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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mexican Corn Salad – This salad takes the flavors from our favorite Mexican Street Corn and turns them into a delicious side dish!
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.
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.
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).
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.
Easy Corn Fritters – Corn fritters are easy to make, full of sweet corn flavor, cheesy goodness, and a little jalapeno heat!
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!
Corn on the Cob
Baked Corn on the Cob – The best way to enjoy delicious fresh corn in the summer, only two ingredients needed!
Grilled Corn on the Cob – Smoke and char from the grill enhance the sweet yummy flavor in this easy recipe.
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.
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!
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob – Set it and forget it, this easy crock pot recipe makes the perfect corn every time!