The Best Bacon Cheddar Scones Recipe

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Bacon cheddar scones are full of crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese, and fresh herbs like chives that are baked into the perfect savory scone. Enjoy with butter or as a hearty side to soup.

When one thinks of scones, usually sweetness or fruit flavors come to mind, like fresh peach scones or blueberry lemon. But savory scones are more than willing to show off their awesome flavors too!

Bacon Cheddar Scones on plate

Bacon and cheddar scones

What flavor combo is tried and true? That would be bacon and cheddar cheese of course!

When making fresh eggs for breakfast, this combo is simply delicious and one of our favorite ways to start a perfect day, until this little baked wedge of goodness came along.

Before we get to the flavorful recipe, let's talk about what you will need to make these delicious scones at home!

spatula stirring bacon cheddar scone dough in bowl

Tools to make scones

I have a few of my must-have tools to make perfect scones every time, no matter if they are sweet or savory. Here's what you need:

  • Pastry blender: This is something that is important for cutting in cold butter. Cold butter is what helps to keep your scones fluffy.
  • Silicone spatula: Great for stirring sticky scone dough. For years I used a wooden spoon but found that a spatula works so much better.
  • Bowl scraper or Bench scraper: These are worth their weight in gold when it comes to baking! A bowl scraper can be used like a bench scraper, but it is much cheaper! You can get a set of 6 bowl scrapers for under $7 on Amazon!
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Ingredients for bacon cheddar scones

Ingredients are important to make bacon and cheddar scones. Use the highest quality you can find because it does make a difference!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, very cold, grated or cut in small pieces
  • ¾  cup buttermilk or heavy cream, plus more for brushing on top
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives or fresh herbs
ingredients for bacon cheddar scones

How to make bacon cheddar scones

Instructions to make successful scones are easy to follow and will yield cheesy, fluffy scones that are soft on the inside and have the perfect crumbly edge.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk or cream

Add liquid ingredients, bacon, cheese, and chives to dry ingredients and stir until moistened, and the mixture is well combined and holds together

Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto parchment paper or counter

bacon cheddar scone dough disc

Press dough into 8-inch circle, about ¾ inch thick

Using a sharp knife, or your bowl scraper, cut scone dough circle into 8 wedges

bacon cheddar scones recipe

Divide triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, leaving enough space for the scones to expand when cooked

Brush top with additional buttermilk or cream and place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to set.

brushed tops of scones

Remove from the fridge and place in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool slightly on a cooling rack. Serve warm or room temperature

You can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Bacon cheddar Scones
bacon cheddar scones

Bacon Cheddar Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Bacon cheddar scones are full of crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese, and fresh herbs like chives that are baked into the perfect savory scone. Enjoy with butter or as a hearty side to soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, very cold grated or cut in small pieces
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or heavy cream, plus more for brushing on top
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives or fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder
  2. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk or cream
  4. Add liquid ingredients, bacon, cheese, and chives to dry ingredients and stir until moistened, and the mixture is well combined and holds together
  5. Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto parchment paper or counter
  6. Press dough into 8-inch circle, about ¾ inch thick 
  7. Brush top with additional buttermilk or cream
  8. Using a sharp knife, cut circle into 8 wedges
  9. Divide triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, leaving enough space for the scones to expand when cooked 
  10. Place in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  13. Remove from oven and cool slightly
  14. Serve warm or room temperature
  15. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

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