Melody's Corn Maque Choux


A common Creole dish that can be served as a side dish to any combination of meat and potatoes, pasta, or rice dishes. A flavorful complement. Prep time depend on whether or not you chop your own seasonings or use frozen pre-chopped seasonings. Cook time depends on how long it takes to prepare and cook the rest of the meal. Number of servings depends on how much everybody likes it.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 2 slices bacon

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley

  • 1 pinch Creole seasoning, or to taste

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup beef broth

  • 1 (20 ounce) package frozen corn kernels


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.

  2. Allow bacon to cool; crumble and set aside.

  3. Melt butter with the bacon drippings in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, thyme, salt, black pepper, parsley, and Creole seasoning in the butter mixture until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.

  4. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 more minutes.

  5. Mix in beef broth and corn; bring to a boil.

  6. Cover the saucepan and reduce heat to low; simmer until broth is nearly evaporated and vegetables are tender, about 20 more minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon. Dish can be simmered longer or held over low heat if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 371mg 8%

* 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.