Delicious Southern Corn and Bacon Soufflé Recipe

Attention all foodies and home cooks! I have a mouth-watering southern-style recipe that will knock your socks off – my Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle. This recipe is the perfect blend of creamy corn, crispy bacon, and rich parmesan cheese. Trust me when I say that this dish will become an instant favorite at any gathering, whether it’s a family dinner or a potluck with friends!

As a chef specializing in southern cuisine, I’ve always been drawn to the flavors of sweet corn and crispy bacon. When I stumbled upon this recipe, I knew I had to try it out. The combination of fluffy souffle texture, savory bacon bits, and sweet corn kernels was simply divine. With every bite, you get the perfect balance of sweet and salty, making it a perfect comfort food for any occasion.

What’s more, this recipe is extremely easy to make with ingredients readily available in your pantry. So why wait? Let’s dig into the recipe and discover how to make this delectable Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle
Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle

Get ready to fall head over heels for my Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle recipe! This dish embodies everything that is delightful about Southern cuisine all in one spoonful.

First of all, let’s talk about the ingredients. We’ve got sweet corn kernels, smoky bacon, and tangy parmesan cheese — a flavor combination that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Not to mention the subtle kick of cayenne pepper that adds just the right amount of heat.

But what really sets this dish apart is its texture. The souffle is light and airy, almost like a fluffy cloud on your plate. But at the same time, it has a creamy, custardy quality that makes it oh so satisfying. It’s perfect for brunch or as a side dish at any Southern-inspired meal.

Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make! You don’t need any fancy equipment or special skills. Just some basic pantry staples and a little bit of elbow grease. In fact, you can even customize this recipe to fit your tastes by swapping out ingredients or adjusting the spices.

But perhaps my favorite thing about this souffle is its versatility. You can serve it straight out of the oven for a warm and comforting dinner side dish, or chilled as part of a summer picnic spread. And if you’re feeling creative, you can even use it as a base for other recipes like a quiche or breakfast casserole.

Trust me when I say that this Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle will become a staple in your recipe arsenal. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you later!

Ingredient List

 Golden crust and fluffy insides make this Corn and Bacon Souffle a Southern delight!
Golden crust and fluffy insides make this Corn and Bacon Souffle a Southern delight!

Before getting started, let’s make sure we have all the necessary ingredients for this southern-style corn and bacon souffle.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Corn kernels: 2 cups of fresh corn, canned corn or creamed corn will do!
  • Bacon: 6 strips of crispy cooked bacon, diced
  • Onion: 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped
  • All-purpose flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Eggs: 3 large eggs, separated
  • Unsalted butter: 2 tablespoons to be melted
  • Parmesan cheese: 1/2 cup grated parmesan + extra for topping
  • Cream cheese: 1/3 cup softened and at room temperature
  • Sour Cream: 1/3 cup
  • Cayenne pepper: 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

With these ingredients, you can easily whip up a delicious corn and bacon souffle that will quickly become a new favorite dish on your table.

The Recipe How-To

 This savory souffle is a great way to start your day!
This savory souffle is a great way to start your day!

Now that we have all the ingredients lined up, let’s get cooking the Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle. Follow this recipe how-to guide carefully to ensure perfect results every time.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Cook bacon and onion

In a skillet over medium heat, cook 6 slices of bacon until crispy, then transfer the bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.

Chop 1 medium onion finely and cook them in the same skillet with bacon grease until it becomes translucent.

Step 3: Combine ingredients for souffle mixture

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of corn kernels (fresh or frozen), 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Add 4 eggs into the corn mixture into another bowl, whisking until fully combined.

Combine the egg-corn mixture with 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of sour cream, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted, 1/3 cup of cream cheese melted, and ¾ cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Stir everything together to make sure there are no lumps.

Step 4: Fold in egg whites

In another bowl, beat 4 egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Slowly fold it in with the corn mixture ensuring not to deflate the egg whites.

