Corn with a Kick Recipe
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Corn with a Kick Recipe

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From Burns, Wyoming, Nancy McDonald shares this zesty summer side dish that's great with canned , frozen or leftover corn. Tomato and green pepper add bright color and taste. "It's terrific at barbecues and potlucks," she assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 125 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 961 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the corn, tomato, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Leftover corn from Grilled Corn and Peppers (recipe also in Recipe Finder) may be used in this recipe. One ear of corn equals about 1/2 cup kernels.
Originally published as Corn with a Kick in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p15

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Very good recipe and very easy to prepare :)"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"We are big fans of southwestern cuisine and commercially sold "Mexi-corn" is a terrific side dish that complements any dish. this corn reminds me of a "homemade version. I used frozen kernel corn and it is delicious...would definitely make again. I am sure it will be a family fav!"

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