Creamy Cheesy Sauteed Corn

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Just a bit of cream combines with Parmesan cheese to make a rich, delicious sauce for a cheesy corn side dish. The nuttiness of the fresh parmesan along with the sweetness of fresh sweet corn will have you going back for seconds.

Cheesy Sauteed Corn

Cheesy Corn

When it comes to side dishes my summer go-to is always potato salad and something with corn. First, because I usually have the ingredients on hand. Second, because I love the flavors, especially of fresh corn.

Now that you’ve learned how to saute, grill, roast, boil, and steam this summer’s fresh corn, let’s fancy it up with this super easy variation.

This side dish comes together in less than 10 minutes. Which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight or to throw together for a last-minute cookout with the neighbors.

rectangular white dish with creamed corn

For the sweetest corn always try to get fresh picked and keep it refrigerated. The longer the amount of time between picking, the starchier or tougher your kernels will become.

Freshly grated parmesan is the key to this recipe, don’t short-change things with the grated stuff from a can or pre-shredded. Grating your own will give you the creamiest sauce.

This cheesy corn recipe is a great way to use up that corn from the garden when you are looking for something besides serving fresh corn on the cob, again.

creamy sauteed corn in white baking dish

Cheesy Corn Recipe

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and the foaming subsides, add the corn and a big pinch of salt and some pepper and cook, tossing and shaking the corn.
  2. Cook the corn until it’s heated through and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cream and bring to a simmer for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cheese and stir to melt, continuing to stir until the corn is covered in a thick cream sauce. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

This recipe is adapted from Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables.

Cheesy corn in white dish

For a few more of my favorite corn sides, try the this southwest-inspired corn salad with fresh corn, bell peppers, jalapenos, cilantro, and onion.

Grilled Corn Dip is a creamy, spicy, slightly sweet snack for any time of the year. With loads of great flavor from cilantro, lime, chili powder, and cumin, this is an irresistibly dippable version of Mexican street corn.

Cheesy corn in white dish

Creamy Cheesy Sauteed Corn

5 from 1 vote
Just a bit of cream combines with Parmesan cheese to make a rich, delicious sauce for a cheesy corn side dish. The nuttiness of the fresh parmesan along with the sweetness of fresh sweet corn will have you going back for seconds.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large ears fresh corn kernels removed, about 3 cups
  • cup heavy cream
  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and the foaming subsides, add the corn and cook, tossing and shaking the corn.
  • Cook the corn until it's heated through and tender, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and bring to a simmer for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the cheese and stir to melt, continuing to stir until the corn is covered in a thick cream sauce. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal · Carbohydrates: 18g · Protein: 7g · Fat: 13g · Saturated Fat: 8g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 36mg · Sodium: 445mg · Potassium: 281mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 6g · Vitamin A: 781IU · Vitamin C: 9mg · Calcium: 117mg · Iron: 1mg
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  1. Lisa says

    5 stars
    Oh my…I made this using frozen corn and it was delicious. The grandkids were crazy about it. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe! Will definitely be making again.