Recipes Using Canned Whole Kernel Corn

- Feb 24, 2018 -

Whenever I see canned corn on sale, into my basket the cans go. I think it's a pantry "essential." Besides being versatile, corn is a vegetable that kids and picky eaters like, too.

Below are recipes using corn. In any of the recipes which call for frozen corn, simply substitute drained, canned corn. Another trick I use is that if the recipe calls for less corn than I need from the can, I just put the extra in a ziplock baggie and freeze it. From there, I toss it into soups or, when defrosted, casseroles.

1. Homemade Creamed Corn

Why on earth make your own creamed corn? Doesn't it already come in a can? Well, of course it does, but that stuff cannot compare to home-made. And it's easy — you can even make it in your crock-pot. (See also: Best Slow Cookers)


2. Dip

For watching football, a movie, or a potluck, this Fiesta Corn Dip is great. Just substitute canned corn for frozen.


3. Succotash

Sufferin' Succotash! Am I dating myself with this Sylvester-the-cat reference? Succotash is a dish usually consisting mainly of corn and lima beans. However, I despise lima beans, so I substitute green beans or edamame.

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4. Salad

Speaking of edamame, this Edamame and Corn Salad is delicious alongside a grilled pork chop.


5. Three-Can Salad

Didn't everyone's mother make three-can salad? Drain one can of corn, one can of black or white beans, and one can of artichoke hearts, chopped. Add Italian dressing. Done! (See also: Cheap and Healthy Black Bean Recipes)


6. Fritters

Corn fritters, or pancakes, are a kid-friendly favorite. Big kids love them, too!


7. Chowder

Did somebody mention bacon? Well, corn and bacon are great together, particularly in Bacon-Corn Chowder.


8. Corn Pudding

If you are in need of some comfort food, here is an easy recipe for Corn Pudding.


9. Kid Food

Kid food, no recipe required. Make (boxed) macaroni and cheese and add a half cup of drained, canned corn, one sliced hot dog, and stir well. Sprinkle a little grated cheese on top of that. (See also: How to Cut Waste When Feeding Kids)


10. Black Beans and Corn

Have you ever made your own tortilla chips? They are so easy, and so is this delicious Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salad.


11. Ham Casserole

Last year I was determined to make a Christmas ham. I did, and while it was great, I had so many ham leftovers! This Hearty Ham Casserole would have come in very handy. I'm bookmarking it for the next time I bake a ham.


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