Bacon Corn Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


9 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
"Central Illinois is one of the major corn and pork producing areas of the country, so why wouldn't this bread be a favorite here? asks Carol Roper of Litchfield, Illinois. She dresses up a basic batter with corn, onion and cheese, then tops it with poppy seeds and bacon.
Bacon Corn Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients just until blended. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon, poppy seeds if desired and paprika. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 163 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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