Are you looking for a simple yet creamy and flavorful side dish to try this weekend? Then this is your sign to cook Honey Butter Skillet Corn.
Honey butter skillet corn is a side dish made using corn, cream cheese, butter, and honey. It has rich and savory taste with a little bit of sweetness from the corn—perfect to pair with any main course!
Can’t wait to learn how to cook it? Then let’s start!
Is It Okay to Use Frozen Corn?
The answer is yes. It is okay—and in fact, common—to use frozen corn for honey butter skillet corn. And the main reason is because it is budget-friendly and easy to find.
It has the similar taste and texture to fresh corn if you cook it properly, anyway. So, why not use frozen corn instead?
Is It Okay to Add Vegetables?
Adding vegetables to your honey butter skillet corn is perfectly fine. It makes the side dish more flavorful, anyway. So, why not try one or two vegetables?
Here are a few vegetables you can add in your side dish:
- Jalapeño. For a little spice, add some chopped jalapeño peppers to the corn mixture. It will enhance the overall taste of the side dish aside from it gives a great contrast to the sweetness of the honey.
- Bell Pepper. For additional crunch and sweetness, ix in some chopped bell pepper. Not only will it make the dish more aromatic and tastier, but it is also a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants too.
- Onion. If you want to add some flavor and aroma, sprinkle some sliced onions. It will enhance the savory taste of the butter and cheese and balance the sweetness of the honey.
How to Properly Store It?
There are different ways to store honey butter skillet corn properly and safely. And depending on how long you want to keep it, the method varies.
- Store in the fridge. You can store leftovers in the fridge. But first, put it in an airtight container. It will keep the dish edible for three to five days.
Make sure the container is also tightly sealed to prevent the corn from drying out or absorbing other odors.
Storeitinthefreezer. You can also freeze honey butter skillet corn for up to three months. Following the same procedure above, store it in the freezer using a freezer-safe container.
Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- 4 oz. Cream cheese softened
- 24 oz. Frozen sweet corn kernels
- ½ tsp Black pepper
- 4 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 2 ½ Tbsp. Honey
- Step 1. Melt the butter and honey in a skillet over medium heat.
- Step 2. Add in the corn, and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring to combine well.
- Step 3. Mix in the cream cheese until completely melted.
- Step 4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and continue to saute for another 4-5 minutes before serving.
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author. She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband, Todd, and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.