I love corn so much that I got 30 irresistible and easy-to-make Corn Recipes here. Whether you’re looking for corn recipes for a regular night meal or for Thanksgiving, I got you covered in this collection from breakfast, snacks, and even dinner!
I’ve never met someone who doesn’t like these golden yellow, crunchy yet juicy sweet corn. In fact, with its popularity, it always makes its appearance on the dining table all year round.
From simple fried snacks, salads, soups, to casseroles, the addition of corn makes every dish extra indulging. You can either go buy those that are still on the cob or go the easier route with the canned ones. I won’t judge!
So if you think you’ve had enough corn recipes in your life, well, today’s collection will make you think twice. So let’s get going!
Corn Casserole Recipes
1. Scalloped Corn
This delectable corn casserole side dish is so good that it’ll be gone in 60 seconds! I’m not kidding! Of course, with corn, cheese, and savory ingredients, there’s nothing else to do but to eat and enjoy this scrumptious dish!
You can also add some bacon bits to it so you’ll have a smokey-good and a filling meal on its own!
2. Jalapeño Corn Casserole
Your classic corn casserole with a spicy twist of Jalapeños that’s sauteed in onion, pepper, garlic, and bell peppers! Then mixed with the cheesy and savory corn mixture, and baked to a golden brown crusty perfection. Easily substitute jalapeños with cayenne pepper for that intense heat!
3. Spoon Bread
A soft, light, and savory cornbread recipe that you’d want to try for Thanksgiving. What’s so unique about it?
Well, it doesn’t have any chemical leaveners to get its wonderful light and soft texture, but instead, it uses stiff egg whites folded with other ingredients. Simple savory cornbread recipe with nice crusty edges but fluffy and moist insides!
4. Cornbread Dressing
This thanksgiving favorite classic dish makes use of stale bread and cornbread to create a new delectable dish. I also added sausages, Italian seasoning, fresh thyme, eggs, half and half, and chicken broth (to name a few) that make its distinct savory goodness.
Basically, just saute all the vegetables and meat to seal in the flavors and then mix it with the cornbread mixture. From there, just bake it until you achieved that look just like the above photo.
5. Corn Pudding
Easily make this comforting corn dish simply by mixing all the ingredients together and then popping it in the oven. That’s it!
This pudding recipe is like a cross between the spicy Jalapeños Corn Casserole and the creamier Corn Pie. But, it’s still perfect on its own with a soft texture and rich flavor coming from sweet fresh corn kernels and the dairy goodness from heavy cream, sour cream, milk, and butter!
6. Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread)
A super moist and rich tasting South African version of the cornbread recipe. It’s traditionally cooked by steaming, though I baked this Mealie Bread instead to perfection. And not only that, but I also added some fresh basil to add a refreshingly sweet and savory taste!
7. Mexican Cornbread
A cheesy and spicy combo is what you get in this Mexican cornbread! Just mix the dry and wet ingredients then add the melted butter, jalapeños, and different kinds of cheese and bake. That’s it!
You’ll be enjoying a moderately spicy and savory cornbread that also goes so well with this meaty Chili Recipe.
Corn Soup and Stew Recipes
8. Brunswick Stew
This hearty and savory stew of vegetables and various meats in one dish will be a meat lover’s favorite! Add this to your meaty recipe arsenal and get ready to induce food coma once you taste this popular Southern cooking comfort food.
Pro Tip: Make good use of some leftover holiday meat you have there in your fridge, after all, once this dish is cooked nothing’s gonna be left from those leftovers!
9. Corn Chowder
This smooth and creamy corn chowder recipe is one of the easiest and comfortingly good dishes you’ll ever make for the cold season! Add some cubed potatoes for an extra bite and bacon bits for a smokey but not overpowering flavor that goes well with the sweetness of the corn.
Serve it with garlic bread or a plain French baguette to mop up the soup. Leave no trace!
10. Trinidad Style Corn Soup
The sweet flavor of corn in season will give body to this lovely spicy soup! I also added bacon and coconut milk in the soup for a smoky and creamy consistency.
Don’t forget to eat it with these soft and rich dinner rolls, Seriously! They are a great pair!
11. Cajun Corn Shrimp Soup
A savory and hearty dish that’s cooked in lovely saute of Creole Cajun seasoned shrimp! Not only that, flavorful chicken broth, tangy tomato paste, and potatoes are added to thicken the soup to make it more interesting.
Garnish this comforting bowl of goodness with chopped parsley to leaven up the lovely flavors of this classic soup!
12. Taco Soup
A Mexican-inspired dish served with crispy tortillas – YUM! This version though is a favorite of mine. I just love the spicy and savory flavors that I used here.
It’s hearty and delicious comfort food that lures me in with all its aroma and vibrant colors. I just did some sauteing and pretty much dumped everything in the pan, simmered it a bit, and voila!
Other Corn Recipes
13. Corn Fritters
Sink in your teeth into these corn-studded cheesy fried cakes! The thick batter contains fresh corn kernels, cornmeal, and herbs and spices that are fried to crispy perfection. Top it up with some salsa, avocado sauce, or dunk it in sour cream for a wonderful snacking experience.
14. Black Bean and Corn Salad
This healthy and high in protein salad is the perfect side dish for everything! It’s made up of black beans, blanched fresh corn, AVCs, and vegetables mixed with herbs and spices in a honey-sweet citrusy dressing. You’ll get a spicy kick to it too coz of the Jalapeño peppers!
