This is a nice twist on what can be a boring side dish. You might want to add it to the menu of one of your upcoming holiday meals. Enjoy!
CREAMY CONFETTI CORN
- 8 slices bacon, chopped
- 2 (15 ounce) cans yellow corn
- 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
Cook the chopped bacon until golden and crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Leave a thin coating of bacon grease on the pan.
Add the corn, onion, and red pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender and the corn is heated through, about 6-8 minutes.
Add the cream cheese and milk, stirring until the cream cheese melts and the mixture is evenly combined.
Stir in the sugar, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if needed.
Stir in the green onions.
Serve warm topped with bacon.
NOTE: Dish can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Scoop the creamy corn mixture into an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with bacon, cover, and store in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, heat the corn dish in a 325 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe