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28 Corn Recipes Everyone Will Love

What better way is there to add color and sweetness to your meals than with these a-maizing corn recipes?!

Whether you’re craving sweet, salty, or savory, this list has something for everybody.

Mexican Elote Creamed Corn Dip
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Corn is arguably summer’s best produce. Golden, juicy, and bursting with flavor, it’s delicious no matter how you prepare it.

And here’s a bonus – some of these recipes don’t even require fresh corn.

They’ll taste phenomenal even if you use frozen or canned – including frozen corn on the cob!

That means you can whip up these corn recipes any day of the year.

Homemade Corn Pudding Casserole

1. Corn Pudding 

Whether you call it a pudding or a casserole doesn’t matter. All you’ll care about is how delicious this dish is.

Its creamy, custard-like texture and crispy outer crust are impossible to resist. And don’t get me started on its undeniable corn flavor! 

Serve it as a BBQ side dish with ham, turkey, or wings for a hearty feast! You’ll love the sweet contrast it gives your savory entrees.

A slice of corn pie on a white plate.
Source: Africanbites.com

2. Trinidad Corn Pie    

Looking for something new to do with corn? Explore what the Caribbean has to offer with this Trinidad corn pie!

Think of it as corn casserole but with a bit of a spicy kick.

The contrasts between creamy and pillowy and sweet and spicy are out-of-this-world fantastic.

While corn is the star of the show, the onions, peppers, and cheese take it to an even higher level of awesomeness.

Cheesy Cornbread with Corn and Ground Beef

3. Cowboy Cornbread Casserole 

You can always count on Southern cuisine for delectable corn-y treats. This hearty dish transforms basic cornbread into an irresistible meal.

It starts with well-seasoned ground beef at the bottom. 

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You’ll top that with a bed of gooey, melty cheese and the cheese with sweet, soft, and crumbly cornbread.

Together, they make the most epic mash-up of shepherd’s pie, cornbread, and cheeseburger! How can you say no to that?

Cream corn soup on a bowl
Source: Spendwithpennies.com

4. Cream Corn  

Cream (or creamed) corn is a delectable dish achieved by pureeing corn kernels and cooking them with cream.

It’s a simple, 20-minute recipe that yields a delicious side dish or dessert.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use either fresh or canned corn kernels. So you can make it anytime a craving strikes.

It also makes an excellent Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.

Stacks of Spicy Mexican Cornbread with Jiffy Mix on a cutting board with parchment paper

5. Mexican Cornbread 

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with regular cornbread. Still, I urge you to try this Mexican version.

It gives the classic bread a savory and spicy spin. Jalapenos, green chilies, and cheese add a delicious flavor contrast.

True, you’ll use a boxed mix for this one. But don’t worry. You can expect nothing but homemade deliciousness. It’ll absolutely knock your socks off.

Homemade Mexican Street Corn with Spices, Cilantro and Lime

6. Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn is a must-try recipe.

All the classic elote flavors and textures are there. There’s corn, mayo, Cotija cheese, cilantro, chili powder, and more.

It’s a great corn side dish, light lunch, or something to snack on any time you’re in the mood.

Corn and cheese dip in skillet.
Source: Spoonforkbacon.com

7. Korean Corn Cheese

I’ll admit that “Korean corn cheese” isn’t the most appetizing name for a recipe. Don’t let that throw you off, though.

Because seriously, this might be one of my favorite corn recipes on this entire list. It is absolutely breathtakingly phenomenal.

It’s one of the richest, cheesiest, and creamiest dips you’ll ever try. It’s perfectly sweet, salty, cheesy, and delicious.

Homemade Corn Fritters

8. Corn Fritters 

These corn fritters are so delectable that stopping at one is impossible.

If you’re on a diet, I do NOT recommend these. They’re borderline addictive and not necessarily health-conscious. 

If you don’t mind the calories, though, indulge! These fritters are crunchy outside and soft and bursting with corn kernels inside. 

And thanks to the ever-dependable Bisquick mix, making these fried cakes couldn’t be easier.

Black bean and corn salsa mixed on a clear glass bowl.
Source: Fedandfit.com

9. Black Bean and Corn Salsa 

Look no further than this yummy salsa for the ultimate hearty side dish. This dish of black beans and corn is the stuff of legends!

It’s sweet, salty, fresh, earthy, light, and unbelievably flavorful. Plus, I love all the bright, eye-catching colors.

Pair it with homemade tortilla chips for the ultimate Tex-Mex appetizer.

Corn chowder on a bowl topped with bacon beets and chopped onion leaves.
Source: Bellyfull.net

10. Corn Chowder 

This corn chowder is flavor overload! I’m talking crunchy corn kernels, starchy potatoes, smoky bacon, and salty cheese.