You can pair this salad with your favorite BBQ recipe OR with crunchy chips for movie nights!
15. Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob
A simple yet flavorful corn-on-the-cob recipe that will keep you wanting more! This dish won’t stress you out at all.
Simply apply generous amounts of garlic butter and creole seasoning to the corn and then grill or bake it. It’s gonna be oozing with flavor and sweetness that you can’t resist!
16. Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge
Start your day with this comfortingly good coconut milk and Caribbean-inspired corn recipe! “Cog and Pop”, as it’s also popularly known, is made of yellow cornmeal with an addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut milk.
Imagine the sweet corn flavor combined with warm spices and fresh tropical fruits and berries toppings. I bet a single serving wouldn’t be enough for you!
17. Pineapple Jalapeños Corn Muffin
Give your usual corn muffin a Mexican a tropical twist with jalapenos and sweet pineapples. That spicy flavor is wonderfully complemented with the sweetness from the corn and pineapples! Pair these babies here with fantastic comfort food like this Southern Baked Beans (with bacon) for an amazing feast of sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors!
18. Trinidad Corn Pie
As the name suggests, it’s a corn pie recipe traditionally made in Trinidad but also known in Barbados. It’s the scotch bonnet peppers’ heat intensity, the sweetness of corn, and the creamy and savory flavors of sauteed vegetables that give this dish its unique profile!
As always, you can replace scotch bonnet with jalapeños or any chili of your choice to suit your heat tolerance.
19. Couscous Mango Corn Salad
The healthy dish has never tasted this good! Mix in the diced tomato, mango, avocado, onions, corn, herbs, feta, and couscous together and you’ll have one healthy salad brimming with fresh natural flavors.
Don’t forget to drizzle it with its refreshing, savory, and minty dressing for a solid sweet, and tropical indulgence!
20. Ugali (Corn Fufu)
The simple taste of Ugali is best paired with savory and saucy dishes. It’s actually the best side dish to eat with collard greens (Sukuma Wiki) and Okro Soup, which are two of Africa’s favorite food combos!
21. Creamed Corn
Another top favorite of mine! The sweet corn flavors simmered in a buttery, milky, rich, and savory thick sauce! I really had a hard time holding myself to finish it once cooked! 😋So, tell me, how can you resist these combos of creamy and flavorful sweet corn? How?!
22. Boiled Corn
Oh my! My favorite corn, I’d probably eat a kilo of this deep yellow and round corn kernels! Nothing beats this simply boiled corn 0n the cob. Eat it as a side to a roast dish like this Pan Seared Oven Roasted Steak, or just munch on it for snacks!
All the natural flavors of the corn are there! So, if you like some quick-fix food then this boiled corn is your go-to snack!
23. Southern Fried Corn
Indulge your taste buds into this Southern favorite side dish. It’s oozing with smokey flavors of bacon and paprika and savory creole seasoning and Worcestershire sauce! Add cream if you want it on the creamy side. Yummy!
24. Creole Chicken Okra
A simple yet filling healthy dish spiced up with creole seasoning and chilies. Along with okra, corn, and chicken, this dish is a sure hit!
In fact, you can also add other ingredients like sausages and shrimp which will make it even tastier!
25. Cajun Shrimp And Grits
Grits boiled to perfect consistency and topped with savory Creole seasoning flavored sauteed shrimps! Rich-tasting comfort food that’ll surely satisfy your cravings.
If this dish is still not enough to fill you up, then you can also eat it with some homemade brioche or cleanse the mouthfeel with some easy coleslaw.
A dish of stewed corn, that’s what Succotash means. This recipe is a mix of corn and different vegetables as well as beans, seasoned with my favorite Creole seasoning and fresh basil leaves.
It’s not a complicated dish to make, in fact, you can add other vegetables that you have available. Have it as a side dish to Grilled Shrimp Kabobs or as a light meal on its own!
27. Koki Corn (African Fresh Corn Tamales)
This African corn pudding is made by wrapping the cornmeal mixture in banana leaves and then steaming it until it’s cooked and firm. Using only fresh corn, water (is counted too), cornmeal, spinach, salt, and oil, this Koki corn here is also a vegetarian-friendly dish.
Serve it with Tropical Guacamole or Black Bean Soup for a great flavor combination!
28. Cornbread Salad
It is sort of like Panzanella Salad, only this one uses cornbread instead of plain bread. Aside from that the tangy and creamy ranch dressing is added just when about to serve this lovely cornbread salad. But wait! There’s more!
Thrown in some bell peppers, red kidney beans, more corn (of course!), bacon, cheddar cheese, green corn, and parsley for an explosive salad recipe!
29. Cornmeal Coo Coo
Polenta cooked the Caribbean way. This dish is cooked together with bell peppers, okra, garlic, thyme, and coconut milk!
So if you are a fan of both corn and coconut then this one’s for you. It’s usually paired with flying fish but you can also eat it with other delicious and saucy dishes like this Instant Pot Beef Stew.
30. Cheese Grits
Nothing gets cheesier than this Cheesy Grits! It’s literally grits with different kinds of cheese and more butter in a dish. Say it again? This can be an excellent breakfast to start up your day or comfort food on its own.
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