Make the most of budget-friendly sweetcorn with our best ever recipes. Adding a can of sweetcorn is a great way to bulk out a dish and add a touch of sweetness. Use tinned sweetcorn, frozen sweetcorn or fresh corn on the cob.
This versatile veggie can be be used in a variety of warming soups, fresh salads and hearty fritters.
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1) Sweetcorn & courgette fritters
Use up a can of sweetcorn with this easy, vegetarian fritter you can have on the table in 25 minutes. Top with an egg with a runny yolk and a drizzle of our chilli dressing.
2) Sweetcorn chowder
Combine different alliums to give a layered onion flavour to this vegetarian sweetcorn chowder. The sweetness of the corn pairs with onions beautifully.
3) Chicken & sweetcorn tacos
Serve up these healthy chicken and sweetcorn tacos for an easy midweek meal that’s full of flavour. You’ll also have leftovers to make chicken and sweetcorn wraps for lunch tomorrow.
4) Tuna pasta bake
But storecupboard ingredients to work with these easy pasta bake. Combine two cans of tuna, a can of sweetcorn and pasta with a creamy sauce and top with grated cheddar.
5) Curried bean & coconut cod
Enjoy this healthy, creamy cod curry. This cheat’s version combines sweetcorn and unsweetened coconut yogurt, which is lower in fat than coconut milk.
6) Chorizo, orzo & sweetcorn summer stew
Fry veg with chorizo and orzo to make this healthy, colourful stew. You can add any leftover veg you have in the fridge to reduce food waste.
7) Tuna sweetcorn burgers
Pair tinned tuna with sweetcorn for a budget-friendly alternative to beef burgers. Try a salsa with chilli in for an added kick.
8) Sweetcorn salsa
This vivid vegetarian accompaniment can be thrown together quickly – the fresh corn complements the jalapeño, coriander, lime and feta.
9) Sweetcorn fritters with chipotle cod
Rustle up some sweetcorn fritters to enjoy with cod in a spicy tomato sauce for a speedy midweek meal. It’s ready in just 20 minutes.
10) Curried sweetcorn soup
Spice up your soup with this tasty curried sweetcorn recipe topped with a soft boiled egg and green chilli. It’s a great light lunch or supper on cold days.
11) Tuna & sweetcorn slice
This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie – experiment with your own toppings or use a combination of storecupboard staples.
12) Chicken & sweetcorn ramen
This chicken and noodle soup will feed two young children. For adults, or if your kids are older, use a pack of noodles each, extra stock and a whole egg.
13) Sweetcorn fritters
Make the most of frozen or tinned sweetcorn with these crisp fritters. Enjoy them for brunch, lunch or as a side dish.
14) Cheesy sweetcorn cornbread
Cheesy cornbread is a versatile side to accompany a variety of dishes, plus it’s great on its own as a savoury snacks. Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with this easy recipe.
15) Chicken & veg bowl
Make this colourful chicken, brown rice and vegetable dish for the whole family. With avocado, edamame beans, sweetcorn and carrots, it’s not only tasty, but healthy too.
16) Creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup
Make the chicken base for this recipe and freeze it so that you can cook this creamy chicken and sweetcorn soup in just 20 minutes during a busy week.
17) Sweetcorn fritters with eggs & black bean salsa
Get 4 of your 5-a-day in this healthy brunch dish. Use two cans of black beans to make a zesty salsa topping and pair with a poached egg.
18) Cajun turkey wraps with sweetcorn salsa
These aromatic wraps are perfect for a relaxed meal, just put everything on the table and let everyone help themselves.
19) Spicy beef taco bowl
Get all 5 of your 5-a-day in this Mexican-inspired spicy beef taco bowl. Full of textures and flavours, it can be partly prepped ahead.
20) Tomato penne with avocado
Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It’s rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie.
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