Bacon and Corn Casserole

Bacon and Corn Casserole


  • Chopped bacon: 6 slices
  • Melted Butter: 1/2 cup
  • Chopped celery: 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Parsley: 1/2 cup
  • Whole Kernel Corn: 1 can
  • Sour cream: 1 cup
  • Red and green peppers: 1 each
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper: 1 cup
  • Medium Sized Onion: 1
  • All purpose flour: 5 tablespoons


Whenever I would eat a sub or a sandwich from outside, I longed for a way to add bacon to the dishes that are my absolute favorite dishes and that I love to make for my family. As a bacon lover, I am always happy to see a couple of slices of bacon on the side of my plate even when I am eating a bacon free dish. It just adds to the taste, doesn’t it? I can almost feel all you bacon lovers nodding your head to that.

I say, a little bit of bacon makes everything better. Especially for growing kids, adding bacon is a sign of a healthy meal. So, add it to the natural goodness of the corn and have a corn casserole dish with the double of both taste and health. It not only took away the routine taste of corn but gave that little oomph to the classic corn casserole dish. I tried this as an experiment and my family absolutely loved it to the extent that I could see my kids looking for bacon pieces in other dishes too.

What other way is there to make your kids balance out both the carbohydrates and fats in a dish, this one sounds like an answer to that. On both the fronts, healthy eating and something for the taste fanatics, I find this a clear winner. I have chopped up the bacon to add it to this dish; you can also use the entire slices. I just feel that the bite sized bacon mixes in well and takes on the form of this classic dish. It does stand out with its taste but the original look of the dish is not lost. An all time favorite is here from my family to yours. May you enjoy it as much as we do!

There are a few pre preparation steps that you should take care of before diving into the recipe:

  • Get a large casserole dish; around 9 by 13 inches should work just fine. The ingredient amounts that I have listed makes for 16 servings so you can prepare this for a small gathering at your home or for a special occasion.

  • Set your oven to heat at 350 degrees.

Instructions for cooking:

  1. Firstly, let us take care of our secret tasty ingredient, the bacon. Cook the bacon in a pan first and then chop it into small pieces, ideally so that you can consume one piece per bite. Set this bacon in a ready form to one side.
  2. Now get down to sauté in the melted butter – the onion, celery and peppers. Do not cook them or cause them to change color. Cook on medium heat. Once this has cooled down, add and mix in the all purpose flour and the sour cream. Mix these for a few minutes so that they all bond properly.
  3. Add the corn and a few of the bacon pieces to the mixture while adding the salt and pepper. Mixing at every step that you are adding new ingredients is very important.
  4. After thoroughly mixing, pour out and put this mixture in the casserole dish, put the bacon bits neatly on the top along with the chopped parsley. See to it that bacon bits are evenly distributed so that the look of the dish is maintained. This should just add to the beauty of the dish when you present it on your table.
  5. Let the dish stay in the oven for at least an hour for the bacon flavor to be properly taken on by the corn and for all the flavors to blend into each other nicely.

I prefer serving this in small round bowls rather than plates, just another twist. Hope you had as much fun cooking the bacon and corn casserole dish as I had sharing it. Do not forget to share this with others that you love. Have a tasteful day!