Zucchini Bacon Corn Medley

 A delicious creamy blend of fresh zucchini, bacon and corn. This easy fresh skillet side dish uses the best vegetables of summer.

Zucchini Bacon Corn Medley


{Photos updated 8/1/14}

Don’t you just love summer? When else do you get fresh vegetables from the garden, excuses to go out for ice cream, tank tops and bare feet in the grass? Can you tell what my favorite season is?

Zucchini. It’s growing like crazy in my garden.

It’s delicious and healthy. Everyone in my family loves it. There aren’t too many veggies I can say that about.

Zucchini Bacon Corn Medley

Bacon. Yum, crisp.

Corn. Sweet, white, delicious.

Let’s do a medley. They blend so well together. What a combo.

This is a nice easy summer side dish using what’s in season.

Zucchini Bacon Corn Medley

You must make this. Tell the kids you’re making bacon and corn for dinner. Just forget to mention the zucchini part. Most likely they will eat it.

Then you will have a new veggie to add to plate on a regular basis. That’s a score for you!

Let me know if you decide to try it and what your family thinks of this dish.

Love and blessings!


Zucchini bacon corn medley | carmelmoments.com

Zucchini bacon corn medley | carmelmoments.com

Zucchini bacon corn medley | carmelmoments.com

Zucchini bacon corn medley | carmelmoments.com
Zucchini bacon corn medley carmelmoments.com

Zucchini bacon corn medley carmelmoments.com


Zucchini Bacon Corn Medley
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 medium corn on the cob or 2 frozen cups corn, defrosted
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2-3 Tablespoons half and half
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano or ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil or ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
  1. Slice zucchini in ½ inch slices. Then quarter those to make nice small pieces.
  2. Boil corn in unsalted water for 4-5 minutes. Cut corn off the cob. Save any cream goodness you get.
  3. Fry bacon in skillet until crisp. Move to paper towels to soak up grease. Reserve 1 Tbsp of bacon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon.
  4. Cook zucchini in bacon drippings for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in half and half and seasonings.
  5. Add corn and cream from corn. Toss lightly and continue just until warm. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy!



  1. This is an awesome side dish for picnics and bbq’s! Love the bacon, too 😉

  2. Do you think i can use the corn we froze last summer? Looks fab;)

    • It wouldn’t hurt to try. Fresh will give you that creamy milkyness but you can also add a little extra half and half. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out. Thanks!

  3. Do you need to cook the corn first?

    • Nope, the few minutes on the stove with the zucchini does it up perfectly. Let me know if you try it. Thanks for checking out my blog. :)

      • I made this last night and this is an awesome recipe!! We loved it! I didn’t have any half and half, so I used heavy cream. The flavor was amazing! Thanks for sharing another way to use these summer veggies!

  4. I’ve got a huge zucchini ready in my garden, I think I found what to do with it!

  5. yum.. looks delicious! i love zucchini, never thought to combine it with bacon. thanks for the idea, definitely recreating this recipe in my kitchen!

  6. Corn and Bacon are so great together! This looks great Melanie!

  7. Sounds great! Especially for a summer cookout recipe. :)

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