Light and flaky, these bacon cheddar scones are made with crisped bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese and green onions. Delightful, savory scones to serve with brunch or as a breakfast on-the-run!
*Please note* this post was originally published in 2018. I’ve since redone the post text but the recipe remains the same.
Bacon cheddar scones!! Since this post comes right after a blessed weekend of stuffing myself full of Thanksgiving goodies, I feel I should probably be posting something a bit lighter than a recipe containing cheese and bacon, but I just can’t let another week go by without sharing these scones with you all.
Are any of you like me in that you struggle with coming up with ideas for lunch? I usually eat leftovers during the week, or I make myself a salad, but when we’re all eating lunch together on the weekend I often find myself wanting to prepare something that we can all enjoy without feeling like I’m cooking a whole dinner. Savory scones have been my answer as of late! They’re not exactly healthy, but they are warm and comforting, and you can whip them up quickly. They pair so well with a nice light soup!
Even the kids love these scones, green bits and all!
How do you make bacon cheddar scones?
I have a question for you. How MUCH do you like bacon? I hope your answer is a lot. A LOT! I like bacon a lot. Obviously, I know it’s not good for your heart and blah, blah, blah….but it’s just one thing I would have such a hard time giving up. It’s the smell of it, the crunch of it, the saltiness…I could go on. Plus, it’s so versatile! You can put it in salads, eat it with eggs, pair it with something sweet…the list is never ending. Bacon!!!!
It only makes sense that bacon would be fantastic in a scone!
Anyway, these savory scones are a cinch to whip up. In a large mixing bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, parsley and salt. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, work the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.
One little tip – I like to grate my butter for scones with a cheese grater to make sure it’s dispersed evenly throughout – I take the 1/2 cup butter from the fridge, shred it, and put the flakes into the freezer while I’m preparing the rest of the ingredients!
Slowly add the buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough begins to form. Add both cheeses, the bacon and the onions and continue mixing until the dough comes together completely. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into an 8″ circle, about 1″ thick. Using a sharp knife, divide the circle into 8 equal wedges.
How long do you bake these bacon cheddar scones for?
Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Mine took about 16 minutes. Trust me, these scones are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a giant pat of butter.
These scones are the epitome of comfort baking. They’re soft, flaky and cheesy. If you aren’t making them for lunch, they also go well with coffee for a simple and delicious breakfast (even on the go) or for a snack in the afternoon with a cup of tea. They’re also super easy to make – the only real prep you have to do is to cook the bacon and shred the cheese.
Do yourself a favor and try one of these savory scones the next time you’re looking for something different for lunch!
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Bacon Cheddar Scones
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8 scones 1x
Light and flaky, these bacon cheddar scones are made with crisped bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese and green onions.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, shredded*
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and diced
- 2 green onions, diced (the green part only)
- Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, parsley and salt. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, work the cold, shredded butter into the flour mixture until it resembles pea-sized crumbs. Slowly add the buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough begins to form. Add both cheeses, the bacon and the onions and continue mixing until the dough comes together completely.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into an 8″ circle, about 1″ thick. Using a sharp knife, divide the circle into 8 equal wedges. Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Mine took about 16 minutes.
- Remove the scones from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Don’t forget the butter!
Scones are best enjoyed immediately, but can be kept in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days, or 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Scones can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
- I like to take 1/2 cup (block) of butter from the fridge and shred it with my cheese grater. I keep the shaved butter in the freezer while I prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: breakfast
- Method: oven bake
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: bacon cheddar scones // savory scones // cheddar chive scones // cheesy scones
Girl, I love that you put butter on your scones. And that you put cheese and bacon IN your scones :). These sound sooooo good–save a couple for me. I’ll be by for lunch! Have a great weekend, Katherine!
I HAVE to have butter on my scones. A lot of it! Even on the cheese and bacon scones 🙂 I’ll keep a few toasty warm and ready for you, Kelsie! Hope you had a great weekend my friend!
Yummy! I bet these are sooooo good!
They are amazing! Thank you Kelly!
How much do I love bacon ? Absolutely, Katherine 🙂 Shared !
I’m guessing you love it as much as I do!! 😉 Thank you!
My two favorite words in the universe are bacon and cheese. So happy you didn’t let your Thanksgiving pig out affect your decision to bring us this fantastically bacon/cheese/carby recipe. Pinning to make for brunch one weekend and to serve at Thanksgiving. My hubby’s family is going to LOVE me when I walk in with a big tray of these babies!
