Corn and Zucchini Melody
Zucchini, corn, and onions combined with chopped bacon and cheese. A quick and easy way to use some fresh veggies from your garden!
Zucchini, corn, and onions combined with chopped bacon and cheese. A quick and easy way to use some fresh veggies from your garden!
This is very similar to a Mexican dish called calabacitas. The differences are to omit the bacon-but you can use bacon grease, add diced tomatoes and some garlic while cooking the zucchini, or Mexican squash. You can also add chopped green chili. Cover and cook diced zuch and tomatoes with spices, onion and garlic until tender (10-15 mins. Don't over cook). Add corn (I use canned), heat through and top with cheese--cover till melted. I use cheddar cheese but I'm sure the MJ is very good. Mexican squash looks like zucchini except that it is a light green color.Read More
This is very similar to a Mexican dish called calabacitas. The differences are to omit the bacon-but you can use bacon grease, add diced tomatoes and some garlic while cooking the zucchini, or Mexican squash. You can also add chopped green chili. Cover and cook diced zuch and tomatoes with spices, onion and garlic until tender (10-15 mins. Don't over cook). Add corn (I use canned), heat through and top with cheese--cover till melted. I use cheddar cheese but I'm sure the MJ is very good. Mexican squash looks like zucchini except that it is a light green color.
What a wonderful sidedish this was! My whole family enjoyed it more than the pork roast I served it with. I was too lazy to use corn from a cob, so I just thawed some frozen corn, and I accidentally bought Colby cheese, but it tasted great. I also diced up the bacon before cooking it, as I find it easier than crumbling it afterwards. This will be a regular dish from now on.
Fantastic! Everyone loved it even my brother who despises vegetables. The cheese seemed unnecessary and I will probably leave it out next time.
5/30/06--- Loved this! I didn't have monterrey jack so I subbed a mixture of mozzarella & parmesan. UPDATE 6/01/06----I used the leftovers from this for a snack as a wrap. I spread vidalia onion vinaigrette onto a warm flour tortilla & loaded it w/ the reheated Melody. Wonderful!!!!
I really loved this recipe! After I made it, it looked like A LOT and figured I'd be eating leftovers for a week.... not so, the bowl was empty that very night. I ended up using frozen corn because we don't have fresh corn in Alaska this time of year. I also didn't have monterey jack cheese so I just used this cheddar/monterey jack blend. One addition I added was some chopped red bell pepper. You could do a ton of variations on this if you wanted-- very VERSATAILLE!
This was excellent fresh cooked, but did not taste as good reheated since the zucchini tends to get overcooked and watery when microwaved. Those who thought it mushy to begin with probably overcooked the vegetables. It tastes best tender-crisp.
Delicious and simple!! I used frozen corn and fresh zucchini and it worked really well. I added diced red peppers and about a teaspoon of butter to the bacon drippings for a little added flavor. I also omitted the cheese and let the crumbled bacon simmer with the corn and zucchini for the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking. Everyone, including my picky 2 year old, LOVED it. Thanks for the great recipe!
Super easy and very refreshing. I used canned corn, drained, and it turned out great. For a little added crunch I added some french fried onions when served.
We all thought this was great!! I used less than a tablespoon of bacon fat in a no-stick pan, sauteeing the squash and onion for 5 minutes, then adding the corn and heating for the 10 minutes. Wonderful flavor, color and texture! Thanks!!
Really quite tasty! The bacon lends a nice taste throughout the veggies. I used frozen corn and broccoli and fresh onion. I will make this again.
Corn on its own is just...corn. So is zucchini...just zucchini. Put the two together, add some bacon (and garlic) and we've got something special. Too good as is to add cheese, so I didn't.
Although not huge zucchini lovers we did really enjoy this recipe. I used uncured apple smoked bacon and added some grape tomatoes for color and a small clove of garlic, minced, for flavor. It took less than five minutes for my vegetables to be crisp/tender. Although I used fresh corn frozen would have worked just as well. The cheese was not necessary to make this a five star veggie combo. Served alongside a simple baked haddock topped with Boston’s Legal Seafood style oyster cracker crumbs, this was both a tasty and attractive dish.
Very tasty but make sure you do not overcook the zucchini because it will get mushy.
Really delicous. My bacon didn't yield much dripping so I used vegetable oil and had to add some salt for flavoring. But both my husband and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Delicious! We really enjoyed this very different recipe. The zuchinni and corn was a wonderful mix! SO flavorful!! It took a little more time since I used fresh corn, but I will probably try it w/ frozen corn the next time just to see if it's close in taste. If not, I'll take the extra few minutes necessary for the fresh corn. It's worth it! Also, the onion and bacon really added to the wonderful flavor. I wouldn't leave anything out of this one!
