From appetizers to sides and breakfast to dinner, these Christmas corn recipes have your entire holiday menu covered!
Home cooks and foodies, rejoice!
Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday menu.
This year, how about you try something corny? By that, I mean these Christmas corn recipes!
You might not realize this, but there are so many dishes you can whip up with this versatile golden crop.
From soups and chowders to cornbreads & casseroles and everything in between, your options are endless.
It doesn’t matter which ones you pick, because these Christmas corn recipes are all a-maize-ing!
What are you waiting for? Start planning your Christmas menu today!
1. Garlic Parmesan Fried Corn
It’s not Christmas without some garlic Parmesan fried corn!
My whole family is in love with this dish, and I’m so grateful that it’s so easy to make.
You simply saute corn kernels in butter, cream cheese, and garlic, and boom, your heavenly side dish is ready to be devoured.
This dish is always a hit at holiday gatherings, and it’s sure to become one of your favorites, too!
2. Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole
When it comes to corn-based recipes, you can always count on Paula Deen for some southern inspiration.
A cross between cornbread and a casserole, this dish is rich, hearty, and delectable.
A mix of corn kernels, sour cream, and shredded cheese is bound together in a sweet and fluffy corn muffin casserole.
When baked, it becomes crisp around the edges, while tender and moist in the middle.
The best part is that it can be made ahead of time, which is a huge plus during the busy holiday season.
I usually make a double batch and freeze half for later.
3. Stovetop Cream Cheese Corn
Looking for an embarrassingly easy way to transform those humble kernels of frozen form?
I have two words for you: cream cheese.
Cooking corn in cream cheese gives the crunchy golden bits a thick and creamy coating.
The slight tanginess in the cream cheese contrasts the sweetness of the corn wonderfully well, too.
Add some chopped parsley for a pop of color and serve.
4. Marie Callendar’s Cornbread
Anyone who has ever been to Marie Callender’s knows that the cornbread is some of the best around.
And now, thanks to this copycat recipe, you can enjoy that same delicious cornbread in the comfort of your own home.
If you think it requires some major baking expertise, think again.
This recipe simply doctors up a box of Bisquick baking mix using a few baking staples!
Enjoy your homemade (ish) cornbread warm from the oven, with a pat of butter on top!
5. Paula Deen’s Cornbread Dressing
Here’s another holiday corn recipe brought to you by the queen of southern cuisine herself, Paula Deen!
If you’re planning on serving turkey this Christmas, you better pair it with this heavenly cornbread dressing.
This casserole is incredibly moist and creamy, and extra scrumptious with gravy and cranberry sauce.
The turkey may be the centerpiece of your Christmas spread, but this casserole will surely be the star.
6. Slow Cooker Crockpot Butter Corn
When it comes to flavoring corn, nothing beats the simplicity and greatness that is butter.
Honestly, it’s the only thing corn really needs.
But if you care to take the classic butter corn to the next level, consider slow-cooking the kernels.
Then, add some of your favorite seasonings.
Slow cooking allows the corn to absorb more of the seasonings’ flavor.
It’s also a hassle-free way to whip up a Christmas side dish that can feed a crowd.
7. Cream Cheese Corn Casserole
Cream cheese corn casserole is another one of my favorite comfort foods.
It’s pretty simple to make. You just need milk, jalapenos, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and frozen sweet corn.
I like to add a little bit of garlic powder and onion powder to the mix as well to give the casserole a punch of peppery flavor.
The best part about this dish is that it’s so versatile.
You can eat it as a side dish or main course, and it goes well with just about anything.
8. Creamy Confetti Corn With Bacon
Want a fun and colorful appetizer to start your Christmas celebration?
You can’t go wrong with this creamy confetti corn with bacon.
It’s a vibrant mix of corn kernels, bacon bits, red bell peppers, and green onions coated with milk and cream cheese.
This party starter will surely impress your guests!
9. Creamy Corn Pudding
This year, ditch the ordinary Christmas party fare in favor of something a little more unique: creamy corn pudding.
The key to making creamy corn pudding is to bake it on high heat until it’s very soft. I’m talking for 1 hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
This allows the pudding to achieve the smoothest, most velvety consistency.
This dish is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
It can easily be made ahead of time, leaving you more time to enjoy the party.
Serve the pudding warm or cold, topped with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch.
10. Holiday Corn
Spread holiday cheer not just to meat lovers but to your vegetarian loved ones with this dish.
It’s a fun medley of corn, carrots, celery, and onion mixed with sour cream and seasonings.
Festive and delicious, this side dish is perfect for vegetarians and those with gluten sensitivities.
