Skillet Corn with Bacon

Skillet Corn with Bacon

Looking to mix it up a bit with a unique side dish recipe recipe, I made Skillet Corn with Bacon.

One of life’s simple pleasures is corn on the cob.

We eat it probably once a week with dinner in the summer when it’s in season, and it’s something that everyone in my family loves (aka, no one is complaining 🙂 )

I still love my simple corn on the cob, but this dish is absolutely amazing!

I have one of those corn scrapers that scraps the corn right off the cob, but you could also stand the corn upright and use a knife.

I’m not gonna lie, this is a messy job so just go with it.

And you do not want to use canned corn with this dish, the canned corn gets kind of rubbery and it’s just not the same dish at all.

Skillet Corn with Bacon

How to Make Skillet Corn with Bacon

In my cast iron skillet over medium heat I started the bacon.

I just cut it right into the skillet with a pair of kitchen scissors.

Cook the bacon about 5 minutes and set aside.

Drain some of the bacon grease, but leave a small amount in the skillet.

Add a diced red onion right into the same skillet with the bacon grease…yum!

Skillet Corn with Bacon

After cooking the onion about 2 minutes or so, add the corn kernels.

Cook an additional 8 minutes.

Skillet Corn with Bacon

Almost done…add milk and sugar and cook 2 more minutes.

Stir in the bacon and serve as a side dish.

This could go with just about any meal, like maybe grilled shrimp or chicken!

I mean, anything with bacon can’t be bad, right?!

Skillet Corn with Bacon

If you love skillet corn with bacon, you must try these recipes…

Mexican Street Corn Soup

Mexican Street Corn Soup

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip

and Bacon Jalapeno Corn Salad also!

Bacon Jalapeno Corn Salad

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Turkey


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Skillet Corn with Bacon

A unique and flavorful side dish all made in one skillet!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, best, Cast Iron, Corn, Easy, Recipe, side dish, Skillet, TikTok, Vegetables Side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 6 pieces bacon
  • 6 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  1. In a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat, cut bacon with a pair of kitchen scissors into bite size pieces directly into the pan. Cook 5 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside. Drain some of the bacon grease, but leave some in the skillet.

  2. Cut the corn off of the cob and dice the small red onion.

  3. Into the same skillet that you cooked the bacon in, with a small amount of bacon grease, add the diced onion and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the corn and cook for 8 additional minutes.

  4. Add the milk and sugar, cooking 2 more minutes.

  5. Stir in the bacon and serve.

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