Sweet Corn Recipes

Fresh summer corn is one of our favorite seasonal treats

Sweet corn is a wonderful summer ingredient. Its earthy sweetness enhances a diverse range of dishes, from chowder to ice cream, soufflés to succotash, and more. We’ve collect our favorite sweet corn recipes.

Corn on the cob is one of summer’s simple pleasures. It’s great plain, but adding a compound butter makes it even better. One of our favorites is made even richer with goat cheese and flavored with herbes de Provence. Green bell peppers also make a delicious compound butter. For a different topping for corn on the cob, try our garlicky pesto.

Off the cob, sweet corn adds a bright pop to salads. Grilled corn makes a lovely succotash when mixed with onions, edamame, and cherry tomatoes. Also try corn mixed with shelled peas and tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette.

For something richer, try our cheesy corn casserole. In this decadent side, corn is baked with bacon and a sauce made of cream cheese, cheddar, and Velveeta.

Fresh corn has a sweetness that makes it a natural for desserts. Pair it with black raspberries for ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio, or make it into a pastry cream and layer it with an herb-infused blueberry compote and a buttery shortbread crumble for a summery trifle.

Find all these dishes and more in our collection of our favorite sweet corn recipes.

Grilled Pork Belly with Butter Corn and Sour-Sweet Cherry-Jalapeño Relish

The classic combination of pork and fruit gets the ultimate summer treatment in this dish from John Karangis of Union Square Events. Made tender in an aromatic braise, pork belly gets a quick char on a hot grill before resting atop buttery sweet corn and a relish of sweet and sour cherries tossed with jalepeños and a honey-lime vinaigrette.

Fettucine with Corn Crema and Charred Green Onions

For a creamy texture—without the cream—Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri purées fresh, starchy corn into a thick sauce that he then tosses with smoky scallions for a succulent summer pasta. Get the recipe for Fettucine with Corn Crema and Charred Green Onions »

Get the recipe for Shaved Fennel and Grilled Corn Salad »

A base of crunchy, fresh fennel contrasts perfectly with grilled corn kernels and crumbled feta cheese in this summer salad.

Maryland Crab Hot Dog

Buttery corn, fresh crab, and Old Bay-spiced potato chips are piled on top this Maryland-inspired hot dog. Get the recipe for Maryland Crab Hot Dog »

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Sweet Corn and Blueberry Trifles

Layers of sweet corn pastry cream alternate with an herb-infused blueberry compote and a buttery shortbread crumble in this summery spin on a classic trifle.

Summer Succotash Salad

Summer Succotash Salad
Fresh sweet summer corn and lobster are on display in this creamy New England chowder, subtly spiced with cayenne and black pepper.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

This baked corn casserole is a popular side dish at Smokestack restaurant in Kansas City.

Fresh Pea and Corn Salad

Shelled peas and fresh corn mingle with apple cider vinegar, sugar, and oil in this sweet and sour tossed salad.

Seared Scallop Salad with Ponzu Sauce

The Japanese use ponzu sauce as a dipping sauce for raw fish, but it makes an equally delicious accompaniment to seared scallops.

Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese Butter

Sweet corn grilled in its husk is enhanced by an herbal goat cheese compound butter. Get the recipe for Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese Butter »

Grilled Corn with Pesto

Grilled Corn with Pesto

Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

This surprising treat from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio combines the silky flavor of corn with the tartness of black raspberries.

Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed corn lends a dessert-like lusciousness to this baked brunch dish.