Honey Butter Oven Baked Corn is so easy to make, and it highlights the delicious sweetness of the corn. Fresh, creamy, and buttery corn made the easy way.
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A delicious side dish recipe for a crowd. Make this with fresh or frozen corn, honey, butter, and cream cheese.
This sweet, creamy, and delicious corn can be left of the cob or cut off the cob. I find that if I spend just a few moments cutting the corn off the cob, I can get more in a baking pan.
Further, my family loves their corn this way because they can eat it with a spoon and get some buttery sauce with each bite.
Easy Baked Corn Recipe
Once you have prepared the corn to your liking, simply toss the corn in the baking dish, and add the toppings. This makes this a great recipe to make enough for a crowd. They will thank you for this.
Set it and Forget it Corn Recipe
Can you imagine fresh corn that you do not have to boil or grill, and it still tastes great? Here is a recipe where you can do just that.
Prepare your corn, add the toppings, and place in the oven. You can make as little or as much as you want. If you are cooking for a crowd, this is a real time saving recipe. Set the timer and get on with the rest of your dinner or sit and relax.
Skillet Honey Butter Corn
While we make our corn in the oven, this can certainly be made in a skillet. If making this in the skillet, it is important to stir occasionally.
Additionally, we make this in smaller batches if we are going to use a skillet.
One plus about using a skillet for this recipe is that a bit more of the moisture is cooked out of the recipe. You will be left with a thicker, creamier sauce for the corn.
Ingredients Used in the Baked Honey Butter Corn
Simple recipe that uses four main ingredients with a few additional spices.
Sweet Corn. As mentioned, this can be fresh or frozen. I find that it is easier to eat if the corn is removed from the cob before cooking. Any kind of sweet corn works simply fine for this recipe.
Butter. I use salted butter for this recipe; however, unsalted would work well too. Just adjust the salt to taste when adding the salt and pepper.
Honey. We try to get locally harvested honey. When that is not possible, look for pure honey in the grocery store.
Cream Cheese. The cream cheese adds such a rich and creamy taste and texture.
Salt and Pepper. Adjust to your taste buds.
Paprika. This is sprinkled on after baking for color and taste. However, you could add more if you desire, and it could also be added before baking.
Variations to the Ingredients
If you prefer your corn side dish to have a kick, add some hot sauce or a few sliced jalapenos before baking.
Turn this into a Mexican street food and add Parmesan cheese when the baked corn is removed from the oven.
A few diced scallions sprinkled on top are a nice addition to amp up the flavor profile.
Honey Butter Corn Recipe Success
Enjoy this recipe with fresh or frozen corn. If you are using frozen corn, it is a good idea to thaw and drain the liquid before adding to the pan.
Honey measuring hack. Spray the measuring cup before adding the honey and it will come out of the container easily.
Cutting the corn off the cob. Hold the corn vertically and use a pairing knife to cut down the side of the ear of corn to remove the corn kernels. Rotate the corn a bit and cut down the side again. Do this a few more times until all the corn has been removed from the cob.
Baked or Grilled Corn Side Dish
While this recipe has the corn baked in the oven in a 9 x 13 pan, it can be placed on a grill and baked too.
Perfect Camping Recipe
Just use a disposable tin pan and bake on the grill or open fire.
A delicious way and much less messy way to enjoy sweet worn. We love serving this in a bowl and using a spoon to get the buttery and creamy sauce with the corn.
Slow Cooker Creamy and Buttery Corn Recipe
Add all the ingredients except for the paprika to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 90 minutes or low for 150 minutes. When it is done, sprinkle on the paprika for a delicious no-fuss side dish.
Honey Butter Oven Baked Corn
- 8 cups Corn Can be fresh or frozen
- ½ cup Butter 1 stick
- 8 ounces Cream cheese
- ¾ cup Honey
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Cut the corn off the cob and add to a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper and mix to incorporate. Put the corn in a 9 X 13 pan.
- Slice the butter into 1-inch cubes and spread those cubes on the corn.
- Cube the cream cheese and add that to the corn.
- Drizzle the honey on top of the corn.
Baking the Honey Butter Corn Directions
- Bake uncovered for 45 minutes in a pre-heated 425-degree Fahrenheit oven, stirring halfway through.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the paprika and any other optional toppings you desire.
Skillet Corn Directions for the Corn Side Dish
- Add all of the ingredients as you would for baking this side dish to a large 12-inch skillet. Mix to incorporate.
- Cook on medium-high stirring occasionally until the corn is done and the cream cheese is melted. Approximately 20 minutes.
Slow Cooker Instructions for the Honey Butter Corn
- Add all the ingredients except for the paprika to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 90 minutes or low for 150 minutes.
Your Own Private Notes
Honey Butter Corn Recipe SuccessBaked Corn is best enjoyed in a bowl. The buttery, creamy, honey sauce is a bit messy if trying to eat on a plate while still hot. As the corn side dish cools down, the sauce will thicken Enjoy this recipe with fresh or frozen corn. If you are using frozen corn, it is a good idea to thaw and drain the liquid before adding to the pan. Honey measuring hack. Spray the measuring cup before adding the honey and it will come out of the container easily. Cutting the corn off the cob. Hold the corn vertically and use a pairing knife to cut down the side of the ear of corn to remove the corn kernels. Rotate the corn a bit and cut down the side again. Do this a few more times until all the corn has been removed from the cob.
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