I KNOW right!? Bacon and cheese just bring a smile to my face. You will definitely be the star of the Thanksgiving show if you bring these babies by! Cheers, Karrie!
That shot of the scone with the butter smeared on it? SWOOOOON! You can never go wrong with a good scone…and then put bacon and cheese in there? Now you’re talking! Love the idea of serving these with soup. What a comforting meal that would be! Pinned! Can’t wait to try. I’ve been on a baking kick lately and these would be perfect 🙂 Have an awesome upcoming weekend! XO
Haha, a big pat of butter on a freshly baked scone has got to be one of my favourite things to indulge in, Dawn!! I love that you’ve been on a baking kick! I hope you share some of your goodies! Thank you my friend! XO
We don’t often eat bacon in our house. I’ll buy it occasionally for a treat, or if we are hosting a brunch. So I’m thinking I need to buy some bacon now so I can make these scones for our next brunch! People would go crazy for these! Can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon!
I used to never really buy it, because I know how terrible it is for you but I just love it so much that we’ve been eating it fairly regularly!! And you definitely can’t go wrong with pairing it with cheese!! Thanks Leanne!! Hope you had a terrific weekend!
You can’t wrong with anything bacon and cheddar! My stepson would love these! And I would too…if I wasn’t lactose intolerant. But maybe it would be worth just one bite 🙂 Mmmmmm!!! XOXO
Aaah I’m sorry that you’re lactose intolerant! I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t eat cheese anymore!! I think you should definitely make them and then sneak a bite 😉 Thanks Kelly!! XO
I love bacon — it’s a guilty pleasure and it adds so much flavor to everything! I enjoy savory scones over sweet ones so I love this creation, and great tip regarding grating the butter!
It really does add so much flavour! I like cooking things in bacon grease occasionally, as terrible as that is for you!! Thanks Marcie, they’re really good!
You can NEVER have too much bacon! It is a guilty pleasure that I can not give up. These scones look soft, flaky, cheesy, bacon-y and absolutely delicious!!
I can NOT give it up either, Thao! I love it! These scones are super soft and flaky. I always end up eating two when I only planned on eating one!! Thanks friend!
My hubby doesn’t think he likes scones…..BUT if I call them cheesy bacon biscuits, he’ll be all over them! Perfect with chili!
Haha! You just have to shape them into more of a biscuit style, and he won’t be able to resist them. Definitely perfect with chili!! Thanks Liz!
These scones sound perfectly delicious. In my book, lunch is nothing more than an excuse to eat leftovers. I love leftovers. When you dress them up with something freshly made, like these scones, that just puts it over the top.
I am with you. I LOVE leftovers too, which is lucky for me because we pretty much always have some! Thanks Jeff!
Oh yum, cheese and bacon sound like a delicious addition to the scones. My boys will absolutely love this as well. A really yummy lunch idea 🙂 Have a great week Katherine 🙂
I think your boys would surely like this one, Ashika! Thank you my friend! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂
The world needs some cheesy bacon!!! I’m sure these scones will score major brownie points with my kids.
I totally agree Maria!! Based on what I know, your kids would definitely love these!
Katherine – I’ve been loving savory scones! Cheese + bacon is so so good, I could put that combo on or in just about anything. I may have to make these for day-after-Thanksgiving next month! Thanks for the inspiration!
Yeees! Glad to hear I’m not the only one addicted to cheese and bacon 😉 I hope you end up making them, Laura. They’re terrific!!
I LOVE bacon – it’s the most amazing ingredient! Even just a little bit can transform a dish!
I also happen to love savory scones. And your Cheesy Bacon Scones are shouting my name, Katherine…I’d like to have one with a steaming bowl of tomato soup!
I totally agree Marissa! It’s one thing I just could never give up. These scones would be PERFECT with a bowl of tomato soup! XO
I do love bacon! And carbs!
What’s not to love!? 🙂
That photo with the pat of butter on the scone is literally making my mouth water, these look SO delicious!! 😀
Gotta have butter on a fresh scone!! 🙂 Thank you Catherine!!
these look delicious! hope you had a great thanksgiving (:
Thanks Heather! It was terrific 🙂
It’s my son’s favorite. When ever I cook this dish he has some extra space in his lunch box.
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