Check out our favorite canned corn recipes! 30 delicious ideas for putting those corn cans in your pantry to good use. These easy and cheap corn recipes include something for everyone.
There always seems to be at least one can of corn sitting around in my pantry. And there are many evenings when I need a quick and easy dinner that doesn’t involve me going to the grocery store again. That’s why I always have some excellent recipes using canned corn up my sleeve.
From simple salads to make in summer or when you don’t have any fresh vegetables in the fridge to hearty chilies, chowders, or casseroles perfect for colder days. I am sure you will find something you want to start cooking immediately.
Canned corn should not only be treated as a quick side dish or as something to throw in a soup when you can’t think of anything else. There are so many ways of making tasty and filling main dishes as well.
We’ll start with the most basic way of cooking a can of corn and go on with some surprising mains you will not be able to resist.
What to do with canned corn?
- How to Cook Canned Corn?
Learn how to cook canned corn and serve a delicious and easy side dish in less than 10 minutes. All you need is a can of sweet corn and a few pantry ingredients. Cooking corn from a can is easy, fast, and delicious. Making a quick side dish is rarely complicated, but this easy canned corn recipe is easier than most.
2. Homemade Cream Style Corn
You'll be amazed how easy this Southern recipe is - nothing fancy but so good...and you can use this recipe to make canned corn taste fresh and creamy with no cream cheese or fillers!
3. Vegan Taco Salad
This recipe is meant to be customized according to your taste so don’t worry at all if you don’t have or don’t like a certain ingredient. But be generous with the spices. Mexican cuisine is known all over the world for its spicey dishes full of rich flavor.
4. Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw
Made with summer fresh or canned corn, slaw mix, cilantro, lime, red peppers, and jalapeños, this slaw will be the picnic side dish or hot dog topping that everyone at the picnic or potluck will love!
5. Black Bean and Corn Salsa
This corn salsa with beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, lime juice, and chilies is a real winner when it comes to adding serious flavor to your meals! Thanks to the canned corn, it's something you can make any season of the year but tastes best in the summer when the tomatoes are ripe and flavourful.
6. (Cowboy) Texas Caviar
There's nothing quite like grabbing a handful of tortilla chips and diving into a bowl full of fresh veggies, sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, and herbs dressed with a tangy "vinaigrette" otherwise known as Texas (cowboy) caviar.
7. Ultimate Mexican Street Corn Salad
No bland wimpy lettuce here! Mexican Street Corn Salad is creamy, cool, and full of flavor! You’ll fall in love after the first bite! Warning: It’s addicting! It is a wonderful side dish for BBQs and picnics.
8. Creamy Corn and Black Bean Dip
As you can see pairing corn and black beans is very popular! Try this amazing, creamy, and cheesy dip! Be sure to serve this hot dip at your next party because, we all know that, dips are the hit of every party!
9. Cream Cheese Corn Dip
Another creamy corn dip perfect for bringing to a party/potluck/gathering/tailgating (try keeping it warm in a small Crockpot). It's great when you need to whip something up at the last minute.
10. Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread
This cast iron skillet cornbread has a rich, sweet buttery corn flavor, and is crisp and golden along the outside with a soft, tender, and moist crumb inside. It’s cornbread perfection served up in a skillet.
11. Jalapeno Cornbread
This Southwest-inspired vegan jalapeño cornbread (without eggs or dairy) is slightly dense but fluffy, moist, and tastes sweet and savory, with a hint of spice. Perfect for serving during the holidays, with soups, chilis, stews, and even drizzled in maple syrup!
12. Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Honey
This simple, classic recipe takes Jiffy cornbread casserole to the next level with the flavor of sweet honey. Under ten minutes to prep, one bowl and makes a perfect, moist side dish for any delicious dinner!
13. Mexican Cornbread Casserole (with Pork)
This Mexican cornbread casserole is the perfect dish for a family dinner. It’s easy to make and the dish can be made in one skillet, which makes cleanup easier. It is loaded with corn, black beans, red bell peppers, and tender chunks of pork. Chipotle peppers add smokiness and a low level of spicy heat that brings the dish together.
14. Cornbread Casserole
This cornbread casserole is a blend of corn muffin mix, canned corn, creamed corn, seasoning, eggs, and butter, all baked together to make a hearty dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Cornbread casserole pairs perfectly with turkey, chicken, or seafood and makes for a great holiday side.
15. Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
An easy pasta casserole is something you often chose to cook when you have children. Casserole dishes, like this creamy tuna pasta bake, with rice or potatoes, are filling, easy to make, cheap most of the time, and probably due to the carbs and cheese they contain, you can never go wrong with them when it comes to children.
16. Chilean Shepherd's Corn Pie
Loving South American flavors? Then you must add this exquisite Chilean-style skillet shepherd's corn pie to your menu! It's packed with tasty ingredients, including a delicious blend of ground beef, onion, and hard-boiled eggs, has a sweet and delicious top layer of corn mixture.
17. Corn Casserole
There are some recipes that you make year after year because they are just so good. Corn casserole is one of those recipes. This recipe is a twist on this classic favorite. This version has savory, creamy corn filling with a touch of honey for sweetness and bits of sun-dried tomatoes mixed throughout.
18. Easy Mexican Quinoa Casserole
This Mexican casserole is an easy and delicious one-pan dinner perfect for busy weeknights! Filled with ground turkey, bell peppers, and pantry staples like canned black beans, corn, and tomatoes, the whole family will love this cheesy dish.
19. Scalloped Corn Casserole
This Scalloped Corn Casserole is an old-school recipe that never disappoints. You can serve for weeknight dinners or a holiday dinner. It’s packed with creamed corn and topped with buttery Ritz cracker crumbs. And it’s easy to make!
20. Savory Corn Pudding
This corn pudding recipe still has some residual sweetness from the use of the canned creamed corn (which has a little added sugar in it) as well as the natural sweetness from the corn itself. But it definitely falls in the savory side of the line with the addition of cooked chopped onion and fresh thyme in the mix.
21. Peruvian Chicken Corn Chowder
This chowder represents the delicious taste of Andean cuisine. It features a chicken base with three forms of corn: fresh corn, canned corn, and corn tortilla chips. It's easy to make and cooks in about 30 minutes. It's the perfect dish for rainy days, winter blues, and Christmas hangovers.
22. Dutch Oven Chili Without Meat
This Dutch Oven Chili is easy to make and comes together in just 1 pot! It's hearty, filling, and packed with plant-based protein. It is simple and made from whole foods, but has a complex flavor from the spices, tomato paste, and molasses. It's such a crowd-pleaser and even the biggest meat-eaters will love it!
23. Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Chili
With everything that we've had going on, it's so nice to be able to take 10 minutes in the morning to prep dinner and then not have to think about it again until we're ready to eat. That's why I love healthy crockpot recipes! Plus, this chili with canned corn tastes great!
24. Corn Chowder with Green Chilies
The flavors of corn chowder, with a hint of spice from roasted green chiles, combine to make a deliciously easy fall soup. The recipe is ready in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for any time!
25. Healthy Vegan Corn Bean Burrito
This homemade vegan bean burrito is easy to make in only 15 minutes or less! It’s such a healthy, satisfying, and filling lunch or dinner idea full of delicious Mexican flavors and exciting textures. It’s ridiculously easy to make with hearty and nutritious components. Take it with you for a to-go lunch and customize it to your liking using our tips below!
26. Stuffed Sweet Potato
If you are a fan of sweet potatoes, you have to make this recipe! It's packed full of flavor - sweet from the potato and the corn, smoky from the black beans and the tomato paste, and spicy from the addition of red pepper flakes.
27. Sweet Potato, Bean and Corn Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got a healthy makeover with these sweet potato and black bean tacos. Ready in just 25 minutes and made with simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, the tacos are perfect for when you want an amazing dinner but are short on time.
28. Vegan Quesadillas with Black Beans and Corn
This recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and it's really simple to prepare. All you need are a few ingredients and a skillet or microwave. A great meal to prepare for a busy weekday or a lazy evening.
29. Vegan Corn Fritters
If you love crispy food and anything with corn, you're going to LOVE these ones! They are so easy to whip up and you don't need any special ingredients or equipment either - just a large non-stick skillet to crisp them up.
30. The Best Corn and Zucchini Fritters
Another delicious corn fritters recipe, this time with zucchini and lots of cheese. Soft on the inside and crisp outside and served with addictive garlic and Greek yogurt dip.
I hope you liked checking all these canned corn recipes and that you found a few good ideas for the next time you want to use up one of those cans of corn.