By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Instead of bacon, this recipe uses prosciutto — a seasoned Italian ham — which has less fat and calories. If you prefer, substitute lean luncheon ham or smoked turkey for the prosciutto.

Number of servings

Serves 6

Ingredients

  1. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup prosciutto, cut into strips
  3. 2 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 4 medium ears of corn) or frozen corn
  4. 1 green bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced
  5. 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and saute until the meat is crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the corn, bell pepper and garlic. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the kernels are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :about 1/2 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 13 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sodium 128 mg
  • Saturated fat trace < 1 g
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat < 1 g
  • Calories 73
Feb. 01, 2011