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Sauteed Corn with Bacon

Sauteed Corn with Bacon makes a perfect summer vegetable.

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*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.9%
* 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

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

    • Reply
      July 7, 2017 at 7:58 am

      I totally agree!

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