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    The 25+ BEST Corn Recipes

    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!

    The 25 BEST Corn Recipe

    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

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    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!

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    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.

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    4. Succotash

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    11. One Skillet Mexican Casserole

    This One Skillet Mexican Casserole only takes 10 minutes of hands on time and is loaded with great flavors.

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    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!

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    13. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

    This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… what a combination!

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    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.

    Get the Recipe at Princess Pinky Girl

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Feasting at Home

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen

    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.

    Get the Recipe at The Chunky Chef

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Salt and Lavender

    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!

    Get the Recipe at The Gunny Sack

    20. Githeri

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Cheapskate Cook

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Cookie and Kate

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Bake Play Smile

    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.

    Get the Recipe and Whisk Affair

    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!

    Get the Recipe at I Am Baker

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Mexican Please

    26. Tamales

    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!

    Get the Recipe at Creme de la Crumb

    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.

    Get the Recipe at The Gingered Whisk

    28. Corndogs

    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.

    Get the Recipe at Carlsbad Cravings

    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!

    Get the Recipe at Brown Eyed Baker

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    Corn recipes.

    The 25+ BEST Corn Recipes

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This collection of corn recipes will give you a whole variety of ways to enjoy that summer time treat. For basic boiled ears, check the recipe below.


    • 6 ears of fresh corn, shucked
    • 1 Tbsp salt
    • Water


    1. Place corn in a large pot or dutch oven. Fill with enough water to cover corn and add in salt.
    2. Put pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.
    3. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 15 minutes.
    4. Remove ears of corn from water with tongs.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 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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