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Maque Choux Corn

Maque Choux

Maque Choux is a creamy, spicy Cajun side dish made of corn, onions, red and green bell peppers, garlic, heavy cream, and Cajun spices. It is perfect for Mardi Gras or any time of year.
Course Sides, Vegetables
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Cajun Maque Choux, Cajun Side Dish, Corn, Corn Maque Choux, Corn Side Dish, Maque Choux, Maque Choux Corn, Mardi Gras Recipe, Mardi Gras Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 183kcal
Author Michele @ Flavor Mosaic


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package 12 ounces 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


  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat, add oil, onions and bell peppers. 
  • Cook until onion is clear. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute. 
  • Add in corn. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and cayenne, if desired. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Pour in cream or half and half, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until cream reduces and slightly thickens, about 5 minutes.
  •  Pour into a serving dish. Garnish with red and green bell peppers and onions.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg