Cheddar Bacon Spoon Bread

Cheddar Bacon Spoon Bread
Servings: 8 to 10 Prep 30 mins Cool At least 10 mins Bake 375°F 35 mins to 38 mins

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal, preferably stone-ground
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed corn kernels (3 ears corn)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Coat a 2-quart souffle or casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Whisk milk, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan until smooth. Place over medium-high heat and cook and stir until mixture thickens and is bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in egg yolks, flour, and canola oil until smooth. Stir in bacon, corn kernels, and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese.

3. Beat the egg whites in a clean medium bowl with an electric mixer on high until medium peaks form. Fold the whites into the cornmeal mixture in two batches until just combined.

4. Spoon batter into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until cooked through, puffed and golden brown on top, 35 to 38 minutes. A knife inserted into the center will come out with moist crumbs attached. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving (bread may sink a little while cooling).

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 258, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 127, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 28, Monounsaturated fat (g): 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, fiber (g): 2, sugar (g): 8, pro. (g): 12, vit. A (IU): 437, vit. C (mg): 2, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 40, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 1, sodium (mg): 295, Potassium (mg): 265, calcium (mg): 182, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.