11 Comforting Cheesy Corn Recipes


These cheesy corn recipes are the ultimate balance of comfort food and healthy eating. Corn is now in season and the fresh, sweet vegetable is a great addition to any dish. Recipes like Corn & Broccoli Calzones and Mexican Street Corn Dip are bright, tasty and highlight one of summer's best vegetables.

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Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas

Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas

Skip rolling and just layer these quick and easy enchiladas. This recipe uses a quick blender sauce, but if you're short on time, pick up a can of your favorite red enchilada sauce in the international aisle of your grocery store--you'll need about 3 cups. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

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Pan-Seared Halibut with Creamed Corn & Tomatoes


For this healthy fish recipe, you steep corncobs in milk; the resulting "stock" boosts the intensity of made-from-scratch creamed corn, plus extra starch from the corn contributes to its thick texture. This recipe calls for halibut--line-caught from the Pacific Ocean is the most sustainable option. Can't find it? Swap in Pacific cod or U.S. farmed tilapia instead. Serve this summery combination of seared fish, corn, tomatoes and basil for weeknight family dinners or to company on the weekends. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019

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Prosciutto Pizza with Corn & Arugula


Prosciutto and arugula elevate this simple grilled pizza. If you have time, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make rolling it out easier in this 20-minute healthy pizza recipe. Thawed frozen corn works in place of fresh, just pat it dry before sprinkling it on the pizza. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019

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Corn & Broccoli Calzones


These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of corn and broccoli, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. Part-skim ricotta and mozzarella make our pizza pockets lower in saturated fat. Plus a whole-wheat crust adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Greg DuPree

Creamy melted cheese brings sweet corn and spicy jalapeño together with a nice pop of brightness from lime juice and cilantro in this easy dip inspired by classic Mexican street corn. This creamy and satisfying dish can be served with tortilla chips and veggies for dipping. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Corn Risotto with Tomatoes & Spinach


Corn and tomatoes make this risotto taste like summer itself, but you can stir in almost any vegetables that your family likes. Make this simple entree vegetarian by swapping in vegetable broth or "no-chicken" broth for the chicken broth. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018

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Mexican Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mexican Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

We've taken some key burrito ingredients--black beans, corn and spicy pepper Jack cheese--and piled them into roasted portobello mushroom caps for a delicious and satisfying vegetarian dinner. Serve these with pico de gallo or any of your favorite burrito toppings! Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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One-Pot Cheesy Tex-Mex Pasta


This comforting one-pot pasta dish has a Southwestern kick. Chili powder and pico de gallo flavor the dish, while melted Mexican cheese adds a creamy finish. Top it with your favorite fixings like scallions, cilantro and sour cream, and serve it alongside a crisp green salad for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn and Poblano Pepper


Who says vegetables have to be boring? Spice up your dinner with this stuffed zucchini recipe with Poblano pepper, black beans, and corn. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Mexican Corn (Esquites)


This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in cups instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elote without the mess. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020

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BBQ Chicken and Roasted Corn Salad


This main dish salad recipe combines chicken, corn, black beans, and tomatoes. Topped with queso fresco cheese and flavored with barbeque sauce, it's a great choice for a quick dinner. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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