Friday, January 23, 2015

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread

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I love this Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread so much and so does anyone else who I've ever fed it to.

I also have a love of bacon and jalapenos....oh and all things cheesy too.   nom nom nom

So I thought, why not take all that deliciousness and combine it all in one recipe so I did and the result was AMAZING!

This is the perfect side dish for your upcoming Superbowl party.  Yes you, there in the chair, browsing the internet for recipes, lol.

Make this or the original and your family and friends will praise you till the end of time!

Here's what you need:

2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
1 cup butter, unsalted, melted
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups flour
2 cups cornmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 Tbs. minced jarred jalapenos (optional)
6 slices bacon, cooked crispy
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 Tbs. butter, unsalted, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place a 12 inch cast iron skillet inside to preheat.

In another cast iron skillet or pan fry the bacon until crisp (I pre-cut mine into 1/2 inch pieces for faster cooking). Set aside to drain on paper towels.
In a large bowl mix the flour, cornmeal, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.
Place the butter in the microwave safe bowl and heat until melted. Whisk in the sugar until completely combined. Add the eggs and mix well.
Add the buttermilk to the mixture and mix well.
Add the jalapenos and stir to combine.
Add the dry mixture to the liquid ingredients and mix until completely combined.
Add the cheeses and stir well.
Add the bacon and stir to combine.
Using hot pads remove the hot cast iron skillet from the oven and brush with the 1 Tablespoon of softened butter, leaving the excess in the bottom.
Pour the cornbread mixture into the skillet and return to the oven.
Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Holy Moly Yummy Goodness!
Serve hot with lots of butter and honey, Mmmm mmmm


Serves 8 - 12 easily (in some families, lol)

***Recipe is easily halved and cooked in a 10 inch cast iron skillet for 27 - 35 minutes.

Here's the handy printable - Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread


  1. This would be great with a bowl of chili for the Super Bowl. This looks awesome. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are kicking off a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. Linda, thanks for stopping by. It is delicious with chili and Super Bowl is the perfect time to serve it. I will stop by and share this recipe today.



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