Canned corn doesn’t have to be plain and boring. Check out this quick and easy canned corn recipe. You’ll have a delicious and nutritious side in minutes!
While I love fresh veggies, I can’t always get them and buying them during winter can get very expensive. We live in a pretty cold climate so when January rolls around and it’s negative 25 degrees for days on end, I turn to my pantry when it comes to dinner time side dishes.
This is how my dad fixes canned corn, and I’ve always loved his recipe! It hits all the marks: simple, flavorful, quick and easy!
I think canned vegetables get a bad rap most of the time, when fixed correctly they can be a delicious and flavorful side dish! Plus they are super affordable and something you can store in your panty for cold months or when you’re in a pinch for a quick veggie.
As a side note, how cute is this retro dish in the above picture?! After Andy’s grandmother passed away last year we were allowed to take a few things from her home.
I love having some of her dishes in my kitchen to remind me of her! She was such an awesome lady: she had true grit and determination plus she was an animal lover to the core.
This canned corn recipe is one your family will love. My favorite thing about this recipe is how the flavors meld together. The sweet corn taste is the center of attention and the other flavors highlight it even further.
Although Andy legitimately hates corn, so I usually make this for Abram and me during lunch time or if we are having company 🙂 . I think everyone can have one food they legitimately dislike.
I’ve tried for years to like mushrooms, but it’s just not meant to be. Ha!
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Easy & Delicious Canned Corn Recipe
- 15 oz corn 1 can
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 2 teaspoons fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Drain off half of the liquid from the corn.
- Pour the remaining liquid and corn in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add butter, garlic, parsley (if using dried), salt and pepper.
- Simmer until the liquid is almost completely gone, about 5-7 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasonings (if you’re using fresh parsley, add at this point).
3 out of 4 people in my house loved it. The 4th one said it was ok.
who loves corn? I love it much
My family absolutely loved this when I made it for dinner and want me to make it again for a get together we are having with relatives. Thank you.
Hello. Planning on making this for a large thanksgiving. Ok to use basic canned corn or does it need to be sweet? Can I make in advance and warm in microwave before serving?
Yes, you can definitely make this in advance and reheat before serving. Typically all canned corn is sweet corn. The cans are usually labeled “golden sweet whole kernel corn.” Hope that helps!
Tried this on frozen corn and turned out great. Now I have a new technique to dress up a staple in our house.
Help! Making recipe for first time.
How much garlic powder equates to one garlic clove?
Where is the slide of measurements to use when increasing the serving size?
You can adjust the servings in the recipe card by clicking the number of servings and then sliding the bar. You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder for 1 garlic clove.
1/8 tsp of granulated garlic equals a clove 🙂
Konstantinos Iliadis says
Great recipe, indeed…
Plain, simple, delicious and really quick…
For my taste, I added garlicky salt, smoked paprika and at the end 1 spoon of fresh cream cheese…
Turned out absolutely delicious.
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe Alli
So glad you liked it!
So simple, I’ve never once considered simmering the corn in the can’s liquid, it gave it a bit more snap than I’m used to and the dish was fantastic.
I snack on corn often, this is now my go-to recipe.
So glad to hear it!
Easy way to add lots of flavor to a simple side dish. Thanks for the tip
Made this for dinner last night and it turned out great!! Maybe a little to salty for my taste so next time I will leave the salt out and add if needed when plated. Even my son who is a very picky vegi rater tried it and at some and said it was very good! Thank you!!
Yay!! So glad you liked it, Kristine!
Sooo good! Ty for the recipe. I added a little creole seasoning for an extra pep. So easy and tasty!
So glad you liked it!
This was the shocking hit of Thanksgiving. Imagine, all the homemade turkey, gravy, potatoes from scratch, it was this simple yet delicious canned corn spruce up that ran out on the same say. People kept going for more. I had to make it again for Christmas. Thank you for this excellent recipe.
Thank you, Scott! So happy it was a hit!
I’m so glad I found this. This is my first year to do Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to make this today. I also appreciate how you can adjust the serving size to know exactly how much ingredients are needed. You’re a life saver. I’m bookmarking your page.
Thank you SO much Selina!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
How/where do I go to adjust the serving size to know how much ingredients are needed?
In the recipe card, click the number of servings and then slide the bar to adjust the serving size.
Haven’t tried it. Just commenting to see if the comments are by actual people or just one person.
Yep…Real people…Since, you know, I’m a real person and this is my real business.
it was yummy and delecious tq so much
Glad you liked it!!
Gosh this recipe is a life saver. And more than that it is delicious. Thanks so much for this! After I made it twice I doubled it and added rotel peppers. Tastes good to me! (Clearly I am a novice)
Perfect!! So glad you liked it.
Roxanne Cunningham says
I need fairly quickly how I can make to serve 25-28 adults. Church is having our Thanksgiving Fellowship this Sunday.
I am not sure if multiplying 6X for all ingredients would be correct.
I saw where one person added cream corn, that sounded interesting also to regular canned corn.
I will make this recipe for just the two of us.
I hope I can find you here again to get your answer.
Hi Roxanne! If you find the recipe card and slide the bar under the “servings” section, it will automatically adjust all the ingredients for however many people you need to serve! Super easy. Good luck!
I made this side dish of corn for friends and family tonight, and it was great. Never ever had I had so many people say, “who made the corn”? I didn’t get a lot because it was gone so fast, so I made myself some more for breakfast. ????
Thx so much for sharing.
So glad you liked it!!
Are the nutritional facts correct? High in fat, calories & sodium?
Two things to remember when looking at the nutrition facts on my website: First, they are just an estimate. Second, they are based on the servings listed in the recipe. In this case, the serving size is currently listed as 2 servings, obviously, this would change depending on how many people you think 1 can of corn would feed and how you’re using it in your meal. Hope that helps!
The serving size in the recipe at the top says it serves 4 people? So I only bought one can of corn. 🙁
If one can isn’t enough for your family, you can definitely double the recipe. The serving size and nutrition facts are just an estimate, I try my best to make it as accurate as possible but a lot of serving size comes down to preference. Ultimately it’s up to you to determine how much you think you’ll need for those you are serving. When in doubt, purchase an extra can 🙂
I added a can of creamed corn.
Great idea, Mary! Thanks for sharing.
Wendy Courtney says
Sounds delicious. Gonna give it a try. Thank you for sharing!
Awesome! Thanks for being here, Wendy!!
I just made this and my family and I loved it. However, instead of parsley, I used dried cilantro. It gave it a very nice jazzy taste.
I’m so glad you and your family loved it, Crystal! Cilantro sounds great, I’m going to try that!
I’m making this right now 🙂
I hope you loved it!!
Love this quick veggie side dish!
What could we substitute the garlic with, we are not garlic lovers?
Hi Dave! You could substitute a shallot for the garlic. They have a more mild onion flavor that I think would be great!
Jess Harper says
Hey Alli! We tried this tonight and thought it was pretty yummy! Simple too. I modified it just a bit by using frozen corn instead of canned and cooked it in the microwave. I will make this again. Thanks!
That sounds great! I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!
Mike Grace says
Very nice! I’ll have to try that.
Thank you! Let me know if you like it.