Bacon Corn Spoon Bread

Bacon Corn Spoon Bread is one of our favorite sides for everyday dinners or holidays! Serve spoon bread instead of stuffing or potatoes!

Of course we love our Favorite Sausage Stuffing Recipe, but if stuffing isn’t your thing, this spoon bread is the answer! Serve spoon bread along with or instead of stuffing or mashed potatoes for everyday dinners of holidays!

Spoon bread recipe with cheese and bacon

What Is Spoon Bread?

 Spoon bread is a moist, cornmeal based recipe that’s typically served in the southern parts of the United States. Even though the name uses the word “bread” it’s more like a delicious, savory pudding.

And I’m telling you, you’re going to love every bite of it. Spoon bread is served with a spoon because of its moist consistency, hence its name. This Bacon Corn Spoon Bread has the addition on cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon just to make it even better and more flavorful. 

How Do You Make Bacon Corn Spoon Bread?

Making spoon bread is super easy, which is what makes it a perfect holiday side dish but also easy enough for every day meals.

  1. Start by adding yellow or white cornmeal to a large bowl.
  2. Stir in cooked, chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, milk, eggs, canned or frozen corn, creamed corn, butter and sugar.
  3. Pour into a 9″ x 9″ (or 2 quart) baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Ingredients in a bowl for Bacon Corn Spoon bread

Can Spoon Bread Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! Make this recipe and get it into a baking dish and then stash it in your refrigerator until you’re ready. All this recipe needs is about 30 minutes in the oven, so you can bake it right before dinner time.

We like to add another layer of cheesiness to the top of our Bacon Corn Spoon Bread, so add that about 5 minutes before the spoon bread is done.

Spoon bread with bacon and cheese on a serving spoon

How Do You Serve Spoon Bread?

With a spoon! Spoon bread gets its name from being served with a large spoon. Like we mentioned before, the texture is like a savory pudding, so cutting this into squares like corn bread isn’t going to work.

Garnish the top of this spoon bread recipe with fresh chives and more chopped bacon!

Bacon Corn Spoon Bread recipe served on a black plate

What Main Courses Can I Serve Spoon Bread With?

Just about anything, to be honest. Maybe not a pasta dish but any other protein will work!

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Bacon Corn Spoon Bread recipe served on a black plate

Bacon Corn Spoon Bread

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This cheesy corn spoon bread recipe can be serve with your holiday meals or every day dinners! Easy to make, just mix the ingredients together and bake!



  • 2 cups self rising cornmeal mix (yellow or white)
  • 14.75 can creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned corn
  • 1 1/2 cups white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 strips cooked, crumbled bacon (save 2 tablespoons for garnish on top)
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 chopped chives, save 2 tablespoons for garnish on top


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the ingredients for the spoon bread together in a bowl, using 1 cup of the cheese, and reserving the 2 tablespoons of bacon and chives. These will be saved for garnishing the top of the spoon bread.

Spray a 9″ x 9″ or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and pour in the spoon bread mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the baking dish from the oven and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Garnish the spoon bread with the remaining 2 tablespoon of chopped bacon and chives and serve.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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