I love corn this time of year. It is so yummy and so cheap. We have it all the time because it makes the perfect side dish, and goes with just about anything.
But so far, nobody is complaining. My family likes all the different corn varieties, and this Parmesan Ranch Corn is definitely a new favorite.
I am also a huge fan of cheese, and any flavor of cheese, on any kind of food. So this side dish was a win-win for me and the family.
It’s so easy to make, and it tastes amazing. Just 5 simple ingredients, and it’s done in a matter of minutes. Does a side dish get any better than this? I don’t think it does.
Related recipe: Make Corn on the Cob in your Instant Pot! It takes 2 minutes.
could i make this recipe with fresh or canned corn?
I like to make this with fresh corn that we froze and use throughout the year. However, you could easily use this with canned or fresh corn.
We recommend cutting off the corn from the cob, but you could also butter your corn cobs, sprinkle on the ranch seasoning and parmesan mixture, and eat it off the cob.
If you choose to make this recipe using canned corn, you could also do that. We highly recommend draining the corn if you used canned corn.
You could also use the microwavable corn from the store, in the frozen steamer bags. That would also work and taste great with this recipe.
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what other cheese could I make this recipe with?
I am a huge parmesan cheese lover. However, I get it’s not a favorite of everyone. But the parmesan pairs so nicely with the ranch and the corn that I highly recommend giving it a try.
Or if you don’t have any on hand, or want to try another cheese, here is what I recommend trying:
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Shredded Cheddar
- Shredded Pepper Jack
- Shredded Colby Jack
- Shredded Swiss
looking for more side dish recipes? here are a few of our favorite:
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower
- Citrus Berry Salad
- Cheesy Zucchini and Squash Bake
- Hawaiian Luau Fried Rice
- Easy Yogurt and Fruit Salad
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
Parmesan Ranch Corn Recipe
- 3 cups frozen corn (or fresh corn cut off the cob)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing mix (We used Hidden Valley brand)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the corn according to package.
- Pour the cooked corn into a bowl, and add the butter, stirring it in until fully melted.
- Add the Parmesan cheese, ranch dressing mix, and salt and pepper.
- Mix until well combined and serve warm.