Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos
This Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos makes a great side dish for meat on the grill, perfect for dinner or a cookout! I love how easy this is to make and the flavor is addicting. All you’ll need to do is crisp up the bacon, stir everything together, and bake! I think you could also easily heat this in a slow cooker or otherwise if you’re using your oven for the main course. The combination of smoky, salty bacon with sweet corn and spicy jalapenos is a flavor explosion I think we can all get excited about. I like to serve this alongside grilled steak or barbecue chicken, but it would also taste great with hot dogs, hamburgers, or anything really. Plus, a ½ cup serving of this Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos is just 142 calories or 4 Green, 2 Blue or 2 Purple Weight Watchers/WW SmartPoints! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
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Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos
- 4 slices center cut bacon
- 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup fat free sour cream
- 2 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar, shredded (I use Cabot)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 20 oz frozen corn kernels
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 scallions, sliced
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly mist a 2 QT casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Cook the bacon to crisp using package directions and transfer to paper towels to drain. Chop or crumble the bacon into small pieces.
- Place the softened cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheddar, salt, pepper, and chili powder in a large mixing bowl and stir together using a spoon or spatula. Once mixed, add the bacon, corn, diced jalapenos, garlic, and scallions and stir until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes until heated through. Allow to cool for a few minutes and stir before serving.
142 calories, 20 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com) MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1/2 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com) Green: 4 SmartPoints/ Blue: 2 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per (1/2 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com) adapted from Delish
This was emailed to me yesterday morning and it sounded so good I picked up the ingredients to make it with my dinner last night. Oh, wow! This is absolutely delicious! Thank you so much! This will be on a frequent rotation in this house. I did put the recipe in the WW recipe builder and mine came up as 3 points for Blue instead of 2. Still worth it!!!
Points discrepancies can happen if you, for example, used a different type of cheese or bacon than I did. I’m so glad you loved it!
I recommend making a double batch of this deliciousness! My husband couldn’t stop eating it. It’s smoky and creamy. I used farm fresh corn and an extra half of a jalapeño. Will make this again VERY soon!
Do you think I could substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream to lower points even more on purple? Recipe sound really good. Will definitely be trying it out soon.
I always use Greek yogurt in lieu of sour cream….1:1
Made this as a side with grilled chicken last night – SO good and so easy! Both of my parents loved it! Will definitely be making it again soon!
Anyone tried this as a make ahead where you combine all ingredients, freeze it, and bake it later? Looking to bring this to the cabin, but don’t want to mess with putting it together up there…although I’ve made it before and it’s super easy. Just looking for even easier!
This is the second time that I have made this dish. I absolutely love it. It is a basic that you can change little things and make it a low point casserole… like add crab or shrimp.
So I’ve made this 3 or 4 times and changed it up a bit everytime. For instance, I cooked ground turkey in chili powder and Cajun seasoning and added it to the recipe!
Another night I put it on top of chicken stuffed with Sun dried tomatoes and wow, what a hit! Emily bites has easily become my go to favorite recipe site. Thanks
I loved this, but I felt like the jalapenos were a little crispy? Is that how they are supposed to be?