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Bacon Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

This skillet cornbread goes with just about any meal. Easy to make and wonderful with soup! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: bacon cheddar cornbread, Iron Skillet Cornbread
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 5 pieces bacon cooked and drained (save bacon drippings)
  • 4 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook bacon, remove from pan and drain grease saving 4 tablespoons. Chop bacon and set aside. Stir together the cornmeal, flour, eggs and buttermilk. Fold in the cheese and chopped bacon. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Add the bacon drippings to your skillet and heat in oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet and pour in rest of ingredients. Spread evenly in skillet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until center tests done and top is browned. Makes 8 to 10 servings.