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Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes

Bright yellow, sweet, and crispy, corn is a great addition to a range of dishes, from a warm chowder to a fresh salad. Here are our favorite sweet corn recipes.

By Cathryn McCann

Jun 26 2017

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Photo Credit : Adam DeTour
With its bright color and sweet flavor, corn is a wonderful addition to many dishes. Since it’s freshest in August, corn is often utilized in summer meals as a barbecue side dish or enjoyed straight off the cob. But corn can play a starring role in anything from a hearty seafood chowder to savory tarts and muffins. Below are some of our favorite sweet corn recipes from the Yankee archives.

10 FAVORITE SWEET CORN RECIPES

Cod and Corn Chowder

This milk-based corn chowder combines the sweet taste of corn with tender, fresh fish for a meal that will warm you up at any time of year.
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Corn and Cod Chowder | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey

Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart

This corn recipe comes from Verrill Farm in Concord, Massachusetts, where you can buy armfuls of ears almost daily in late summer. This dish not only dazzles the taste buds but looks gorgeous, too.
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Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Sweet Corn, Cheddar, and Chive Gougères

Traditionally these French cheese puffs are made with Gruyère, but here we use cheddar and add sweet corn and chives. Gougères have an airy, eggy texture similar to that of popovers.
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Sweet Corn, Cheddar, and Chive Gougères | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Adam DeTour
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Spaghetti with Corn, Scallions, and Bacon

Here, sweet corn plays against salty, smoky bacon; scallions add depth and color; and Parmesan cheese ties it all together. It’s a quick weeknight supper that’s fit for company, too.
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Spaghetti with Corn, Bacon, and Scallions | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Amy Traverso

Corn and Tomato Salad

Falling somewhere between a light stew and a hearty salad, this dish gets its summery flavor from tomatoes, corn, and fresh herbs.
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Corn and Tomato Salad | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Sweet New England Cornbread

Lightly sweet with a slight cornmeal crunch, this New England cornbread recipe is a Yankee classic.

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Sweet New England Cornbread | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Hornick/Rivlin

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

Sweet potatoes, a little garlic, and cream turn this chowder into something special.
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Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Kristin Teig

Bacon-Scallion Corn Muffins

Who says muffins have to be sweet? Inspired by the savory scones that have become ubiquitous in bakeries and cafés, we created these hearty corn muffins studded with little bits of bacon and green onion. They’re good to serve alone or with eggs, soup, or salad.
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Bacon-Scallion Corn Muffins | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Melissa DiPalma

Latin-Style Grilled Corn

Liven up your next barbecue with a batch of grilled corn. This street-food favorite from Mexico really caught our eye and our palate. You can kick up (or turn down) the heat by adjusting the amount of chili you use.
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Latin-Style Grilled Corn | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Keller + Keller

Crispy Fish with Fresh Corn and Scallions

A recipe for a quick and delicious fish dinner: crisp, corn-crusted sole served over an easy corn-scallion sauté.

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Crispy Fish with Fresh Corn and Scallions | Favorite Sweet Corn Recipes
Photo Credit : Amy Traverso
What are your favorite sweet corn recipes?

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