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Cooking canned corn isn’t just as easy as heating up the corn in the can. Well, not if you want the corn to taste really good! You really need to know how to cook canned corn on the stove if you want to make your tongue happy too!

It’s true, you COULD just heat up the corn in the can. In fact, you could eat the corn straight from the can raw.

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How to cook canned corn on the stove

Here Are Some Other Fun Corn Recipes Too! 

How to Freeze Corn

Corn Dip

Fried Corn

Scalloped Corn

Creamed Corn


The answer to the question is canned corn already cooked is “Yes, it is cooked enough for you to eat it”. In fact, corn straight out of the can isn’t bad at all. It is fresh and has a certain pop and crunch to it!


There are basic elements to flavoring almost any canned vegetable.

  1. Salt and pepper
  2. Butter
  3. Sugar
  4. Red Pepper flakes (optional and depends on your taste)

If you have read any of the other “how to cook canned” green beans, peas, peas and carrots, etc. Then you might note that some of them recommend using bouillon in the dish. I don’t recommend that for corn, but you could try it and see if you like it.

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How to cook canned corn on the stove


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This recipe details how to cook canned corn on the stove
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook canned corn, canned corn
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 327kcal


  • 16 oz can of corn
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Open the can and drain off any packing water. Replace about ½ cup of fresh tap water in the can.
  • Pour the contents of the can (corn and water) into a small saucepan and set on the stove top on medium heat.
  • Add the butter and sugar and stir well and often.
  • Once the butter is melted, taste the corn and add salt and pepper. About ½ tsp of each should be about right depending on your tastes.


  • Make sure to drain off the water from the can and use fresh water.
  • To really add flavor, use broth instead of water. 
  • PRO TIP: Bringing out the corns natural flavor only requires butter, salt, pepper and sugar BUT if you REALLY want to add a lot of flavor add just a pinch of cayenne and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. It'll make your mouth happy! 


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Some days are super hard, I know that you know this. As Mr. Loaves and Dishes says, those are the days that mean the most. It sure doesn’t feel that way when you are going through them.

However, at our age and looking back over our lives, we see that those days ARE the ones where you learn what you are made of. We see that those are the days where you decided, “I have to learn how to handle this”.

Perhaps you have one of those days and you simply gave up. I have certainly done that. There have been terrible days when I simply came home, got in bed and pulled the cover over my head.

The day that I learned that Mr. Loaves and Dishes had lost his leg in an accident and I went to see him in the hospital (we weren’t married then and we weren’t even dating either. In fact, we had broken up and were not really friends).


That day, I came home from the hospital and got in bed and hugged my dog and pulled my quilt up over my head. I layed there until it was dark outside and my kids were saying, “Mom? Are we going to eat dinner?”.

You see? That was all that I had the energy to do.

It is in those times that we have to learn to lean on God instead of trying to find our own strength. I have learned to chant the Lord’s Prayer, that is what helps me. Other’s find comfort in verses of the Bible such as the one that follows. What works for you?

Psalm 46: 1-3

God is our refuge and strength,

   an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

   and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam

   and the mountains quake with their surging.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Oh yummm!!! Thank you for the tip about draining the canned juice and adding fresh water! Perfection!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

I'm tickled that you enjoyed it!

Laura Adams

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Thanks for this little tip. I heard that Chef Helmut Handke used a little brown sugar in his corn. Might try that, too. Love your Bible verses! Did you know that saying The Lord's Prayer out loud takes about 20 seconds - the amount of time they tell us to lather our hands when washing them? ❤️

Wendi Spraker

Monday 8th of November 2021

So right. Thanks!


Monday 16th of November 2020

Hi Wendi and thank you for a simple way to take a can of corn up to the next level. I used the chicken broth instead of water, added in the butter and sugar, salt and pepper, then added a bit of smoked paprika, and Mrs.Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning. It was a BIG hit at dinner.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Hi Glenna, you are welcome. Glad ya'll enjoyed it!

JoAnnes A Labrador

Thursday 30th of January 2020

Thank you for the simple and flavorful recipe. I can make this in a pinch.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 31st of January 2020

Thanks JoAnnes

Alma Singleton

Friday 17th of January 2020

Wendi, I love your recipes. They are simple, easy to make, and delicious. I look forward to your emails to see what comes next. But, most of all, I love the Bible verses that you use after every recipe. This displays the true love that you share with others because you not only share the recipes of food for the body, but also food for the soul and spirit. Just like our bodies need food for nourishment in order for us to remain strong and in good health, our Spirit also need food and nourishment for the same reason and has to be fed with the Word of God. I look for your scriptures every time I go to your website. In fact, I look for the scriptures first and get so excited about what the next scriptures will be. Thank you for this and thank you so much for letting God use you to spread the Gospel in this way. Keep up the good work. Love you in Christ Jesus. God bless.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 19th of January 2020

Alma, you are a pure joy! Thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment! I always say a little prayer before I write the "A Verse to Share" and ask the Lord to let it find its way to the right person for it to help. Take care and thank you so much for leaving a comment. You are a dear!


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