Here are all the best corn recipes for making this seasonal vegetable taste incredible! Try it grilled, in salad, soups, dips, and more.
Sweet corn on the cob is best summer treat, and the frozen and canned varieties ensure you can eat this veggie year round. Here’s a list of our favorite fresh and tasty corn recipes! There are so many ways to make it taste incredible: grilled, Mexican street corn, salad, soup…and even ice cream! We’ve gathered some top recipes from our website and a few more from our favorite recipe developers around the web. Ready to get cooking?
This corn salad recipe is all about fresh flavor: sweet bursts of corn, juicy tomatoes, and herbaceous basil pair with a tangy, light vinaigrette. Top with feta cheese crumbles if you like, or keep it as a plant based salad: it’s just as good either way. Here’s all about how to make it…including a tip on how to cut corn off the cob: without the mess! Also try:Grilled Corn Salad.
This corn chowder is impossibly creamy and delicious: but there's no heavy cream! Here milk and butter make for thick and creamy texture. You'll also boil the corn cobs in the chowder to get an elevated sweet flavor to contrast with the savory onion and garlic. This one's a big fan favorite!
Here’s a simple corn recipe that will have you absolutely smitten: Skillet Fried Corn! Pan fry fresh corn in a skillet with butter, garlic, and smoked paprika, and it comes out sweet, buttery and smoky. You’ll be amazed how just a few ingredients and 5 minutes transform corn into pure gold. Frozen and canned corn work as a swap too!
Next up in our corn recipes: Mexican grilled corn (called elote in Mexico)! If you've never tried corn this way, it's time to try. You'll grill corn on the cob until it's tender and lightly charred. Then spread it with a creamy sauce made of sour cream, mayo, cumin, and chili powder. Top with feta crumbles, cilantro and lime, and there's so much flavor going on, you won't be able to put it down!
Did you know the easiest way to cook is corn on the cob is in the oven? This one is a game changer. There’s literally no prep time: you don’t even need to husk it! Throw it on the oven grates to roast and it comes out beautifully moist. Said one recipe tester, “This is heaven! The corn was cooked perfectly.”
Try this Mexican inspired corn dip! This recipe celebrates the flavors of elote (Mexican street corn) to make a tasty dip for eating with crunchy tortilla chips. The pops of sweet corn against the tangy lime, zingy green chiles and salty crumbled cheese is absolutely irresistible!
Try these irresistible and easy corn fritters! They come out crisp-edged and golden, with a savory sweet batter and big sweet pops from the corn kernels. Dip them into a creamy sauce and there’s nothing better! They’re great as an appetizer, though they're perfect warm from the stovetop as a simple dinner.
Made at home from scratch, creamed corn is nothing like what comes from a can. The rich and creamy sauce comes together with cream, milk, and a little Parmesan, and pairs with just about any main. Bookmark this homemade creamed corn recipe: we think it will become a keeper!
Another tasty corn recipe: Fresh Corn Soup! The flavor is sweet and nuanced, full of vegetables like onion, celery, potatoes, and of course: loads of corn! Many corn soup recipes are heavy with rich cream and butter, but this one is light and healthy. On its own it’s vegan and plant-based, but we like serving it with a dollop of sour cream to make it a little more filling.
Here’s a corn recipe with a long history: Succotash! Did you know this traditional pairing of corn and beans originated with the native Narragansett people in New England? While you might associate it with Southern American cooking, it’s even older than that. It’s a great way to infuse a colorful dose of veggies into any meal: an ideal healthy side dish!
Here's an easy black bean and corn salad made in just 5 minutes, no chopping required! We’ll admit: we’re wary of recipes that claim to be the easiest, best thing you’ve ever tried. But this one…let’s just say we’ve been eating it on repeat ever since!
Grilling corn is a very easy way to prepare it! Husk the corn, place it on the grill, and cook until it begins to blacken, about 4 to 5 minutes, Then turn and continue cooking and turning until all sides are blackened. That’s it! It’s a simple method that infuses smoky, charred flavor in every bite. Top with butter and salt (and maybe a sprinkle of Old Bay), and it's divine.
Here’s a corn recipe that’s special every time you serve it: a Shrimp Boil! This classic American seafood boil is one of our favorite meals to serve to a crowd because everyone always loves it. Boil up potatoes, corn on the cob, onions and shrimp in a flavorful broth, then dump them out onto a table lined with parchment paper. There’s something magical about the experience every time!
Here’s a tasty salad that won’t take you half an afternoon to prep: this fast and easy Avocado Corn Salad! This one uses our favorite quick trick to a killer salad we use in our black bean and corn salad. It’s got a quick way to shortcut a bunch of chopping and the flavor? Incredible.
Here’s a basic skill everyone needs to know: how to boil corn on the cob! This tried and true method is the easiest way to do it. Seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper, it’s truly a classic American side dish. The best part of summer is sinking your teeth into those golden, juicy morsels!
Here’s a tasty corn recipe with a party vibe: Texas caviar (aka cowboy caviar)! It was invented in Texas and then spread all over the US. This combo of black eyed peas, corn, veggies, and vinaigrette dressing works both as a chip dip or healthy side dish. This recipe has loads of colorful veggies, cilantro, and jalapeños, and a zingy dressing with the perfect flavor.
Here's a must try corn recipe: Jalapeño & Corn Pizza! This is destined to be a hit if you love the bright zingy flavor of this mighty pepper. Instead of a tomato sauce or even a white sauce, this pizza has a base of tangy salsa verde! Pair the heat of the jalapeno with savory zucchini, bright sweet corn, and gooey cheese, and it’s a uniquely delicious pie that you’ll fall head over heels for.
When corn season is in full swing, it’s the moment for all the sweet corn recipes. And chicken corn chowder recipe is our new favorite! It’s creamy and cozy, punctuated by soft potatoes and bright bursts of sweet corn. Adding chicken gives it a protein boost that makes it a filling meal.
Need a corn recipe loaded with flavor? This Corn Dip stars corn, peppers, garlic, onion, jalapeño, green onions, cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise. Sauté the corn first until golden – it makes the flavor extra amazing! via Recipe Tin Eats
This Corn Pudding recipe is the perfect southern souffle style casserole that bakes with simple ingredients! It's a heavenly cheesy fresh corn side dish that goes with just about anything. via Grandbaby Cakes
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Corn is also part of a healthy diet: it’s rich in vitamins and minerals, fiber, and may promote eye health (source). Move over carrots! Here are a few more recipes where this veggie makes an appearance:
½ cup feta cheese crumbles, for garnish (optional)
Cook the corn: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. (This takes about 15 to 20 minutes, so plan accordingly.) Shuck the corn, removing the silk. When the water is boiling, place the corn cobs in the pot. Boil covered for 4 minutes, until bright yellow. Run under cool water until cool enough to touch. (Alternate method: Roast the corn in the oven or use canned corn.)
Cut the corn: Find a bundt pan, or large rimmed baking sheet or pan. Place the corn into the hole in the bundt pan or hold the corn vertically inside the baking sheet, then use a chef’s knife to slice down and remove the corn from the cob (the sides of the pan catch the kernels that fly when cutting; more details here.)
Chop the vegetables: Meanwhile, dice the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop the red onion. Chop the basil.
Mix in the dressing: In a large bowl, mix all vegetables with the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, fresh ground black pepper to taste, and optional feta crumbles. Stores refrigerated for up to 3 days.