You know a recipe's good when one of your young piglets decides to finish the dish right out of the serving bowl! Of course she asked if anyone else wanted the rest before she did it. (thanks goodness we taught her manners, ha, ha) I always add more seasonings, but what more can I say Gail?
This is really tasty. I used turkey bacon, so I added olive oil for the drippings. Also added salt, garlic powder, and fresh parsley (since I had it on hand). Thanks for the recipe! I don't think I would have thought of this combo on my own.
This was easy to prepare and very tasty. I doubled the recipe and used red onion for a little more color. Everyone loved it. Although I think anything you top with cheese and bacon would be a hit.
Well, an interesting combination, but not really that good. I don't think I'll try it again, and it was grosse for leftovers...oh well, gotta try something once, right?
Awesome!! I added 1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper for color and 3 extra pieces of bacon and some minced garlic. I also increased the cheese to 1/2 cup. Quarter zucchini in 1/2" slices for best texture. Very good recipe.
Very tasty; omitted the cheese. Be careful not to cook too long.
The bacon and cheese were what I could taste the most - which is good, cuz I love both! I love bacon and cheese in just about anything. I used thawed frozen corn and cut the zucchini in rounds, then quarters. I think keeping the zucchini thick and chunky allows it to stay crisp yet tender (it cooks fast). This was very filling. I served it with mushroom rice and the Pan fried asparagus (this site) and hubby and I were stuffed.
Love this! Sauted the veggies in olive oil instead of bacon fat, used bacon pieces (packaged) instead. Could have done w/out the cheese, didn't need it. My kids didn't like it, but I loved it!
I used canned corn and leftover Swiss and cheddar cheese that needed to be used. My teenager who normally doesn't like anything green (other than money!) ate a big helping without ANY complaints. Definitely a repeat recipe. Next time I will double it for some leftovers!
This was a great way to use up the sweet corn and zucchini from the farmers market. It was so yummy! I didn't add onion (used onion poweder for flavor) since my brother despises onion, but probably will the next time I make this. Thanks!!!
My husband loved this dish, even though he claims to hate zucchini. For me the bacon taste was too overwhelming. Next time I'll just adjust proportions.
What a wondeful vegetable dish! I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing. My little guy who doesn't usually eat zucchini ate it all. The monterey and bacon added another dimension to the already delicious vegetables. This will definitely be a keeper in my house.
This week I got lots of fresh vegetables without any idea how I was going to use them. I love this site because you can just search for ideas. I found this recipe and I had all the ingredients. I added some garlic. Yummy!
This was a wonderful way to use up the large amounts of zucchini in my garden! It was fast and easy, and appealed to me because I hate soggy zucchini. Excellent!
Wonderful! It's also great w/o the cheese!
YUM! This recipe was delicious! I made a few changes, due to the items I had on hand. I made with butternut squash instead of zucchini, I used a can of shoepeg corn, and I also used mild cheddar cheese instead of monterey jack. I was a little unsure about the bacon, but it actually added a nice touch! It turned out great! Very yummy!
Serves 5 ... not in this house! My DH ate four servings of this himself! I didn't have Jack cheese on hand so I used reduced fat Mexican cheese (yummy). I will make a slight change next time but I don't think it will change anything but lower the calories a bit. I will reduce the bacon to 2 slices and bacon fat to 1/2 T. For those of you on WW ... with this change and making it serve 4 instead of 5, it will be 4 pts.
I realy enjoyed this as a side dish to the Burgundy Pork Tenderloin (from this site) we had for last evenings dinner. Would never have thought sauteing this combo in that tad amount of bacon drippings could add so much flavor.
I used butter instead of the bacon grease, since none of us likes bacon greased vegetables, and it came out really good that way too. Husband loved it, and one daughter loved it too (the other wouldn't touch it because it had zucchini in it), and I personally liked it alot. The kid that hates it will just have to suffer!
I would not recommend this. After adding the cheese, the whole thing turned into a greyish goopy glue thing. I threw it out after tasting. We had to go with a back-up dish!
I always add a tomato, a clove of garlic and fresh rosemary to this wonderful dish.
good, but not great.
Hubby loved this and so did I. It's wonderful how all the flavors are enhanced by the bacon and cheese. It's a keeper. NOW I know what to do with my zucchini. Thanks for this recipe!!!!
This vegetable dish is a WINNER. Face it: bacon grease makes everything taste better. I added some chopped red bell pepper to make this a colorful and delicious dish. The leftovers were great...the zucchini was a little more soggy, but it was wonderfully flavorful.
delicious!! i had zucchini and corn from the farmer's market. i used pepper jack cheese and i went heavy on the black pepper. i served it with home grown tomatoes. i will make this again!!
Very good. I was surprised at how much this makes. I used a mexican cheese blend, as that is what I had, and used a bit more black pepper. I also used a few sprays of a non-caloric butter spray that's made for corn on the cob. Thanks for sharing!
per big g, use sausage next time.
