30+ BEST Summer Corn Recipes (Easy & Delicious!)

Corn is such a versatile ingredient. It’s great in savory dishes, sweet treats, and everything in between. Here’s 30+ delicious summer corn dishes to try out!

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Corn has so much potential in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to try something new and creative or just need something simple and delicious, you’ll find the perfect dish in these recipes.

So don’t wait any longer. Get in the kitchen and whip up something amazing with one of these yummy corn recipes for summer.

Easy Corn Recipes

Bowl of Mexican Corn Soup garnished with cliantro, chile powder and lime wedges.
This Mexican Corn Soup recipe has all the flavors of Mexican street corn in soup form. This creamy corn soup is flavored with chile powder, poblano peppers and cotija cheese.
Mexican Corn Soup
Mexican Street Corn Tacos arranged on grey plate next to bowl of corn.
These Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos put a fun twist on elotes or grilled Mexican corn on the cob that’s slathered in a tangy cream sauce and sprinkled with chili powder. Plus, they come together in just 20 minutes! 
Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos
Ears of corn on the cob in a grey serving dish with a pat of butter and sprinkling of parsley.
Learn how to make the BEST Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. This pressure cooker corn on the cob recipe uses a simple, secret ingredient to guarantee that your corn is sweet, tender and delicious! 
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Overhead shot of Mexican street corn salad in serving bowl.
This Couscous Corn Salad puts a salad twist on Mexican Street Corn. Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.
Couscous Corn Salad
Overhead shot of corn queso dip in skillet.
Corn Queso Dip is the perfect dip for your next Mexican fiesta or tailgating party. It’s deliciously rich & creamy with a hint of spice and delicious corn flavor. 
Corn Queso Dip
Overhead shot of three assembled salmon tacos.
These Salmon Tacos with Blackberry Corn Relish are the best! Plus, these healthy fish tacos can be made in under 30-minutes. 
Salmon Tacos with Blackberry Corn Relish
Ears of corn on serving plate with pat of butter.
Upgrade your summer dinners with Buttery Sous Vide Corn on the Cob! Slowly cooking corn and butter in a vacuum-sealed bag in a water bath results in tender, extra-juicy, and super-sweet kernels. It’s the best side dish for weeknights, barbecues, and Southern seafood boils!
Sous Vide Corn on the Cob
Summery White Corn Pizza…with pesto and candied jalapeño…serve right out of the oven for a truly simple dinner that everyone will love!
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Jalalpeno Street Corn Hummus puts a fun twist on this traditional creamy dip.
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Browned Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Cheese Ravioli…when you’re in need of an easy and almost no-cook summer dinner, make this ravioli!
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Quick, easy and just as delicious piping hot as they are at room temperature, these simple, classic crispy corn fritters are a sweetly summery side everyone will adore.
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The most awesome Grilled Street Corn Salad with Avocado “Mayo” that doubles as an appetizer too. The perfect quick fix salad that comes together in minutes.
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Our take on a classic grilled Mexican street corn recipe relies on easy-to-find ingredients to create the creamy, slightly spicy, smoky corn on the cob that we crave when we think of authentic elote.
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Pan seared scallops in a browned butter and white wine sauce, served over a sweet corn salad with bacon, and avocado.
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Just three ingredients—fresh sweet corn, a pound of bacon, and a bunch of green onions—come together to make this dairy-free creamed corn recipe an easy summer side dish we just can’t get enough of.
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Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken. This chicken is made in under an hour, uses just one skillet, and is beyond delicious. It’s creamy, garlicky, packed with corn, and finished with fresh herbs and parmesan.
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Today, a gorgeously rich and creamy sweet corn bisque recipe that can be served hot or cold, this dish is simple and stunning.
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Mexican Grilled Corn with Green Chile Honey Butter – A little spicy, but also a little sweet, this butter makes the corn beyond good!
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Skip the grill and oven and make this Pan-Grilled Salsa instead! It’s packed with sweet corn and summer flavor, but only takes 15 minutes to make.
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Charred Corn and Feta Egg in a Hole Avocado Toast – Quick, simple, fresh & healthy, this toast is great any time of the day.
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This grilled zucchini and summer corn salad is loaded with feta, scallions, toasted walnuts, and the most refreshing basil vinaigrette!
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Creamy Garlic Corn Chicken with Cheesy Polenta: A simple, quick delicious meal of late summer comfort food suitable for any night of the week!
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Make Sweet Corn Risotto by simmering arborio rice in corn-infused stock with aromatic vegetables & summer sweet corn. Summer comfort food!
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Crispy Sweet Corn Wontons: crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside, with 2 sauces! Serve as an app, dinner, or snack, totally addicting!
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Corn ribs. Corn cobs are cut into “ribs”, then baked and seasoned with lime juice, Tajin and dipped in a creamy cilantro sauce.
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One Pan Corn and Zucchini Pesto Orzo Casserole: Uses healthy vegetables and herbs, in one pan, in under an hour. Toss everything in and done!
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This chowder is made with a corn based broth filled with bacon and crab meat served topped with seasoned crispy fingerling potato chips.
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Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Corn…serve over mashed cauliflower or with your favorite salad. Perfect cozy, summer dinner!
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Elote-Style Sweet Corn Ravioli in Chili Butter Sauce. This summery recipe combines the flavors of grilled Mexican street corn, elote, into sweet corn ravioli in a chili butter sauce.
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Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder: easy…takes less than an hour…and is totally delicious. Add a side salad for the perfect meal!
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This summer corn soup recipe is made with simmered corn and potatoes and served with Calabrian chili oil and crispy corn fritters.
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Ginataang Mais is a Filipino Coconut Rice Pudding with Corn. Especially delicious warm, it’s a cozy dessert made with sticky rice, coconut milk, and corn!
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This creamy and rich ice cream is made with sweet summer corn, vanilla and rich sour cream creating the perfect smooth texture.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these corn recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ Summer Corn Dishes

Corn is such a versatile ingredient. It's great in savory dishes, sweets, and everything in between. Here's 30+ delicious recipes using corn! Try this Mexican Corn Soup recipe has all the flavors of Mexican street corn in soup form. This creamy corn soup is flavored with chile powder, poblano peppers and cotija cheese.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion (finely chopped (1½ cups))
  • 1 rib celery (finely chopped (½ cup))
  • 1 medium poblano pepper (seeded, stemmed, and finely chopped (½ cup))
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon chile powder (plus more for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes (about 1lb., peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces)
  • 2 12-ounce bags frozen corn (or about 6 cups fresh shucked corn)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cups crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cups cilantro (minced, plus more to garnish)
  • ½ cups Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, celery, poblano, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, chile powder, and oregano, and saute for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken stock, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the corn, cream and sugar. Cook for five minutes, until warmed through.
  • Transfer 1½ cups of the soup to a blender and purée until smooth. Stir the puréed soup back into the pot of remaining soup.
  • Add cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with additional cilantro, cotija, chile powder and crema. Serve with lime wedges.
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Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg

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