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Can you make cornbread in an air fryer? Yes, you can! Bacon loaded cornbread pudding pairs with everything from chicken to ham or steaks. It’s a wonderful potluck dish and this is the best corn casserole I’ve made. It’s easy to put together this air fryer cornbread pudding made with Jiffy cornbread mix. This bacon corn casserole will become a family dinner tradition.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

This air fryer corn casserole is such a tasty side dish and it’s perfect for any occasion including Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a nice sweet and savory blend.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like mac and beer cheese, cider brined turkey breast, hasselback chicken with bacon, or pesto crusted salmon filets.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

You can find corn pudding all over the South of the United States as well as some places on the East coast. Once you have tasted this bacon corn casserole, I promise you will love it as much as I do. Corn casserole with Jiffy Mix is an easy way to pull together this comfort food dish that is a family favorite.

I like to use fresh corn in this cornbread pudding because it’s the main ingredient. Along with the cornbread mix, fresh corn and bacon, you need garlic, onion, chives, eggs, butter, French onion dip, goat’s cheese, and Half & Half.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

I enjoy this hot honey sauce with this recipe. A small drizzle add a bit of a kick.

How to Make Air Fryer Cornbread Pudding

This delicious side dish made with Jiffy cornbread mix is easy enough for baking beginners.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

The first step in making this bacon corn casserole is to fry the bacon and crumble it. Cook the garlic in the bacon fat then add the whole kernel corn. Now you can combine the Jiffy cornbread mix with the garlic, corn, salt, pepper, bacon, and onion. Stir in half the chives too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

Once you have mixed in the eggs, French onion dip, butter and cream, you can transfer the mixture into a baking dish. Bear in mind this dish is going to have to fit into your air fryer so use something that will.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

This corn casserole in the air fryer made with Jiffy cornbread mix will take around 24 minutes to cook. Of course there are various factors that determine the cooking time including your air fryer and baking dish shape and size. However many minutes it takes, this is still the best corn casserole out there!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

Once your air fryer corn casserole is cooked to perfection, add the rest of the chives and goat’s cheese on top. Serve the best corn casserole hot or warm alongside your preferred meat and you will love the flavor. Roasted chicken, salmon patties, air fryer frozen chicken wings, crawfish étouffée, and smoked ham are all delicious with corn casserole.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding corn casserole made with Jiffy Cornbread mix.

Air Fryer Jiffy Cornbread Casserole Variations

There are various ways to alter this Jiffy corn casserole recipe to make it the best corn casserole for you. For example, you could swap the chives for parsley, basil or cilantro, or use a different type of cheese. Goat’s cheese is good but mozzarella, cheddar or a blend would also work in bacon loaded cornbread pudding.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

This is simplest made with Jiffy cornbread mix but if you prefer another brand, go ahead and use that. Perhaps you prefer to make your own cornbread from scratch and of course that is also fine.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

Canned corn would work instead of fresh corn. It would yield a similar result, as would frozen corn.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

How to Store Cornbread

You have to seal or wrap this air fryer corn casserole to stop it from drying out. Use an airtight box, a re-sealable freezer bag, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

Although regular cornbread is usually fine for a day or so on the countertop, I would recommend the refrigerator for this loaded cornbread casserole recipe. The reason for this is it contains cheese and bacon, so pop it in the refrigerator so it stays good for maybe 5 or 6 days as long as it’s in a sealed bag or container.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

You can also freeze this air fryer cornbread pudding made with Jiffy cornbread mix. Divide the leftovers into portions when they are completely cool then seal them in freezer bags or wrap in a double layer of aluminum foil. It will keep for a couple of months this way.

Thaw it out in the refrigerator overnight. You could pop the Jiffy corn casserole in the oven while it’s frozen, but the texture will be better if you let it thaw out overnight.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

Cornbread is usually fine in the refrigerator for up to a week but if it smells sour or feels moist, toss it out. Stale cornbread isn’t unsafe to eat but it won’t taste good anymore, like bread that’s hardened a little.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. It is the best corn casserole!

History of Cornbread

You might be curious about this history of this bacon loaded cornbread pudding. Cornbread is associated with Southern US cuisine and has Native American roots.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. You will love this bacon corn casserole.

Chestnuts, apples, berries, and sunflower seeds were often included in traditional recipes, along with potatoes and/or beans. Baking powder is typically used in modern bacon corn casserole recipes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella. shares a recipe for Air fryer bacon  loaded cornbread pudding. You will love this bacon corn casserole.

Air Fryer Cornbread Pudding Recipe

5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Bacon Loaded Cornbread Pudding

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Bacon loaded cornbread pudding pairs with everything. It’s the best corn casserole I’ve made. It’s easy to put together this air fryer cornbread pudding made with Jiffy cornbread mix. This bacon corn casserole will become a family dinner tradition.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 lb bacon, Thick cut
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Ears corn
  • 1 Package cornbread mix , 8.5 Oz.
  • 1 Tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp. salt, kosher
  • 1 Tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup white onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup chives, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup french onion dip
  • 1/2 Cup half and half
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F. 
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Cook bacon and remove from the skillet. Crumble the bacon. Keep the bacon grease in the skillet. 
  • Add minced garlic and cook in the bacon grease for 30 seconds. Cut corn from the cob and add to the skillet. Saute for 4 minutes and remove from heat.  
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cornbread mix, garlic powder, salt, pepper, corn, crumbled  bacon, diced onion, and half the chives. Stir using a wooden spoon. Next, stir in the whisked eggs, french onion dip, half and half, and melted butter until smooth
  • Pour into an oven safe casserole dish small enough to fit into your air fryer. We used an instant pot vortex and an 8” dish worked perfectly for us. 
  • Place the casserole into the air fryer and cook for 24 minutes. 
  • Garnish with crumbled goat cheese and remaining chopped chives.

Nutrition

Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
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Corn, or maize, was a Native American staple for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Although the best corn casserole is whichever recipe you prefer, I can’t get enough of this simple bacon corn casserole. Try the recipe out yourself and you will soon know why! Knowing how to make cornbread in an air fryer is so easy.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    It isn’t a low fat dish but who cares? It looks incredible and guess what I am making later! Yes this!!