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Corn Maque Choux

Corn Maque Choux is full of fresh summer corn, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes ,and spices. It's wonderfully sweet and spicy with so much flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword corn, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 276kcal


  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat or butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 6 to 7 cups fresh corn kernels, or frozen
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained or 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepepr
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Heat bacon grease or butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet, cast iron is best.
  • Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  • Add corn, diced tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt if needed. Discard bay leaf.


Calories: 276kcal