Confetti Corn with Bacon

Confetti Corn with Bacon

I’ve been in a bit of a funky food swing lately.

My current food phase isn’t only a bit odd, but it’s insanely persistent. The random meal that’s graced my dinner plate eight out of the last 12 nights? Miso-glazed cod. Is that weird? If it’s not weird, then I’m pretty sure the word “normal” doesn’t apply.

Do you ever get into the groove of a certain dish and eat it non-stop, day after day, night after night, until you reach the point of sheer disgust? I wish I could say I’ve reached that point. But you better believe that if miso-glazed cod is on the menu, or available for takeout (shout-out to Hillstone Park Avenue South), I’m ordering it.

And this is where the corn comes in. Thank goodness for those golden kernels, because if it was up to my stomach, it’d be a sea of fish and umami. Sauté fresh corn, bright bell peppers, and onion in a bit of bacon fat and you have a seasonal side dish that looks just as great as it tastes. And as I recently discovered, also pairs unsurprisingly well with, you guessed it, miso-glazed cod.

Corn on the Cob

Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Corn and Bacon

Confetti Corn with Bacon

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Confetti Corn with Bacon

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min


4 slices bacon
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 cup diced red peppers
1 cup diced orange peppers
3 cups fresh corn kernels


Cook bacon in a large skillet. Remove bacon from pan and pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings. (Reserve any additional drippings.)

Add onion to bacon drippings and sauté over medium-low heat until transluscent, about 5 minutes.

Add peppers and continue cooking 2 minutes. (If pan is too dry, add more bacon drippings or olive oil.)

Add corn and continue cooking until tender, about 5 minutes.

Chop up reserved bacon then add it back to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and then serve.


19 Responses to “Confetti Corn with Bacon”

  1. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    This is the type of food I could eat all day everyday.

  2. #
    Kathy - Panini Happy — August 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I do enjoy miso-glazed cod…but I think you’ve enjoyed it more in the past week than I have in my life! Lol, love the miso. :-)

  3. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — August 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

    This looks amazing! I love the flavor combos…I’ll definitely be trying this. And all your talk of miso-glazed cod has me wanting some!!

  4. #
    JulieD — August 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I love corn!! The photos are so beautiful, Kelly!

  5. #
    Eliana — August 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I could seriously eat this every single day. Love it!

  6. #
    Kim Bee — August 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Oh-my-freaking-gawd! This is incredible. Please may I show up with a giant spoon and a smile on your doorstep right now?

  7. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Good heavens all mighty.

  8. #
    cassie — August 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    This is such a fun seasonal recipe. Gorgeous colors!

  9. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yum! This looks a lot more interesting than the boring corn I normally make!

  10. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — August 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

    this looks like an incredible side dish! it’s so easy just to boil some peas up and ignore the opportunity to create something delicious!

  11. #
    Katie — August 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    seriously, this looks amazing. I love the combo of corn and bacon!

  12. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 3, 2012 at 1:41 am

    It’s so pretty! And it has BACON! Yahoo!

  13. #
    kitchenriffs — August 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever had miso-glazed cod. Sounds wonderful. As does your corn dish. Bacon is a great addition. Nice, simple dish but I’ll bet the flavor is terrific. Thanks.

  14. #
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

    This look so good Kelly! Miss you

  15. #
    Abigail — April 6, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Hey Kelly-
    I am currently putting together a very short 15 recipe best of bacon kind of cook book thing, not for profit but for a small prize. I actually hate bacon, its a bit of a joke with my friends to make a bacon themed cook book. I think this recipe would have some major fans! Would you mind if I published it in my little cook book?
    Thank you so much,

  16. #
    Beverly — May 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love corn, & it’s about time theirs gonna b corn everywhere here n Texas c yall


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