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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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