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This recipe details how to cook canned corn on the stove
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook canned corn, canned corn
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! 


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg