4.72 from 14 votes
Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
33 mins
Cajun Corn Maque Choux (pronounced Mock Shoe) is a traditional Southern Louisiana dish. Often viewed as Southern succotash, Maque Choux combines Native American and early settler influences to create an incredible corn based dish. At its most basic level, Maque Choux includes fresh corn, onion, bell pepper, and spices. The Creole version adds tomatoes, and the dressed up versions add bacon, andouille sausage, crawfish, etc. This is a more basic version.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Southern
Keyword: Corn Maque Choux
Servings: 4
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 2 cups fresh yellow corn 3 ears (See Tip 1)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun/Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. Shuck corn by removing the husks and silky tassels. Cut kernels from cob. Run knife up and down cob to remove any residual corn "milk". (See Tip 2)

  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes, or until onion begins to turn translucent. Add bell pepper and jalapeño pepper; continue sautéing for 3 minutes.
  3. Add Cajun/Creole seasoning and salt; stir to combine.
  4. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat until corn is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Add cream; cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Correct seasonings.
  7. Yield: 4 servings.
Chula's Expert Tips
  1. May use frozen corn if fresh corn is not available. Don't even think, however, about using canned corn!
  2. To keep the corn from going everywhere when you cut it from the cob, place a small bowl upside down into a larger bowl. Place the corn upright onto the small bowl and cut the kernels with a sharp knife. The small bowl will elevate the cob allowing the knife to go all the way down. The cut kernels will land in the larger bowl!
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 298mg12%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.