11. Crockpot Creamed Corn
Crockpot creamed corn is another perfect holiday side dish. It’s rich and creamy with a subtle touch of sweetness.
The best part is that you can set it and forget it.
And because it’s cooked entirely in the slow cooker, it frees up valuable stovetop and oven space.
12. Quick and Easy Corn Fritters
Throwing a last-minute Christmas party? Don’t worry, these corn fritters have you covered.
These crunchy golden nuggets are so addictive, you’ll have to at least double the batch.
Good thing they’re quick and easy, just as advertised.
They’re exactly what you need as a party host, less time in the kitchen, and more time with friends!
13. Baked Parmesan Creamed Corn
Every time I take a bite of this delectable casserole, I’m transported back to childhood holidays spent with my family.
It’s a moist and creamy casserole at the bottom with a parmesan and buttered cracker crust on top.
It’s both rich and humble, festive but not fussy.
It’s the perfect side dish for a holiday meal, but it also brings me joy on any old Tuesday night.
Whether shared with loved ones or savored solo, a bowl of homemade creamed corn always hits the spot.
14. Cornbread Stuffing
Eating cornbread stuffing on Christmas is another family tradition that I always look forward to.
There are so many different ways to make cornbread stuffing, but this recipe makes my absolute favorite.
I mean, you can’t go wrong with cornbread, bacon, and butter, can you?
Baked until golden brown, this cornbread stuffing is simply delicious.
15. Sweet Corn Soup
Christmas is a time to indulge in rich, decadent foods. However, that doesn’t mean that every dish has to be heavy and filling.
This sweet corn soup is the perfect example of a lighter option that can still pack a lot of flavors.
The soup gets its sweetness from corn, carrots, and onion.
This is balanced out by the savory notes of the potatoes, chicken stock, and butter.
It’s also topped with a squeeze of lime and hot sauce to add another layer of deliciousness.
Best of all, it can be made in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect last-minute appetizer for your holiday gathering.
16. Corn Chowder
This corn chowder is wonderfully sweet and creamy – the perfect comfort food on a snowy Christmas day.
It’s always an easy way to impress my family and friends
So if you’re looking for a festive and flavorful dish to share this holiday season, give room for chowder!
I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
17. Jiffy Cornbread Muffins
There’s just something about cornbread muffins that make them the perfect addition to any holiday meal.
They’re simple to make and they’re always a hit with kids and adults alike.
Plus, they’re a great way to use up any muffin mix that you might have hanging around in your cupboard.
In no time at all, you’ll have a tray of delicious cornbread muffins that are perfect for Christmas breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
18. Garden Fresh Corn Salad
We’re all in the mood to indulge during Christmas.
But it also couldn’t hurt to have one or two healthy dishes in your holiday spread.
This fresh garden salad won’t disappoint.
It has a colorful mix of corn kernels, greens, veggies, and a sweet and refreshing wine vinaigrette.
This salad is just as appetizing as any other Christmas side dish.
It’s the perfect balance of fresh and flavorful, and it’s sure to be a hit at your party!
It couldn’t be easier to make, to boot. Just give the ingredients a good mix, and you’re done.
19. Potato and Sweet Corn Fritters
Whether it’s Christmas, New Year, or just a random Wednesday, it’s always a good time for these golden fritters.
The batter is made from blended corn, carrots, potatoes, jalapenos, and chives, seasoned with vegan cheese shreds for extra oomph.
And yes, these fritters are 100% vegan, which means everybody can get in on the fun.
20. Roasted Red Potato Salad With Corn
Corn and potatoes make a great match.
The combination of sweet and fresh kernels and hearty and starchy roasted tots create the perfect balance!
That’s why this salad works so beautifully.
While it doesn’t contain the typical ingredients you’ll find in a salad, it’s still pretty epic.
21. Cheesy Hot Corn Dip
This cheesy hot corn dip is the ultimate comfort food.
Made with corn, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and sour cream, this dip is sure to hit the spot.
Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or looking for a festive appetizer to bring to a potluck, this dip is the one to beat.
22. Corn Poppers
These deep-fried cheese balls explode with corn, jalapenos, red peppers, and ooey-gooey cheese!
A word of warning: these poppers are highly addictive.
If you plan to serve these at a Christmas party, it’ll be wise to triple the recipe.
23. Crispy Corn Cakes
These cakes are filled with corn, cheddar cheese, bacon, and jalapenos, and are pan-fried to crispy perfection.
They’re best served hot out of the pan, topped with a dollop of butter and a sprinkle of salt. Happy holidays, indeed!
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