Creole Corn Recipe
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Creole Corn Recipe

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Colorful veggies combine with bay leaf and bacon in this zippy Southern-style side dish from field editor Joyce Turley of Slaughters, Kentucky.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup each chopped green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving drippings.
  2. Saute onion and peppers in drippings until tender. Add tomatoes and bay leaves. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add corn; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until corn is tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in seasonings. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Creole Corn in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p49

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Lady Fingers
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"I made this last night, as a side, with pot roast. I made a half recipe, and used poblano peppers in place of green bell peppers. The flavor balance is excellent. When I make it again -- and I will -- I will probably increase the amount of corn relative to the other vegetables, but otherwise I would not change it."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"I prepared this last night and cannot begin to tell you how much we loved it. One of the very best recipes I have tried recently. Both my husband and I nearly ate the entire recipe it is so good. We will definitely be having this again. I would give it ten stars if I could. I highly recommend this dish as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"This was the easiest recipe and pulled together quickly. My 6 year old loved it! A wonderful blend for veggies and it is not overpowering on spice incase anyone was worried about the creole spice. Totally perfect!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Good and different recipe for corn. I won't use quite as much Creole seasoning next time."

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