Wow! So good. I doubled the bacon and zucchini and did not add onion. I also added fresh garlic to the saute. So delish. I used a good quality smoked bacon. Could not get enough. Making this again tonight.
Wow! this was unexpectly REALLY good! Even my "anti-veggie" husband loved it! What a tasty way to enjoy summer vegetables, fresh from the garden. I've made it twice - once just as written, and the first time with cheddar cheese and the real bacon bits that come in a jar - because that's all I had on hand. I did add a chopped tomato the second time, for a little added color - and because I had a lot of tomatoes harvested. It was yummy both ways! I'm planning to make this with grilled buffalo burgers for company. Because my husband REQUESTED it. Wow - that's just shocking! LOL
pretty easy to make..I added red onion and a few other seasonings to jazz this recipe up. more cheese topping too!
Deliciously complex yet subtle flavors in this pretty dish. Used precooked bacon and sauteed the veggies in olive oil instead of bacon drippings. Also tossed in a handful of chopped tomato at the end because I had some leftover in the fridge...added extra color.
My guy is all about meat & potatoes. This is a perfect recipe for disguising the green stuff. The taste is amazing.
This one of the best zucchini dishes I have ever had!! It is wonderful. I will definately make it again and again.
I really liked this (what's not to like about bacon and cheese!), but my family disagreed. I did sub turkey bacon and added some diced red pepper too. Not sure if I'll make it again, but it gave me some ideas of other combinations to try!
I am a big vegetable eater and found this recipe to be delicious! It is just as good if not better the next day!
i bought a zucchini from the farmers market last weekend and found this recipe. i thought it was very good and the DH had 3 servings saying yummm the whole time. i didnt add cheese, and used frozen corn, turkey bacon with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. great recipe, thanks
Very good! We all enjoyed it! I used Turkey bacon peices, 1 zucchini, corn, 1/2 onion and a small yellow peper. Very good! Did not add any cheese! The flavors are incredible!
Made it twice. Cut in half for two and for a twist, I added fresh tomatoes and fresh oregano in the last minute or two before the cheese and bacon. It was really fresh tasting and pretty. I didn't have jack cheese so I used a Mexican blend I had on hand - just a sprinkle on top! Don't overcook it. All the veggies are better with crispness and the tomatoes don't need to really cook at all.
This was simply awesome. The fresh corn really gave the dish a great flavor along with the bacon. Go to veggie side dish now.
We're always looking for a new way to use up our abundance of zucchini in the summer. The bacon really gave it a nice flavor. This was tasty and different!
I LOVED this recipe! It was great. And I didn't even mind it reheated like a below poster. What a great combination of flavors and a way to creatively use up some of that surplus summertime squash.
I made this tonight for dinner and I agree with everyone else who rated this recipe, it is delicious and makes a beautiful presentation! It taste's great with or without the cheese. One word of caution when cutting the corn from the cob, the corn flies everywhere if you're not careful. To make this recipe even easier, I used the already cooked bacon you can now buy in the stores.Just fry it in the pan for 30 seconds and you will have enough grease for the recipe. Enjoy!
Fast, Easy and Delicious! Everyone loved it. Followed recipe except cooked onions for a few minutes and then added zucchini and corn for the last 6 or 7 minutes. Perfect side dish. Thanks for sharing!
This was delicious!! After I sauted all the veggies I did have to drain it bec it was alittle watery. I also added some garlic and think tomatoes would go good with it too. Oh and I used mozzaralla cheese bec thats all I had. Great way to use up all the zucchinni coming from my garden this year. Will def make again.
Used leftover grilled corn on the cob and omitted the cheese.
As a New Englander, I love a good casserole dish. This was wonderful. I had some meatloaf leftover and I crumbled it and added it to the casserole a meal in one dish with leftovers for the next day.
It was just ok nothing special
Great Combination. The flavors blend beautifully.
This was excellent!! I added some garlic and of course extra bacon! I didn't add the zucchini until the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking to avoid the overcooking. Thanks for sharing this one!!
Awesome! Used Cheddar cheese (only because I was too lazy to go to store) and added some salt. Delicious, thank you!
this was sooo good! paul loved it! added red pepper because I had it to get rid of.
This tastes great. I followed the recipe to a T. I recommend that people only use one tablespoon of the drippings as recommended - any more than these vegetables would get greasy. This whole recipe only requires one cooking vessel, which is very handy, and both the taste and appearance of the dish is awesome. Thanks!
A friend gave me a bag of zucchini and decided to try different recipes on this site and this is one of them that I choose. And....so glad I did! Only change I made was to use a mexican blend cheeses because I did not have M/J on hand. Personally, we felt that the bacon made this recipe. Thanks, Molson7, for submitting such an easy and tasty side dish!!
