48 Easy Canned Corn Recipes plus helpful storage information

Get inspired by this collection of 48 delicious canned corn recipes. Choose from amazing appetizers, delicious side dishes, or yummy dinner ideas. There is a recipe that is sure to become a new family favorite. So feel free to stock up on this classic pantry staple.

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Canned Corn Recipes

Canned corn is a pantry staple that can be found in most American homes. It’s inexpensive, easy to whip up into a basic side dish, and can be added to several recipes.

Because corn is so versatile, it will show up in a lazy Friday main dish, at your family Thanksgiving dinner table, and every type of meal in between.

If you are getting tired of just adding a bit of salt to the kernels and warming it up in the microwave, you might want to try one of these new recipe ideas.

This collection contains appetizer ideas for your next party, amazing side dish ideas, and delicious dinners that are perfect for adding to your weeknight dinner rotation.

So go ahead and stock up on some cans of corn and find your new family favorite.

Canned Corn FAQ

Can I use the liquid in canned corn?


Do you rinse corn from a can?

A lot of people rinse their corn before cooking it, but you don’t have to.

How long does canned corn last?

  • Unopened cans can be kept for 3-5 years!
  • Once opened, refrigerate your corn, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days.

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Each recipe idea will tell you:

If this is your first time visiting the site, you should know that I’m up for the challenge to help you find a new favorite way to use canned vegetables. Each of these delicious corn recipes will give you some useful information, so you can make the best choice for your family.

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much corn you will need
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)

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Recipes with Canned Sweet Corn

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Ingredients that work well with a can of corn

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • black beans
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red onion
  • green chilies
  • chicken breast
  • cheddar cheese
  • cream cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • sour cream
  • heavy cream
  • lime juice
  • chili powder
  • tortilla chips

Ideas for Cooking Canned Corn

Our goal is to help you find recipes using the food you already have in your pantry.

Each of these corn ideas will give you some important info so that you can pick the best dish for your family.

Check out the blogger that published each recipe to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

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