Step 5: Add bacon and onion

Crumble the cooked bacon into small pieces and add to the corn mixture along with the chopped onions. Mix everything well.

Step 6: Transfer souffle mixture to baking dish

Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Pour souffle mixture into the baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula.

Step 7: Bake

Place the baking dish on the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Cool and serve

After removing from the oven, let’s cool the Souffle for 5 minutes before serving. This will allow the souffle to firm up a bit. Serve hot garnished with freshly chopped herbs or some more cooked bacon.

Substitutions and Variations

 Did someone say bacon? This souffle has got you covered.
Did someone say bacon? This souffle has got you covered.

The great thing about Southern-style cuisine is that it’s all about using what you have and making it work. So, don’t feel like you have to stick completely to the ingredient list to make this corn and bacon souffle recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Instead of parmesan cheese, try using cheddar cheese for a sharper and more savory taste.

– If you’re watching your dairy intake or simply don’t have any cream cheese on hand, use Greek yogurt instead.

– For a spicier twist, add jalapeno peppers to your corn and bacon mixture. Or sprinkle cayenne pepper into the souffle batter for a kick of heat.

– If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, swap out the all-purpose flour for almond flour or gluten-free flour mix.

– Want a sweeter souffle? Use canned creamed corn instead of regular kernels and add in a tablespoon or two of brown sugar.

– To make mini versions of this dish, bake the batter in muffin tins instead of a large casserole dish.

Remember, cooking is all about experimenting with new flavors and ingredients. So don’t be afraid to get creative with this Southern-style corn and bacon souffle recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 A mouth-watering breakfast treat that'll have you coming back for seconds.
A mouth-watering breakfast treat that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

Get ready to be transported down South when you take your first bite of this Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle. The rich and creamy flavors of the dish make it perfect as a side dish or even a main course for dinner. Serve this souffle alongside grilled meats like steak, chicken or pork chops, and watch as your guests’ faces light up in satisfaction.

Another way to pair this dish is by adding it to your weekend brunch menu. It would make a great accompaniment to a hearty breakfast platter that includes eggs, bacon or sausage, roasted potatoes and a side of avocado toast.

If you’re planning a potluck or hosting a large gathering, Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle is one of those dishes that can steal the show. This recipe can easily serve 8-10 people, and all you need to do is double the recipe if you’re looking to feed even more hungry guests.

For an extra Southern touch, consider serving the souffle in individual ramekins. It not only looks beautiful but makes for easy portion control. You can also top it with some freshly chopped parsley or chives to add color and freshness.

However you decide to serve it, Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So whip up this heartwarming dish today and watch as your guests scrumptiously savor every last bit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A cheesy, corny, bacony masterpiece that's perfect for brunch or breakfast.
A cheesy, corny, bacony masterpiece that’s perfect for brunch or breakfast.

One of the best things about this Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, making it easy to have a delicious dish ready for a special occasion. If you’d like to make it a day or two before serving, follow the recipe instructions and let the souffle cool completely before storing in the refrigerator. Simply cover the dish tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to reheat and serve.

To reheat the souffle, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and remove the souffle from the refrigerator. Keep it covered with foil as you place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. You may need to adjust the time depending on the size of your dish and your oven.

If you have leftovers after serving, simply allow them to cool and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, place individual portions in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until heated through.

For best results when reheating corn souffle, be sure to cover it tightly to prevent any moisture from escaping. This will help keep your souffle moist and flavorful, just like when you first prepared it.

Now that you know how easy it is to make ahead, store, and reheat this delicious Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle recipe, there’s no excuse not to prepare it for your next special occasion! Whether you’re hosting a brunch or preparing a holiday meal, this dish is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your brunch guests with this delicious and impressive souffle recipe.
Impress your brunch guests with this delicious and impressive souffle recipe.

