10 Easy and Quick Meals for Your Extra Bag of Corn

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Corn is a staple that almost every household has in its pantry or freezer. If you’re stuck for ideas on what to make for dinner or snacks, you can create delicious, easy meals using an extra bag of corn. Make snacks, soups, stews, and more with any one of these ten delicious recipes.

1. Cowboy Caviar

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Don’t be deceived by this Cowboy Caviar recipe‘s simplicity. At first glance, it looks like a simple bean salad, but once you dip a chip into it, you’ll realize there is more to this recipe than meets the eye.

2. Cajun Corn Salad

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This Cajun corn salad is the perfect side dish for a Southern comfort meal. Its ingredients offer a freshness that perfectly complements any dish, such as meat and fish.

3. Black Bean Corn Salad

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This black bean corn salad is perfect for any potluck or get-together. It’s a versatile side dish with a hint of Mexican flavor or works as a plant-based main course.

4. Corn Salsa

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Corn salsa is an excellent dish to share as a snack or appetizer. This corn salsa recipe is perfect for a snack or a party. It works as a wonderful side dish or served with corn chips.

5. Healthy Creamed Corn

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This healthy creamed corn is so much better than the canned stuff. Serve it as a side dish or a dairy-free base for your favorite corn casserole dish.

6. Southwest Chicken Crockpot

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Southwest Chicken is a mouthwatering, wholesome meal of seasoned shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and tomatoes, and it cooks to perfection in your slow cooker.

7. Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew

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Pull out your slow cooker because you’re in for a delicious meal. If you want something comforting and delicious on a cold night, make this Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew recipe.

8. Potato Corn Chowder

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This potato corn chowder recipe is creamy, tummy-warming, and totally comforting. Make this recipe if you want to get cozy on a cold evening or if you’re simply craving something good to fill your tummy.

9. Corn Salad

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This corn salad makes a beautiful side dish or even a fabulous main meal for lunch. This salad is fresh —no need to buy it because it’s so easy to make at home.

10. Mexican Pumpkin Rotini

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This Mexican pumpkin rotini is packed with good-for-you nutrition. Make this pasta recipe if you’re craving Mexican flavors or want to use up that extra bag of corn. Now, you can spice up pasta night.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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