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Southwestern Sauteed Corn

My mother-in-law came up with this corn skillet dish one night for dinner. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves it! —Chandy Ward, Aumsville, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3-1/3 cups fresh corn or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in tomato, lime juice, salt and cumin. Cook until heated through, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 104 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Shelley
    Sep 8, 2020

    So good! I’ve made this several times already it’s delicious ??

  • Diane
    May 13, 2020

    This is a fantastic recipe that can be changed by adding Rotel tomatoes and green chili’s, fresh jalapeño for another change. The options are endless. The basics are perfect!!!! Fiona

  • Remenec
    Mar 29, 2020

    This was a unique and delicious corn recipe. The flavors of the lime, tomato, and spices blended nicely!

  • ebramkamp
    Mar 6, 2020

    I made this during a heat wave and served it cold at a bbq. It was delicious. A definite keeper recipe.

  • pols005
    Dec 26, 2018

    Delicious! Made as is for Christmas dinner. Love corn and cilantro!

  • justmbeth
    Oct 20, 2016

    Yummy! I loved the corn prepared this way. Lots of flavor without any heaviness.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Sep 20, 2016

    This recipe is very similar to a side dish I had at a wedding reception. It is so simple to put together and the taste is wonderful. The only thing I changed was the amount of cilantro, only using two tablespoons.

  • rwippel
    Sep 12, 2016

    This was so delicious and so simple. I used fresh corn cut off the cob and tomatoes from the garden. I will definitely be making again!

  • avelina2007
    Aug 10, 2016

    Loved it and so easy! I even fixed some corn and just put lime (which I love) and cilantro on it .

  • AllisonO
    Nov 2, 2015

    Incredibly easy and delicious! The freshness of this dish is wonderful and is the perfect way to use up fresh-off-the-cob corn or bring a touch of summer to brighten up a winter dinner!