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How To Cook Sweet Corn: 7 Ways To Make The Most of This Pantry Staple

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Looking for new ways to use that bag of corn sitting in your freezer or the tinned sweet corn in your pantry? These delicious recipes will inspire you to put that sweet corn to good use. 

Corn holds its shape while cooking and its natural sweetness makes it ideal in salads, soups, stews, casseroles and even sandwiches.

Ready to get cooking? Here are seven sweet corn recipes to get you started on your journey:

How To Cook Sweet Corn: Salads and Casseroles

A can of sweet corn tossed with beans, tomatoes, peppers and cilantro result in an easy yet filling salad that doubles as a dip for chips.

Get the recipe for Mexican corn and bean salad.

Whip up this sautéed salad with zucchini, garlic, tomatoes and sweetcorn to accompany grilled meats or a bowl of grains.

Learn how to make it.

This Mexican-style casserole makes for an easy weeknight dinner as long as you already have ground beef and sweet corn on hand.

Click here for the recipe.

Here is a wonderful rice and corn salad perfect for potlucks and picnics. It contains cumin, cilantro and lime juice which add a wonderful depth of flavor.

Find the recipe here.

How To Cook Comforting Soups with Sweet Corn

Chinese spices add a fun kick to this hearty sweet corn soup infused with chilies. 

Learn how to make it.

Give this tasty Filipino soup a try! It features sweet corn, crab, ginger and scallions. An egg white is stirred in at the very end for extra flavor and protein.

Find the recipe here.

This chicken and sweet corn soup makes for a satisfying meal thanks to the addition of potatoes and a side of grilled bread.

Get the recipe here.

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