Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread is perfect to serve alongside chili or voodoo shrimp and is great to serve for brunch.

Chicken & Black Bean Chili

Smoked Salmon Black Bean Chili

Creole BBQ Shrimp

Voodoo Shrimp

 

 

Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Course: Appetizer, Bread, side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Bar food, Barbecue, BBQ, Brunch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 203 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread is so good.  Creamy corn paired with salty, smokey bacon makes this cornbread the perfect side for grilled meats, BBQ, or as a side dish for brunch.

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Ingredients

  • cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bacon cooked and extra crispy
  • 1/4 cup spinach cooked and well drained
  • 1/2 cup Sharp White Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients and separately mix the wet ingredients together.

  2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and quickly mix the wet ingredients with the dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  If using a cast iron pan place in oven to preheat the pan.

  4. Lightly grease a cast iron skillet or 9-in cake pan

  5. If using a cast iron skillet heat skillet in the oven before adding the batter.  If using a cake pan add batter and place in oven.

  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Serve warm.  

  8. Save leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a tightly covered container.  Reheat before serving.

Recipe Notes

 

 

Customize Your Cornbread - try these add-ins 

 

*** Replace Spinach, bacon, and cheese with any of the following ingredients.

 

Sundried Tomato and Sausage – Mix in 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (packed in oil), finely chopped, 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled sausage, and 1/4 cup grated Asiago.  Cook an additional 5 minutes

 

New Mexican Green Chile + Cheddar Cheese – Add 1/2 of a 4 ounce can of chopped green chiles and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese.

 

Jalapeno & Cojito Cheese – Add 1/4 cup minced and drained canned jalapeno peppers  1 cup of Cojito Cheese.

 

Spinach, bacon & cheddar  – Add 1/2 cup cooked, and drained spinach + 1 cup chopped, crispy bacon + 1/2 cup Sharp White Cheddar Cheese.

 

Asiago Cheese & Garlic – Add 1 cup of Asiago cheese + 2 cloves, finely minced garlic.

 

Rosemary Corn Bread – 1/4 cup fresh, chopped rosemary.

 

Cranberry + Pumpkin seeds – Mix 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries into batter + top batter with 1/2 cup of salted and shelled pumpkin seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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