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Honey Butter Skillet Corn is a simple side dish that pairs perfectly with a main meal. So quick and easy to prepare, you can make it last minute for holidays, potlucks, or family get-togethers.
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Table of Contents
  1. One-Pan Skillet Corn Recipe
  2. Why We Love This Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Honey Butter Skillet Corn
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Side Salad Recipes
  11. Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe

This Honey Butter Skillet Corn recipe is a quick and easy one-skillet family favorite, simply made with corn that’s been smothered in a creamy, sweet, and salty sauce. This corn side dish comes together in under 10 minutes using only 4 ingredients.

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One-Pan Skillet Corn Recipe

Making Honey Butter Skillet Corn with canned corn is so simple and is a quick and easy way to coat your kernels using just a handful of ingredients.

While serving the traditional creamed corn as a side dish may taste delicious, I think this is the best corn recipe because honey butter cream cheese pairs perfectly with the crunch and flavor of sweet corn.

This honey butter corn recipe can be made with canned corn, frozen corn, or even fresh corn off the cob, and best of all it’s prepared all in one pan!

The cream cheese butter sauce combination complements the natural sweetness of the corn – honey corn side dishes are so delicious you’ll never crave dull corn again!

Simple corn recipes are perfect for summer entertaining and backyard BBQs. For more easy corn recipes, check out my Summer Corn Salad, Corn Ribs, and Mexican Street Corn.

Why We Love This Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in under 10 minutes.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients and 1 skillet.
  • Side dishes with corn are full of B vitamins and potassium.
  • Gluten-free recipe that can easily be doubled to feed a large crowd.
  • Perfect for potlucks, picnics, dinner parties, or a last minute side to serve with supper.
honey butter skillet corn

Ingredients

  • Canned white and gold whole kernel corn: You can substitute all white or all gold corn if you wish. You can also use a bag of frozen corn but the cooking time may be different.
  • Honey butter cream cheese spread: You can substitute regular cream cheese or honey pecan spread in a pinch but you may want to add ½ to 1 Tablespoon of butter. 
  • Honey butter: I used Great Value honey butter but any brand will do. If you can’t find honey butter you can substitute salted butter and 1 Tablespoon of honey instead. 
  • Salt
  • Optional garnishes: black pepper, Lime zest, chopped parsley

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Produce: You can use drained canned corn, frozen corn, or fresh corn. If you choose fresh corn on the cob, make sure to cut the corn kernels from the cob and cook accordingly.
  • Tweak The Taste and Texture: Because this recipe is so simple it has lots of room for variation. You can add a bit of complexity to the taste and texture by using a honey pecan cream cheese spread, a flavored honey butter or mixing in some toasted nuts at the end.

How to Make Honey Butter Skillet Corn

This simple Honey Butter Skillet Corn is so quick and easy to make in under 10 minutes, all in one pan so there’s minimal clean-up. It’s a creamy, sweet, and savory side that pairs perfectly with your favorite proteins and most main meals.

  1. Cook The Corn: Heat all ingredients together, except for the salt, stirring until the butter and cream cheese melt, about 5-7 minutes. Once heated, stir in the salt and remove from the heat.
  2.  Serve: Garnish with black pepper, lime zest, or chopped parsley, optional. Serve and enjoy!
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Tips

  • If you are using canned corn, make sure to fully drain the liquid before adding it to the skillet.
  • I love the color combination of white and sweet yellow corn. If you cannot find the combo kernels, you can simply use half a can or bag of yellow and half a can or bag of white corn.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Any leftover Honey Butter Skillet Corn should be stored, covered, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this corn for up to 3 months and reheat it from frozen or thawed. 
  • To Reheat: This corn can be reheated for 1-2 minutes in the microwave or in a skillet over medium heat until heated through. If reheating more than once, you may want to add 1-2 teaspoons of water so that the corn doesn’t dry out too much.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best kind of corn to use in this recipe?

This is a versatile recipe that lets you use a variety of corn types. You can use canned, frozen, or fresh corn, although the cooking times will vary for each.
Canned corn will heat the most quickly, frozen corn will likely take the longest, and fresh corn will depend on whether you cook it raw or from a boiled state. 

How should I serve this skillet corn?

This dish is the perfect side dish to any meal. I especially like it with a hearty, protein-packed entree, like my Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, Slow Cooker Beef Tips, or Grilled Salmon because it adds a bit of lightness and sweetness to the overall meal. It also works well with a healthy dish such as a BLT Pasta Salad or quinoa bowl as it adds just a touch of cream and fat to even out the meal, or it can be a great addition to a Burrito Bowl or Oven Baked Beef Tacos.

Can I make this dish as a crock pot honey butter corn?

While I love how easy it is to make this Honey Butter Skillet Corn in a skillet, you can also make it in a slow cooker!
Simply put all of the ingredients into a Crockpot on low heat and heat for 1-2 hours until the cream cheese is melted. Stir well, then turn the slow cooker to the warm setting until you’re ready to serve the corn.

honey butter skillet corn in a wooden spoon

Other Easy Side Salad Recipes

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Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Serves — 4
Honey Butter Skillet Corn is a simple side dish that pairs perfectly with a main meal. So quick and easy to prepare, you can make it last minute for holidays, potlucks, or family get-togethers.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 30.5 ounces (2 15.25ounce) cans white and gold whole kernel corn drained
  • 3 Tablespoons honey butter cream cheese spread
  • 2 Tablespoons honey butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: black pepper, Lime zest, chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Heat the corn, honey butter cream cheese spread and honey butter in a medium sized skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir often as the corn heats and the butter and cream cheese melt.
  • Heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
  • Stir in the salt and remove from the heat.
  • Serve garnished with black pepper, lime zest, or chopped parsley, optional.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Any leftover Honey Butter Skillet Corn should be stored, covered, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this corn for up to 3 months and reheat it from frozen or thawed. 
  • To Reheat: This corn can be reheated for 1-2 minutes in the microwave or in a skillet over medium heat until heated through. If reheating more than once, you may want to add 1-2 teaspoons of water so that the corn doesn’t dry out too much.
Tips:
  • If you are using canned corn, make sure to fully drain the liquid before adding it to the skillet.
  • I love the color combination of white and sweet yellow corn. If you cannot find the combo kernels, you can simply use half a can or bag of yellow and half a can or bag of white corn.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 889IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just happened onto your site a few days ago and have already fixed several recipes to rave reviews! Have also saved others for future meals!
    Thanks so much for sharing recipes and tips, and a special thanks for including the amounts for increasing servings! We have a large extended family and it’s very helpful to have that reference when we’re serving more than we expected. 😊