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Best Corn Side Dish Recipes

16 corn side dish recipes your whole family will love during the holidays and year round! Smoked, grilled, in salads, Honey Butter Skillet Corn on the stove or made into casseroles + surprising other ways. 

corn side dish recipes

15 corn side dishes that need to be on your radar! Creating delicious corn side dishes doesn’t have to be hard! These simple corn recipes are ones that are perfect for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter! You need to try them all. (affiliate links present)

Side Dishes with Corn

Sometimes finding a delicious side dish like Jiffy Cream Cheese Corn Casserole can be just as difficult as thinking up a recipe for the main course. But guess what? Everyone tends to overlook the versatility of corn!

  • There are so many ways to cook corn out there, you could literally eat it every day for the month and still not run out of options.
  • We will start with our air fryer corn instructions.
perfect corn on the cob

Corn Side Dishes

Luckily, I’ve compiled 15 corn side dishes for you to help make your meal planning a breeze! With the Summer months coming up, these recipes are great for outdoor eating and entertaining! 

  • Southern Jiffy cornbread salad is layered and so pretty to serve!
  • Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad – While this is technically a side dish, the added ingredients could absolutely make this a main dish as well. So light and tasty!
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob – Let your Instant Pot do all the work for you in creating the perfect corn on the cob. So simple you just won’t believe it.
    • use frozen corn or fresh corn
Instant Pot Corn

Side Dishes with Corn on the Cob

If you remove the kernels from the cob there are even more things you can make with those. Let’s start with roasted chili corn salsa that goes well inside tacos or served with chips.

  • Adding in a bit of Mexican flavor and taste is a sure-fire win. Then combining it with potatoes? Certain to be a hit at your next outdoor BBQ.
  • Jalapeno Lime and Corn Fritters – If you love a hint of spice, you’ll love this corn side dish recipe. Plus, the lime really sets that flavor apart.
  • Buttered Corn – Simple, yet perfect for a side dish. You’ll be amazed at how kids will just gobble this recipe up again and again!

Smoked Corn – A great way to cook them if you’re using your grill anyway! Keep them in the husk and throw them right on.

How to Smoke Corn on the Cob

Cheap Vegetable Side Dishes

If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, you can use your own homegrown corn for these recipes. And if not, no worries. The local market literally has everything that you need.

With cream style corn this corn pudding dish is a MUST at all of the major holidays. It is a great side for everyone and they will surely ask you for the recipe too.

Cream Corn Casserole Recipe

Vegetable Side Dishes

Corn is one of those veggies that can really be added to almost anything. Plus, when the summer months roll around, there’s nothing quite like a good old ear of corn on the cob.

  • Sweet Corn Cake – Who says that sweet corn can’t be made even sweeter? These corn cakes are addictive! Served with chicken or pork it’s always a hit!
  • Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Corn Chowder – While this is a chowder, it’s still a great recipe to use for any time of the year. Simple, delicious, light and filling!
  • Instant Pot Creamed Corn – Add a fun little pop of spice to your corn with this simple Instant Pot side dish recipe. Want to make it spicy? Add in some heat with Sriracha. A smooth dish with cream cheese, OH YES!

We have a ton of great Crockpot side dishes you can choose from as well. Vegetables galore.

Instant Pot Creamed Corn

Canned Corn Side Dish Recipes

Crock Pot Creamy Fiesta Bacon Corn – Any type of creamy corn is always a good idea! The taste and flavors of this recipe are really, really good!

Make corn a priority on your side dishes and give these awesome recipes a try. Your family and friends will love the variety and taste and you’ll love getting and receiving all the credit!  Want to add another veggie on the side too? Try slow cooker cabbage we love.

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Corn Side Dish Recipes

Easy corn side dish recipes for Thanksgiving made on the stove, in the oven buttered and delicious. Simple to make with tons of flavor in casseroles or a healthy side.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron skillet, corn, recipes, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 110kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 cast iron skillet



  • Melt butter in pan on medium heat. Add corn kernels, stir to coat with butter. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in salt and pepper and 1 tbsp honey to start until hot and bubbly. Cut cream cheese into small pieces and add to corn.
  • Stir until it melts and becomes creamy, approximately 2 minutes. Taste, add more honey if you want it sweeter. Serve
Nutrition Facts
Corn Side Dish Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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