Friday, November 6, 2009

Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Yay for this week's Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life -Thanksgiving recipes and traditions!

I love the holidays and I love to cook, so I'm one happy Little Mama these days.

We have a few recipes that only make it to the table for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  That way, they're extra special. 

And, one of our favorites is Maque Choux (pronounced "mock shoe").  It's a Cajun/Creole corn dish that is so yummy!

It's pretty tough for new holiday recipes to make it to our table.  We're pretty traditional, i.e. Southern, around here. We always have sweet potato casserole and cornbread dressing.  (One year my Mama didn't make cornbread dressing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas & it almost sent us all to therapy.  Ha! )

But, a few years ago, Maque Choux appeared and now we say every year, "Okay, who's bringing the Maque Choux?"  Love this stuff and it's so easy to make!

So, here's the recipe

Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Serves 6

1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups frozen shoepeg corn, thawed
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 pound andouille sausage, cooked and diced (if you can't find andouille, you can sub smoked sausage)
1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Measure 3 cups of frozen corn and set aside on counter to thaw. 

Meanwhile, chop onion and bell pepper.

Sauté onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender.

While onion and bell pepper are cooking, chop sausage and tomato.

Add corn, tomato, and sausage


Cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes.

Chop green onions using only the green parts.

Stir in green onions, salt, and pepper; cook 5 minutes.


And that's it!

Big Daddy is going to be extra happy because I broke tradition and made Maque Choux before Thanksgiving.  Sister even had some for her afternoon snack - it's that good, y'all! 

Thanks for letting me share one of our family favorites! Looking forward to checking out everyone's recipes!


  1. I have never made this before! I am going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! Check out my recipe blog when you can!

  2. this looks so good! I'm getting so many good recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds and looks so delicious!! Great pictures and thanks for sharing this recipe with us!


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