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Vary Your Veggies without a High Cost: Corn Five Different Ways

Posted by Erica Gavey, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service in Food and Nutrition
Mar 22, 2018
This simple chili recipe has only four ingredients including frozen corn.

Frozen corn is a great vegetable to incorporate into any meal or side dish; it adds a touch of sweetness to the dish it complements. It’s quick and easy to prepare—no washing or chopping needed (what a time saver), plus it’s versatile and delicious. There are many ways to prepare frozen corn—baking, roasting, steaming, microwaving or even thawing out and adding to a salad.

In the latest infographic from MyPlate’s “5 Ways” series, check out a few of our favorite recipes that provide five different ways to incorporate frozen corn into your meals:

  • A Baked Favorite: Crispy Taquitos
    Looking for a tasty Mexican side dish or appetizer? Make your next meal a big hit with these delicious baked taquitos that combine corn, fresh pico de gallo, chicken, veggies and cheese.
  • The Classic Side: Corny Corn Bread
    Corn bread just got cornier by adding one cup of corn to this traditional cornbread recipe. Customize the flavor of this classic comfort food with seven variations found in the recipe. Pair this cornbread recipe with any main course or the perfect bowl of chili—just see our next recipe.
  • The Easy Chili: 3-Can Chili
    Only four ingredients make this homemade chili a fan favorite. Mix corn, beans of your preference, crushed tomatoes and chili powder to taste for this quick and easy chili.
  • The Refreshing Salad: Corn and Green Chili Salad
    This healthy corn salad boasts of flavor from diced tomatoes, lime juice, green onion and cilantro. Ready in 10 minutes, this refreshing salad is sure to please.

The other “5 Ways” infographics, including Berries 5 Ways, Yogurt 5 Ways, Turkey 5 Ways, and more, are available at

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Corn 5 ways infographic
Try these tasty recipes featuring frozen corn year round. Click this image to view a larger version.
Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition