Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Elevate your side dish game with this simple yet incredibly flavorful Honey Butter Skillet Corn recipe. This dish perfectly combines the natural sweetness of corn with the rich, comforting flavors of honey and butter, accented by the creamy texture of cream cheese. It’s an easy-to-make recipe that pairs wonderfully with a variety of main courses, making it a versatile addition to your meal. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this skillet corn is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 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. Heat butter and honey in a skillet over medium-high heat until melted and combined.
  2. Add frozen corn and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until corn is heated through.
  3. Mix in cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3-5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve the corn hot from the skillet.


  • Servings: Approximately 6 side dish servings. For smaller portions, it can serve up to 8.
  • Recommended corn type: Gold n’ white corn, but any frozen corn in a 1 lb (16 oz) bag works.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 150-200 kcal
  • Note: Calorie count is an estimate and can vary based on the brands of ingredients used.

This skillet corn offers a delightful combination of sweetness and creaminess, making it a satisfying addition to any meal.

Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-13 minutes
  • Total time: 15-18 minutes

Additional Tips

  • For a vegan version, use plant-based butter and cream cheese.
  • Add a sprinkle of chili powder or cayenne pepper for a spicy twist.
  • This dish is great with grilled meats or as part of a vegetarian spread.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen? Yes, fresh corn can be used. Adjust cooking time as needed until corn is tender.
  2. Is it possible to make this dish ahead of time? It’s best served fresh, but you can reheat it in a skillet with a splash of water.
  3. How should I store leftovers? Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  4. Can I add other ingredients to this dish? Yes, consider adding diced bell peppers, onions, or herbs for extra flavor.
  5. Is there a low-fat alternative for cream cheese? You can use a low-fat cream cheese or substitute with Greek yogurt for a healthier option.

Enjoy the irresistible taste of Honey Butter Skillet Corn, a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious!