Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Elevate your corn side dish to a new level with this Honey Butter Skillet Corn recipe. This delightful combination of sweet honey, rich butter, and creamy cream cheese transforms simple frozen corn into a flavorful and comforting dish. Cooked to perfection in a skillet, this recipe ensures each kernel is coated in a luscious blend of ingredients, creating a side that’s both sweet and savory. Quick and easy, this Honey Butter Skillet Corn is a crowd-pleaser that pairs well with a variety of main courses, adding a touch of warmth and sweetness to your table.


  • 2 tablespoons butter (salted preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Melt Butter and Honey:
    • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and honey together.
  2. Cook Frozen Corn:
    • Add the frozen corn to the skillet.
    • Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the corn is cooked through.
  3. Add Cream Cheese and Seasoning:
    • Add the chunks of cream cheese to the skillet.
    • Sprinkle in the salt and black pepper.
    • Stir everything together, and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cream cheese is melted, and the mixture is well combined.
  4. Serve:
    • Once the corn is coated in the honey-butter mixture and seasoned with cream cheese, salt, and pepper, serve the dish immediately.


  • This recipe yields 6 side dish servings. For smaller portions, like serving children, it may stretch up to 8 servings.
  • While gold n’ white corn is recommended, any variety of frozen corn can be used, as long as it’s a 1 lb (16 oz) bag.

Enjoy the delightful combination of sweet honey, rich butter, and creamy goodness in this Honey Butter Skillet Corn. Quick and easy, it’s a perfect side dish that adds a burst of flavor to any meal.


Q: Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen? A: While frozen corn is convenient, you can certainly use fresh corn if it’s in season. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Is it necessary to use salted butter, or can unsalted butter be used? A: You can use either salted or unsalted butter based on your preference. Adjust the added salt accordingly to control the overall saltiness.

Q: Can I substitute cream cheese with another type of cheese? A: Cream cheese provides a creamy texture, but you can experiment with other cheeses like cheddar or Monterey Jack for a different flavor profile.

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