Classic Cornbread gets kicked up several notches in this Loaded Cornread recipe by adding in cheese, bacon, corn, and more! The perfect side dish to go with any meal!
One of my favorite side dishes to pair with a bowl of chili is cornbread. Since there are so many versions, there is always a way to change it up and try something new. From sweet cornbread, to loaded cornbread, classic cornbread, and more! Which is your favorite?
Personally, I am a loaded cornrbead fanatic. Something about adding in bacon, jalapenos, and anything else I can find makes me want to finish the skillet off all by myself.
My husband is definitely a sweet cornbread fan. He likes his cornbread to taste a bit like cake, versus cornbread, haha!
Over the years, I have tweaked several family favorites and we now stick to our favorites. Depending on the dish, I decide which recipe I am going to make!
Check out these other great cornbread options:
Last weekend, for Superbowl Sunday, we made a big pot of chili. I decided to change things up from sweet cornbread and make a loaded version in my cast iron skillet.
The cornbread was the perfect side dish and complimented the chili perfectly.
Since I added a bit extra jalapeno, it had quite the kick to it and my kids stayed clear of it, but it was delicious nonetheless.
The best part about this loaded cornbread, it’s easy to change up. If you don’t like jalapenos, leave them out. Love bacon? Add more! Change it up depending on what you prefer!! Maybe even add in some green chiles, Mexicorn, change up the cheese, etc.
Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think in the comment section below if you give this a try!
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
How to prepare:
Preheat oven- 425 degrees
Grease pan/skillet- melt butter into skillet if using cast iron or grease a pan.
Combine ingredients- in a bowl, combine the cornmeal, eggs, milk, oil, cheese, sugar, bacon, corn, and jalapeno.
Pour batter into prepared pan- whether using cast iron skillet or baking pan, pour batter evenly.
Place in oven- place pan/skillet into oven and bake 25-30 minutes.
Serve- and enjoy!
This Southern favorite bread is taken up a notch when it’s filled with bacon, peppers, and cheese. This Loaded Cornbread is a perfect for any time of the year. Print the recipe below and be sure to give it a try!
- 3 cups cornmeal
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese *shredded
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 6 slices bacon *cooked/crumbled
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 can diced jalapenos
- Place cast iron skillet into oven (if using), to melt the butter.
- Meanwhile, combine the cornmeal, eggs, milk, oil, cheese, sugar, bacon, corn, and jalapenos in medium bowl. Mix until combined.
- Once butter is melted in skillet and sizzling, remove from oven and pour batter evenly inside. If using baking pan, pour batter into pan.
- Place in oven and allow to cook for about 25-30 minutes.
Recipe updated 10/25/21