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How to Cook Canned Corn (Easy & Delicious Side Dish)

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Canned corn is a great addition to any meal. You can eat it as a side dish or use it in recipes like chili and salads. If you’re looking for an easy, healthy side dish, this easy glow-up canned corn recipe will show you how to cook canned corn and make it better – in just 5 minutes!

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Why Should I Eat Canned Corn?

Well for one, canned corn is delicious. It tastes great in a lot of dishes, and with some tweaking, can be the star of a side dish.

Canned corn is also cheaper than fresh corn and is more convenient. Just open the can, rinse, drain, and use!

What You Need to Cook Canned Corn

  • 2 (15oz) cans of corn (approx. 3 cups), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water or broth
  • 3 Tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Can I Use White Canned Corn?

Absolutely! Feel free to use regular canned corn or white canned corn. The steps and ingredients will be the same.

Here’s How to Make Canned Corn Better:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted.
  2. Add the water (or broth) and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and everything is well combined.
  3. Add the corn, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and smoked paprika. Mix until combined and corn is heated through.
  4. Serve warm. ENJOY!

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How to Cook Canned Corn (Easy & Delicious Side Dish)

DWELL by Michelle
Canned corn is a great addition to any meal. You can eat it as a side dish or use it in recipes like chili and salads. If you're looking for an easy, healthy side dish, this easy glow-up canned corn recipe will show you how to cook canned corn and make it better- in just 5 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (15oz) cans of corn (approx.3 cups) , rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup water or broth
  • 3 tbsp butter , unsalted
  • tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika (optional, but highly recommended)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice (optional, buthighly recommended)
  • Salt and pepper , to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted.
  • Add the water (or broth) and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and everything is well combined.
  • Add the corn, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and smoked paprika. Mix until combined and corn is heated through.
  • Serve warm. ENJOY!
Keyword appetizer, easy side dish, side dish

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the article! I got a few cans of corn from my mom’s house and will be making this recipe a few times this week.