Honey butter skillet corn is the best Thanksgiving side dish, for Christmas or year round. Made in a cast iron skillet on the stove.
This honey butter skillet corn recipe is a must Thanksgiving side dish, okay for Xmas too. SO easy to throw together at the last minute when your main dish is almost done. Use bagged frozen corn kernels to make it even easier, or cut off corn on the cob for fresher. (affiliate links present)
Honey Butter Skillet Corn with Canned Corn
This would be the third option. You can buy Green Giant or store brand and just drain for this as well. I would use what you are the most comfortable with. They all really turn out fantastic and the cook time is so slightly different there isn’t a big change either way.
Since our Jiffy corn casserole recipe is a must and uses canned, many times I will just use that during the holidays so I can grab all the same items. I wouldn’t say you need to use the name brand. I really cannot taste the difference between the two especially when you add all the other ingredients into the mix.
I like using cast iron for all the things. If you have a few I would suggest making our Jiffy cornbread in cast iron skillet too. Another cheap and easy holiday dish that everyone seems to love and doesn’t take a lot of prep work from you which is nice. You don’t want to be in the kitchen busy the whole time guests are over.
I mean I don’t want to anyway, I would much rather be able to have everything ready to throw together but not have to babysit it for a long time. This one is nice because it doesn’t need to be baked in the oven at all. That thing is always full with your turkey, ham or casseroles so stovetop and air fryer corn dishes are a must.
Skillet Corn with Frozen Corn
If you are making this outside of the end of the year get togethers, which I highly suggest, you might want to use frozen. Now that we live in a small town, fresh produce isn’t always fresh. I’ve gotten used to loading up on frozen corn and other vegetables so I always have something on hand for meal time.
Honey Butter Skillet Corn without Cream Cheese
You only need a few items to get this done. The cream cheese isn’t entirely necessary if you don’t have it or want a lower calorie version. I mean I will say that it takes this dish to a new all time level and adds a creamy nature to it, but is optional. You’re going to need;
- You can use canned sweet corn drained, frozen, or fresh corn cut off the cob (about 5 ears of corn)
- 4 tbsp of cream cheese optional
- Salted butter
- Honey is what you use but you could use maple syrup as well for sweetness
- Salt and pepper to taste
This corn side dish is something that could sit for a while or kept in a slow cooker. Great if you have a bunch of other Thanksgiving sides going and some take a lot longer than others. Want some spice?? A pinch of red pepper flakes works well, or chili powder.
Dairy Free Honey Butter Skillet Corn
I like to add this option because my husband is lactose intolerant and I have to alter a lot of recipes for him. Use sticks of Country Crock vegan plant butter, and eliminate the cream cheese for this version. Daiya has a great shredded cheese you could fold in instead for ooey gooeyness.
Skillet Corn From Can
Since this takes literally 15 minutes you shouldn’t start this until you take your turkey out. That is going to need about that long to rest so you can work on this as it sits right?? Figure this batch below will serve about 6 people depending on how much each takes. You can double or triple in the same pan easily.
- You just start by melting your butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Add your frozen or drained can of corn kernels, stir to coat with butter.
- Cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper and honey until hot and bubbly.
- Cut cream cheese into small pieces and add to corn.
- Stir until it melts and becomes creamy, this will take approximately 2 minutes.
I don’t like to heavily season since some like more and others prefer less. Let each person pepper or salt this easy side dish as they like when they are at the table. Just add a pinch when stirring your honey butter corn together. Another favorite you ask?? Try our homemade creamed corn recipe here.
How do you make buttered corn
Kinda’ the same way as our buttered pressure cooker cabbage, you just cook it down until it’s as tender as you like. Now jump to recipe and get going. I hope we have answered all of your questions and provided a good step by step for you here. If you have any questions please leave below and we will do our best to help you out. 😉
Easy honey butter skillet corn recipe
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Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- 1 pan
- Melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Add corn kernels, stir to coat with butter. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper and honey until hot and bubbly.
- Cut cream cheese into small pieces and add to corn. Stir until it melts and becomes creamy, approximately 2 minutes. Serve.