Sauteed Corn, Bacon, and Scallions

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

The richness of bacon and the bite of scallions complement the sweetness of corn kernels in this hearty side dish.


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 4 cups corn kernels

  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper

  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes

  • 2 to 3 scallions, sliced


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add corn kernels; season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until corn is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in scallions. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Raw or cooked kernels can be frozen in resealable plastic bags for up to six months. Be sure to write the date on the bag with a marker for future reference.

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