Hello Summer!! Corn side dish recipes are great served with a roast turkey dinner (hello corn casserole!) or even next to bbq chicken on the grill!

While we think of it as a sweet summer side, corn is one of the few veggies that tastes almost as good from frozen as it does from fresh. This means we can enjoy it all year long! We love corn side dishes for the sweetness they bring and we love how corn pairs well with everything from bacon to beans.

This is a collection of corn side dishes, perfect for any time of year!

a collage of corn side dish recipes

Tips for Corn Side Dish Recipes

  • In most recipes canned and frozen corn can be used interchangeably. Be sure to drain or thaw the corn as needed.
  • Fresh corn can be cut off of the cob and used to replace canned or frozen.
  • Fresh corn can be eaten raw and it can be added to recipes without cooking first.
  • If you do cut fresh corn off the cob, it can be frozen for months.

Reader Favorite Recipes with Corn

These are your most loved, top voted, tried and tested recipes with lots of corn flavor!

Holiday Corn Side Dishes

Corn side dishes seem to be a staple at every turkey dinner and are also great served with baked ham. Here are our corny sides that show up on our holiday tables.

Easy Corn Casserole – This is a favorite (and made with corn muffin mix). This casserole is a great side dish and somewhat of a combination between a corn pudding and a cornbread casserole. Moist and delicious!

Easy Homemade Corn Pudding – Corn pudding is a side dish that is served with a spoon. The texture of this dish is more custard-like and moist.

Homemade Creamed Corn – Sweet corn kernels in a creamy base, there are many ways to make creamed corn and this one definitely tops our list.

Cornbread Casserole – This is similar to cornbread and can be cut into squares or scooped with a spoon. We love to top it with butter.

Corn Salads

Fresh corn can be cut off of the cobs and doesn’t need to be cooked before adding to recipes (including these corn side salads).

Fresh Corn Salad – Summer flavors any time of year! Fresh corn (canned works too), tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions all tossed in a super simple dressing.

summer corn salad with tomatoes and cucumbers
Fresh Corn Salad
Sweet summer corn, crisp cucumbers and ripe juicy garden tomatoes all combined in a light and easy vinaigrette.
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Grilled Corn Salad – This salad is delicious and a great way to use up leftover grilled corn. Grilled corn has a sweet smoky flavor and is perfect in this simple salad.

Grilled corn salad in a wooden Bowl garnished with parsley
Grilled Corn Salad
This tasty salad combines crunchy kernels of corn with juicy tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil, all tossed in a simple oil vinaigrette.
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Mexican Corn Salad – This salad takes the flavors from our favorite Mexican Street Corn and turns them into a delicious side dish!

Mexican corn salad in a bowl with jalapenos as garnish
Mexican Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is made with chargrilled corn, Cojita cheese, and creamy mayonnaise and sour cream dressing!
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Avocado Corn Salad – We love this as a side or even as a whole meal for lunch. The corn is lightly browned in a skillet but grilled corn would go well in this recipe too.

Corn and Avocado Salad plated.
Avocado Corn Salad
Avocado Corn Salad is a fresh and colorful salad that goes perfect with any meal!
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Frito Corn Salad – An all-time favorite. This side is fresh, it’s crunchy, creamy, spicy – pretty much a perfect combination of ingredients. Serve it as a side or even with tortilla chips as a dip.

frito corn salad in green bowl
Frito Corn Salad
Frito Corn Salad combines sweet juicy corn, fresh bell peppers, spicy jalapenos and of course crunchy Fritos all in a creamy dressing.  This is the perfect potluck side dish or appetizer dip!
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Everyday Favorites

Black Bean and Corn Salsa – A fresh and flavorful salsa recipe that will last a few days in the fridge (although it never lasts that long around here).

Black Bean and Corn Salsa in a glass bowl
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
This fresh & colorful salsa is full of Mexican-inspired flavor!
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Homemade Cornbread Recipe – This is the perfect cornbread recipe. Tender, flavorful, a small hint of sweet. It’s a great side dish for hearty soups and stews.

Pile of Homemade Cornbread in a basket
Homemade Cornbread Recipe
This simple cornbread recipe is light, fluffy, and delicious!
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Easy Corn Fritters – Corn fritters are easy to make, full of sweet corn flavor, cheesy goodness, and a little jalapeno heat!

Corn Fritters stacked on a plate with sour cream
Easy Corn Fritters
These easy homemade corn fritters are a hit for breakfast or as an appetizer. Whether made with leftover corn, creamed corn or frozen corn they are a hit every time!
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Confetti Corn Dip – Sweet corn is added to crunchy vegetables and combined in a creamy base that’s perfect for dipping, scooping, or spreading onto your favorite sides!

close up of Confetti Corn Dip in a bowl with corn garnish
Confetti Corn Dip
Confetti Corn Dip is bright, colorful, and full of fresh, crisp veggies!
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Corn on the Cob

Baked Corn on the Cob – The best way to enjoy delicious fresh corn in the summer, only two ingredients needed!

Baked Corn on the Cob in a dish with butter and salt and pepper
Baked Corn on the Cob
This baked corn on the cob recipe takes minutes to prep and makes deliciously moist but firm! Just brush with butter, season and serve!
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Grilled Corn on the Cob – Smoke and char from the grill enhance the sweet yummy flavor in this easy recipe.

Grilled corn shown close up
Grilled Corn on the Cob
A little smoke and a little char-blackening enhances the sweetness and brings out the true flavor of corn. This traditional grilled corn recipe is served slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt.
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Easy Boiled Corn on the Cob – The classic way to cook corn, easy and fast to make. Anyone can cook corn to perfection with this recipe.

Boiled Corn on the Cob in the pot
Easy Boiled Corn on the Cob
Boiled corn on the cob is a great time-saver in the kitchen and it always comes out just right!
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Microwave Corn on the Cob – A tasty time-saver that nearly anyone can do while you’re busy cooking, a great recipe for kids and beginner cooks!

Corn on the cob on a wooden board with butter and pepper
Microwave Corn on the Cob
With only 3 simple ingredients, have this tasty corn on the table in under 5 minutes!
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Crock Pot Corn on the Cob – Set it and forget it, this easy crock pot recipe makes the perfect corn every time!

Corn on the cob with butter on top, on a dish with a slow cooker and two ears of corn in the background
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is the perfect summer side dish for all of your meals! It takes the fresh deliciousness of corn on the cob and makes preparation basically effortless!
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