Used two slices of bacon. Took bacon out and just put everything else in the drippings. Didn't transfer to a bowl before putting bacon or cheese back in. Loved it and husband loved it too.
This turned out soooo good! Even our picky 10year old ate it. I made 3 times in 1 week because my family couldn't get enough of it. I am taking it to a bar b que this weekend. Wonderful!!
Was a hit at company BBQ! Great combination of flavors!
My entire family loved this recipe and we even had company that night that asked to take home the leftover! It will definately become a regular in my house!
My husband and son dont care for zucchini, but they loved this.
I really loved this! I did not add the monterey jack cheese because my husband doesn't like cheese and didn't want the added fat.....it still was delicious! I made the mistake of adding a clove of garlic...normally I love garlic but you don't need it; it overpowered the flavor of the zucchini and corn. I used frozen green giant white corn niblets. Next time I will only use 2 pieces of bacon; I think that's enough and I really don't want the added fat calories. Thanks for an awesome recipe. I can't wait to use the zucchini that I am growing in my garden!
Another excellent recipe. We enjoyed this even more the next day. Thanks.
surprisingly filling. will definitely make again
My girls wanted zucchini for a Thanksgiving vegtable. I had no idea how I was going to fix it. Finding this recipe was great-- it was easy and the kids loved it as well as the adults. It was a big success!!!! Thanks!! Plus being able to adjust the recipe for 15 people was great.
I tried this recipe with Thanksgiving dinner this year and it was a big hit with everyone and was so delicious! Even the kids loved it and asked for more. This recipe is definitely a keeper--thanks!
Quick, easy, tasty! Tasted it before adding the cheese so probably won't use the cheese next time as it was plenty flavorful without it. Unfortunately some of my zucchini was bitter, but we really enjoyed this dish. Only added some garlic as others had suggested.
I will make this again! I really enjoyed the corn and zucchini flavors blending together. Thank you Gail!
This recipe is Fantastic. My husband can't wait for me to make it again. I've already made it twice. The bacon gives this dish lots of flavor, and it goes with everything. Good way to use zucchini from the garden.....
Easy to make and sooo delicious. I tried this recipe as part of a special birthday menu for my daughter. She loved it and helped herself to seconds and thirds!
I really love this dish. Last time I didn't add the cheese because I was having it with another cheese-dish. I will use this all year long. Even with frozen corn it's still good.
Needed a little salt, but really good dish.
Excellent! Took this for our family gathering cookout and everyone enjoyed it. I used turkey bacon and 2% monterey jack cheese. Thank you!
was very easy, and you can chang it to fit any meal
This dish was so simple and delicious. I used precooked bacon, canned corn, green onions, and cheddar cheese, just because I had them on hand. I will definitely make this again.
Absolutely delicious!! All my kids (1,3, 5 yrs) ate this and asked for more!! I also added chopped red bell pepper!
This came out really, really good. It's a keeper! Thanks!
This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I like to use Hormels "Real Crumbled Bacon" with picnic bacon which has 50% less fat than pan fried bacon and I also use 2% shredded cheese which cuts down on fat and calories. This recipe is a "must try". It's a definite keeper!
I love zucchini and am always looking for new ways to serve it. The real test is if my husband likes it or not and he went back for two more helpings. My kids wouldn't touch zucchini with a ten foot pool, but I'm a huge vegetable fan and usually serve two or three vegetable dishes with our meals so everyone has something to choose from. This was quick to make... I put it together while our ham was cooking... and a nice change of pace to the usual ho-hum meal.
We love this recipe. It's so easy and tasty. Sometimes all we have is corn and it comes out great then too.
I didn't care for this, my husband thought it was good though. It just had a weird woody taste too it. When I saute zucchini it's usually with onion, bacon grease, butter, garlic salt, onion powder then I add a Roma tomato and some cheese so I thought this would've been good since it's similar but the blend of ingredients just didn't seem to go well with each other. Maybe it was the corn??
Served as main dish, with rice and salad.
This was pretty good - a nice change of pace from plain veggies. I didn't have any cheese, so we left it out, but it was still good. I don't think it'll be a regular item on our table, it will be nice once in a while.
We tried this recipe out last night and it was incredible! I don't eat red meat so I opted for turkey bacon, but the zesty flavors of the vegetables cooked in the drippings and the snap of the cheese fooled my husband into thinking it was pork. We'll be using this again soon.
I made this for my husband and he loved it. Then, I made it for a party and everyone raved. I think I added a little more cheese because we all love cheese. Great recipe!!
I have never cooked zucchini before because the only way I'd ever had it was in a zucchini bread (which was good) but this recipe was great! It's definetly become a family favorite in my household. Thanks for sharing gail :)