Indulge in the sweet and buttery goodness of Honey Butter Skillet Corn. This simple yet flavorful side dish is the perfect addition to any meal, bringing a touch of warmth and comfort to your table. In this recipe, we show you just how easy it is to make using just a few ingredients and a skillet. You and your family or guests will love this simple corn side dish. Plus, it's vegetarian and gluten-free friendly.
ℹ️ Recipe Overview
There's something truly special about honey butter corn! It takes the humble corn to a whole new level by infusing it with a luscious combination of honey and butter.
The result is a dish that boasts a delightful balance of sweetness and richness, with a hint of caramelization from the skillet.
This is a versatile recipe that can be made with frozen or fresh corn, and that pairs well with a wide range of main courses.It can be enjoyed year-round, whether it's a summer barbecue or a cozy winter gathering.
It’s best cooked in a skillet or a deep frying pan and you can just how easy it is in our step-by-step instructions below.
Corn: We used frozen corn for convenience and as it’s available all year round. You can use fresh corn when in season, simply slice off the corn kernels off the cobs and measure out about 3 cups of tightly packed kernels. The cooking times will be about the same. You could use canned corn as well, however the cooking time for step 2 only needs to be 1-2 minutes as the corn doesn’t need to be cooked or thawed out.
Other: butter, honey, salt and pepper
💡 Variations & Additions
You can spice up the corn by adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili flakes or a squeeze of lime juice for a tangy twist. Freshly chopped chives or scallions are a delicious addition and you want to make it more decadent, sprinkle crispy bacon bits over the top.
🍽 What To Serve It With?
Similarly to creamed corn, this dish is fantastic with grilled chicken, steak, ribs, or any other barbecued meat. It’s great with roast chicken and baked potatoes and would be a welcomed side dish on a Thanksgiving and Christmas table.
📷 How To Make Honey Butter Corn
Find the full recipe ingredients, steps and nutritional information below. Here are step-by-step pics to guide you along.
Step 1. In a large skillet, melt together the butter and honey over medium-high heat.
Step 2. Add in the frozen corn and stir over the medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 3. Add in the cream cheese and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, to allow the cream cheese to melt.
Step 4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
🎞 Watch How To Make It
We hope you enjoy this corn recipe! If you like comforting skillet side dishes, make sure to try our creamy green beans recipe.
Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- 24 ounces sweet corn frozen, about 680 g
- ¼ cup butter ½ stick, salted, about 57 g
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 4 ounces cream cheese about 115 g
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large skillet, melt together the butter and honey over medium-high heat.
- Add in the frozen corn and stir over the medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add in the cream cheese and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, to allow the cream cheese to melt.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- TIP: The corn will become thicker the longer it sits, if you do not want it to be real thick, cut back on the amount of cream cheese.