Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones
These delicious savory scones have cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and scallions for a freshly baked brunch treat!
Odds are you’ve had a scone before.
But how about a savory scone?
Scones shouldn’t be limited to dried cranberries, orange zest, and cinnamon.
These have got crisp bacon, scallions, and cheddar cheese in them, and they ROCK.
And if you want to take them to the next level, add some sauteed jalapeno peppers. I do that half the time I make these.
Start by combining flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a big bowl, then stir in cheddar cheese, scallions, and bacon:
Here’s a post on How to Cook Bacon in the Oven, which is my preferred method!
Work in butter until you get pea sized pieces of butter coated in the flour mixture. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream:
Stir until a dough forms, pat the dough out into a rectangle, and cut it into triangles:
It’s all ready to go into the oven! 20 minutes in and they’ll be crisp and flaky.
Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones
- 6 slices bacon diced
- 10 oz all purpose flour, by weight (2 cups, measured)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 oz cheddar cheese grated
- 3 scallions chopped
- 5 tbsp butter cubed
- 2/3 cup heavy cream plus or minus a tablespoon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp, then drain on a paper towel and let cool completely.
- Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir in the cheddar, scallions, and bacon.
- Work the butter cubes in with your fingertips, until you get pea sized pieces of butter coated in the flour mixture. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream.
- Stir to distribute (and do not overstir or the scones will get tough). The scones will be a little crumbly but should press together well.Turn the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper, and use your fingers to press it into a big rectangle. Then cut into triangles.
- Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, until the edges are crisp but the interior is still moist (the best way to tell is to taste). Enjoy, preferably while they’re still warm.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
40 Comments on “Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones”
Turned out beautifully, I did add 1/4 cup half & half, I couldn’t get a decent dough. Outside of that, very good!
Mile High altitude adjustment:
2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
These sound amazing! I’m anxious to try them. How much flour? It says 10 oz which is 1 & 1/4 cup of flour, and then the other list says 10 oz. (2 cups).
Sorry – I figured it out. Weight not volume. I just made these and they are delicious! I sent pictures to my daughters to tease them. They will love them too!
I tried making these, but found them really dry. The recipe has no eggs? I will try them again adding eggs
Hi Angie, it sounds like the scones were overbaked. You may have an oven that runs hotter than mine (do you have a thermometer?) Adding eggs will change the texture, make them airier and fluffier. If that’s what you’re going for then adding them is fine, but the scones should be moist without them.
These were wonderful.
Angie, I’m so glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know =)
OMG!!!I just joined , these scones were the first things I saw andI could almost taste themjust looking at the picture!! Can’t wait to try them…and to check out the other recipes. If they are anything like this I will have alot of fun looking and cooking!!
Hi Lydia, Welcome!!! These really are one of my favorite foods ever. They’re indulgent and totally delicious. Let me know how you like them!
just followed you on pinterest 🙂 this looks delicious, I want to make this next week but what can I substitute for the heavy cream?
Hi Sara! Hm, are you allergic to dairy or something? Cream is pretty important for scones, that’s what makes it a scone versus something like a biscuit, which is made with buttermilk. The proportions would have to be very different too.
Just made them for breakfast. Found the recipe several weeks ago and saved it. OH MY GOD!!!! Instead of one I ate two. Taking some to work with me this evening. I did add a chili pepper that I had grown myself. It was just laying on the cabinet and I said why not . Great recipe. I’m thinking of trying your current tofu recipe. I only use tofu in hot and sour soup. Maybe I need to branch out.
YAY!!! Yes these are some of my favorites. So glad you enjoyed them! Have fun with cooking and definitely branch out. You may like new stuff, you may not, but it’s always worth a try so you can discover new great foods. Happy cooking!
I just made these and they are phenomenal!! I inhaled three of them immediately…. currently trying to exercise some control and save a few for others to try! Thanks for another wonderful recipe 🙂
Hi Jennifer, YAY!!!!! I’m so glad you loved them so much! Yes, self restraint is difficult with these…I think Pete and I devoured ours within 24 hours LOL.
Yummmm! There’s no way these aren’t delicious- 3 of my fav’s scones, cheddar, bacon!!
They sound like a perfect comfort snack!
Oooh, these sound so good! Hope you had an excellent weekend in Orlando!
Wow, have fun in Orlando. These look amazing. Anything you touch is golden, especially when you use bacon!
These are a delicious creation-yum! Your picture tells me that these are moist and chock full of goodies. I am saving this savory recipe. Also, enjoy your time at the Orlando Festival!
WOW! These scones look fabulous! Your picture definitely shows how wonderfully tasty things are!! Hope you’re having fun in Orlando!