I don’t know about you, but I could eat creamed corn every day for the rest of my life and be perfectly content. But creamed corn can get a little old after a while, don’t you think? That’s why I’ve compiled this list of 10 delicious side dishes to serve with it. And best of all, most of these dishes can be made in advance. So, let’s take a look at what to serve with creamed corn.
This creamy dish is perfect when served with fried or roast chicken, grilled vegetables, mac and cheese, baked fish, BBQ ribs, chili con carne, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, kale salad with cranberries, or fried green tomatoes.
So, whether you are looking for a delicious and easy side dish to serve at your next family gathering or just in the mood for something special, I hope you will give one or more of these recipes a try. They all pair wonderfully with creamy, cheesy creamed corn, and I am confident that you will love them!
Mashed potatoes are always a hit as a side dish and are the perfect partner for creamed corn. I love adding shredded cheese, chopped green onions, or even crumbled bacon to give them a bit of extra flavor. Besides, while I like to make my own mashed potatoes from scratch, you could definitely use pre-made mashed potatoes to make things easier.
In addition, you can also make gravy. I usually start with a roux made with butter and flour. Then, I add some beef or chicken stock and let it simmer until it’s nice and thick. Once everything’s done, top your mashed potatoes and creamed corn with gravy. It’s such a tasty and comforting combination!
Roast or Fried Chicken
One of my favorite side dishes to serve with creamed corn is fried chicken. It’s just so darned delicious and goes so well with the creamy corn. There are many recipes for fried chicken out there, but you can also keep it simple and enjoy it just as much. Use a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and paprika to season your chicken, then fry it in hot oil until it’s nice and crispy.
If you prefer, you can also roast the chicken. Not only is roast chicken easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can serve it with just about any side dish you like, and since it’s such a crowd-pleaser, it’s the perfect dish to serve at your next dinner party.
Grilled vegetables are the perfect side to creamed corn and just about any other meal, it appears. They are simple to make and can be tailored to your liking. I like to use a mix of zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, and red pepper.
To make grilled vegetables, simply slice them into thin strips, toss them with olive oil and your favorite spices, and then grill over medium heat or roast them in the oven.
These grilled vegetables are delicious on their own, but they’re even better when served with creamed corn. The sweetness of the corn pairs perfectly with the smoky flavor of the grilled veggies.
I love creamed corn and fish together. One of my favorite variations is to top the fish with a bit of parmesan and then just place the fillets in the oven at 400 °F (200 °C) for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Serve the fish and creamed corn with a bit of parsley on top – and voila! What a delicious and fresh way to eat your favorite fish!
One of my personal favorite things to serve with creamed corn is BBQ ribs. The sweet and savory flavors go so well together, and it’s such a classic dish. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make.
You’ll want to start by seasoning your ribs with a dry rub. Then, you’ll want to cook them on the grill or in the oven until they’re nice and tender. Once they’re cooked, you can brush on your favorite BBQ sauce and serve them up with the creamed corn.
If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can even make your own BBQ sauce. But whether you use store-bought or homemade, I promise that this dish will be a hit at your next gathering.
Chilli Con Carne
This classic Tex-Mex dish is perfect for creamed corn. The beef and bean chili is hearty and filling, and the corn provides a touch of sweetness to balance the spiciness. Plus, it’s also easy to prepare ahead of time, so it’s perfect for stressful weeknights.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can also add onions, tomatoes, or even mushrooms to the chili and make just about any combination you prefer with your creamy corn.
Baked Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese is a classic side dish that goes great with Creamed Corn. It’s the perfect comfort food for a cold day. I usually make a big batch of it and store it in the fridge to have it during the week.
There are endless variations of Mac and Cheese, but my favorite is the classic baked version. I like to use cheddar cheese, but you can use whatever cheese you like. I usually add some bacon to give it a bit of extra flavor, but that’s totally optional. Baked Mac and Cheese is easy to make, and it’s always a hit with my family and friends.
Asparagus is a classic side dish that goes with almost everything, and creamed corn is no exception. This dish is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. First, you’ll need to roast the asparagus in the oven. I like to drizzle it with a bit of olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Then, simply bake it in the oven at 400 °F (200 °C) for about 15 minutes.
Once the asparagus is roasted, you can either leave it whole or cut it into bite-sized pieces. I like to top it with a bit of Parmesan cheese before serving. This dish is best served warm, so make sure to make it before you’re ready to eat.
Kale Salad With Cranberries
This dish is hearty and filling but still light enough to complement the creamed corn without weighing you down.
To make the salad, rub the kale with olive oil and lemon juice to soften it up. Then add some dried cranberries, slivered almonds, and Parmesan cheese. I like to use the Parmesan cheese that comes in a block, and you shave it off with a vegetable peeler. It has more flavor than the pre-grated kind you find in the grocery store.
For the dressing, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and salt and pepper. You can make this salad ahead of time, and it will actually get better as it sits in the fridge, and the flavors have a chance to meld together.
Fried Green Tomatoes
These are classic side dish that goes great with just about anything but pairs especially well with creamed corn. To make them, you’ll need some green tomatoes sliced into rounds, all-purpose flour, eggs, milk, cornmeal, and some seasoning. And since they’re fried, they have a bit of a crunch to them that helps offset the corn’s creaminess.
Prepare the tomatoes by slicing them into rounds. Mix the flour, eggs, and milk in a bowl to create a batter. In another bowl, mix the cornmeal and spices. Dip each tomato slice in the batter, then coat in the cornmeal mixture and fry them in oil.