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Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe

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Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe – Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.

Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe - Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.

Or as we call it: THEEEE side dish that completes our [my mom’s] Christmas dinner.

Thank you, Iowa Corn, for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own.

Happy Happy Sunday, my friends! How in the world are you? How’s that Christmas shopping list doing? Are you checking off anything? For your sake, I sure do hope so!

It’s so hard to shop for people. I’m thinking about getting candles for everyone on my list. That will knock ’em all out.  Besides, I’ve been too busy watching DJ Tanner on the Hallmark Channel… Apparently, her real name is Candace, but to me, she will always be DJ. ♥

Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe - Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.

So. Are you seeing this wonderful gold and red amazingness sitting on my plate? THIS, my dear friends, is about to become your family’s favorite side dish recipe. I mean glory be, bacon speaks to my soul. Honestly. It’s so amazing.

I KNOW about the bacon-related-cancer-study-research. I know. BUT, they’ve also claimed that spinach causes cancer… Spinach! Ugh. I’m stickin’ to the in-moderation theory for as long as I can.

The inspiration for this Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe actually comes from two places; Iowa Corn AND my Mom, because we can’t have dinner at her house without it.

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I recently traveled to Iowa for the Iowa CornQuest blogger tour, to learn more about farming corn and all the different processes that are used to produce corn. This tour was one of my absolute favorites because, for me, it was a great learning experience and it opened up my eyes to things that I honestly never thought about, at all. I also met a few farmers, their families, and learned about all the hard work that they put into their family business. If you have a minute, definitely check out my post.

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While we were there, we wined and dined, and had a chance to try all sorts of wonderful corn dishes. In exchange, they challenged us to share a favorite corn recipe with our readers, which was not a challenge at all because I do love love love corn! And bacon. I said it. I LOVE bacon!

Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe - Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.

HOW TO MAKE BACON AND CORN SKILLET

While I realize that fresh sweet corn is hard to come by in December, pick up the frozen stuff. It’s the same thing. Frozen corn is just as nutritious and fresh because, it is frozen within hours of picking. By the way? That goes for all frozen vegetables and fruits.

Don’t feel like going the frozen route? Pick up a couple of [low sodium sweet corn] cans, rinse them well and enjoy.

Another thing! And this is vital to the success of this dish, and your lifelong happiness and well-being; USE shallots, not onions. USE sage, but you can also use rosemary instead. Or thyme. Better yet, use any herbs that you have on hand, but make sure they are FRESH.

Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe - Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.

This is so darn scrumptious for your face. Perfect for Holiday dinners, as well as weeknight meals. Easy to pull together, quick, and family approved.

…and then there’s that bottle of white wine. Sip it up!

ENJOY!

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Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe - Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.
Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Easy and seriously delicious side dish with crispy bacon and deliciously seasoned corn with sage and shallots.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 3 large shallots , diced
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bags (16-ounces each) frozen sweet corn kernels (you can also use 2 15-ounce-cans of low-sodium sweet corn)
Instructions
  1. Place bacon slices in a large skillet; cook over medium-high heat to a desired crispness.
  2. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. Add diced shallots and peppers to the skillet.
  4. Season with salt and pepper; stir in sage and parsley and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Stir in corn and continue to cook for 8 minutes, or until heated through and tender.
  6. Remove from skillet and taste for seasoning; adjust accordingly.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 3

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Corn Skillet Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Responses
  1. Such a great dish ! I’m a big fan of bacon and i have to try this recipe out tonight! Do you think we can add some butter then mix it with corn while it was cooking on the stove?

  2. Just between you and me, when I can’t get fresh corn I actually prefer the canned over the frozen. I feel like the crunch and flavor are better. ANYWAY, this is such a pretty side dish and I know my family would absolutely love it!

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