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Maque Choux

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


With this Cajun Maque Choux, you can give your corn a Louisiana makeover! Corn is cooked in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning and additional flavorings.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package 12 ounces of frozen corn
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • pinch of cayenne optional


  • Onions, bell peppers, and oil are heated over medium heat in a sizable skillet.
  • Cook onion till it turns clear. Add the garlic and heat for approximately one minute.
  • Include corn. Cayenne, if preferred, and salt and pepper should be used to taste. 1 to 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Pour in the cream or half-and-half, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the cream has reduced and started to thicken slightly.
  • Add liquid to a serving dish. Add onions and red, green, and bell peppers as garnish.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: Cajun


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 183kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

Keywords: Cajun Maque Choux