The Corn Bucket List: 12 Ways You Have to Eat Corn This Summer

The Corn Bucket List: 12 Ways You Have to Eat Corn This Summer

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Kelli Foster
Jul 19, 2016

Corn is here and we're finding a way to get it into every meal. While corn on the cob is a summertime essential, it's not the only way to get your fill of this seasonal favorite. From corn-topped pizza to scrambled eggs with corn folded in, here are 12 recipes to get check off before summer ends.

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1. Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn, Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

Corn for breakfast? Check! Scrambled eggs blended with sweet corn and creamy goat cheese are the right way to start any summer morning. Eat these eggs once, and you'll never look at scrambled eggs the same way again.

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2. Slow-Cooker Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is the perfect summer dish to make when fresh corn is super cheap at the store and you can get a couple ears for only a dollar. This version is made even easier with the help of the slow cooker, and delivers a silky-smooth custard.

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3. Smoky Corn & Jalapeño Dip

Summer isn't complete without dip, whether you're headed to a cookout or hanging out solo on the porch. This version balances sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors, with plenty of corn freshly cut from the cob.

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4. Grilled Cherry Tomato, Corn, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Grilled pizza hits all the summertime greats in one fell swoop. It's topped with kernels of sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, and creamy goat cheese for a seasonal take on a weeknight mainstay.

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5. Grits with Corn, Goat Cheese & Roasted Tomatoes

Give your bowl of savory grits a light, summery spin with plenty of corn cut straight from the cob and sweet roasted tomatoes.

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6. Elote (Roasted Sweet Corn with Cheese)

Inspired by the Mexican classic, this version of elote tops grilled corn on the cob with mayo, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, lime juice, and spices.

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7. Thai-Style Corn Chowder

This late-summer soup has all the components of your usual corn chowder, but adds a tantalizing twist with fragrant Thai flavors, like lemongrass, chili peppers, and coconut milk.

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8. Bryant Terry's Curried Corn and Coconut Rice

If you're looking for a new and flavorful side to spice up this weekend's cookout (and impress taste buds all around), reach for coconut, curry, and fresh corn to amp up steamed rice.

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9. How To Make Creamed Corn in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker takes the picnic favorite of creamed corn and transforms it into a true set-it-and-forget-it recipe. For a little added decadence, spoon some cream cheese in with the corn.

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10. Double Corn Bread with Smoked Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Smoky mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes, along with a double dose of corn, give this Southern classic a welcome savory twist.

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11. Corn on the Cob with a One-Ingredient Upgrade

A heavy smear of butter and a sprinkle of salt are classic toppings, but why leave well and good alone when it's fun to play around a bit? Sweet, juicy corn is a blank slate when it comes to flavorful additions, so let this be the summer you jazz things up.

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12. Che Bap (Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding)

Don't forget to check a sweet corn dessert off your bucket list. This refreshing and comforting Vietnamese pudding marries juicy corn with the chewy texture of tapioca pearls and creamy coconut milk.

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