It’s the perfect way to enjoy corn for dinner. Well, corn and a whole lot of other tasty things, that is.

If you’re feeling blue, one bowl of this hot, creamy chowder will cheer you up. You’ll definitely want more than one bowl, though.

Corn butter on a small dish.
Source: Forksoverknives.com

11. Corn Butter

You’ve heard of apple butter. You’ve heard of butter butter. But what about corn butter? It’s a whole new experience.

It’s creamy, savory butter made with corn, garlic, and a few other things. It has a spectacular natural taste that pairs well with most things.

Spread it over meats before cooking them or on a roll for extra flavor.

Grilled corn salad on a wooden bowl with chips, avocado dressing and basil leaves.
Source: Halfbakedharvest.com

12. Grilled Street Corn Salad with Avocado “Mayo”

Here’s another Mexican treat you won’t want to miss! This Mexican street corn salad is a fun take on Mexican street corn.

The idea is simple. Instead of using corn on the cob, the kernels are shucked and served in a bowl.

With this recipe, your favorite elote has never been easier to eat.

Boiled Corn on the Cob with Butter and Salt

13. Corn on the Cob 

Want to know the great thing about corn? You can do anything to it, and it’ll still be delicious.

In this recipe, you’ll simply pop it in the microwave. 

If you think boiling is the simplest way to cook corn on the cob, think again!

Using the microwave is much easier and faster. And you’ll get the same results. It’s also my favorite way to reheat corn on the cob.

Sweet corn panna cotta on a white plate.
Source: Celebrationgeneration.com

14. Sweet Corn Panna Cotta  

Panna cotta is a light and delectable ending to any meal. It’s not only delicious, but it’s easy to make as well.

For this sweet corn panna cotta recipe, all you’ll need is 25 minutes and everyday pantry staples. Even the recipe steps are simple!

The most challenging part is waiting for the panna cotta to set.

Bunch of homemade cornbread muffins.

15. Cornbread Muffins 

These Jiffy cornbread muffins have the perfect flavor and texture. They’ll impress even the snobbiest muffin snob.

The secret ingredient? Butter. It transforms the basic cornbread mix into drool-worthy muffins.

These golden treats are insanely moist, buttery, and downright delicious. Plus, even non-experienced bakers can pull this recipe off.

You really couldn’t ask for more. Well, you COULD, but why would you?!

Cheesy scalloped corn casserole on a white dish.
Source: Tastesoflizzyt.com

16. Scalloped Corn Casserole 

This scalloped corn casserole uses a strange ingredient – Ritz crackers. It may seem odd, but the crackers work like magic.

Along with milk, eggs, sugar, butter, onions, and, of course, corn, they create a mind-blowing casserole.

It’s both crunchy and soft. It’s also creamy, buttery, corny, and absolutely divine. Serve it at your next potluck to impress all your guests.

Cornbread casserole on a white baking dish with a spoon.

17. Cornbread Casserole 

Here’s another casserole to blow your taste buds away. This mash-up between pudding and souffle is truly fantastic.

With its creamy, custard-like consistency, this casserole is a dream. Every spoonful also gives you maximum buttery corn flavor.

It’s easy to make but also special enough to be served for Thanksgiving!
Move over, turkey! This casserole is about to steal the spotlight.

Corn milk served on glasses with straw.
Source: Chinasichuanfood.com

18. Corn Milk 

Over the centuries, people have learned to look to other sources besides mammals for milk.

There’s almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and even corn milk.

Called susu jagung, corn milk is one of the most interesting corn recipes on this list.

It’s a sweet, yellow beverage achieved by cooking corn and milk together. It’s super nutritious and an excellent alternative to your usual non-dairy milk.

Soup with beans, tortilla and shredded chicken on a pot.

19. Chicken Tortilla Soup  

Besides being a fantastic main ingredient, corn is also a terrific support ingredient to a myriad of dishes.

This chicken tortilla soup isn’t complete without those sweet golden morsels.

Loaded with chicken, corn, beans, cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips, this soup is the definition of comfort food.

It’s not only delicious but also filling. One bowl is a complete meal on its own.

Source: Playswellwithbutter.com

20. Sweet Corn Risotto 

I absolutely adore risotto. I love its unique, fluffy texture and its mild flavor that takes on the other ingredients.

Any risotto is good. But adding corn kernels to the dish makes it a thousand times better.

The contrast in color, flavor, and texture makes the dish even more exciting. Plus, it’s gently sweet and mega delicious.

