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Bacon and Sausage Corn Bisque with Easy Corn Muffins

Remember when I mentioned, in my Make Meal Planning Work post, that I was going to make a Sausage and Corn Bisque?  The original recipe was part of my menu plan for the week.  As I mentioned, I use the Aldi menu plan, and from time to time I tweak recipes that I get on my eMeals plan.

bacon and sausage corn bisque

My tweaking of the Sausage and Corn Bisque recipe started out innocently.

I was CWD- cooking while butterdistracted- and accidentally added a half cup of butter to the pan to sauté my onions in… instead of the quarter cup it called for.


baconYou can never have enough butter, right?

As I sautéed the onions in the pan, I couldn’t help but think how yummy some bacon would be in it.  After all, bacon and onions go together like peanut butter and jelly.  So, I pulled out twelve slices of precooked bacon and threw it in the pan with the butter and onions.

I also increased the frozen corn from 12 ounces to 16 ounces.  Why put a 4 ounce serving of corn back in the freezer, when you can throw it in the pot.

Here’s my final version of the recipe.

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Bacon and Sausage Corn Bisque
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  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 14 oz package smoked sausage, cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 slices pre-cooked bacon
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 4 cup milk
  • 16 oz corn, thawed
  1. Peel and cube potatoes; place in a pot and
  2. cover potatoes with water. Boil potatoes until
  3. fork tender, 15 minutes, then drain.
  4. Slice sausage into bite size pieces, set aside.
  5. Sauté onion and bacon in butter in a large pot.
  6. Add flour, salt and pepper.
  7. Stir constantly for 1 minute.
  8. Add milk and bring to a boil.
  9. Add corn and sausage after 1 minute.
  10. Return to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. Stir in potatoes and heat through.

I also made corn muffins to go with the Bacon and Sausage Corn Bisque, as my eMeals plan suggested.  Once again, I was CWD.  The meal plan said to combine 2 boxes of cornbread mix with 2 eggs and one 15 oz can of creamed corn and bake in greased 8×8 inch casserole dish for 20 minutes.  As I was prepping the cornbread mix, Sister climbed up in the chair by the counter and asked if she could help.  I poured milk into a measuring cup and let her dump it into the cornbread mix, then let her add the eggbeaters (which I substitute for whole eggs).  As I started fork-stirring the mixture, I looked at the meal plan.  OH MY WORD!  I was supposed to skip the milk and add the can of cream style corn!  Ugh.  I knew if I just added the corn, it would be too wet.  So, I grabbed another box of cornbread mix (for a total of three) and threw it in, then added the can of cream corn.  This, of course, yielded far more mix than my 8×8 pan could handle, so I pulled out the muffin pan.

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Easy Corn Muffins
Serves: 12-18
  • 3 boxes cornbread mix
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ½ cup Egg Beaters (or two large eggs)
  • 15 oz can cream style corn
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Lightly grease muffin tin and set aside
  3. Combine corn muffin mix with milk, Egg Beaters, and creamed corn
  4. Fill muffin cups ¾ full for larger rounded muffins (makes 12) or ⅔ full for shorter muffins (makes 16-18)
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean

Both the bisque and the muffins turned out great, despite my CWD state.  Mister, who is hard to please, ate his entire bowl of bisque!

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Do you ever have to tweak recipes on the fly because of CWD?  How’d they turn out?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I’ve never made corn bread with cream of corn. I might have to get over my bias and try it out. 😉

  2. Ooh! Those corn muffins look delicious! I usually stir corn into mine too – and now, I’m totally craving them!

  3. Those both look delicious. But I’m the only one around here who wild easy it probably. 🙁

  4. I had to laugh at your cooking style. I am the same way. I always throw in what I think will work and hope for the best. In this case the results look yummy!

  5. I have been looking for this recipe. Now that the weather has gotten chillier I crave soups and stew!

  6. I’m not a bacon eater, so I chose not to pin this previously. But this cornbread idea sounds amazing. I always have added about 2T of sugar to my cornbread recipe, but the addition of the creamed corn sounds even bettter!

  7. you had me at bacon

  8. I wish I had this type of dinner around here about now! I don’t feel like cooking a thing, and this sounds great!

  9. Yummy I need to added this to my mean planner. I love meals like this when its cold.

  10. This looks really great. My husband and daughter like soups, so now that the weather is getting ready to cool off, I need more soup recipes. Great timing.

  11. you said bacon. and chowdah. yummy. the sausage is a bonus.

  12. Oh this sounds delicious. Definitely comfort food for a cool, fall day.

  13. This looks like the perfect comfort food

  14. My husband would be so happy if I made this! I don’t eat sausage, so it would be a great recipe to make for his lunches at work!

  15. This all looks YUMMY!! Especially the corn muffins, I totally want to try that recipe!

  16. This sounds delicious. I will have to save this so I can get the ingredients to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Minus out the pork fact and this looks really good! I especially like the muffins!

  18. This bisque looks like something my family would really love. We love a simple meal like this – add corn muffins and we are all happy campers!

  19. You make great recipes. This one makes me so hungry!

  20. Ooh yummy! This would be a huge hit in my house! Thanks so much for another scrumptious recipe!

  21. I like the way you used a mistake – too much butter and turned it into something delicious.

  22. This Looks yummy!
    Im thinking of cold winter time and this warm and hearty bisque mummmm

  23. What a delicious meal! Perfect for these cold Fall nights.

  24. I have never tried bisque before. Is it like soup or chowder?

  25. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I really want to try this. Guess I know what recipe I am using for soup night.

  26. Whoa, a bacon & sausage corn bisque? That surely does sound delicious! I think I had bisque once and I thought it was just OK, but this new & improved version just made me want to make my own to give it a 2nd try.

    Thanks for the great idea, it looked delicious! As someone said, it surely looks like some comfort food 🙂

  27. One Southern Girl says:

    Ooh, corn muffins are sounding really yummy today!! It’s been awhile since we’ve had any…

  28. Christina Strapp says:

    These sound good, will have to give them a try.