It’s that time of year… corn season! From May to September, fresh corn can be found nationwide in your local farmer’s markets. Why not go beyond your basic buttered ear? Today we are presenting 25 corn recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.
This amazing plant has become such a big part of our diets, that many people don’t know just how often they are eating corn. In fact, it’s estimated that 75% of processed foods contain corn products. But today we’re focusing on fresh corn, with a few corn meal and popcorn recipes at the end.
So cook your way through this list, and enjoy that bountiful crop!
1. Creamed Corn
After you try this easy Creamed Corn recipe, you will never, ever go back to canned. Made with fresh corn (though you can use frozen), it’s so creamy and full of flavor.
This side dish is addictively good. It will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads, but is a must in summer when that sweet corn is in season
2. Corn Casserole
This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.
It’s a versatile dish that would go great on a holiday spread. But it’s so good, you just might want to eat it all year long!
3. Cowboy Caviar
Cowboy Caviar is a tasty and fun dip or salad full of fresh veggies and hearty beans. It’s a perfect party appetizer, or make ahead lunch.
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries. The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon or corned beef.
5. Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.
When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.
6. Maque Choux
Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers.
This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak. It will become the new star side dish at your cookouts and potlucks.
7.Puerto Rican Sancocho (Caribbean Beef & Vegetable Stew)
Sancocho is a hearty Latin beef and vegetable stew. This Puerto Rican version is loaded with amazing flavors you’ll love to cozy up with. Make this hearty, delicious one pot stew, where melt in your mouth meat pairs well with tons of unique veggies.
8. Shrimp Foil Packets with Summer Veggies
These Shrimp Foil Packets are a delicious healthy-ish meal with all your favorite summer veggies like corn and cherry tomatoes. Ready in just 12 minutes on your grill, campfire or even in the oven, this is great meal prep for all your future camp outs, Sunday cookouts, or simply great weeknight dinners.
9. Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew)
This Low Country Boil recipe is the best way to feed a crowd! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all boil together in a well seasoned broth.
Also known as Frogmore Stew, it’s a southern classic that’s meant for a crowd, and is a common sight at outdoor celebrations.
10. Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef & Vegetable Soup)
Let me introduce the classic Caldo cooked in many Latin countries… Caldo de Res, AKA Beef & Vegetable Soup. Melt in your mouth beef simmered for hours in a beautifully flavored, yet delicately tasty, bone broth with loads of varied colorful vegetables cooked to perfection… served in your biggest available bowl to accommodate all the goodies.
11. One Skillet Mexican Casserole
This One Skillet Mexican Casserole only takes 10 minutes of hands on time and is loaded with great flavors.
12. Pastel de Choclo
This Pastel de Choclo is one of my favorite corn recipes. It’s a delicious savory corn casserole from Chile filled with perfectly seasoned ground beef and an array of other ingredients. Though there are a lot of different flavors in this recipe, the corn topping is the star!
13. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread
This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… what a combination!
14. Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote is a common street food in Mexico. Whole ears of corn are grilled and slathered with cheese and tasty spices.
15. Masala Street Corn
If you love grilled corn, this Indian version is a must try. It’s loaded with ghee, lime, garam masala powder and other great seasonings.
16. Avocado Corn Salad
Corn salads are a summertime classic. This avocado corn salad beautifully combines the crispness of corn, the creaminess of avocado, and the freshness of juicy cherry tomatoes.
17. Homemade Corn Chowder
This easy corn chowder is a great use for leftover corn. It makes a great lunch, but is hearty enough to serve as a main alongside some crusty bread and a salad.
18. Chicken Corn Chowder
If you’re looking for a little more protein in your soup, try this chicken corn chowder. It takes all the goodness of the basic recipe and bulks it up with chunks of tender chicken.
19. Corn Fritters
Anything fried has to taste good, right? These corn fritters consist of bites sized morsels of fried dough loaded with tender corn kernels. Yum!
This Kenyan corn and bean soup is a tasty and nutritious meal in a bowl. It only takes about 15 minutes of hands on time, then simmers on it’s own to perfection.
21. Corn Salsa
If you’re looking to add some freshness to your Mexican night, this quick and easy corn salsa makes the perfect topper for tacos and burrito bowls.
22. Ham & Corn Mini Quiches
These tasty little quiches only take about 5 minutes of hands on time and your oven does the rest. They’re a great make ahead option for easy lunches or snacks.
23. Corn Chaat
This tasty and easy Indian recipe features corn kernels mixed with butter and tasty seasonings. It can be served as a snack or a salad.
24. Tomato and Corn Pie
This recipe features two summertime favorites: corn and fresh tomatoes. Add in some herbs and plenty of cheese and you have one delicious side dish!
25. Homemade Tortillas
Sometimes a few extra minutes to make something homemade is worth the effort, and these tortillas are no exception. They only take three ingredients and you’ll be amazed how easy they are.
Another classic Mexican corn recipe, these tamales are super versatile in their fillings and toppings. They’re also a lot easier than you would expect!
27. Cornbread Waffles
Give your cornbread some serious CRUNCH with this savory waffle recipe. Add a few toppings and your have a great complete meal.
Who doesn’t love a corndog every now and then? These carnival favorites are actually quite easy to make, and are sooo much better homemade.
29. Perfect Homemade Popcorn
Make your favorite movie night snacker just right with this recipe. Includes basic stovetop directions, as well as microwave and instant pot methods!
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- 6 ears of fresh corn, shucked
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Place corn in a large pot or dutch oven. Fill with enough water to cover corn and add in salt.
- Put pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 15 minutes.
- Remove ears of corn from water with tongs.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 76Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1164mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 3g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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