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.

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Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 203kcal
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

  • Mix together the dry ingredients and separately mix the wet ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and quickly mix the wet ingredients with the dry.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  If using a cast iron pan place in oven to preheat the pan.
  • Lightly grease a cast iron skillet or 9-in cake pan
  • 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.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm.  
  • Save leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a tightly covered container.  Reheat before serving.

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

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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