How to Eat Corn for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Skillet Corn with Bulgur © John Kernick
By F&W Editors Posted July 11, 2016

Incorporate fresh summer corn in every meal.

From fluffy corn cakes to delicious chowder, here's how to enjoy corn at every meal this summer.


Fresh Corn Muffins

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These terrific muffins are studded with fresh corn kernels.

Spicy Creamed-Corn Cakes with Scallions

Pureed creamed corn is mixed into corn-cake batter for this rich and fluffy cross between pancakes and arepas.


Chicken and Corn Sandwich

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Put a fun spin on classic chicken salad sandwich with sweet bites of fresh corn.

Grilled Shrimp and Corn Wraps

Food & Wine: Grilled Shrimp and Corn Wraps


These healthy wraps get fantastic heat thanks to hot paprika and cayenne pepper.

Skillet Corn with Bulgur

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Fresh corn kernels, juicy tomatoes and hearty bulgur make a satisfying, vegetarian summer lunch.

Sweet Corn and Cheddar Quesadillas

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These simple yet delicious quesadillas are ready in just 30 minutes.

Grilled Sweet Corn with Coconut Glaze

Food & Wine: Grilled Sweet Corn with Coconut Glaze

© Ian Flanigan

How do you upgrade grilled corn? Coconut milk and sugar in the sauce that glazes the corn intensifies the sweet corn flavor.

Corn on the Cob with Parsley Butter and Parmesan

Food & Wine: Corn on the Cob with Parsley Butter and Parmesan

© Nicole Franzen

Boiling corn in the husk makes removing the fine silk easier.


Sweet Potato Cakes with Yellow Corn, Basil and Goat Cheese

Food & Wine: Sweet Potato Cakes with Yellow Corn Basil and Goat Cheese

© Fredrika Stjärne

"A vegetarian dish can't just be a throwaway or an incomplete thought," says chef Sarah Rich, who tops these crisp-tender sweet potato cakes with charred corn and crumbled goat cheese.

Spaghetti with Corn Carbonara and Crab

Food & Wine: Spaghetti with Corn Carbonara and Crab

© John Kernick

Chef Tim Maslow's creamy, yet creamless pasta sauce is a great way to showcase peak-season corn.

Chicken Fajitas with Sweet Corn

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Corn adds terrific crunch to this fast dish.

Easy Stovetop Corn Mac and Cheese

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Served with a simple green salad, this mac and cheese makes the perfect summer dinner.

Corn and Tilapia Salad

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Cook buttery tilapia and corn together, then add a dose of crunch with onions, capers and cherry tomatoes for a great salad.

Corn-and-Cod Chowder

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This New England-style chowder is a comfort-food classic.

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