Skillet Corn


This skillet corn recipe features plenty of sweet, fresh summer corn. A small amount of aromatics complement the corn but don't overpower it. Parsley adds color and freshness.

skillet corn
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¾ cup chopped sweet onion

  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels (from 6 to 8 ears)

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add corn and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is tender and juicy, about 6 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper and sugar (if desired). Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 411IU 8%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Vitamin K 11mcg 9%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 291mg 6%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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