Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux


This is a Cajun corn maque choux recipe I've had forever. I first prepared it when I was in my high school class in Metairie, Louisiana. It's awesome!

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large fresh tomato, chopped

  • ¼ cup milk

  • salt to taste

  • cayenne pepper

  • 8 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions


  1. Cut corn off the cobs by thinly slicing across the tops of the kernels; place in a medium bowl. Cut across the kernels again to release milk from the corn and add this to the bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook until onion is transparent, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  3. Combine corn, tomatoes, and milk with the onion mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes longer, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Do not boil. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Lower heat, cover the skillet, and cook, 5 to 10 minutes longer.

  4. Stir in bacon and green onions. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
22g Fat
23g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 884mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 633mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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