"A classic, old-fashioned, dense skillet corn bread gets jazzed up with bacon and sweet potato. I started with another recipe, added sweet potato and bacon, and substituted bacon grease for the shortening. Serve warm in wedges with butter." — Always Cooking Up Something
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1 1/4 cups
mashed cooked sweet potato
eggs, lightly beaten
I noticed before cooking this recipe, that it didn't call for any flour (which I usually use in corn breads). However, I followed the recipe exactly; except for cooking it an extra 7 minutes because the middle was still a bit mushy. I'm sure this is my error, but it didn't ever rise properly and the outside was over-cooked (but not burnt) while the inside took longer. I was careful not to over mix and I most definitely didn't leave anything out nor adapt or substitute anything.
How do you get it to rise? And how do I keep it from cooking unevenly? I used a 12" cast iron. Maybe a smaller one?
I subbed soymilk for the buttermilk, so used baking powder instead of baking soda. Then I subbed smoked turkey for the bacon. This bread is sweet without being overpowering! This was moist enough so the bread was not crumbly! Great inspiration for a great tasting bread! Thanks for the recipe!
I made this without the bacon and thought it was a nice healthy option. As the submitter states, this is a dense cornbread. Knowing baking powder is a better choice with buttermilk I used 1 tsp and omitted the soda. The bread is nicely moist from the sweet potato. I used an 8 inch cast iron skillet and baked at 400. It was perfectly done in 20 min.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon Sweet Potato Cornbread
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 52
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