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Summer is the perfect time to indulge in sweet corn, and we’ve got some amazing recipes that showcase its delicious sweet flavoring. From salads to main courses, you’ll find plenty of options to enjoy all season long.

Corn fritters on a tray with sour cream served in cups.


One of the best summer treats is sweet corn on the cob, and thanks to frozen and canned varieties, you can enjoy this vegetable all year round. We want to share with you our top picks of delicious corn recipes that are fresh and tasty. Discover a variety of salads, main dishes, and other delectable options to savor all season.

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet taste of corn, and these fresh corn recipes are the best way to showcase it.

Stack of cheesy corn fritters topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Cheesy Corn Fritters

4.86 from 42 votes
These easy to make Cheesy Corn Fritters are loaded up with fresh corn, flavor, and most importantly cheese! Fried in a small amount of olive oil, these fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of summer!
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Serving bowl filled with creamy elote corn salad.

Elote Corn Salad

5 from 2 votes
Quick and easy, this elote corn salad comes together with fresh ingredients in a creamy, tangy dressing.
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Salad in a white bowl topped with grilled chicken, peppers, and onion plus other ingredients.

Grilled Chicken Salad

5 from 1 vote
This grilled chicken salad is an easy, flavorful summer grilling recipe loaded with fresh greens and veggies. Tender, marinated chicken is served over lettuce with grilled poblanos, corn, onion, fresh avocado, tomato, and more! This mouthwatering salad is bursting with flavor and color that will leave you satisfied and nourished.
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Plate of elotes served with extra crumbled cotija, lime wedges and fresh cilantro.

Mexican Street Corn

5 from 8 votes
Mexican Street Corn, or Elotes. This grilled corn recipe is coated with a cooling lime Crema, spiced with some Chile powder, and topped with crumbled Cotija and diced cilantro. The perfect side dish or appetizer!
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Bowl serving of Mexican Corn Chowder topped with Crema and crumbled queso fresco.

Mexican Street Corn Chowder

5 from 17 votes
Mexican Street Corn Chowder. Thick and creamy corn chowder swirled with crema and flavored with chili powder and lime juice. Top with some crumbly queso fresco and fresh cilantro. This soup is hearty and reminiscent of Mexican Street Corn!
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Bowl of Mexican Corn Dip served with tortilla chips.

Mexican Corn Dip

4.97 from 31 votes
This Mexican Corn Dip is a snack version of Mexican street corn perfect for serving at parties or potlucks with tortilla chips.
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Esquites, Mexican street corn in a cup, topped with queso fresco, hot Cheetos, fresh cilantro and a chile sauce.


5 from 16 votes
Esquites, or Mexican Street Corn in a cup, is buttery, warm, and creamy. Top with some crumbled cotija, lime juice, hot sauce, chili powder, or kick it up a notch with some crushed up Hot Cheetos! 
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White bowl filled with cream corn, serving spoon, off to the side is a wedge of parmesan cheese.

Easy Creamed Corn

5 from 4 votes
This southern style Homemade Creamed Corn comes together quick and easy. Flavored with butter, onion and garlic for a flavorful side! This dish can be made with fresh, frozen or canned corn.
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Bowl of corn chowder topped with crispy bacon and garnished with fresh chives.

Corn Chowder Recipe

4.96 from 42 votes
Quick and easy! This hearty corn chowder is loaded with bacon, ham and potatoes. Plus it comes together in 30 minutes on the stovetop. Instructions included on how to make this in the slow cooker or instant pot. Great easy dinner idea for the family.
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Bowl of roasted corn salsa with lime wedges.

Roasted Corn Salsa

5 from 3 votes
This Roasted Corn Salsa is loaded up with fresh flavors of sweet corn, spicy jalapeño, and tangy lime juice! A fun Chipotle copycat recipe. Perfect for loading onto tacos, nachos or in burrito bowls!
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Bowl of Texas Caviar black eyed pea dip served with lime garnish.

Texas Caviar Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Texas Caviar. Fresh, zesty, and flavorful, this dish is loaded with black eyed peas, black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell pepper and avocado all drizzled in a cilantro lime dressing. This easy to make recipe can be served as a side dish, appetizer, or salad!
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Shrimp boil spread out on butcher paper, with a side of old bay seasoning, beer and garlic butter.

Shrimp Boil with Garlic Butter

5 from 20 votes
This quick and easy Shrimp Boil is full of flavor! Corn on the cob, potatoes, and jumbo shrimp all boiled in a flavorful broth and drenched in a garlic butter sauce.
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Bowl of taco soup served with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Taco Soup

5 from 4 votes
This easy and comforting Taco Soup is a perfect family friendly meal that comes together in only 30 minutes! This recipe is great for a busy weeknight and makes for perfect lunch leftovers. Loaded up with beef, beans, corn, and all your favorite Tex Mex ingredients.
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A spoon scooping out corn casserole, showing the cheese strings pulling away!

Cheesy Corn Casserole

5 from 3 votes
A Cheesy Corn Casserole that is the perfect side dish for any holiday meal! Topped with crackers for a little bit of crunch.
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Stacked Texas Cowboy Quesadillas.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

5 from 97 votes
This BBQ Chicken Quesadilla is loaded with juicy chicken, a black bean Texas caviar, and lots of fresh, melty cheese. Perfect for dinner time, this dish will please the whole family.
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