Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"This is a Cajun recipe I've had forever! I first prepared it when I was in my high school class in Metairie, Louisiana. It's awesome!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 5 m servings 346
Original recipe yields 6 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  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, add milk to bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper, cook until onion is transparent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Combine corn, tomatoes, and milk with the onion mixture. Reduce heat to medium low, and cook 20 minutes longer, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Do not boil. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Lower heat, cover skillet, and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer. Stir in green onions and bacon. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 346 calories; 21.5 23.1 17.9 42 884 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 48
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This was really good and so easy! Fresh corn is out of season so I used canned corn(but I'm sure frozen would be good too). I chopped the bacon and cooked it in a regular saute pan. I took the...

We wanted something light and summery for dinner so decided on this recipe. I was skeptical about milking the cob-I cut mine so close there was nothing left(we didn't need it anyway). I used 2...

Really great recipe. Unfortunately, I had to use frozen corn as corn on the cob is out of season here. The bacon and tomato really made the dish and the cayenne put it over the top. Be VERY care...

Turned out great with no modifactions. If/when I make this again I'll dice the onions rather than slice them for the sake of consistency and to make it easier to eat. It went over really well at...

Very good. I used three cups of canned corn, drained, instead of fresh.

I made this as a side dish for a Mardi Gras dinner party. Everyone loved it. I made it as written, using red and orange peppers and frozen corn and adding "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning. I so...

Great flavor! Especially warm/hot. I don't recommend eating it cold as you lose some of that flavor. Served it with a kilbasa. Yummo!

This was a great cool-down with a hot Cajun meal. If you're feeling lazy, you can also use bacon bits instead of the real thing.

Yes it's really that good. 5 stars. It's worth the extra effort of using fresh corn off the cob. I also went heavy handed with the cayenne, I like spicy! Used only a tablespoon or two of milk. S...