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Bacon & Onion Two-Cheese Spoon Bread

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“No matter what meal you serve it for, this is bound to become a classic on your table. Spoon Bread has always been part of our family fare dating back to my grandfather. Hope you like it! UPDATE: : 09/09/09 Nurse Janey just let me know that I didn't give credit where credit was due - it was to Cooking Light Magazine - 2006 edition. I am so sorry that this wasn't caught sooner. :(”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine milk, sugar, and red pepper flakes, if using, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. When mixture begins to simmer, gradually add cornmeal in a slow steady stream, stirring well with a whisk.
  4. Cool 3 minutes or until thickened and smooth, stirring constantly.
  5. Transfer cornmeal mixture to a large bowl.
  6. Add yolks; stirring with a whisk.
  7. Let mixture stand 10 minutes.
  8. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  10. Add onion and saute 6-10 minutes or until tender.
  11. Add onion and bacon to cornmeal mixture.
  12. Stir cheeses into cornmeal mixture.
  13. Add salt and pepper now.
  14. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat).
  15. Gradually stir one-third of egg white mixture into cornmeal mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture.
  16. Using a rubber spatula, scrape cornmeal mixture into 1-1/2 quart souffle or deep baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  17. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown, and just set in center.
  19. Serve immediately.
  20. *Garnish with sour cream topped with chives or green onions chopped fine, to keep it savory.
  21. **I know many eat spoon bread with sugar or syrup or sour cream with sugar - whatever one chooses I am sure - it will be delightful.

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