If you have a lot of canned corn sitting in your pantry, these canned corn recipes will provide a way for you to use them and make a variety of amazing side dishes.
Corn is a widely used grain in recipes all over the globe. However, it’s taken for granted. These tasty can corn recipes will make your sides dishes stand out.
The following assortment of canned corn side dishes recipes will revamp this delicious yet neglected vegetable. You will find yourself converting plain corn sides into enjoyable and impressive gourmet dishes that demand attention.
This range of recipes for canned corn is wide and includes tostadas to creamed corn pudding.
You will enjoy savory, salty, and sweet recipes that are anything but corny or bland.
1. Scrumptious Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
One of the best canned creamed corn recipes is for this delicious Slow Cooker Creamed Corn dish.
It’s easy and quick to prepare, though the cooking time is over 3 hours. However, the creamy and rich goodness is well worth the wait.
Do you want something rich and creamy to serve your family? This side dish will please them all.
It only requires 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare this canned corn side. This is like a dump dish since that’s what you’ll be doing; dumping it into your crockpot.
2. Magnificent Mexican Street Corn Tostadas
How would you like a canned corn dish that you can have ready to serve in 15 minutes? Keep reading.
This dish is gluten-free and a great option for vegetarians.
You’ll need a can of drained whole kernel corn, chopped red onion, mayonnaise, chopped cilantro, lime, salt, cojita cheese, refried beans, tostada shells, and chili powder.
The only ‘cooking’ you’ll do is warm up the refried beans in the microwave. Otherwise, you will put the ingredients in a bowl, spread it on your tostada shells (or forgo the shell) and eat up!
3. Appetizing Corn Chowder
As the cooler months approach, hot comfort foods stave off the cold. This recipe for delicious corn chowder will make a great starter dish.
This recipe is loaded with ham, gold potatoes, corn, onion, garlic, flour (to thicken), pepper, paprika, chicken broth, half-and-half of milk, and salt.
Can you imagine how rich, thick, and creamy this chowder will turn out?
Alternatively, you can add in other ingredients like bacon (in place of ham), cheese (pepper jack or cheddar), freshly cut herbs (cilantro, chives, or parsley), and green chiles. It just depends on how spicy you want your corn chowder.
4. Easy Canned Corn Recipe
Are you ready for canned corn side dishes that will wow your family and friends? This Easy Canned Corn recipe will hit the spot.
You can easily and quickly turn plain and boring corn into a tasty side dish in a few minutes.
As with most of these recipes, you will need to drain the canned corn. However, this dish directs you to drain only half of the liquid.
The seasonings you use for this canned corn recipe are what make this side so good. You can also add other spices like cayenne if you want something spicier.
5. Creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad
Do you need a side dish that takes under 30 minutes to make? This Creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad takes only 20 minutes to make, but it is certain to please.
This side dish features pickled jalapeño, cilantro, and paprika, so you know it won’t be bland.
This recipe calls for cream cheese and olive oil, but you can substitute the low-fat version of cream cheese and avocado oil for the olive oil if you want a lower fat version of the recipe.
Creamy Mexican street corn salad doesn’t just taste good; it looks appetizing.
6. Grandma’s Southern Creamed Corn Pudding
Are you ready to find out about a sweet recipe using canned corn? Grandma’s Southern Creamed Corn Pudding is sweet, creamy, and the perfect side dish to compliment almost any meal.
If you want a side dish recipe that you can pass down to your kids and beyond, this is good to add to your recipe box.
It’s a prep and bake dish that will leave you hands-free for the main entrée. You may also find that this will be one of the best-canned corn recipes to make for potlucks.
7. Canned Corn Fritters
Do you think corn fritters are only good made with fresh corn? You will be surprised how delicious this Canned Corn Fritters dish is.
This recipe is an easy idea for an appetizer, side dish, snack, or potluck side.
What’s inside the corn fritter? This recipe calls for milk, eggs, Monterey jack cheese, green onion, cayenne pepper, jalapeño, salt and pepper, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and flour.
If you want to mix things up a little, you can use pepper jack or cheddar cheese instead of Monterey Jack. If it’s too spicy, decrease or eliminate the spicier ingredients.
8. Fabulous Frito Corn Salad
Sometimes you have to make dinner time fun with a unique side dish. If that’s what you’re looking for, you will love this fabulous Frito Corn Salad.
