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Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon

8/30/2017, 11 a.m.
Servings: 6 - 7 Ingredients 4 1/2 cups fresh corn (from about 7 ears) 8 slices (8 oz) bacon, diced ...

Servings: 6 - 7

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups fresh corn (from about 7 ears)

8 slices (8 oz) bacon, diced into small pieces

2/3 cup small chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper , or to taste

6 oz Neufchatel cheese , diced into cubes

1/3 cup milk , then more as needed

1/3 cup chopped green onions (optional)

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain off rendered bacon fat while reserving 1 Tbsp in skillet. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Heat skillet with drippings over medium-high heat. Add corn, bell pepper, red onion and season with salt and pepper. Saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Add in Neufchatel cheese and milk and cook and stir until the cheese has melted. Add in more milk 1 Tbsp at a time to thin as needed (I added about 3 Tbsp more). Stir in green onions, parsley and half the bacon. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with remaining bacon, serve warm.