Now that you know how to make Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle, let’s talk about some tips that will help you get perfect results every time. Here are my top three recommendations:

First, make sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form before folding them into the corn mixture. This step is essential for achieving a light and airy souffle texture. Using room temperature egg whites and a clean, dry mixing bowl will help to ensure that they whip up properly.

Second, be careful not to overmix the batter. Once you’ve combined the wet and dry ingredients, be gentle when stirring in the corn kernels and bacon. Overmixing can cause the souffle to become dense and heavy rather than light and fluffy.

Finally, don’t skip the preheating step. Make sure your oven is fully preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before baking the souffle. This ensures that it cooks evenly and doesn’t collapse when taken out of the oven.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making a delicious Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle that is sure to impress your family and friends.


Now that you know how to make this mouth-watering Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle, it’s natural to have some questions or concerns. To provide you with further guidance, we’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for your reference. So, if you’re wondering about ingredient substitutions or storage tips, keep on reading.

What is the secret of souffle?

Creating a flawless soufflé is all about preserving the egg whites’ fullness during whisking to ensure they rise perfectly in the oven. It is crucial to use room-temperature egg whites and plan for at least one and a half per serving.

What is the unique dish used to make a serving of a souffle?

Individual servings can be easily presented in ramekin and souffle dishes, which are not limited to serving only souffle or crème brulee. They can be utilized for a variety of appetizers, desserts and snacks, ranging from dips and puddings to ice cream and olives.

What to serve with corn souffle?

Looking for mouth-watering dishes to impress your guests during a summer cookout? You should definitely try grilled bone-in pork chops. If you’re planning ahead for holiday feasts, why not consider a crockpot brown sugar ham or oven-roasted turkey breast? And for those who love BBQ dishes, you won’t regret trying out the mouth-watering BBQ apple butter ribs, served perfectly with a side of corn and cornbread.

What can I use instead of canned cream corn?

Being unable to obtain canned creamed corn can put a damper on any recipe. However, there is a substitution that I highly recommend due to its similar texture and taste. Simply gather one can of corn kernels, and pour the entire contents of the can into a mixing bowl. Then, add in 1 tablespoon of flour and about one-third of the liquid from the can of corn kernels.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this southern-style corn and bacon souffle recipe is a perfect addition to your collection of comfort food recipes. With its rich flavor and creamy texture, it’s guaranteed to become a crowd-pleaser at any family gathering or potluck event.

This recipe is quick and easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores. So why not try something new and switch up your usual rice casserole or macaroni salad with this savory souffle!

I hope my detailed instructions and tips have been helpful to you. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making a souffle. It’s really foolproof if you follow the steps correctly.

Remember, cooking is an art form that requires experimentation and creativity. So feel free to add your own touch to this recipe by trying out some of the variations mentioned above.

So go ahead and impress your friends and family with this delicious corn and bacon souffle recipe! I guarantee they’ll be asking for more.

Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle

Southern Corn and Bacon Souffle Recipe

The Bacon Cookbook by James Villas
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Cook Time 40 mins
Calories 714 kcal


  • 1/2 lb sliced hickory smoked bacon
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, heated
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper


  • In a large skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat till crisp on paper towels, and crumble. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 1 1/2-quart souflé or baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter, coat the surfaces with half the grated cheese, and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to the skillet and melt over moderate heat. Add the onion and corn, stir for 3 minutes, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • In a saucepan, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat, add the flour, and whisk till golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove pan from the heat, add the milk, and whisk till thickened and smooth. Cool the mixture slightly, then whisk in the eggs one at a time till well blended. Add the corn mixture, bacon, salt and pepper, and cayenne and blend thoroughly. Scrape the mixture into the prepared soufflé dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, and bake till golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve hot.

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Serving: 381gCalories: 714kcalCarbohydrates: 26.8gProtein: 25.3gFat: 57.1gSaturated Fat: 25.7gCholesterol: 424.2mgSodium: 858.5mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breakfast, Brunch, Meat, Pork
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