Recipe of the Month: Italian Corn Skillet with Toasted Walnuts

Recipe of the Month: Italian Corn Skillet with Toasted Walnuts

Italian Corn Skillet with Toasted Walnuts

For an easy one-pan side dish to add to your next meal, try this simple recipe:

Total time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Prep time: 15 minutes | Serves: 6 People


  • 4 ears corn, fresh, husked (May substitute 2 cups frozen and thawed or canned no salt added)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1, 6.4-ounce jar artichoke hearts, marinated, drained, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted (see below for instructions)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

* May substitute onion for any vegetable of your preference.


  1. If using fresh corn ears, cut off kernels using a sharp knife.
  2. Heat oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion (or vegetables of your choice) and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Increase heat slightly and add corn, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, basil and garlic powder to skillet; cook and stir for 5 minutes more or until all vegetables are crisp-tender (tender when poked with a fort but not soft).
  4. Stir in walnuts and parmesan cheese to finish. Remove from heat and serve warm.


Toasting Walnuts: To toast the walnuts, heat oven to 350 degrees. Then, place walnuts on a sheet pan in a single layer. Finally, place walnuts in oven for 10 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure they don’t burn.

Other vegetable to try: mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, beans.

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Incorporate walnuts into your diet

Here are some no-fuss tips for adding walnuts, our March ingredient of the month, into your diet:

  • Add ¼ cup of chopped walnuts into any vegetable side dish to add crunch and protein.
  • Add ¼ cup of walnuts into morning oatmeal.
  • Top off your favorite spring salad with a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.


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