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Corn Recipes (How to cook with corn)

Corn Recipes (How to cook with corn)

What to do with corn? How to cook corn? 

At some point in life we find ourselves in the kitchen asking ourselves, how should we cook corn this time. 

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We don’t ask this question because we don’t know how to cook it but we ask ourselves this question because corn is so darn versatile. 

There are so many amazing ways to cook corn that we can get stuck by options. Well, this article isn’t going to exactly help with that because we are going to list you a bunch of different ways to cook corn.

So how on earth will you decide?

1. Grill corn on the cob

Grilling corn on the cob is a summer tradition that I must always do multiple times. We tested out 4 different methods of how to grill corn on the cob. We provide you with step-by-step directions on the various methods. 

I don’t know if there is anything better than grilled corn on the cob. You can add some butter, salt, and pepper and have an entire meal. 

Or is that just me? 

2. Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

So what is Elote? It is a Mexican corn dish that is made with corn, mayonnaise, lime, cotija cheese, and spices. 

Warning! Elote is addictive. Always make more than you think that you need. It goes quickly. 

One of the key ingredients is fresh cilantro. It makes all of the difference in enhancing the flavor of the corn. 

3. Corn ice cream

Yes, it is a thing. A great use of sweet corn on the cob is to make sweet ice cream. You only need a few ingredients for this recipe.All that you need is milk, heavy cream, fresh corn on the cob, sugar and egg yolks. 

4. Corn fritters

Corn cakes (a.k.a. Corn fritters) is a delish side dish that will surprise your guests. These fritters are not all that difficult to make. Be sure to keep them warm because you will work in batches, depending on how many that you are cooking up.

I recommend topping them with sour cream and fresh chives. Consider serving a creamy garlic aioli sauce with this.

5. Garlic fried corn

This garlic corn recipe is easy to make because you can use frozen corn, actually, it is recommended. Also, this is a one-skillet dish and it only takes a few minutes. 

I recommend adding some fresh garlic to saute along with the corn but it isn’t required. Garlic powder will still make it delicious all on its own. 

6. Jiffy corn casserole

This is a fantastic use of corn during the holidays or for a potluck. OR if you are like me, this is a fantastic dish for a Tuesday.

Corn casserole is a staple dish in the south. You can use either whole kernel corn or sweet creamy corn in this recipe. Our preference is to use a mixture of both. It makes it extra yummy and creamy that way.

7. Corn salad

This is such a fresh summer salad that you will find this in your regular rotation moving forward. It only takes a few minutes to make it. The recipe calls for feta cheese but feel free to add in cotija cheese as well. I also love it with a bit of crumbled goat cheese too. 

8. Boiled corn on the cob

Do not overlook the simplicity of boiled corn on the cob. It is so delicious and we have outlined our trick for how to cook the best-boiled corn on the cob ever. The key to making corn on the cob delicious is to pat it with plenty of delicious butter and sprinkle it with salt. Consider sprinkling Tajin on the freshly cooked corn as well. 

9. Roasted canned corn

Have you ever considered roasting canned corn in the oven? It is a fantastic to cook canned corn in an interesting way. The trick to cooking canned corn this way is to drain the corn really well. Then spread the corn out on the baking pan really well. Try not to clump it up on the pan.

10. Corn salsa

Grab some chips and dip into that freshly made corn salsa. It is such a fantastic side dish with or without chips.You can serve it atop taco salads or serve it as an appetizer. It really is a versatile recipe. I highly recommend that you serve it at your next Thanksgiving dinner.

11. Tex-Mex quinoa salad

Corn is a rock star ingredient in this quinoa salad. If you want to make this recipe extra tasty, I recommend roasting the corn in the oven. This is a fantastic make-ahead recipe. If you choose to make it advance just wait on cutting up that avocado. Save that for the last minute and serve it as a garnish.

12. Jalapeno cheddar cornbread

This delicious cornbread recipe is cooked in an iron skillet. In all honesty, this cornbread recipe tastes a bit like a spicy cake.It is just that delicious. Personally, I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to peppers so you can use as many jalapenos as you like or as little. 

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Corn Recipes (How to cook with corn)

Corn Recipes (How to cook with corn)

12 corn recipes that can turn your boring corn into something extraordinary.


  • Grill corn on the cob
  • Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
  • Corn ice cream
  • Corn fritters
  • Garlic fried corn
  • Jiffy corn casserole
  • Corn salad
  • Boiled corn on the cob
  • Roasted canned corn
  • Corn salsa
  • Tex-Mex quinoa salad
  • Jalapeno cheddar cornbread


  • Choose a few corn recipe ideas to try.
  • Tell us your favorite recipe below.
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