Make Ina Garten’s Best Corn Recipes Before Summer Is Officially Over

updated Sep 6, 2019
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Ahh corn — it just screams summertime. Sadly though, summer is fleeting, and it’s now September, which means fall is coming FAST. (And if you live according to Starbucks, it’s technically already here.)

So, there isn’t too much time to enjoy corn at its peak freshness, where it’s super sweet, ripe, and perfect for summertime salads, sides, soups, and more. The good news is corn is really versatile, so you can find several ways to use it up in the next few weeks! Here are Ina Garten’s favorite recipes that include corn — all of which are simple to whip up, are packed with flavor, and will look just as sweet on the plate as they are to taste. 

1. Chipotle Parmesan Sweet Corn

A great beginner recipe, this one has a spicy kick from the chipotle that blends well with naturally sweet corn. Want to add another flavor into the mix? Squeeze lime juice — that acidity and sour bite will take it to a whole other level.

 2. Confetti Corn 

Confetti is a word that just makes you instantly happy. Really — say it out loud and try not to smile — I DARE YOU. This corn is all about the smiles and colors, as it has beautiful yellows, oranges, and greens, and it is the perfect light salad to settle the munchies without feeling too heavy for the end of summer. 

Get the recipe: Confetti Corn 

3. Lobster Corn Chowder

For when it’s a chillier evening and you’re looking for a warm, grounding soup, this seafood corn cream-based soup will bring nourishment and comfort. Toss some bacon in there for some oomph and meaty flavor to complement the richness of the soup.

Get the recipe: Lobster Corn Chowder

4. Tomatoes, Peaches, and Corn & Burrata 

Burrata with fresh produce on a warm, summer day is so enjoyable — it’s the perfect light but still creamy food that hits both the sweet and savory mark. This one adds corn and some balsamic drizzle to round out the typical ingredients you might find in a burrata dish, like tomatoes and stone fruit.