Fresh corn sauté, with red peppers, butter and onions is a quick, delicious and low calorie side dish, sure to be a big hit at your Summer BBQ!Fresh corn sauté, with red peppers, butter and onions is a quick, delicious and low calorie side dish, sure to be a big hit at your Summer BBQ!

I love summertime… and I LOVE fresh corn on the cob! A giant piece of fresh corn is one of my favorite foods of summer. This recipe for Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions is absolutely, lip-smackin’ delicious.

Did I also mention how SIMPLE this is to make? And how LOW IN CALORIES  and DELICIOUS it is, also? (ding, ding… we have a WINNER!)

This fresh corn sauté is a fantastic summer side dish! It only took me about ten minutes to prepare, from start to finish! I found the recipe in this month’s issue of Cooking Light Magazine, and knew I wanted to try it!

Sure am glad I did… it only takes a few (fresh) ingredients, serves 4, and takes about 10 minutes to prepare. How awesome is that?

It’s kind of ironic that I am sharing so many photos of such a quick, easy dish, but hey… it’s a colorful dish, and I didn’t want to be selfish and NOT share… so here goes!

How To Make The Fresh Corn Sauté

Cut the kernels off of 2 large ears of fresh corn, then chop green onions, and dice red peppers. Only takes a couple minutes. (see how easy so far?)

Corn, red pepper and green onions ready to cookFresh corn, cut from the cob and ready to cook
Melt a bit of butter in a large skillet. No brainer, right?

Melting butter in large skillet, to saute cornAdd the fresh corn kernels to the skillet. Sauté corn for 2 minutes on medium-high heat.

Fresh corn kernels are cooked in large skillet with butter
Add the chopped green onions and the diced red peppers. Whew… so hard. Are you sweating yet?

Chopped red bell pepper and green onions are added to corn in skillet
Add salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Salt and pepper are added to corn, peppers and green onions
Sauté for 2 more minutes, or until the fresh corn is crisp-tender. Hope you’re not too tired at this point (insert sarcastic grin).

Corn, peppers and green onions are sauteed for a couple minutes.
Remove corn from skillet onto serving plate. Look at how gorgeous those colors are!!!

Fresh corn saute with red pepper and onions is served on white platter
Serve this dish hot… and enjoy the work of your hands. The recipe makes 4 servings (1/2 cup per serving). This summer side dish is delicious, crispy, and full of summer goodness! YUM!

Corn, with red peppers and green onions on serving platter with spoon

Hope you enjoy this fresh corn sauté! We sure did! Have a GREAT day!

If you are a veggie lover, be sure and check out my recipes for Garlic Infused Roasted Asparagus, Summer Vegetable Tian, Summer Squash Bacon Saute, P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans, or any others listed in the Recipe Index at the top of this post.

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Author's signatureRecipe source: Cooking Light Magazine, August 2015 issue, page 42.

Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Fresh corn sauté, with red peppers, butter and onions is a quick, delicious and low calorie side dish, sure to be a big hit at your Summer BBQ!

Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh corn saute
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 121 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (I used 2 large ears of corn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (approx. 1 stalk-green and white parts)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. With a sharp knife, cut the kernels off of ears of corn (shucked and de-silked)
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium to high heat.
  3. Add fresh corn kernels to the skillet. Cook them for 2 minutes on medium-high.
  4. Add the chopped green onions, diced red bell pepper, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until the corn is crisp, but tender.
  6. Serve while hot, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 18.3mg22%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions

    • Hi, Barbara! Thanks for writing. You know… I have never used frozen corn to make this dish, but I can see no reason why it wouldn’t be perfectly fine. You may have to slightly change up the cooking time just a bit, but no problem! Hope you have great success with that (now I want to try it, too!). Take care.

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