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Parmesan Cilantro Corn, prepared and in a dish
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/2 cup

Parmesan Cilantro Corn

Recipe Type

Corn can be seasoned with more than just butter and salt. 



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. When butter is melted, add the garlic and corn, stirring to coat with butter. Cook, stirring frequently, for two minutes. Add lime juice, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook for two more minutes.

Stir in cheese, Greek yogurt and milk. Add additional milk or yogurt as needed to make a creamy texture. Continue to stir so corn doesn’t stick to the pan. Add salt and pepper. Cook corn until most of the cream has been absorbed, about five minutes more. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and serve hot.

Dietary and Nutrition


One 6-inch ear of corn (about ½ cup of kernels) has 60 calories, 0.5 gram (g) fat, 2 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber and 2 milligrams sodium. Sweet corn also has some vitamin C, iron and other nutrients.

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This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.