Skillet Corn With Bacon and Sour Cream

Easy Skillet Corn With Bacon and Sour Cream in white bowl
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Bacon, bell peppers, and sour cream add flavor, color, and interest to this easy corn dish. This is a casserole type of dish cooked in the skillet—there's no baking involved. The sour cream sauce is thickened with a flour-and-butter roux.

It's a quick and easy corn dish, an excellent side dish to serve with an everyday meal. Some of the crumbled bacon is added to the corn and the rest is sprinkled over the top along with some fresh minced parsley.


  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh, minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon; drain, crumble, and set aside.

  2. Pour off bacon grease; melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion and green bell pepper and then sauté for 2 minutes; stir in flour and salt. Gradually add the sour cream. Heat until it just begins to bubble, stirring constantly. Then add corn and heat through; stir in half of the crumbled bacon. 

  3. Transfer corn and sour cream mixture to a 2-quart casserole or serving dish; top corn casserole with remaining crumbled bacon and chopped parsley.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the sour cream with 1 cup of light cream or milk.
  • Use fresh or frozen steamed corn instead of canned corn.
  • For a vegetarian version, replace the bacon with sauteed fresh mushrooms or use a vegetarian "bacon."