration!

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Easy Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Recipe


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


  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.
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  • 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!

  • 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