Cheese and Bacon Cornbread

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

This easy cornbread is made with a corn muffin mix. The addition of Cheddar cheese and bacon give the cornbread extra flavor and texture.


  • 1 package corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (sharp, grated)
  • 6 slices bacon (crisply cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk (or amount specified for mix used)

Steps to Make It

  1. Empty corn muffin mix into a medium mixing bowl. Save about 1 tablespoon each of shredded cheese and bacon for topping; stir remaining cheese and bacon into muffin mix.

  2. Stir in egg and milk, following label directions. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking dish.

  3. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes; sprinkle reserved cheese and bacon over top and bake 10 minutes longer, or until cornbread browned and firm.

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