January 8, 2024Review Recipe
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This honey butter skillet corn is the perfect side dish when you are looking for something with a little bit of sweetness. You will love the honey butter sauce that the corn is cooked in, giving you a tasty alternative to good old peas and carrots.
Honey Butter Skillet Corn Ingredients
If you’re looking for a delicious and unique way to add some excitement to your corn, honey butter skillet corn may just be the answer.
This combination of sweet, rich honey and creamy, savory butter melds together perfectly to create a flavor experience unlike any other.
- 2 tablespoons of salted butter
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey (adjust depending on desired sweetness)
- 16 ounces of frozen corn (use a combo of white and yellow corn for color variety)
- 2 ounces of cream cheese
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- ½ teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
I love the color variety using white and sweet yellow corn. Sometimes you can find a combo bag. You can also simply use half a bag of yellow and half a bag of white corn.
Substitutions And Additions
FRESH CORN: You can also use fresh corn for this easy recipe. Cut raw corn kernels from the cob and cook accordingly. Be sure the corn cooks through.
HONEY: While honey is the star of this recipe, you can experiment with other sweeteners to suit your taste or dietary preferences.
Maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup can be used as substitutes for honey.
SEASONINGS: Feel free to get creative with the seasonings to customize the flavor of your honey butter skillet corn.
Add a pinch of smoked paprika for a smoky twist or a dash of cayenne pepper for a touch of heat.
Chopped fresh herbs like basil, parsley, or chives can also elevate the dish with their vibrant and aromatic notes.
NUTS: To add a delightful crunch and nutty dimension to your honey butter skillet corn, consider tossing in some toasted nuts like slivered almonds or chopped pecans.
Toast the nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant and lightly browned, then sprinkle them over the corn just before serving.
Nuts can provide an extra layer of texture and a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the dish.
How To Make This Skillet Corn Recipe
For this easy side dish, you will cook the corn with butter, honey, and cream cheese to infuse it with a tangy flavor that you will love to serve with your entrees.
STEP ONE: In a 10-inch skillet pan over medium heat, melt together the butter and honey for about two minutes.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This is a creamy, buttery, and sweet corn side dish. The salt and pepper add a savory touch to this honey-sweetened corn in a skillet. For a less sweet dish, use just one tablespoon of honey.
STEP TWO: Add the frozen corn to the skillet and cook, occasionally stirring, until heated through, about ten minutes.
STEP THREE: Add the cream cheese, salt, and pepper and stir over medium heat until the cream cheese has melted completely and the sauce is evenly combined.
STEP FOUR: Remove from the heat; season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
STEP FIVE: Serve immediately.
Ways To Serve This Honey Butter Corn
This corn dish does not make a large quantity. I would recommend doubling it for more than just four people eating this as a small portion side dish.
Storage For Honey Creamed Corn
We’ve got you covered with some handy tips on how to store and reheat this corn dish.
MAKE AHEAD: While this recipe is best enjoyed fresh, you can still get a head start on prep if you’re planning a busy mealtime.
To make the dish ahead of time, simply follow the recipe up until the point where you’ve combined the corn with the honey butter mixture in the skillet.
Allow it to cool slightly, then transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate the corn for up to 24 hours.
When you’re ready to serve, gently reheat the corn in the skillet over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until it’s warmed through.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store sweet honey butter corn in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can keep leftovers of this creamy corn in the freezer in an airtight container for up to three months.
Why We Love This Recipe
IRRESISTIBLE SWEETNESS: This dish combines the natural sweetness of fresh corn with the rich, luscious flavor of honey and butter.
QUICK AND EASY: With just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal cooking time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or last-minute side dish.
DELICIOUSLY BUTTERY: The addition of butter infuses the corn with a rich, creamy texture and a delightful buttery aroma.
A handful of simple ingredients will dress up your corn in such a delicious way, making this honey butter skillet corn an easy side dish. The creamy sauce sweetened with honey is just the perfect combination with the natural sweetness of the corn.
Frequently Asked Questions
This simple recipe will taste delicious using either fresh or frozen corn.
You can prepare this honey butter creamy skillet corn dish for up to two days in advance and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
You can freeze this creamy honey butter skillet corn in an airtight container for up to three months.
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Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, adjust depending on desired sweetness
- 16 ounces frozen corn, use a combo of white and yellow corn for nice color variety
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, melt together butter and honey, about 2 minutes.
- Add the frozen corn to the skillet and cook, occasionally stirring until heated through, about 10 minutes.
- Add the cream cheese, salt, and pepper and stir over medium heat until the cream cheese has melted completely and the sauce is evenly combined.
- Remove from the heat; season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
- Serve immediately.
- I love the color variety using white and sweet yellow corn. Sometimes you can find a combo bag. You can also simply use half a bag of yellow and half a bag of white corn.
- This corn dish does not make a large quantity. I would recommend doubling it for more than just four people eating this as a small portion side dish.
- This is a creamy, buttery, and sweet corn side dish. The salt and pepper add a savory touch to this honey-sweetened corn. For a less sweet dish, use just 1 tablespoon of honey.