8 Crazy Creative Corn Recipes

Corn on the cob is always an obvious side dish at a barbecue or summer party. Whether it's grilled, slathered with butter or sprinkled with garlic and parmesan, there are so many ways to enjoy a fresh ear of corn.

With corn being so popular during the warmer months, I thought I'd round up a few recipes that are more creative than your average corn on the cob. From dips to cakes, muffins and popsicles (yes, you heard right) it's easy to mix up a unique dish with the sweet summer veggie that doesn't involve getting corn stuck in your teeth!

Click through to check out our top 8 creative recipes to make with corn this summer!


  • If you're craving a dip that's out of this world, try whipping up this hot and cheesy corn dip with bacon. It's a healthy mix of creamy and spicy with yogurt and jalapenos added to the mix.

    Image & recipe via How Sweet It Is

  • This spicy and sweet muffin is made with corn, jalapenos and cheese. A yummy, savory bite for a summer picnic!

    Image & recipe via The Novice Chef

  • These creamed corn popsicles are bikini friendly. A sweet mix of coconut milk, vanilla stevia and creamed corn makes this popsicle a refreshing and healthy summer fix.

    Image & recipe via Family Fresh Cooking

  • Replace your crab cakes with these sweet potato and corn cakes. Cook them over a skillet then mix together an easy garlic yogurt sauce for a cool topping.

    Image & recipe via Budget Bytes

  • This warm mexican corn salad is a healthy take on your usual bbq side dish. Made with greek yogurt and Mexican cojita cheese, it's a warm, cheesy side without the guilt.

    Image & recipe via Skinny Taste

  • Mix your veggies and fruit in this recipe for a blueberry corn salad. It's a refreshing dish that would pair well with chicken or fish tacos or a turkey burger!

    Image & recipe via Two Peas and Their Pod

  • Corn pudding? Yes, please! This spicy, smokey version is made with gouda, bacon, eggs and chives for a warm side dish.

    Image & recipe via Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  • Turn your go-to summer sandwich into a wrap with some grilled corn  for a healthy meal. This BLT corn salad lettuce wrap is the perfect carb-free way to enjoy your lunch.

    Image & recipe via Joy the Baker

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