Storing canned corn in your pantry is good if you’re stocking up on ingredients that make for budget-friendly meals, but how exactly do you bring out their flavors in a creative way? Not only does canned corn complement the taste of dishes, but they also boast so many health benefits, such as containing anti-inflammatory components, as explained by the National Library of Medicine. 

This list compiles so many inviting recipes that will keep you busy experimenting with your canned corn all year long, from flavorful salads, soups and pies, to succulent casseroles and chicken dishes. Ready to explore them? Let’s get started?

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1. Sweet Corn Salad 

enjoying good food with great company! It helps to have a quick and easy dish you can whip up and bring along. This sweet corn salad is delicious and the perfect dish to have at your next BBQ get-together and it only takes 10 minutes to make.

2. Jiffy Corn Casserole 

To make this Jiffy corn casserole, you want to make use of ingredients such as Jiffy baking mix, applеsaucе and fat-frее Grееk yogurt that will keep a creamy texture. Tangy and rich, this low calorie dish can be enjoyed with family over the holidays.

3. Air Fryer Burrito 

This delicious air fryer burrito comes to life with your favorite fillings or toppings such as salsa, cheese (lots of it) and Mexican rice, making it taste even more authentic than a burrito you get from the restaurant.

4. Potato Corn Chowder with Bacon

Quick and easy to put together, this heartwarming chowder not only makes great use of your canned corn but also keeps you and your surroundings’ bellies filled all throughout the year.

5. Corn and Zucchini Fritters 

These pan-fried Zucchini and corn fritters are enhanced with some Chipotle lime cream any veggies of your choice, and they make for a filling vegetarian and gluten-free main. Don’t want to spend a lot of time prepping a weekday dinner? You can also freeze them and enjoy them later.

6. Homemade Corn Pudding

Hold up, because this might just become your favorite side dish this. With a creamy custard-like texture and lots of sweet corn flavor, this pudding is a bit different to regular corn casserole, which has a texture that is more bread-like. Enjoy it with your friends or family hot and straight out of the oven!

7. Garlic Parmesan Corn 

This canned corn recipe comes together in a matter of minutes. It’s the perfect side dish to have on hand and keep the whole crowd filled. Now, you may be wondering, what about the sauce? Well, it combines garlic, parmesan cheese and heavy cream to give your taste buds a wonderful kick!

8. Black Bean Quinoa Casserole

This vegetarian black bean quinoa casserole is made of corn, cheese, and lots of Mexican flavors, sauteed vegetables, black beans, cooked quinoa, coconut milk and cilantro. It’s a lovely, filling dinner option that you just can’t miss!

9. Avocado Shrimp Corn Salad 

If you’re after something quick yet refreshing, this avocado shrimp corn salad answers that. Add your cooked shrimp with seasoned Chile lime, add the Mexican canned corn, olive oil and avocado, and bon appetite!

10. Taco Soup 

This crock pot recipe comes together from ranch-seasoned beef, beans, and tomatoes, and it’s served with any toppings you prefer to have on your soup. Not only is it affordable, but it’s also an ideal option if you’re looking into meal prepping.

11. Spinach Corn Sandwich 

As a vegetarian grilled sandwich, this recipe is packed with spinach, corn, and a creamy whole wheat white sauce that make it perfect for making ahead of time in order to enjoy at work or outdoors, on your own or with your loved ones!

12. Cajun Fried Corn 

A quick and easy side dish (that takes just 15 minutes to prepare), you want to fry your canned corn in butter, season it with Cajun seasoning, and coat it with a little bit of heavy cream. It’s the best side dish for family cookouts, BBQs, potlucks or any gathering.

13. Chicken Enchilada Chili 

This slow cooker chicken enchilada chili can be customized to fit your exact needs. Craving something extra spicy? You can double or triple the chili, or use a medium to hot enchilada sauce, and it you’re after something dairy-free, you can leave the cream cheese out. Pair the enchilada chili with cornbread, green salad or fruit salad!

14. Orzo Salad with Black Beans 

This salad is packed with black beans, corn, and chopped red peppers and tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette. Perfect for a potluck or a week of lunches!Easy, filling, and totally delicious. Still grateful to my former roommate Tiffany for introducing me to this one!

15. Vegan Crockpot Pot Pie 

Craving a warm and comforting meal? Give this slow cooker potpie a try! Why? Well, not only will it keep your belly satisfied, but it also creates enough food that can last you several meals for the whole week. Use frozen or fresh veggies, and if you’d like a gluten-free recipe, swap the soy sauce for Tamari!

16. Taco Style Tater Tot Casserole 

Did somebody say Taco Night? This casserole is kid-friendly, complete with fun crispy potato circles. Easy and delicious, the amount of sour cream dressing you apply to it will depend on how hot you’d like the meal to be. For extra spice, throw in a can of chopped green chiles or simply use some hotter salsa.

17. Soup with Creamy Buffalo Chicken 

Imagine all the succulent flavors of chicken wings but without having to actually make them. Simply throw in all the ingredients of the soup and let the crock pot simmer them. The result is a savory and spicy meal that features shredded chicken and cream cheese, making for a bowl of pure comfort.

18. Cornbread Chili Casserole

Do you like chili? What about cornbread? If you’ve answered yes to both, then this cornbread chili casserole is a must-try, especially as a dose of warmth during the cold winter months. Cook it in an iron skillet instead of a traditional casserole dish, serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!

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18 Mouth-Watering Canned Corn Recipes: Sweet Corn salad

Servings: 11
Prep: 10 minutes
corn and grape tomato salad in a bowl
A delicious sweet corn salad for all occasions.


  • 4 cups sweet corn
  • 6 center cut bacon slices, cooked and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup green onions, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup light crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing *I used my own ranch recipe
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Pinch of salt & pepper


  • Cook the bacon, drain and cut into small pieces.
  • Dice the red onion, green onion, and jalapeno.
  • Cut the grape tomatoes in half.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl except the feta and mix well. Add in the feta and carefully mix it into the salad.
  • This salad makes 11- 1/2 cup servings. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.


Points- 1
Personal Points- 1-3 depending on your 0PP foods 
Smart points- blue & purple- 1 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- green- 3 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1/2 cup serving- Calories 85…Fat 2.9g…Sat fat 0.8g…Carbs 9.3g…Fiber 2.4g…Sugar 5.8g…Protein 4.9g Using My Fitness Pal *Note- these numbers include all ingredients, even 0SP foods.

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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
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