This article will discuss how to cook canned corn, tips and tricks to make it perfect, and much more.

Corns is famous for its versatility as a side dish. You can prepare them easily and quickly; they are light to consume, can pair up with loads of other ingredients, look great (with added yellow colors to your recipes), and contain several nutrition.

In addition, they are inexpensive and something you can keep in your pantry for the colder months or when get a quick veggie craving. But, cooking canned corn isn’t as simple as heating it in the can.

Canned Corn Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 128 kcal


  • 16 oz Corn canned
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Remove any packaging water from the can by opening it and draining it. 12 cups of fresh tap water should refill the can.
  • Fill a small saucepan halfway with the contents of the can (corn and water) and set it over medium heat.
  • Stir in the butter and sugar and. Once the butter has melted, taste the corn and season with salt and pepper.
  • Depending on your preferences, 12 teaspoons of each should suffice.
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Ingredients to Season Canned Corn

Almost any canned vegetable can be seasoned with a few basic ingredients. Here are a few ways that will help you season the canned corn perfectly.

  • Salt, pepper, butter, sugar, and red pepper flakes are the primary basic ingredients (optional and depends on your taste)
  • You can also use bouillon/broth to enhance the flavors and add more juiciness to the canned corns.
  • A dash of Cajun seasoning
  • A couple of crushed garlic cloves
  • Chopped fresh herbs such as parsley
  • Several pinches of fresh black pepper
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons of crème fraîche added at the end of cooking
  • A little heat with diced fresh jalapeños. If your corn isn’t sweet, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or honey.

Best Dishes to Serve With Corn

Because I regard corn as starch, I try to pair it with non-starchy vegetables and main courses.

  • Asparagus – Roasted
  • Brussels Sprouts – Roasted
  • Radishes (excellent!) – Roasted
  • Chicken breasts
  • Black beans
  • White beans or bean soup (in this case chicken Parmesan)
  • Unless it’s a holiday and plenty of other side dishes, don’t make potatoes or pasta with canned corn


Is It Possible to Make Canned Corn in a Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can follow this process to make canned corn in a slow cooker. Allow the corn to simmer for a few minutes on the stovetop before transferring it to a slow cooker to keep it warm. Because the slow cooker retains moisture, the liquid would never evaporate if you just threw it in and forgot about it.

Is It Necessary to Cook Canned Corn?

Canned corn is already cooked and ready to consume (if desired). However, heating it improves the flavor and texture.

Is the Corn in the Canned Form Already Cooked?

“Yes, it is cooked enough for you to eat.” Corn straight from the can is rather tasty. It’s light and airy, with pop and crunch to it!

Is It Necessary to Drain the Canned Corn Before Using It?

Make sure you completely drain the can and replace it with fresh water. Alternatively, we can use broth to enhance the flavor further

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