The fact that this is a fun-looking and fun-to-make canned corn recipe is just a perk. It’s also quite tasty as a snack, appetizer, or potluck/party offers.
You can use the regular BBQ, Ranch, or Chili Cheese chips to make the dish different.
What makes this corn salad so creamy is the blend of sour cream and mayonnaise. Those Frito chips add the crunch and the salty touch.
9. Jiffy Corn Casserole
Do you want a canned corn recipe that is fast and easy to make? You have come to the right place. You only need 7 ingredients and 45 minutes (5 minutes only for preparation) to make this Jiffy Corn Casserole.
The combination of creamed corn, regular canned corn (not drained), cheese, sour cream, egg, and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix creates this cheesy, rich, creamy, and tasty casserole.
Not only can you serve this with dinner at home, but you can also have some for lunch or make it for your next gathering.
10. Amazing Mexican Street Corn Soup
Soup is a staple comfort dish, especially when the weather cools down. Are you looking for a comfort soup to make for your family? This Mexican Street Corn Soup recipe will help you make one of the best corn comfort soups you’ll find every find.
I believe this is one of the best canned sweet corn recipes I have found. This recipe calls for 6 cups of fresh corn, so it will be the same once you drain the canned sweet corn.
This will taste great on a chilly day for lunch or dinner.
11. Parmesan Zucchini and Corn Skillet
Do you think corn and zucchini don’t go together? This recipe for Parmesan Zucchini and Corn Skillet will change your mind.
This is an easy, one-skillet recipe loaded with savory spices, corn, zucchini, and Parmesan cheese. If you have 10 minutes and the spices and ingredients, you can be enjoying this flavorful dish almost immediately.
You can use fresh corn, canned corn, or roasted corn for this recipe. If you love something cheesier, you can add more Parmesan cheese or use other cheeses to make it your own.
12. Black Bean Corn Salsa
Are you looking for a salsa recipe you can sink your teeth into? You can make this homemade Black Bean Corn Salsa and eat it as a standalone snack or with some tortilla chips.
In other words, this can be a side dish or a dip. It’s ideal for lunch, brunch, dinner, as a snack, or even for the next potluck, you attend.
Homemade salsa like this is heartier, healthier, and more flavorful than premade salsa. If you can spare 15 minutes, you can start snacking on this canned corn side dish.
13. Sweet Corn Salad Recipe
Corn is one of those underused vegetables in salads. However, corn is an excellent addition to this Sweet Corn Salad recipe that is easy to make ahead and heavenly to eat.
Do you need a salad that you can take along to holiday parties, family gatherings, Thanksgiving dinner, or a summer cookout? This corn salad is perfect all year long.
Canned corn makes this recipe easier and faster, but it only takes about 15 minutes with frozen corn. You must cook the frozen corn. You only need to drain the canned sweet corn and make your salad.
14. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Do you want something different in a pasta salad? If you do, this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad should do it.
This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make, but it’s loaded with flavor.
You need some rotini pasta, olive oil, drained canned corn, Cojita, chopped cilantro, sour cream, garlic powder, lime juice, mayonnaise, lime zest, a pinch of cayenne, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
For this recipe, the pasta needs to be cooked al dente, not mushy. That should only take about 8 minutes. That will add the perfect texture to this tangy, tasty pasta salad.
15. Old-School Scalloped Corn Casserole
This Scalloped Corn Casserole recipe is ideal if you like to make casseroles for quick and easy dinners, potlucks, or family holiday gatherings.
This is an old-fashioned dish that always pleases the crowd. Do you have some Ritz Crackers? If you do, this is what tops off this casserole. If you don’t, you’ll want to get some to make this scalloped corn recipe.
You will need cream-style corn, whole kernel corn, eggs, butter, paprika, and Ritz Crackers. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake.
16. 5 Ingredient Garlic Fried Corn
The holidays are coming up fast. Do you have some holiday recipes ready? If not, here is a 5 Ingredient Garlic Fried Corn side dish you can make that will impress your family and friends.
Whether you are hosting this year’s holiday dinner or not, you will need some side dishes recipes.
You likely prefer something quick and easy, so you can focus on the entrée, right?
This is a great side that only takes 20 minutes from preparation to serving. You can make this recipe creamier if you use more cream cheese or add some heavy cream.
17. The Best Corn Casserole
Since casseroles seem trendy, easy and make the best make-ahead dishes for potlucks and parties, this Best Corn Casserole will be divine.
