If you’re family is anything like mine when it comes to corn and Thanksgiving, it has to be part of the traditional family Thanksgiving dinner. Around my house and with having larger family dinners, opening up a can or cans of corn will do the trick.
However, creating a side dish using corn can be more than just the opening of a can. There was one instance when it was just the three of us being home for Thanksgiving dinner, I decided to try a corn side dish a friend of ours made one evening when we were invited for dinner.
The two corn dishes below could be made as a different type of side dish on Thanksgiving. If neither of these two sided dishes thrill you, I have listed websites with other types of corn side dishes below.
Cream Corn Variation
This corn side dish consisted of a drained can of corn, half a chunk of cream cheese, butter, and salt and pepper. This was an okay side dish using corn, but it’s something we wasn’t too crazy about.
If you’re looking for something different to make as a corn side dish for Thanksgiving, this could be done. However, I would suggest making a small batch of this cream corn variation and regular corn for those who may not like cream corn.
Corn Spaghetti as a Salad
Another time, I had used a drained can of corn, drained can of small sliced black olives, one small onion, 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic, about a 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spice seasoning, and olive oil. What I did was put about a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a skillet and heat. When the olive oil was at the right temperature, pour the corn and black olives into the skillet and stirred. I added in the rest of the ingredients and cooked for about 8 minutes.
I cooked the spaghetti like normal. Once the spaghetti was done, I drained and added to the skillet of corn mixture and tossed. That has been our dinner a couple of times. However, one of the two times, there was some left over. My husband tried it cold and thought it would make a great pasta salad. This could be done as a Thanksgiving pasta salad.
Other Types of Corn Side Dishes
Below are two websites that have an ample amount of other types of corn side dishes to be used for Thanksgiving dinners.
Thanksgiving Corn Recipes
On this website there are seven Thanksgiving corn recipes. There 2 for creamed corn, 2 for corn souffle, 2 for casseroles, and 1 for a corn pudding. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but the baked corn recipe and the corn souffles sounded good. I may five those a try at some point.
Corn Side Dishes
There are three corn side dish recipes listed under the new and top 20 sections on the main page of allrecipes.com. However, if you click on “more” for either section, you will be taken to more corn side dish recipes.