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30 Super Canned Corn Recipes

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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.

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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.

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  1. 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. 

close up cooked corn from a can with butter melting on top.

How to Cook Canned Corn – The Fast Recipe
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.
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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!

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Homemade Cream Style Corn – Smarty Pants Kitchen
Sweet Southern side dish with frozen, fresh or canned corn kernels – have Homemade Cream Style corn on the table in less than 30-minutes!
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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. 

bowl with vegan taco salad with corn, avocado, tortillas, tomatoes.

Vegan Taco Salad – My Vegan Minimalist
This vegan taco salad is so crunchy and refreshing. Super easy to make within 20 minutes, easy to customise, can be made gluten free and oil free. Includes expert tips!
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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!


Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw – Flavor Mosaic
Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw is a refreshing spicy slaw that is perfect for a barbecue side dish or as a topping for fish tacos!
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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.


Black Bean and Corn Salsa – Vikalinka
This black bean and corn salsa with cherry tomatoes, red onions, lime juice and chillies is a real winner when it comes to adding flavour into your meals!
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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.


(Cowboy) Texas Caviar – The Healthy Epicurian
(Cowboy) Texas Caviar: Easy black-eyed pea and black bean salad with loads of sweet corn, bell peppers and cilantro and a light dressing.
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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.


Mexican Street Corn Salad – The Baking Beauty
Crunchy sweet corn with crema and the perfect amount of spice. You won’t be able to stop eating this!
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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!


Creamy Corn and Black Bean Dip – Swirls of Flavor
An easy dip recipe that’s bursting with cheesy goodness and a hint of spice, is a delicious way to kick off your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
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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. 


Super Easy Cream Cheese Corn Dip – Salt and Lavender
This cream cheese corn dip is made with Rotel tomatoes and Tex-Mex spices for an addictive, delicious, and easy to make appetizer or side.
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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.

slice of cornbread with butter on top eaten with a fork from a blue plate.

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread – An Edible Mosaic
Give this Cornbread a try and if you’re a fan of sweet moist Cornbread, it’s sure to become your favorite recipe too.
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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!


Jalapeno Cornbread – Plant-Based on a Budget
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. 
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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!


Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Honey – Lemon and Zest
This simple, classic recipe takes cornbread casserole to the next level with the flavor of sweet honey. Under ten minutes to prep!
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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. 


Mexican Cornbread Casserole – Savor the Best
This Mexican cornbread casserole is loaded with tender chunks of pork, corn, and black beans. The dish has a delicious cornbread topping.
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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.


Cornbread Casserole – Dinner at the Zoo
This cornbread casserole is a blend of cornbread mix, canned corn, creamed corn, seasoning, eggs and butter, all baked together.
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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.


Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake (with Sweetcorn) – Where Is My Spoon
Cheesy and creamy tuna pasta bake with sweetcorn and white sauce made from scratch, this easy noodle casserole will make your children happy.
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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.


Shepherd’s Corn Pie – Chilean Pastel De Choclo – All that’s Jas
Delicious Chilean beef pie topped with corn mixture in the style of shepherd’s pie is bursting with South American flavors. A year-round comfort meal!
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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. 


Corn Casserole – Savor the Best
Our Corn Casserole has a savory, creamy corn filling with a touch of honey for sweetness and bits of sun-dried tomatoes mixed throughout.
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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.


Easy Mexican Quinoa Casserole Recipe (One Pan) – The Forked Spoon
This Mexican Quinoa Casserole Recipe is an easy and delicious one-pan dinner perfect for busy weeknights!
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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!


Scalloped Corn Casserole – Cincy Shopper
This Scalloped Corn Casserole is an old-school recipe that never disappoints.
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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.

overhead view of a red dish with corn pudding.

Savory Corn Pudding – Eat the Love
This savory riff on the traditional corn pudding cuts out some of the sugar and adds in sautéed onions and fresh thyme for a great side dish!
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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.


Peruvian Chicken Corn Chowder – Chupe de Pollo y Maíz – All That’s Jas
This chupe de pollo y maíz, Peruvian chicken and corn chowder, is very comforting and nourishing.
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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!


Dutch Oven Chili without Meat – Sun Glow Kitchen
This recipe for Dutch oven chili comes together in just one pot and 30 minutes! It’s hearty, filling, and perfect to serve at a family dinner!
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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!


Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Chili – I Heart Eating
Healthy crockpot chicken dinner recipe! Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Chili is an easy chili that takes just 5 minutes of prep.
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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!


Gluten Free Corn Chowder with Green Chiles – Fearless Dining
You are going to love how fast this creamy gluten free corn chowder with green chiles recipes is to make! Canned corn chowder never tasted so good!
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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!


Healthy Vegan Bean Burrito (Quick & Easy) – Nutriciously
This homemade vegan bean burrito is easy to make in only 15 minutes or less!
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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.


Stuffed Sweet Potato with Black Bean Taco “Meat” – Sun Glow Kitchen
Looking for a new healthy dinner idea? Look no further than this Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato. The best part is the smoky black bean filling!
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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.


Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos – Savvy Honey
Ready in 25 minutes, these sweet potato tacos make a quick dinner. Healthy sweet potato black bean tacos are gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan.
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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.


Vegan Quesadillas with Black Beans – Six Hungry Feet
If you are looking for a hearty and delicious meal easy and quick to prepare, our Vegan Quesadillas with black beans will be perfect for you!
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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.


Vegan Corn Fritters – Vegan Hugs
Vegan Corn Fritters – the perfect crispy bite! Loaded with corn, bell peppers, and green onions, these fritters are packed with flavor and done in 25 minutes or less
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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.

stapled zucchini and corn fritters with parsley on a plate with a fork.

The Best Corn and Zucchini Fritters – The Fast Recipe
Pan-fried corn and zucchini fritters, an easy recipe combining two delicious vegetables and cheddar. The patties are perfect as an appetizer or a light vegetarian main meal.
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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.

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