EASY CORN CREOLE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

The original recipe for this dish came from the cookbook OLD FARMERS ALMANEC EVERYDAY COOKBOOK.

I used coconut oil instead of vegetable or canola oil, and I added a bit of Cajun spice to add a bit more flavor without adding calories. You can omit the cheese all together if you want to eliminate even more calories.

I chose to add it but use less than called for, since I had never had corn with cheddar cheese before. We really loved it. Next time I will look for a lower fat variety cheese but I used what I had on hand.

This was a very tasty dish and we will have it again. We LOVED IT.


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Serves:

8 average portions

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
coconut oil
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
cajun spice
1 c
chopped yellow onions
1 large
green bell pepper, chopped
2 c
diced tomatoes (i used canned tomatoes drained)
1 tsp
sugar
2 c
corn (fresh or frozen)
2 Tbsp
real bacon bits (i used hormel)
2/3 c
shredded cheddar cheese (original used 1 1/2 cups)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This is the book where the original recipe was found. A great book USING easy to find everyday ingredients. I used fresh corn off the cobb if you use frozen the prep time will be less.
2
Chop onions and bell pepper and set aside till needed.
3
Remove corn from cob with a sharp knife if using fresh. Make it easier to remove by placing a soup/cereal bowl upside down in a larger bowl, then rest the cob on the smaller bowl, and cut along the sides of the corn to remove kernels.
4
Add the coconut oil to a large skillet, then heat over medium high heat. Add the onions and chopped peppers and cook for 5-7 minutes till transparent.
5
Then add the drained diced tomatoes and stir to blend together, add the spices, add salt if desired.
6
Add the corn and continue to cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
7
These are the main ingredients used in this recipe. Adding the 2 Tbs of REAL Bacon bits ONLY ADDED 50 CALORIES TO THE entire dish, & it packs a lot of flavor. Just 149 calories for one serving.
8
When the vegetables are tender after about 5 to 7 minutes, add the real bacon bits, stir, then top mixture with shredded cheddar cheese. TURN OFF HEAT. Then cover skillet with lid to allow cheese to melt.
9
Serve immediately while still hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy