Our Best Corn Recipes

When the weather is warm, sweet and juicy corn is ripe for the picking. However you take it — on the cob or off the cob; with the husk or without; grilled, roasted or boiled — this in-season crop is a summer staple that's sure to please.

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Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

Bobby Flay's recipe for grilled corn on the cob guarantees kernel perfection. Ramp the dish up by serving the ears with two butters: one flavored with herbs, the other with spices and garlic.

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Confetti Corn

Showcase summer's best corn with Ina Garten's off-the-cob recipe. Cook the kernels with onion and bell pepper and then toss with a mix of fresh green herbs.

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Grilled Corn and Bean Salad

Combine corn, beans and fresh veggies for this colorful salad. Pack the flavor in with Valerie Bertinelli's spicy and tangy dressing featuring lime juice and hot sauce.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

Tyler Florence first soaks corn in water before putting the cobs on a hot grill. The corn is done when it feels soft to the touch. Take the corn off the grill and carefully peel back the husks and remove the silks. Tie each husk in a knot so you can hold on to it like a handle; roll each cob in lime butter and queso fresco, then sprinkle with homemade Ancho Chile Rub.

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Guy Fieri whips up a hearty summer salad with grilled sweet corn, black beans and more veggies.

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Fresh Corn Salad

Ina loves to make this easy fresh corn salad when it's in season. Giving cooked corn an ice bath not only stops the cooking right away but it also keeps the beautiful yellow color for your salad.

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Mexican Street Corn

Sunny Anderson's grilled corn was inspired by San Antonio street vendors' wares. Brush the charred ears with a blend of mayonnaise, chili powder and garlic salt.

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

This light salad is the perfect way to showcase the best summer corn and tomatoes.

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Deconstructed Mexican-Style Corn

This recipe takes all of the ingredients from traditional Mexican corn on the cob, orelote, and fashions them into an easy-to-eat summer salad.

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Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roast fresh corn directly on the oven rack and still in the husks for a simple, one-ingredient side dish.

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Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cotija

Bobby grills corn in its own husks to protect it before taking the smoky kernels off the cob and tossing them with Cotija cheese, lime juice, lime zest, ancho chile powder and creme fraiche.

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Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob

Rachael Ray rubs grilled corn with a spicy jalapeno, lime, garlic and paprika butter to make a foolproof Mexican-style side dish.

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Pappardelle with Corn

Showcase the flavors of summer in a quick pasta sauce made with straight-from-the-cob corn and tomatoes.

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Charred Corn Panzanella

Latin flavors are added to a traditional panzanella. Lots of fresh vegetables and whole-grain bread make this healthier. For extra heat, keep the seeds in the chile pepper.

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Summer Corn Salad

This simple salad relies on the great flavors of summer corn and tomatoes.

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Corn on the Cob with Parmesan Cheese

Add a touch of umami flavor to juicy, sweet corn by brushing it with a mixture of Parmesan cheese, garlic and olive oil while it's still hot.

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Corn and Cheese Chowder

Ree Drummond puts this hearty chowder over the top by stirring in creamy Monterey and spicy pepper Jack. Both cheeses melt really well and complement the sweet corn. Serve it in a bread bowl for a full, filling meal.

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Indian Street Corn Salad

One of the most-beloved street foods in India is also one of the simplest: corn on the cob, slow-roasted over hot coals, and sprinkled with salt, cayenne and fresh lime juice. It bears a striking resemblance to Mexican elote, which adds some salty, creamy Cotija to the mix.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Cotija Cheese

Bobby grills corn inside the husk after removing the silks and recovering the corn with the husk. Once the corn is cooked, brush it with garlic butter before topping with Cotija cheese and a squeeze of lime.

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Mexican Grilled Corn

Tyler's Mexican-inspired grilled corn is smothered in a mayo, sour cream and cilantro dressing before being sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Creamed Corn Cornbread

Alton Brown says a piping-hot cast-iron skillet is a must for making this creamed-corn cornbread. Serve it right out of the skillet for a rustic presentation or invert it onto a platter.

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Grilled Corn Risotto

This summer risotto uses corn two ways: The cobs flavor the stock that Geoffrey Zakarian uses to cook the rice, and grilled kernels are folded in at the end.

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Hot Corn Dip

Follow Trisha Yearwood's lead and opt for cans of Mexican corn instead of the original; along with the cans of chopped green chiles, the Mexican corn will give her warm two-cheese dip a bold punch of flavor.

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Grilled Corn and Bean Salsa with Baked Corn Chips

Sandra Lee's colorful, zesty salsa is perfect when heaped on top of crisp, warm corn chips.

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Spicy Grilled Corn

Melissa d'Arabian gives her corn on the cob a kick by coating it with butter mixed with smoked paprika and red pepper flakes before grilling in foil.

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Fresh Corn Casserole with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Use fresh sweet corn to make Ree's creamy corn casserole. Red pepper and jalapenos add a slight kick and lots of flavor.

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Summer Corn Salad

Sunny's easy corn, onion and endive salad is dressed with freshly squeezed lime juice. The bitterness of the endives balances the sweetness of the corn.

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Sweet Corn Pudding

When scraping the kernels away from the cob to use in their corn pudding, the Neelys reserve the milky runoff to later incorporate as a natural thickener, along with the milk, heavy cream and cheddar cheese.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter and Cotija Cheese

This grilled corn — topped with cotija cheese, lime and chili powder in a classic Mexican style — takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

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Farro and Corn Salad

You'll find farro with the whole grains in your grocery store or health food market (near the quinoa) but if you can't find it you can use barley in this simple, packed-with-summer-flavors salad.

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Creamy Chili-Lime Corn

Inspired by Mexican elote — corn on the cob, usually roasted and brushed with butter, mayonnaise and cheese — this healthy, whole-grain side dish has many of the same enticing flavors and, if you use frozen corn, can be enjoyed all year round. 

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Spicy Creamed Corn Crumble

Inspired by elote (the Mexican street food dish made of grilled corn topped with mayo, chile powder, cheese and lime juice), this crumble is delightful in summer, and would go nicely with grilled chicken.

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Corn and Squash Pudding

This tasty side dish gets a twist with the added bonus of squash. Not only does the squash add a vibrant color and tons of vitamins to the dish, it provides a creamy texture that plays well off the crisp corn kernels.

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