Bacon Chili Cornbread Muffin Recipe (Made With Boxed Mix!)

Bacon Chili Cornbread Muffin Recipe (Made With Boxed Mix!) | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Cornbread lovers, rejoice! We’ve taken this classic comfort food to new and exciting heights with this easy bacon green chili cornbread muffin recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and have you coming back for more. I’m here to officially introduce you to an all-time favorite recipe, Bacon Chili Cornbread Muffins – a mouthwatering fusion of smoky, savory, and slightly spicy flavors that will elevate your cornbread game like never before. The best part? You don’t have to be a master chef or spend hours slaving away in the kitchen to whip up this dreamy Southern comfort food. We’re starting with a trusty box of your favorite cornbread mix (Jiffy, Krusteaz, Famous Dave’s – take your pick!) and transforming it into the most incredible cornbread creation you’ve ever tasted.


These muffins aren’t just delicious; they’re also incredibly convenient. Individual servings make them perfect for parties, potlucks, or any occasion where you want to wow your guests with a unique and crowd-pleasing appetizer or side dish. Plus, these are muffin-sized, so they are individual servings and party-ready. No matter how you choose to enjoy them, one thing is certain – these muffins will disappear quickly! Their irresistible combination of flavors and textures is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds (and thirds!).

Easy to Make Cornbread Recipe Uses Boxed Mix

The best part? These flavor-packed muffins are incredibly easy to prepare. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic mixing, you’ll have a batch of these beauties ready to bake in no time. No fancy equipment or culinary skills are required!

First up, bacon. Is there anything this salty, smoky, crispy treat can’t improve? We’re not just talking about a few measly bits sprinkled on top – oh no, these muffins are loaded with generous amounts of glorious bacon goodness throughout. Each bite delivers an irresistible savory punch that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of the cornbread.

But we’re not stopping there. To really kick things up a notch, we’re adding diced green chiles to the mix. These little green gems pack a punch of flavor and just the right amount of heat to complement the richness of the bacon. Whether you prefer a mild tingle or a fiery kick, green chiles are the perfect way to inject some Southwestern flair into these muffins.

And for a touch of sweetness to balance out all that savory goodness? Cream-style corn, of course! This luscious, creamy corn adds a subtle sweetness and gorgeous kernel texture that takes these muffins to the next level. Imagine biting into a tender, fluffy cornbread muffin and being delighted by pockets of sweet, juicy corn bursting with flavor.

Bacon, Green Chilies and Sweet Cream of Corn, Yum!

When you combine all these incredible ingredients with a simple boxed cornbread mix, the real magic happens.

Can you picture it? Golden, crispy muffin tops with flecks of green from the chiles- a tender, moist cornbread interior studded with smoky bacon bits and bursts of creamy corn. The aroma alone is enough to have your mouth watering before you even take that first bite.

But the beauty of these Bacon Chili Cornbread Muffins goes beyond their incredible taste. They’re also incredibly versatile, making them a perfect addition to any meal or occasion. Serve them as a savory breakfast treat alongside eggs and fresh fruit for a hearty and satisfying start to your day. Pair them with a steaming bowl of chili or a rich, flavorful soup for a comforting and filling lunch or dinner. Or, let them steal the show as a unique and crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next party or gathering.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen, gather your ingredients and get ready to experience cornbread like never before. Trust us, after one bite of these savory, smoky, slightly spicy muffins, you’ll never settle for plain old cornbread again. It’s time to take your cornbread obsession to new, child and bacon-filled goodness!

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a kitchen novice, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household. Your family, friends and coworkers will go crazy for these when you show up with these little bites of heaven at your next potluck, backyard barbecue or party.

Bacon Green Chili Cornbread Muffin Recipe

Here is the written ingredient list and step but step, but be sure to also watch the YouTube video at the end of this article to see how to make cornbread muffins my way.

Cornbread Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1 can green chilies
  • I box cornbread mix (Krusteazm Jiffy, Famous Daves, or the brand of your choice)
  • 1 can cream of corn
  • 6 slices bacon (or substitute 1/2 cup precooked bacon bits)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


Preheat the oven to 375.

Step One

Line muffin tins with paper muffin liners or if you prefer, just spray the pan with a liberal amount of nonstick baking spray,

Step Two

Cook 6 slices of bacon until crisp. Set on a paper towel to drain. Crumble once cooled. Set aside.

Step Three

Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in the microwave – about 45 seconds until just melted. Set aside.

Step Four

To make the batter, start with 1 box cornbread mix and add it to a medium bowl.

Step Five

Add 1 egg lightly whisked with a fork, 1/2 cup milk (or milk alternative), 3 T melted butter, stirring until blended.

Quick Cornbread Muffin Recipe Made With Bacon, Cream of Corn and Green Chilies

Step Six

Then add one
½ can of cream of corn
1 4oz can green chilies
6 slices of bacon crumbled (or cooked bacon bits)

Fold in gently until combined.

Step Seven

Spoon batter into the muffin tins ⅔ of the way full.

Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean, and they are a golden brown color. Remove from the oven.
Cool for 5 minutes, and then remove muffins from the pan. Continue to cool until serving.

So go ahead, watch the Youtube video to see how easy these are to make, then get ready to embark on a cornbread adventure like no other. These Bacon Chili Cornbread Muffins are about to become your new go-to recipe for any occasion that calls for a delicious, crowd-pleasing treat. Just don’t be surprised if they disappear faster than you can say “cornbread perfection”!

You can store these covered at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate them and then just reheat for 10 seconds in the microwave. These homemade cornbread muffins also freeze really well!

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