Bacon Jalapeño Dressing: A Hot Holiday Alternative

Recipe courtesy of Texas Tech Chef Kara Perez of The Market at Stangel/Murdough.

Bacon Jalapeño Dressing

Bacon Jalapeño Dressing


  • 1/4 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, diced
  • 8 cups white bread cubes, toasted
  • 6 cups cornbread, crumbled


    • Sauté bacon in butter for 5 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Leave bacon drippings in pan.
    • Add onion, celery, jalapeño, thyme and chili powder. Cook 5 minutes. Add chicken broth. Simmer while proceeding with next steps.
    • In a large bowl, mix eggs, pepper jack cheese and bacon. Add to the white bread cubes and crumbled cornbread.
    • Gently mix in onion and celery mixture.
    • Spread stuffing in a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake another 20 minutes or until golden brown.

      Yield: 8 servings

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