A serving of pasta with creamy sauce, corn kernels and cheese on a gray plate.
Source: Sweetsimplevegan.com

21. Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta

As much as I love risotto, that’s nothing compared to my love of pasta. I’m a giant sucker for indulgent pasta with a thick, creamy sauce.

Especially when that pasta is vegan-friendly and nutritious.

That’s right. This supremely creamy pasta is 100% cream-free. You’d never know it by tasting it, though. Trust me, even your non-vegan friends will love it.

Homemade Mexican Buddha Bowl with Salsa in a Wooden Table

22. Mexican Buddha Bowl 

This Mexican Buddha bowl is a colorful medley of beans, grains, and vegetables. It looks good and tastes even better.

You’ll never run out of options when it comes to Buddha bowls.

You can stick to the formula of grains, beans, veggies, and dressing. And still, nothing is impossible.

This one, for example, puts a South-of-the-Border spin on the classic Buddha bowl. Your family will go nuts for it.

Chip dipped on cheesy corn dip with peppers, jalapenos, green onions, garlic, and, corn kernels.
Source: Recipetineats.com

23. Corn Dip  

This corn dip is so ridiculously addictive that you’ll want to lick the bowl.

At its base is a blend of mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream. From that alone, you can already tell how amazing it is.

Making things even more interesting are the mixins. I’m talking peppers, jalapenos, green onions, garlic, and, of course, corn kernels.

Served hot and bubbly, it’ll disappear in minutes.

Seasoned corn ribs served with Chipotle dip on a plate.
Source: Marisolcooks.com

24. Spicy Corn Ribs with Chipotle Dip

The first time I saw these corn ribs, I had no idea what was going on. They just look so wonderfully weird!

But you guys know me. As long as it’s edible, I’ll try anything once. So, I gave these a shot, and they blew me away.

Flavorful and filling, they’ll quickly become one of your new favorite appetizers.

Chicken chili with beans, stock and chicken meat topped with cream served on a white bowl.

25. White Chicken Chili 

This chili may be all-white, but it will surely delight.

Instead of the usual ingredients, you’ll use chicken, corn, beans, chili peppers, sour cream, and lots of cheese.

Even though there’s no ground beef involved, this chili is still a winner. It’s hearty, delicious, and even more nutritious!

For extra corn flavor, serve chicken chili with a big slice of cornbread.

Caviar with bell peppers, beans, corn, and tomatoes served on bowl

26. Cowboy Caviar 

It may not be as fancy as actual caviar. Still, I’d choose this one over the real thing any day.

Cowboy caviar is a beautiful medley of beans, veggies, and avocados. And it’s all tossed in a creamy dressing.

It’s technically a dip, but I don’t mind eating it on its own with a spoon. That’s how good it is.

Pesto corn succotash with fried halloumi served on a plate.
Source: Dishingouthealth.com

27. Pesto Corn Succotash with Fried Halloumi

There’s A LOT going on in this recipe. Luckily, it’s one of those dishes with a descriptive recipe name that tells you everything.

You’ll start with a base of flavorful pesto. Top that with the veggie-packed corn succotash and the fried halloumi.

It’s a complete meal all on its own. And you can have it ready in just 25 minutes!

Cheesy Cowboy Crack Dip Served with Chips

28. Cowboy Crack Dip

Last but not least is the insanely addictive cowboy crack dip. This dip will transform the blandest chips, crackers, and crudites into delectable snacks.

It features a blend of cream cheese, sausage, cheddar, tomatoes, and sweet corn.

Each component has its own unique quality. Together, they create the most mouth-watering harmony of flavors and textures.

28 Corn Recipes Everyone Will Love

Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

217

kcal

Craving elote but want something a bit different? Whip up this Mexican elote creamed corn dip instead.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced (remove stem and seeds)

  • 3 cups corn

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, divided

  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese, divided

  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (remove stem and seeds)

Instructions

  • Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, cumin, and chili powder with a hand mixer. Season with salt and pepper, then beat until the mixture is smooth. Set aside. 
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the minced garlic and diced jalapeno. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. 
  • Add the corn. Cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. 
  • Once the mixture is heated through, remove the skillet from heat. Pour the corn mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Mix by hand until everything is well mixed. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the cilantro and 1/4 cup of the cotija cheese. Mix gently by hand. 
  • Transfer the dip into a serving bowl. Top with the remaining cilantro and cotija cheese. Sprinkle the sliced jalapenos evenly over the top. 
  • Serve with chips, crackers, or other dippers. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Use room-temperature cream cheese for the best results.
  • Fresh corn from the cob is best. However, you can also use canned or frozen corn kernels for this recipe.
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