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43 Fresh Corn Recipes to Enjoy All Summer Long

An ear of fresh sweet corn slathered in butter and sea salt makes any cookout instantly delicious. But it’s hard to get away with eating it every single day of the week. (Aw, shucks.) That’s why we’ve rounded up a whole list of creative, mouthwatering fresh corn recipes to help you use your summer haul.

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1. Grilled Corn With Spicy Aioli

Introducing the one side dish that makes every summertime meal better.

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2. Summer Skillet Gnocchi With Grilled Corn And Burrata

Psst—if you’re in a pinch, this stunning skillet takes less than an hour to whip up.

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4. Mexican Street Corn Dip

Chips and salsa? Yawn. This cheesy, spicy deliciousness will be gone in ten minutes, guaranteed.

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5. Easy 5-ingredient Corn Soup

A brown-butter sesame-seed topping takes this single-serve dinner over the top.

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8. Sweet Corn Doughnut Holes

If you want everyone to tilt their head back in bliss and say wow, make these sweet corn doughnut holes.

9. 30-minute Creamy Chicken, Corn And Tomato Skillet

A handful of ingredients and just three simple steps are all it takes to make this 30-minute creamy chicken, corn and tomato skillet. The result? A total crowd-pleaser.

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10. Zoodles With Summer Vegetables

Best of all, it’s ready in 25 minutes.

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11. Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

Potato salad? Meh. Sliced watermelon? Yawn. Introducing an appetizer that brings the party to the cookout.


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12. Crock-pot Corn Chowder

Who says your slow cooker’s only for winter?

15. Baked Green Chilaquiles With Sweet Corn + Summer Squash

Homemade tortilla chips are like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. And, bonus, they’re gluten-free.

17. Creamy Sweet Corn Pappardelle

You’re going to want seconds of this creamy, vegan pasta. And thirds.

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18. Avocado And Black Bean Pasta Salad

Found: The perfect summer potluck dish.

19. Corn Fritter Caprese With Peaches And Tomatoes

Our summer meals are defined by two things: corn and tomatoes. So, behold the corn fritter caprese.

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21. Market Corn Chowder With Summer Savory

This, friends, is what we like to call "summer in a bowl."

23. Grilled Mexican Street Corn

America’s favorite side dish with a spicy twist.

25. Pan-seared Scallops With Citrusy Corn Succotash

The scallops require just two minutes of cooking per side. Read: They’re practically foolproof.

26. Sweet Corn, Tomato And Zucchini Grain Salad With Peach-dijon Vinaigrette

So quick and simple, it’s proof that you don’t always have to have a plan.

27. Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches

This creamy homemade treat is absolutely irresistible on fresh Hawaiian rolls. Trust us.

28. Smoky Barbecued Corn

Whether you’re cooking chicken or tossing a giant summer salad, one side dish will make your dinner even better

29. Spicy Corn Carbonara

This in-your-face-delicious pasta is both light and lusciously creamy.

30. Summer Bliss Bowls With Sweet Potato Falafel And Jalapeno Ranch

Everything comes together in the food processor, no oven necessary.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough


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31. White Risotto With Corn, Carrots And Kale

Have this recipe on hand for the transition from summer to fall.

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32. Crispy Baked Cauliflower-corn Nuggets

Sorry, chicken fingers. These crispy baked cauliflower-corn nuggets are giving you a run for your money.

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33. Roasted Poblano And Corn Guacamole

If you like chunky guac, this roasted poblano and corn guacamole recipe is for you.

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34. Grilled Zucchini And Corn Tostadas

Who says grilled corn must stay on the cob? Toss it on top of a tostada like Coterie member Maria Lichty.

35. Street Corn Pasta Salad With Cilantro Pesto And Goat Cheese

Coterie member Monique Volz’s street corn pasta salad tossed with goat cheese and cilantro pesto is sure to be way more than another boring side.

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36. Grilled Romaine Salad With Corn And Avocado

After grilling the corn on the cob, sear the romaine, too, for a grilled salad with avocado.

37. Grilled Corn With Cilantro Lime Butter

Butter, cilantro, garlic, lime, chili powder and paprika come together to top this grilled corn. Talk about savory and refreshing at the same time.

39. Summer Tortellini Salad

You simply can’t go wrong with a salad full of tomatoes, red peppers, corn, cucumbers and a basil vinaigrette.

40. Mexican Corn And Quinoa Salad

Make an extra batch and save the leftovers as meal prep for your busy workweek.

41. Parmesan Zucchini And Corn

Aka the tastiest way to use up your farmers’ market haul. Oh, and did we mention that it only takes 10 minutes to whip up?

42. Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Corn Chowder

It’s a creamy soup miracle: This corn chowder from PureWow Coterie member Gena Hamshaw is hearty and healthy.