Summer Corn with Bacon

I know, I know, summer is over. And while my wife is stamping her foot that I’m posting this now, I had to share it with you. When she put this on the table, I rolled my eyes. Here’s a secret: I hate tomatoes. But darn that woman, she cooks with them anyway. The rule in our kitchen is bacon cancels out tomatoes. So when she told me she put bacon in this, well, I had to have some. And was I glad I did. The corn is sweet, the tomatoes are alright, and the bacon is tasty. Put it all together and it was amazing. There was none of this left.

Great for a barbecue, but awesome at any meal. We like this better served warm, but try it out and see what you like.

Summer Corn with Bacon

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Side Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
This sweet corn has intense flavors of bacon and tomatoes, and makes it a great side dish for barbeques and summer meals.


  • 3 cups corn kernels (5-6 ears of corn, or use frozen)
  • 4-5 pieces bacon
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 8-10 leaves fresh basil
  • 8-10 leaves salt & freshly ground pepper


Step 1
Cook bacon slices until crispy, reserving bacon grease in large saute pan.
Step 2
Saute corn in the bacon grease, cooking until tender and warmed through (approx. 5 minutes)
Step 3
Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, bacon (chopped or torn into bite-sized pieces) salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
Chiffonade the basil (stack and roll the leaves, then thinly slice on a diagonal into ribbons) and stir into corn.
Step 5


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