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Corn Muffins with Bacon Bits and Cheddar Cheese

Corn Muffins with Bacon Bits and Cheddar Cheese


  • A drizzle extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 box corn muffin mix, plus ingredients listed on package for 1 batch muffins

  • 1 rounded teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

  • 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped chives

  • 1/3 pound brick sharp yellow cheddar, chopped into 1/4-inch dice


Pre-heat the oven, according to the muffin mix package directions.

Drizzle a little EVOO into a small skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add the bacon to the hot pan and crisp, 5-6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.

Prepare the muffin mix and a muffin tin according to the package directions. Stir in the paprika, chives, cheese and crisp bacon bits. Fill the muffin tin and bake until golden brown.