Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini, Corn, & Bacon 3 Ways

I can’t seem to get enough fresh corn this summer, so these past few weeks I am enjoying it like crazy before it disappears until next year

This simple little sauté of fresh corn, zucchini and bacon makes not only a tasty side dish,

but you can also serve it up in a lettuce wrap

or a quesadilla

Sweet summer corn, with golden zucchini pieces and bacon crumbles, what is not to love??

I prefer to roast corn in the husk in the oven, 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes, and it’s perfection

Cut it from the cob by standing it vertically and running a sharp knife down each side

Sauté the zucchini in a little bacon fat {or olive oil} until it’s golden and soft

Add the corn and bacon pieces to the skillet, season and stir

Enjoy it as a simple side dish

Fill romaine leaves with it for a delicious lunch or light supper

Or indulge in a cheesy quesadilla

I like to use flour tortillas, and put them in a skillet to crisp and brown, adding cheese and filling and flipping when the cheese starts to melt

These can be cut into triangles for apps too

Please excuse the funky crab plate I used {what was I thinking???}

Which way sounds good to you?

Zucchini, Corn & Bacon, 3 Ways

Side dish, lettuce wrap or a quesadilla!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2-3 ears cooked corn on the cob*
  • 4 strips bacon cooked until crisp
  • 1 T bacon grease or olive oil
  • garlic salt or seasoned salt and pepper to taste

Lettuce Wrap

  • 2 large crisp romaine leaves per serving


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • grated cheddar or cheddar mix cheese


Side Dish

  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and then cut these halves again lengthwise, then cut into pieces.
  • Cut corn kernels from cobs.  Cut or crumble bacon.
  • Cook zucchini in skillet with 1 T bacon grease or olive oil over medium heat for 5-8 minutes until zucchini is soft and starting to brown.
  • Add corn and bacon to skillet.  Season with garlic or seasoned salt & pepper.  Turn into a serving dish and serve hot.

Lettuce Wrap

  • Place warm or cold vegetable mixture into leaves and eat like a taco


  • Place 1 tortilla in an oiled skillet, top with grated cheese.
  • Top with a generous amount of vegetable mixture.  Sprinkle with more cheese.
  • Place remaining tortilla on top.
  • Cook over medium low heat, pushing down on the top tortilla with a spatula as the cheese melts, to “glue” the tortilla together.
  • When bottom of quesadilla turns golden, carefully flip quesadilla over to brown the other side.  Cut into 1/4s to serve.


*roast corn in the husk in the oven at 400 degrees for 50 minutes
Keyword zucchini lettuce wrap, zucchini quesadilla, zucchini recipes, zucchini, corn and bacon side dish

Psst…you can also use this mix with pasta for a salad!

Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

You can also use these ingredients to make a yummy fall soup

September Roasted Squash & Corn Soup

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28 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini, Corn, & Bacon 3 Ways”
  1. It’s amazing that these simple foods can be turned into such delicious looking foods!

  2. Rita C. says:

    Pinned! They all look so good and fresh. Thank you, Jenna.

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these corn recipes look and sound yummy! Our corn season was in July, and I froze some so we could enjoy it longer. I adore fresh corn! I hope you enjoy your day!!!

  4. Jenna, fresh summer corn is my favorite vegetable. I love the simplicity of this recipe and we all know that bacon adds flavor to everything!❤️

  5. I don’t have a favorite, I love all of these recipes Jenna. Summer fresh corn is always enjoyed here. I have to remember how you roast the corn in the oven, I’m going to try that. Thanks for these yummy recipes.

  6. Looks good, Jenna — and nice that it’s corn because even after the good seasonal stuff is gone, frozen isn’t bad. Ever since you mentioned using the lettuce wraps with the chicken salad, i’ve been using them to often replace bread. It’s a wonderful idea!

  7. Sharon Mann says:

    What a yummy recipe, thanks for sharing, Jenna.

  8. Jodi says:

    absolutely genius and divine! Oh could I go for this right now!!!

  9. That sounds amazing…every way!

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Yum! I haven’t found good fresh corn yet this year…🙁 🌽 I like your combination – everything is better with bacon! 😉👍

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Lettuce wraps are my favorite. I might try making the lettuce wraps this weekend!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    What a great combination Jenna, this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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