39 Recipes To Use a Bag of Frozen Corn
Frozen corn is the ultimate recipe hack. Swap it in for fresh corn to enjoy some of your favorite dishes all year long.
Get your guilt-free creamed corn fix right here! When sweet corn is at its peak, it only takes a few tablespoons of cream to create this light and luscious take on summer’s best side dish. The secret to this recipe is the corn purée, which gives the finished dish its velvety texture. And since you just blend up half of the mixture, you still get the satisfying crunch from the crisp kernels. You’ll love the hint of flavor from the nutmeg—it’s a subtle addition that makes a surprising difference.
Grilled Steak and Elote Tacos
Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake
This impressive-looking casserole bakes up puffy and golden with pockets of fresh corn and savory ham. Think of it as a soufflé without the work. If fresh corn isn't in season, use frozen corn. While using two types of Cheddar cheese might seem fussy, it's not. The extra-sharp adds more tang and the sharp Cheddar cheese balances this. And, hey, more cheese, less problems. Right?
Potato, Corn, and Chicken Stew
Spanish Chorizo Corn Cakes
Is there any time of day when a pancake isn't welcome at the table? These sweet and savory cakes are a scrumptious choice for breakfast, dinner, or a quick snack on the go. Keep warm and toasty by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 200°F oven for up to 30 minutes. Reheating is as easy as popping frozen cakes in the toaster, making them ideal for quick weekday meals.
Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder
Great for a game-day get-together, this hearty and creamy soup feeds a crowd with little hands-on time required.
Corn Fritter Casserole
Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
This creamy soup makes an indulgent but not too heavy meal on a hot summer day. Pick the freshest sweet corn you can find.
Early Summer Succotash
In this fresh take on succotash, we use a pan-steaming technique (no steamer basket required) to cut down on cooking time and keep the beans and corn crisp-tender rather than ultra-soft. For succotash, fresh corn always tastes more delicious than frozen, but thawed frozen corn would certainly be a good stand-in here in a pinch. If you are using fresh corn, after you cut the kernels off, run the dull side of your knife down the kernel and scrape some of the corn “milk” into the pan, too. This recipe makes a small portion but can be doubled or even tripled to serve a crowd.
Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder
This 5-star corn chowder can be on your table in less than 30 minutes for dinner tonight thanks to convience items like rotisserie chicken and frozen corn.
Poblano Corn Pudding
Guaranteed to heat up any meal, this corn pudding is a tasty menu item for a Mexican-themed buffet.
Corn and Salmon Chowder
The secret to this hearty soup is its flavorful broth, made with the corncobs. The kernels add extra corn flavor and crunch.
Creamy Street Corn Soup
Love elote? Of course, who doesn’t? This vibrant and creamy summer soup hits all the crave-worthy flavor notes of the classic Mexican street corn, but comes in a slightly less-messy format. Whether you serve it as an appetizer or your main dish, this street corn soup is sure to become a fast favorite.
Smoked Sausage and Corn Frittata
Browning intensifies the smokiness of the sausage, allowing you to use less sausage while achieving maximum results in this simple-to-prepare frittata.
Prep: 3 minutes; Cook: 16 minutes; Other: 2 minutes
Avocado-Corn Chowder with Grilled Chicken
Top a creamy chilled avocado soup with fresh corn and grilled chicken for colorful and flavorful main dish entrée.
Corn and Crab Fritters with Guacamole
Top these corn and crabmeat fritters with guacamole to give the main dish fritters some Mexican flair and a splash of color.
Chilled Corn Soup
This recipe for chilled corn soup yields an incredibly sumptuous, velvety concoction—but it’s vegan—and nearly fat-free—and uses one of summer's best and cheapest vegetables. Use corn at the peak of freshness as this simple preparation will highlight corn’s natural sweetness.
Parmesan Corn Pudding
Test Kitchen Tip: Purée half of the frozen corn in the food processor to create a creamier texture and fresh, off-the-cob flavor.
Pinto Bean Chili with Corn and Winter Squash
The spiciness of this light yet satisfying chili is complemented by the subtle sweetness of corn and winter squash. Queso fresco is a crumbly, slightly salty Mexican cheese that's available in many large supermarkets. If you can't find it, substitute crumbled feta or farmer cheese. For a heartier chili, add one cup thawed frozen meatless crumbles. For a vegan version, use shredded soy cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
Rustic Corn Cakes With Creamy Cumin Sauce
Spicy Jalapeño Corn Bread
Buttermilk-Corn Soup with Shrimp
Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
Corn and Bacon Chowder
To capture the freshness of yellow jewel-like corn without the fuss of shucking ears or cutting kernels off the cob, use packages of frozen baby gold and white corn. This chowder is so wonderfully sweet with the frozen corn that our taste testers gave it our highest rating.
Prep: 2 minutes; Cook: 14 minutes
Mini Corn and Feta Muffins
Mashed Peas and Potatoes with Corn (Irio)
In the Kenyan language of Kikuyu, irio just means "food." But in daily use, it means a quick dish of the region's staples: mashed potatoes, corn, peas, and greens. Irio is perfectly at home alongside roasted or grilled meats, but if you want some meatless protein, stir about a cup of frozen and thawed lima beans directly into the mash.
Corn Chowder With Sausage
This easy corn chowder recipe uses frozen whole-kernel corn and gets extra heartiness from low-fat chicken sausage.
This popular party dip gets a face-lift with a few simple changes. Keep fat and calories to a minimum by swapping whole-kernel corn for the customary layer of ground beef.
Chicken-and-Corn Pies With Cornbread Crust
These individual servings of chicken pie feature a Tex-Mex style chicken mixture with enchilada sauce, corn, green chiles and chili powder, and the crusty topping is made with Mexican cornbread mix.
Creamy Corn Risotto
Late summer harvest of fresh corn shines in this simple Creamy Corn Risotto.
Skillet Poblano Corn
Zucchini with Corn and Cilantro
Use this vegetable medley as a fresh substitute for salsa or guacamole salad on a Tex-Mex fiesta plate.
Corn, Ham and Scallion Frittata
Crab and Vegetable Gumbo
The gumbo-blend vegetables contain chopped celery, onion, bell pepper, corn, and okra. If you can't find this particular blend, substitute a mixture of frozen okra and corn.
Orzo Salad with Corn, Green Beans, and Tomatoes
You can assemble this colorful salad through step 5 up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill. For a shortcut, you can use 3 cups of frozen corn kernels, thawed, instead of the fresh corn. Prep and cook time: about 45 minutes.