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Bacon Cheddar Popovers

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bacon cheddar popovers

Every now and then my Grandfather will invite us all out to dinner; my parents, all 6 of my siblings, their significant others, and Rachel, Baby Boy and I. It’s a very sweet gesture, and you can tell, as he sits there at the head of the table watching all of us eat and talk, that he enjoys it. He enjoys seeing the family together, the dynamics, and gets a kick out of our appetites – no matter how much people eat there always seems room for dessert. 😉

My Grandfather is definitely a role model of mine. He’s the only Grandfather I’ve known, my maternal grandfather having died while I was too young to remember him, but he is everything I expect of a Grandfather. A font of wisdom and advice, particularly when it comes to life, careers, and money. He loves his family, and you can tell. He can spot BS, and will call it out, coming from anyone or anything.

I’ve known my Grandfather as long as I can remember, and I always considered him a role model, but I didn’t really appreciate everything he does, and is, until after my Grandmother passed away. Kind of like two suns side by side, but the one is slightly brighter or in the foreground, blocking your vision of the entirety of the other. You know they are both there but you tend to focus more on the one. Rachel told me she felt the same about her Grandfather. Is that the same for your Grandparents (or Parents?)

bacon cheddar popovers

In any event, we had “dinner” on Saturday with Grandpa. But as dinner is really late lunch early dinner, or as I like to say, dunch, we needed something to tide us over. I had seen a recipe for cheese popovers in one of our cookbooks a few weeks back, and suddenly recalled them. They seemed like a great idea, so we made them. Rachel had an even greater idea as I was making them – add bacon. Done!

This was a Weight Watchers recipe before we added bacon. Something tells me the bacon makes these less Weight Watcher friendly. But I’m not complaining. We also added fresh rosemary which brought in extra aromatics and flavor.

For some reason I was expecting popovers to be like mini quiches, dense and eggy. These aren’t. They are light and airy.

The bacon cheddar popovers took about 50 minutes from start to eating, with 20 minutes for prep and 25-30 minutes for baking, but my prep time included Baby Boy distractions so your time may vary. Also note that time seems to slow down infinitely as the popovers near the end of bake time and your house is filled with smells of cheddar and bacon.

Two quick tips if you decide to make these:

  • To prevent the popovers from deflating after coming out of the oven, bake them a little longer than you would think to, until they are are starting to brown.
  • To prevent the inside from getting soggy, stick a knife in the top of them as soon as they come out of the oven, to let steam escape.

bacon cheddar popovers

Bacon Cheddar Popovers


  • 1 2/3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (about 4 scallions)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked crisp and coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a 12 cup popover or jumbo muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine milk, flour, eggs, salt, and cayenne in a bowl, beat well until smooth.
  3. Stir 1 cup Cheddar, 2/3 of the chopped bacon, rosemary, and the scallions into batter.Spoon 1/3 cupfuls of batter into prepared cups. Sprinkle evenly with remaining Cheddar and bacon.
  4. Bake popovers 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 375 degrees and bake until golden brown, an additional 10 minutes or so. Serve hot.

bacon cheddar popovers


12 thoughts

    • Chris
      August 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

      They certainly did not last long here 🙂

      • Terry
        October 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Hello, Chris. This recipe for bacon cheddar popover looks delicious and I will try. I do have one tip though to make them extra airy. Let the milk, eggs and spice rest after mixing at least one hour at room temperature before adding ingredients and filling cups.

        • Chris
          October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

          Awesome tip. We will try this out, thank you Terry!

    • Chris
      August 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Let us know how they like them. They were a hit here!

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  • Britney
    March 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Can these be frozen and re-heated?

    • Chris
      March 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Britney,
      Never tried freezing them- usually we’ll cut the recipe in half- that way there aren’t any leftover for us to freeze. If you try it, let us know how it works for you! Good luck!

  • Barbara
    May 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I’m hosting a ladies=only meeting at my home in June and I wanted to serve something savory to balance out the sweet snacks usually found at ‘after dinner’ meetings. These look like just the ticket, basically a ‘finger food’ but look hearty and warm in case some of our ladies come right from work. I like the fruit and veggie trays, but this is a warm idea and I’ll try it out on the family before the meeting to make sure I like them! They sure look yummy!

    • Chris
      May 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      We do like them! Hope you do too!

  • Michelle
    June 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Made these for breakfast and they were pretty good. I thought the consistency would be more “dinner roll” type though.

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