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Cheesy Cream Corn with Smoky Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 ounce each) packages frozen corn
  • 4 strips bacon, 1/2-inch diced and drippings
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Serves:

8

The amazing combination of sweet corn with melted Cheddar cheese and smoky bacon makes this side dish a worthy candidate for your Thanksgiving table.

Why Try? This creamy corn side dish pairs up beautifully with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing. It just fits right in. You’ll want to give it a recurring role in your Thanksgiving spread, or anytime you want to serve something special.

Foodie Byte: The bacon adds a wonderful finishing touch to this dish. Avoid the temptation to use less than the recipe calls for.

Preparation

  1. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove.
  2. In drippings, sauté onions until soft but not brown. Add corn and cheese to onions. Cook, stirring about 10 minutes.
  3. Add cream and seasonings. Top with bacon and heat until bubbly.

Nutritional Information

Calories 224, Carbohydrates 18g, Cholesterol 34mg, Fat 14g, Fat Calories 123, Fiber 2g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 259mg. Daily Values: Calcium 138.97mg 14%, Phos 128.09mg 13%, Copper 0.02mg 1%, Zinc 0.76mg 5%, Panto 0.23mg 2%, Biotin 1.86mcg 620%, Iodine 11.24mcg 7%, Magnesium 10.5mg 3%, Iron 0.23mg 1%, Vitamin B6 4%, Vitamin C 6%, Vitamin B12 5%, Vitamin D 3%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 5%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.