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Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Honey Butter Skillet Corn: A Summer Symphony in Every Bite

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Bring a taste of summer sunshine to your table any time of year with Honey Butter Skillet Corn! This incredibly easy and flavorful side dish is ready in just 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights or a delightful addition to any potluck.

A Twist on a Classic:

This recipe takes inspiration from the classic creamed corn but with a delightful twist. Frozen corn kernels are cooked to tender perfection, then bathed in a sweet and savory glaze made of melted butter and honey. This irresistible combination creates a symphony of flavors on your palate.

Creamy Dreaminess:

But wait, there's more! Chunks of cream cheese are melted into the mixture, adding a luxuriously creamy texture that complements the sweetness of the honey perfectly. A touch of tanginess from the cream cheese balances the overall flavor profile, creating a truly addictive experience.

A Touch of Savory Magic:

A pinch of salt and black pepper are the final touches in this flavorful masterpiece. They enhance the overall taste by balancing the sweetness and creaminess, making every bite a delightful surprise.

Ingredients for Your Summer in a Skillet:

  • The Sweet and Savory Base:
    • 2 tablespoons butter: Salted butter adds a touch of savory depth.
    • 2 tablespoons honey: The key ingredient for the signature sweet and sticky glaze.
  • The Corn Star:
    • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn: The base of this dish, offering a burst of sweetness and summery flavor. Feel free to use a mix of gold and white corn for a visual pop, but any type of frozen corn will work wonders.
  • The Creamy Touch:
    • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks: Melts into the mixture, creating a luxuriously creamy texture and a touch of tang.
  • The Flavor Boosters:
    • ¼ teaspoon salt: Enhances the overall flavor profile.
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper: A touch of black pepper adds a hint of warmth and balances the sweetness.

Step-by-Step Guide to Summery Skillet Corn:

  1. Honey Butter Bliss: In a large skillet, melt the butter and honey together over medium-high heat. Swirl the pan occasionally to ensure even melting and a slightly golden brown hue for a touch of added complexity.
  2. Corn Kernels Take Center Stage: Add the frozen corn to the pan with the melted honey butter. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the corn is heated through and tender-crisp.
  3. Creamy Transformation: Reduce the heat slightly. Add the cubed cream cheese, salt, and black pepper to the pan. Stir everything together until the cream cheese melts and coats the corn kernels evenly. Continue cooking for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld and create a cohesive dish.
  4. Serve and Savor: Serve this Honey Butter Skillet Corn immediately, while it's hot and the cream cheese is luxuriously creamy. It's a perfect side dish for any protein, and leftovers keep well in an airtight container stored in the refrigerator.


  • This recipe yields about 6 servings, but it can easily be doubled to serve 8, especially for children with smaller appetites.
  • Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different types of cheese! Crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese can add a tangy twist, while parmesan cheese offers a salty kick. No matter your choice, be prepared to be delighted!