Honey Butter Skillet Corn Recipe

This Honey Butter Skillet Corn is a delightful, sweet, and savory side dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of main courses. Quick and easy to prepare, it’s ideal for family dinners, holiday gatherings, or any time you need a comforting, crowd-pleasing side dish.


  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears of corn) or 3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Corn:
  • If using fresh corn, shuck the ears and remove the kernels by cutting them off the cob. If using frozen corn, ensure it is fully thawed and drained.
  1. Melt the Butter:
  • In a large skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat until it is fully melted and starts to bubble slightly.
  1. Add the Corn:
  • Add the corn kernels to the skillet. Stir to coat the corn evenly with the melted butter. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the corn is tender and lightly browned.
  1. Add the Honey:
  • Drizzle the honey over the corn and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the honey to caramelize slightly with the corn.
  1. Incorporate the Cream:
  • Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously until the corn is well coated. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the cream has reduced slightly and thickened.
  1. Season:
  • Season the corn with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika (if using). Stir well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • For added flavor, consider adding a minced garlic clove to the butter before adding the corn.
  • If you like a bit of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper along with the other seasonings.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, roasted chicken, or as a part of a vegetarian meal.

Enjoy your delicious Honey Butter Skillet Corn!

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