26 Sweet Corn Recipes | Midwest Living

26 Sweet Corn Recipes

For the Midwest, the flavor of summer is sweet corn. Our collection of recipes shows you new ways to savor this seasonal gift.

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

This dish is perfect for entertaining. Get guests involved: One can stir the risotto while another tosses a salad. Don't rush risotto; it takes time and stirring.

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

Chicken and Corn Hash Brown Bake

This comfort food hotdish offers a new twist on the usual hash brown casserole. Try it for everyday meals as well as potlucks!

Chicken and Corn Hash-Brown Bake

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

This dish is perfect for entertaining. Get guests involved: One can stir the risotto while another tosses a salad. Don't rush risotto; it takes time and stirring.

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

Sweet Corn Pizza

Corn adds sweet flavor and crisp texture to this easy pizza. The pesto practically melts into the warm crust for a flavor-packed base.

Sweet Corn Pizza

Old-Fashioned Scalloped Corn

Fresh corn blends with canned cream-style corn for a summertime take on this favorite side dish. Toasted and buttered crushed crackers add more texture to the top of the casserole.

Old-Fashioned Scalloped Corn

Sweet-Hot Corn and Blueberry Relish

Blueberries add a pop of juiciness, while corn contributes sweet crispness to this fresh-tasting relish. It's good over grilled meat, poultry or fish.

Sweet-Hot Corn and Blueberry Relish

Summer Corn Chowder

Sweet corn and soybeans bring a taste of summer to this hearty, healthy chowder that goes together with only a little chopping. Creamed corn adds body to the colorful bowl of soup.

Summer Corn Chowder

Fresh Corn and Avocado Pico de Gallo

For a party, assemble the day ahead and serve with from-scratch tortilla chips or your favorite purchased chips.

Fresh Corn and Avocado Pico de Gallo

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes with Sauteed Corn

Cornmeal adds crunch to this dish, which you can serve as a side or appetizer. Save time by prepping the fresh corn the night before.

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes with Sauteed Corn

Corn-on-Corn Bread

Corn bread gets a makeover in this recipe that includes either whole kernels of fresh summer corn or canned corn, if you're short on time. Spice it up with some cumin or chili powder.

Corn-on-Corn Bread

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Corn in a dessert? Corn kernels and cobs steep in half-and-half along with spices. Topped with caramel sauce, the golden dessert reminds you of caramel corn.

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad

Fresh tomatoes and corn bring summer-fresh flavor to this salad. To make it a meatless main dish, omit the chicken and add two tablespoons of grated cheese per serving.

Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad

Corn-Roasted Walleye

Use corn husks to package your fish fillets in this main dish. Roasting the corn for the salsa intensifies its flavor. Serve with tortilla chips for scooping up any leftover salsa on your plate.

Corn-Roasted Walleye

Triangle Ranch Scalloped Corn

Diced green chile peppers give this baked and cheesy dish character with some hotness. We like the crunch from the saltine crackers, too. The recipe comes from Triangle Ranch Bed and Breakfast in western South Dakota, where guests enjoy hearty meals prepared by B&B owner Lyndy Ireland.

Triangle Ranch Scalloped Corn

Garden Corn and Black Bean Salad

This salad bursts with the flavor of fresh vegetables, cilantro and black beans. The recipe, from a Kettering, Ohio, reader, is loaded with vitamins A and C -- and packs a wallop in fiber, too.

Garden Corn and Black Bean Salad

Creamed Corn Casserole

Cream cheese adds extra creaminess to this corn side-dish recipe. Bake in the oven, or follow the slow-cooker directions.

Creamed Corn Casserole

Smoked Corn Cakes with Tomato and Sour Cream Sauce

This recipe is a favorite at Deadwood Thymes Cafe and Bistro in Deadwood, South Dakota, where the chef smokes the corn before adding it. You can use roasted corn, too; we like it both ways.

Smoked Corn Cakes with Tomato and Sour Cream Sauce

Peppery T-Bones and Chili Corn

Serve this duo of grilled steak and corn on the cob with your favorite warm or cold potato salad.

Peppery T-Bones and Chili Corn

Chicken and Corn Pizza

A mixture of Parmesan and ricotta cheeses bakes on a store-bought crust. Top it with corn, chicken, sweet pepper, lemon peel, goat cheese and herbs in this creative recipe.

Chicken and Corn Pizza

Grilled Ham and Corn Kabobs

Fresh apricots make a surprise appearance in this skewered main dish -- perfect for a barbecue. Brush a mixture of apricot nectar, honey, lemon juice and mustard on the grilling kabobs.

Grilled Ham and Corn Kabobs

Charred Corn Guacamole with Tortilla Crisps

Lightly charring corn kernels under the broiler adds a pleasant smoky flavor to this make-ahead dip.

Charred Corn Guacamole with Tortilla Crisps

Corn-Sausage Chowder

Plenty of meat, potatoes and corn make a satisfying meal-in-a-bowl. "It never fails to receive rave reviews," notes one of our website readers. "One of my all-time favorite soups!"

Corn-Sausage Chowder

Grilled Pork Wraps with Roasted Corn and Tomato Relish

We created this sandwich in honor of Iowa, known for its large harvests of corn and pork. Slather honey-mustard glaze on pork while it's grilling. Roll up the grilled meat and the homemade corn relish in a flour tortilla.

Grilled Pork Wraps with Roasted Corn and Tomato Relish

Corn Salsa

Lime juice adds punch to this sweet and tangy salsa. The recipe comes from Rhoads Farm Market near Circleville, Ohio.

Corn Salsa

Skillet Corn Bread

Long before corn stick pans and muffin tins, a skillet was the choice for making corn bread. This traditional recipe comes from a bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Skillet Corn Bread

Vegetable Chowder

Filled with corn and zucchini, this creamy chowder serves a crowd. It's great with Onion Wheels -- caramelized onions, bacon and Parmesan cooked on refrigerated biscuit dough.

Vegetable Chowder

Onion Wheels

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