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Sauteed Corn with Bacon

July 1, 2017 (Last Updated: May 3, 2019)

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Fresh Corn Sauteed with Bacon and Fresh Herbs.

Sauteed Corn with Bacon and fresh herbs

Ahhhh….the flavors of summer! Finally ripe corn is available in the stores! During the winter days I long for fresh produce. Fresh produce that is really in season and at its prime. Now that it is summer, I am in heaven!

Sauteed Corn with Bacon topped with fresh herbs and chunks of bacon.

This summer seems to be busier than ever. I feel like I run into town a couple of times a day taking the kids to drivers ed, soccer practice, cheer practice, orthodontic appointments and 4H events. Last week a new sign was installed on our highway.

Turtle Crossing

The sign is near the lake and just before a bridge crossing an inlet that dumps into the lake.

Here’s the thing though….I have driven this road for over 12 years, back and forth every day and I have never….NEVER seen a turtle! EVER!!! Not only have I not seen a turtle crossing the road, but I’ve never seen any sign of a turtle that tried to cross the road and didn’t make it!

I’ve seen lots of moose, deer, coyote and even a bear in this spot, but never a turtle!

So why is this sign here? Who campaigned to have a Turtle Crossing sign installed? And what am I to do if I actually do spy a turtle crossing the road? Should I wait until it’s all the way across the road? Maybe I’ll have to ask the boys since they are the ones currently taking driver’s ed. Those driving teachers should know the answer!

Sauteed Corn with Bacon served with a side salad on a plate.

Luckily I’m not the one who makes the decisions about what signs go where. I make the decisions about what we are having for dinner!

This Sauteed Corn with Bacon is what’s on the menu….all summer long! Or at least while there is fresh corn available.

This corn dish is perfect served alongside Grilled Chicken, Grilled Flank Steak or Pan Fried Walleye.

Use Fresh Ingredients

Please don’t skimp on freshness in this dish. You will want fresh corn on the cob, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and fresh herbs. It’s just not the same without fresh.

How do I get corn off the cob?

I use a sharp knife and run the knife along the top side of the cob while hold the cob up at a slight angle. Then rotate the cob and repeat. Here’s  great step by step directions


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Sauteed corn with crispy bacon topped with chopped parsley


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5 from 4 votes
Sauteed Corn with Bacon and fresh herbs
Sauteed Corn with Bacon
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Fresh corn sauteed with bacon and fresh herbs.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn with bacon, fresh corn recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 4 Slices Bacon
  • 3 Ears Fresh Corn
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 whole Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Cut bacon into small pieces. Cook until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside. 

  2. Cut corn off cobs.

  3. In a saute pan over medium low heat, add butter, olive oil and garlic. 

  4. When butter has melted, add corn. Saute for 3-5 minutes until corn has been heated through. Stir in bacon.

  5. Turn off heat.  With heat off, squeeze lemon over corn mixture. Stir in parsley and oregano and cream.

  6. Add salt and pepper. 

  7. Let sit for 2-3 minutes with heat off so the juices of the corn start to release. Stir and serve. 

  8. Garnish with additional bacon and fresh parsley, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Corn with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl)
    July 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    This dish looks so delicious and summery!

    • Reply
      July 11, 2017 at 5:29 am

      You have to take full advantage of fresh summer corn. It’s what makes this dish!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    July 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Turtle crossing? That is hilarious. You know live in the country when you see a sign like that. Moving on to this wonderful corn and bacon salad, sign me up! I can’t resist anything with bacon.

  • Reply
    Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    July 5, 2017 at 10:16 am

    5 stars
    Corn AND bacon?! Two of my favorite things. Sign me up!!

    • Reply
      July 7, 2017 at 7:58 am

      I totally agree!

  • Reply
    July 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    Corn and bacon is such a great combination! This looks amazing! Pinning to try it. Hope you had a great holiday!

    • Reply
      July 5, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Bacon is great with everything! 🙂

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Summer and corns are the best combo ever. This sautéed corn with bacon looks so delicious and summery. That turtle crossing sign photo is so beautiful, Kathy.

    • Reply
      July 5, 2017 at 7:02 am

      It’s a perfect summer dish! There’s nothing better than fresh corn!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 3, 2017 at 6:10 am

    We have lots of turtle crossing signs down here at the Jersey Shore. People are always stopping their cars to rescue a turtle trrying to cross the street. Poor little guys!
    This corn dish is one of my favorite things about summer. The corn I get at the outdoor stands is spectacular. Can’t wait to try your recipe Kathy!

    • Reply
      July 5, 2017 at 7:12 am

      There’s nothing better than fresh corn!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    July 3, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Hahaha…I love that sign! I also love that you have never, ever seen a turtle in that area. I’m going to take a guess and say that sign will get, uh, “borrowed” quite often. 🙂 And I’d love to hear what the driver’s ed teacher has to say about proper driving rules when you come across a turtle trying to cross the road! Great recipe here, by the way. I love fresh summer corn, and bacon makes everything better! This one reminds me a bit of one of my favorite summer side dishes–succotash. Yum! Great recipe, my friend!

    • Reply
      July 3, 2017 at 6:08 am

      The sign is quite cute! My daughter told me last night that she saw one turtle in that area….once! Still not a high turtle traffic area!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    July 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Ha – I love your very unique turtle crossing sign! We need one for turkeys, deer and fox around here. Meantime, I’m still waiting for the first local corn, but I will definitely be trying this when it arrives, because BACON. 🙂

  • Reply
    Fred G
    July 2, 2017 at 5:58 am

    5 stars
    I like this recipe so much that I printed a copy for my wife.

  • Reply
    Fred G
    July 2, 2017 at 5:48 am

    5 stars
    This was so good that I printed a copy for my wife.

    • Reply
      July 2, 2017 at 5:57 am

      I hope she makes it for you often! 🙂

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    July 1, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I’ve seen road crossing signs for kangaroos and wombats, but never for turtles- how hilarious! Add some pasta to your recipe, and this would be a full meal for me!

    • Reply
      July 2, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Pasta with this would be delicious!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    July 1, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I know, it’s so wonderful to have fresh produce that is actually in season! This combination is wonderful and yes, it wouldn’t be the same with canned corn.

    • Reply
      July 2, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Absolutely must use fresh corn! It just isn’t the same!

  • Reply
    July 1, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Turtle crossing!!!! 🙂 So funny! But I would rather see 10 turtles on my way and wait for them to get over the street, than one single bear… 🙂 What a delicious looking corn dish, corn is not so popular in Germany as it is in US, but I actually like it so much, I should cook it more often.

    • Reply
      July 2, 2017 at 5:56 am

      As long as I’m in my car, the bear doesn’t bother me!

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