If you’re looking to add healthier ingredients to your diet, corn is a great option to consider. According to Healthline, it’s packed with fiber, magnesium, zinc, and copper, which are all vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Corn has a naturally sweet, pleasant flavor that pairs with ingredients such as chicken, cheese, zucchini, carrots, beef, black beans, and more. Not to mention, it is considered a zero-point food at Weight Watchers, provided that you are not on the diabetes-tailored plan.

Honestly, it is super easy to throw into different dishes because of how adaptable it is. Luckily, if you have trouble finding ways to use it, we rounded up some fantastic ideas for you. Whether you prefer using fresh, frozen, or canned corn, there are a variety of delicious recipes you can make with this versatile ingredient. From tasty salads and hearty chowders to crispy fritters, here are 26 amazing corn-based recipes.  

1. Pork Chops in Creamed Corn

This savory supper features tender pork chops with heavenly creamed corn. It requires a total of eight ingredients, making it simple to make. This can work as a weeknight meal or as a fancier plated dinner on the weekends. It has a vibrant flavor of Italian herbs, fresh rosemary, ground pepper, and more.

2. Buttered Carrots and Corn

This simple side dish is perfect for serving with baked salmon, grilled chicken, or any other type of protein you wish to serve. Due to the carrots and corn, it has such a vibrant, colorful appearance that will upgrade any dinner. Not to mention, you can include fresh herbs, which brighten it up as well. Enjoy plump corn kernels and tender carrots when you make this recipe!

3. Stovetop Cream Cheese Corn

Here is another side dish that’s perfect for serving with various comfort foods. This dish has such an indulgent nature with frozen corn, butter, cream cheese, milk, and fresh parsley. The cream cheese perfectly coats the corn, ensuring that every bite has a silky mouth feel followed by the texture of juicy corn. It only takes 20 minutes to make and provides you with six servings!

4. Creamy Chicken and Corn

Here’s an option for folks who want a main course that involves corn. This perfectly browned chicken combines flavors of paprika, cumin, fresh corn, green chilies, cilantro, and more. It has a similar essence to Mexican street corn because of the ingredients. It also has cotija cheese, onions, garlic, and chili powder. The best part is that this recipe only takes 35 minutes to make despite it looking so extravagant!

5. Street Corn Chicken Rice Bowl

This simple recipe works for both lunches and dinners, so it’s a wonderful option for people who like meal prepping for the week. This meal is a fusion of marinated chicken, grilled corn, cheese, seasonings, rice, and black beans. It also has jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and more. You can even top it with avocado or sour cream to jazz it up!

6. Grilled Corn in Foil

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. If you have some corn on the cob that you need to use up, this recipe can save the day. You only need corn, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. However, you can also include fresh herbs and other components to season the corn. Either way, the corn on the cobs turn out perfectly cooked with just a slight charred effect, which provides a deeper flavor.

7. Easy Creamy Corn Pasta

Who doesn’t love a hearty pasta dish? This recipe, made by Salt and Lavender, has shell pasta, corn, creamy sauce, cheese, and fresh herbs. Although it’s ideal for summer, you can make it year-round with frozen or canned corn. The freshly grated parmesan, sweet basil, chicken broth, and garlic, perfectly paired with fresh lemon juice and other components, makes for a bright and flavorful dining experience.

8. Sweet Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is a classic old-fashioned recipe that you can’t go wrong with. This specific recipe is incredibly comforting and includes butter, cream-style corn, heavy cream, seasonings, and fresh corn. It also has eggs, which act as a binding agent, supporting the custardy casserole. This recipe is perfect for taking to potlucks or gatherings!

9. Fluffy Honey Cornbread Muffins

Hummusapien created this delicious corn muffin recipe that has corn kernels in it. It also has freshly grated cheddar, oil, milk, honey, cornmeal, and flour. Only some corn muffins include actual corn kernels, so this is why we appreciate this recipe. The corn provides a nice, plump texture amongst the soft and fluffy crumb. Enjoy this as a snack or serve it on the side with dinner.

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10. WW-Friendly Jiffy Corn Casserole

Did you realize you can enjoy Jiffy corn casserole even if you participate in Weight Watchers? We created a lightened-up version that you will love. It contains Jiffy corn muffin mix, creamed corn, whole kernel corn, nonfat Greek yogurt, and applesauce. It also has green onions, cheese, and garlic, giving it a pleasant, savory essence.

11. Cheddar Sweet Corn Pie

Have you ever tried corn pie? This recipe by Natural Comfort Kitchen will blow you away! It has a creamy and cheesy corn filling with a crunchy and appetizing topping. This recipe will be a hit at any party. Although it takes an hour to make, the effort is worth it. With hints of white pepper, sea salt, chives, and paprika, you won’t be able to get enough of it!

12. Chili Lime Salmon with Esquites

Salmon and corn are a wonderful match, especially in this recipe with Mexican creamy corn salsa to go with the fish. Some of the ingredients you will need include salmon fillets, seasonings, butter, corn, garlic, and jalapenos. To top it off, you can sprinkle on some chopped cilantro, cotija cheese, and some fresh lime juice.

13. Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

This light and refreshing recipe can be a companion for burgers, sandwiches, grilled meat, and more. It has plenty of seasonings such as basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Moreover, it has zucchini, corn kernels, garlic, and parmesan! Although this recipe might remind you of summer, you can enjoy it anytime.

14. Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet

This healthy skillet dinner will soon become a cherished recipe in your recipe collection! It has many ingredients, each of which contributes to its incredible flavor. If you decide to make it, you will need ground turkey, black beans, corn, roasted tomatoes, and cheese. It also has quinoa, onions, green chilies, and salsa. This recipe is excellent for families with picky eaters!

15. Spicy Southern Hot Corn

Looking for something with a fiery kick? This recipe is your solution. The pickled jalapenos, paprika, hot sauce, and spicy green salsa give it such a spicy taste. It also has corn, bell peppers, butter, cheese, and some cream cheese, which helps to balance the heat level. You can serve this during the holidays since it goes over quite well at parties. You can also use it as a dip!

16. Vegan Corn Chowder

No doubt, corn chowder is one of the most popular corn dishes out there. This recipe is special because it’s vegan-friendly containing no dairy or other animal products. With hints of celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, cashews, bell peppers, and corn, your palate will be pleasantly impressed. It also has some bay leaf and thyme to give it an herbal undertone.

17. Black Bean and Corn Salad

This simple salad has such a vivid and inviting presentation! With red onions, fresh herbs, tomatoes, corn, and black beans, it bursts with flavor in every single bite. This is an easy recipe to whip up, and it will serve four people. Use this as an accompaniment for paninis, hot dogs, turkey burgers, or whatever you wish!

18. Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder

Here’s another corn chowder recipe, except this one has zucchini, reminding you of summer. The base of this dish is made with half-and-half, chicken broth, onions, potatoes, corn, and celery. It also has bacon bits, which provide a nice textural contrast. Remember to include all the spices that give this soup a deep flavor.

19. Scalloped Corn

Here is another old-fashioned recipe. Scalloped corn is popular in the South, and it has a creamy and cheesy base with a breadcrumb topping that becomes super crispy when baked. Some people also use crushed crackers or other toppings! This recipe combines sharp white cheddar, nutmeg, sugar, salt, eggs, half and half, and corn. It also has a little bit of butter!

20. Kale and Sauteed Corn Salad

This recipe is perfect for a nutritious salad or a side dish. It contains fresh kale, corn, olive oil, seasonings, and cheese. Specifically, you can use parmesan reggiano, which is finally grated. To top it off, squeeze some fresh lemon juice, which complements the kale and gives the dish a nice citrusy touch! And hey, if you love corn, you can even enjoy this as a main course.

21. Honey Butter Skillet Corn

This dish’s sweet and salty flavor makes it such a special recipe. This delicious side dish contains butter, honey, corn, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. The honey and butter taste to die for with the corn! If you don’t have frozen corn, you can also use corn from the cob or canned corn.

22. Sweet Corn Salsa

Namely Marly shared this delicious corn salsa containing only six ingredients. You can use it as a dipping, taco topping, or side dish. It has lime juice, jalapenos, corn, red onions, cilantro, and salt. For best results, use the freshest ingredients! This dish tastes wonderful with enchiladas, burritos, tacos, or even grilled chicken.

23. Healthy Corn Casserole without Sour Cream

Make traditional corn casserole a bit healthier with the help of this recipe! It has a Jiffy mix, butter, creamed corn, and Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt helps to lighten it up and acts as a replacement for sour cream. This casserole bakes for 45 to 60 minutes. You can serve it with various dishes such as chili, mac and cheese, roasted ham, or kielbasa sausage.

24. Cheesy Corn Fritters

These crispy corn fritters can be an afternoon snack or a side dish. You will need paprika, flour, cornmeal, onions, lime juice, and a few other ingredients to make them. Of course, you can’t forget the corn! These are delicious, with a variety of different sauces. For example, dip them in ranch, buffalo, or even barbecue sauce!

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25. Zesty Corn Pasta Salad

Our recipe for Zesty Corn Pasta Salad is just what you need in your life. With savory garlic, creamy Greek yogurt, plump cherry tomatoes, onions, and corn, you won’t believe how delicious it is. We suggest using rotini pasta, but you can use any pasta shape that you like. This recipe is Weight Watchers-friendly and comes in at three points on the current system.

26. Healthy Mexican Street Corn Salad

This salad recipe is inspired by Mexican street corn and is also yummy! It has garlic, chili powder, cotija cheese, jalapenos, corn, and reduced-fat mayonnaise. It also has nonfat Greek yogurt. It is quite healthy and pairs with all sorts of different foods. The best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes to make! Enjoy this alongside quesadillas, or stuff it into a yummy lettuce wrap with chicken.

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26 Classic Corn Recipes

Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
slick of jiffy corn casserole
My WW friendly Jiffy Corn Casserole is the holiday flavorful promise to elevate your taste buds while staying on track with your weight loss journey.


  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) creamed corn
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, creamed corn, whole kernel corn, Greek yogurt, eggs, applesauce, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is golden brown and set in the center.
  • Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Serving: 202gCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 10gFat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 604mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main meals/Appetizers
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