Fresh Corn Recipes that Taste Like Summer on a Plate
Mexican-Style Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Mexican corn recipes don’t come much easier or tastier than this. The secret? Convection cooking in an air fryer! After just 14 minutes of cook time, take one minute more and coat in tasty south-of-the-border corn on the cob toppings: butter, garlic, lime, and cilantro.
Test Kitchen Tip: No air fryer? No problem. Feel free to grill or even slow-cook the corn instead.
Zucchini-Chorizo Sweet Corn Bake
No need to decide between squash and corn as the centerpiece of your summer table. This corn casserole recipe highlights both, plus spicy chorizo, a few eggs, and plenty of cheddar and Parmesan cheese to make it a meal. We’re wild about this creative corn recipe as a weekend brunch or a dinner side.
Oven-Roasted Chile Butter Corn
Spray butter? You deserve better as an option to adhere your sweet corn seasonings. One-up the bottled stuff with the corn on the cob topping of homemade chile butter with garlic, lime, and ground peppers.
Fresh Corn Salad
Fruit salads shouldn’t be the only produce beauties on your summer table. This corn salad recipe is as colorful as they come, thanks to a quick blanch and some vibrant sidekicks: cucumber, sweet peppers, jalapeños, and cherry tomatoes. Make this grilled corn recipe a meal by topping it with grilled steak, shrimp, or chicken.
Fresh Corn and Chicken Chowder
Sweet Corn Soup with Toasted Corn Guacamole
Corn and Cantaloupe Chopped Salad
Can’t handle another Caesar or wedge salad? Flip the salad script by whipping up a corn salad recipe that’s mostly fruits and starchy veggies, and just a few greens. Fresh sweet corn and juicy cantaloupe make for an unexpected yet delicious chopped salad pairing, especially when you enjoy them alongside snappy chile pepper and a splash of lemon juice.
Vegetable Soup with Cheesy Biscuit
This comforting veggie soup allows corn, normally reserved for side dishes, to enjoy a moment in the spotlight. It calls for both the kernels and cobs to be bubbled in the broth, giving it even more sweet corn goodness. For a super-simple “dumpling” to enjoy alongside this creative corn recipe, bake up semi-homemade biscuits using boxed mix, cheddar cheese, green onions, and chicken broth.
Charred Corn with Poblanos and Feta
Fresh herbs, fresh tomatoes, and fresh kernels make this corn salad recipe one of our top fast and fresh side dishes after a big farmers market run. Start by grilling the corn to add a pleasant smoky quality to the recipe. After adding the garden goodies to the party, salty feta and a so-simple blender vinaigrette are the only corn toppings you need to finish the summer salad.
Double Corn-Cornbread Stuffing
We’re firm believers that no barbecue meal is complete without buttery cornbread. But sometimes, basic bread doesn’t have quite enough actual corn flavor. Enter this cornbread recipe with corn, onion, and spinach (plus some pleasant kick via crushed red pepper flakes) for a super-summery stuffing side dish.
Chicken and Corn Pizza
Confetti Corn Salad
Mexican Pickled Pintos, Corn, and Poblanos
Three weeks may seem like a long time, but this Mexican pickled corn is totally worth the wait. Make an extra-big batch of this corn relish recipe so you can top tacos, hot dogs, and burgers all summer long. (Or make it for a thoughtful food gift to share with friends and neighbors.)
Shrimp Corn Fritters with Red Pepper Sauce
So long, crab cakes! Midwest meets East Coast in this corn-shrimp love affair. The skillet-seared corn fritter recipe packs a fiery punch with jalapeños and a creamy red pepper sauce in the mix.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Corn tortilla chips with a sunny corn salsa recipe … we like things corny. This black bean and corn recipe will have you forgetting all about standard bottled salsas. Toss in chopped avocado, red onions, and a splash of lime juice to infuse this condiment with color and zip.
Test Kitchen Tip: This recipe calls for thawed frozen corn, but in-season sliced-off-the-cob kernels make it even better.