Are you short on time for cooking? The good news is that when you make this casserole ahead of time, you can refrigerate or freeze it for later.
What you will find out is that you will not have any leftovers with this one. It will be eaten, and you will take home an empty casserole dish.
18. Easy Creamy Corn Casserole
Do you need something easy to make for your holiday dinners? You will find this recipe for an Easy Creamy Corn Casserole to be that easy side dish.
This is another great casserole that you can make ahead and refrigerate for up to two days.
Why is it so important to have something you can make ahead of time? Make some sides ahead of time, keep your kitchen open for the main course, and save time.
Canned cream corn, Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, corn kernels, sour cream, eggs, cheddar cheese, and butter are what goes into this dish.
19. Skillet Mexican Street Corn
When you need a quick and easy recipe for a side dish at the holidays, this one for Skillet Mexican Street Corn fits that description.
You will use butter, frozen or canned corn, mayonnaise, lime juice, ground cumin, Cotija cheese, chili powder, and green onions. Can’t you taste it?
It’s buttery, creamy, and oh, so delicious that people will be wondering how you found them to make it. You don’t have to tell anyone that it only took 15 minutes to make it.
20. Cheesy Crack Corn Dip
Mexican corn dip is also referred to as Crack Corn Dip, and the following recipe will help you make an appetizer for your next holiday party.
This dip is intended to be served hot, so you may want to make sure it’s hot or that it’s in a food warmer.
That is how you and your guests get to enjoy every hot, melty, cheesy bite of this dip. You can serve this with crackers, Ritz Crackers, or tortilla chips. You can also add a little guacamole to spice it up.
21. Easy Baked Corn
There are tons of family holiday recipes that are passed down to descendants. Does your family have a few of those?
This Easy Baked Corn recipe could be your next family recipe for you to pass down.
You’ll need some milk, butter, sugar, flour, salt, eggs, and canned whole corn (drained).
This is certainly an easy idea for a side dish that only takes 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
22. Quick and Easy Corn Fritters Recipe
If you like corn fritters, you’ll love this Quick and Easy Corn Fritters recipe.
You can never have enough corn fritter recipes handy for making appetizers or snacks.
These corn fritters also make a perfect appetizer for potlucks and holiday gatherings.
You can use fresh, canned, or frozen corn combined with jalapeño (optional), eggs, cilantro, salt, olive oil, and flour.
Alternatively, you can use different vegetables like zucchini or carrots, different herbs, or even add turkey or ham. The best thing about this snack is that it only takes 25 minutes to make from scratch!
23. Homemade Stovetop Creamed Corn
Do you commonly buy your creamed corn in a can? Maybe you would like to make it from scratch with this Stovetop Creamed Corn recipe.
The ingredients include butter, diced yellow onion, fresh or canned corn kernels, flour, milk, salt, black pepper, and heavy cream.
The total time from preparation to serving this corn side dish is 20 minutes.
What a great idea for adding a quick side to dinner or to take to your next holiday dinner or potluck. It’s perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time to cook or bake.
24. Spicy Southern Hot Corn
Thanksgiving is getting so close. Isn’t it time that you started getting your Thanksgiving dinner ideas ready?
One that you should consider is this Spicy Southern Hot Corn side dish.
It’s not just great for Thanksgiving dinner, but for potlucks and gatherings of all kinds all year-’round.
The butter, cream cheese, and sharp cheddar provide a creamy texture. The jalapeños bring the spice. To complete this recipe, you will also need red bell peppers, canned corn, paprika, and salt and pepper. In 25 minutes, you can be enjoying this hot southern corn.
25. Easy Canned Corn Recipe
This Easy Canned Corn Recipe will show you just how dynamic corn sides dishes can be.
Do you like canned corn but struggle with finding new ways to serve it? This recipe will put an end to that struggle.
Total time to make this is 15 minutes, and you’ll need a skillet.
You’ll make this canned corn in one skillet using canned corn, butter, parsley, pepper and salt, and garlic. Be sure to drain the canned corn of its liquid before adding it to the skillet.
If you like other spices, you can make these as spicy or seasoned as you want.
25 Easy Canned Corn Recipes
- can whole kernel corn, drained
- white sugar
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- To make this corn recipe, you will need to stir in the corn, sugar, and butter on a low-heat setting in a medium sauce pan.
- You will continue to stir it as it cooks until it's simmering, which should take about 5 minutes.
- Use ground black pepper and salt to taste.