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Mix & Match Corn on the Cob

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Looking to get creative at your next Summer gathering? How about a Summer vegetable favorite, but with a twist! Consider offering a Mix & Match Corn on the Cob bar. Simply set out different toppings, along with aluminum foil, and let guests create their own corn on the cob flavors. Adults and the kids will have a blast choosing their own toppings and can get creative.

Recipe and photography courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club.

Nutrition Tip: An average corn cob contains 800 kernels! Corn is a good source of fiber, particularly insoluble fiber, which helps keep kids regular.

My family and I went to a get together last summer where they offered this Mix & Match Corn on the Cob bar and I loved the idea. My kids are HUGE fans of corn on the cob and enjoyed adding their own variety of toppings to spruce the corn up! I knew we had to do this at home and we did! So I wanted to share a few of our favorite corn on the cob toppings with you! Of course if you have other ideas, go for it!

grilled corn on the cob

What you need for this Mix & Match Corn on the Cob Bar

1. Corn on the Cob

2. Aluminum Foil

2. Toppings of Choice

Here are the topping ideas we went with:

Bacon Cheese Burger Toppings

  • mayonnaise
  • bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese

Zesty Lime Toppings

  • lime, cut into wedges
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • green onions, sliced

Pesto Parmesan Toppings

  • pesto
  • Parmesan cheese

How to set up this Mix & Match Corn on the Cob Bar

Step 1: First start by having all of of your toppings cut up and ready to go before your gathering starts. Make sure you have aluminum foil and any other serving utensils out and ready for use before the party starts for easy entertaining.

Step 2: Prepare your corn by shucking it and rinsing in water.

Step 3: When it is go time, make sure the grill is preheated and ready to cook.

Step 4: Have all of your toppings spread out in bowls or containers next to each other. You can have little signs out so people get the idea of the flavors they are assembling.

Step 5: Have aluminum foil pre cut into pieces and set up this corn on the cob bar like an assembly line. So foil, corn, salt and pepper, butter, toppings…etc. Have the guests wrap it up in the foil.

Step 6: Time to hand over the masterpiece to the grill master and have them cook the corn for about 15-20 minutes or until tender. Carefully unwrap and enjoy!!!!

Make sure to PIN this idea for your next Summer BBQ!

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Frequently asked questions:

Do we have to grill the corn?

Of course not! If you want to choose a different cooking method like boiling the corn, go for it! Then just add the toppings as you would!

Is corn good for you?

Corn has many nutritional values to this Summer time favorite including: high in Vitamin B, Fiber, and can help promote healthy vision!

For more about Corn, check out our Produce Tips: Corn page!!

Mix & Match Corn on the Cob

Mix & Match Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a child favorite. For your next summer party, consider offering a corn on the cob bar. Simply set out different toppings, along with aluminum foil, and let guests create their own corn on the cob flavors. Kids will have a blast choosing their own toppings and can get creative.

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Corn on the Cob

  • 6 ears corn on the cob, shucked
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Bacon Cheese Burger Toppings

  • 6 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 sliced bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese

Zesty Lime Toppings

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 tabelespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Pesto Parmesan Toppings

  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Add corn to a sheet of aluminum foil. Top with your choice of toppings. Wrap and place on preheated grill.
  2. Cook 18-20 minutes, or until corn is tender.

For other Corn recipes, make sure to check out:

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Amanda Keefer

About the Author

Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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