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21 Canned Corn Recipes


These delicious Canned Corn recipes will help you get dinner on the table fast! Browse the list of easy recipes for side dishes, appetizers, soup and main dish ideas using my favorite pantry staple: corn. Whether you have too much canned corn or want to serve it in a new way, you’re in for a treat.

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You’ll love these tasty canned corn recipes.

Why you’ll love these Corn Recipes

These recipes with canned corn are quick to make and pair perfectly with just about any main dish idea.

Canned corn is versatile and can be used to make an easy side dish, appetizer idea, tasty soup or casserole to round out a meal.

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By adding other simple ingredients (like sour cream, cheddar cheese, heavy cream and tasty spices) these corn recipes will be thoroughly enjoyed by your family.

While these canned corn recipes are great for family dinners, they can also be used for holiday meals and your Thanksgiving feast.

Recipes Using Canned Corn

It doesn't get much simpler than using canned vegetables in recipes, and I've compiled a list of some of the best canned corn recipes across the web. You are going to love this collection of recipes that use canned corn!

Side Dish Recipes

These canned corn side dishes are a great way to make a complete meal with any kind of main entree.


Looking for a delicious appetizer with canned corn? Try one of these delicious recipes.

Dinner Idea

These corn recipes are hearty enough to enjoy as a meal but super easy to make with pantry items.

Tips for using canned corn in recipes

Make sure to drain the canned corn and rinse it thoroughly under cold water before using it in recipes. This helps remove excess sodium and preserves the natural flavor of the corn.

If you don’t use a whole can of corn, you can freeze the leftovers. Just store it in an airtight container before putting it in the freezer.

To store leftover corn in the fridge for quicker use, make sure you don’t store it in the can. Put it into an air-tight container made of plastic or glass (these are my fave!).

If you’re worried about your sodium intake look for cans that are lower in sodium and make sure to rinse them before use.

Canned corn is often softer than corn off the cob. If you want it to be firmer consider adding the canned corn near the end of the cooking process.

If you feel that the corn from the can is a little too bland, consider adding extra spices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best brand of canned corn to use?

All the popular companies, like Green Giant, Del Monte, and Libby’s have canned corn. It comes down to personal preference. For me, I look for a brand that I know offers good quality products that is a reasonable price. If you are worried about dietary concerns, you’ll want to choose a brand that is organic or offers lower sodium etc.

Can I substitute canned corn with fresh corn in these recipes?

Absolutely, fresh corn can be a great substitute for canned corn in these recipes. Just make sure you cook the fresh corn first before using it in recipes where the canned variant is supposed to be used straight from the can. Similarly you can use canned corn in place of fresh corn in recipes.

Next time you find yourself with a few extra cans of corn or want to explore simple canned corn recipes let yourself get creative in the kitchen.

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