If it has bacon it has to be good! 

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread ~ homestyle cooking ~ from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 When I think of home cooking I usually think of something that’s stick-to-your ribs good.  I like to cook healthy meals with all of the right combos of good stuff but a lot of times my guys just want something with…….. drumroll please …….. BACON! I made this for the first time a few weeks ago and it was so darn good.  It was originally posted over at Everyday Home Blog {I’m a contributor there and will have another recipe posting this week} but today I get to share it with you.  This is easy to make and it has zucchini so I’m pretty sure that x’s out the bacon ~ I’m a mathematical genius like that ~ 

pig math ~ bacon + zucchini = it's all good

Ingredients: 

2 cups milk {I normally use 2% milk and I haven’t noticed any difference in the texture or outcome as opposed to whole milk}

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 cup plain yellow cornmeal

Bacon and Zucchini Spoon Bread chopped zucchini cupcakesandcrinoline.com1 large zucchini peeled and coarsely chopped

4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese

8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled 

2 large eggs, separated

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 375°.  

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread wet ingredients cupcakesandcrinoline.com2.  Bring milk, sugar, salt and pepper to a simmer in a large saucepan.  Do NOT boil.  

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread Cornmeal Mixture cupcakesandcrinoline.com3.  Gradually add cornmeal using a whisk to incorporate.  This will be thick!

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread with Bacon Added cupcakesandcrinoline.com4.  Remove from heat and stir in zucchini, cheese and bacon.  

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread with egg yellows added cupcakesandcrinoline.com5.  Stir in egg yolks until blended well.  

6.  Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form then gently fold into the cornmeal mixture.

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread read for oven cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 7.  Spoon mixture into greased 1.5 quart casserole dish and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until top is lightly browned.  

Bacon Zucchini Spoon Bread fresh from the oven ~ serve warm cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Serve while warm!

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Now here’s where my ‘real life’ comes into play….see the above picture of the spoon bread on the plate?  Well, it would have been a much nicer picture but just when I was getting ready to put some of the spoon bread on the plate I went down to my laundry room to put some clothes from the washer into the dryer and lo and behold when I went into my laundry room there was water hitting me on the head and on the floor coming THROUGH my floorboards above and through the beams….oh, yes…..JOY! 😉  So, in my home food is fair game which means my boys started eating the spoon bread….it’s food…they’re growing….. and this measly little plate was the best I could do.  

p.s. The house is good….the water dried up ~ my ‘new’ Craigslist dishwasher sprung a leak so my 3 weeks of being like a queen and having a dishwasher have ended….for now! 😉 

If you like home cooking be sure to check out my other good ole stick to your ribs recipes.

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