Garlic butter sautéed corn

Garlic butter sauteed corn - an easy but interesting side dish! /

So I guess you guys really like chocolate, since you went mad for my salted chocolate pots with caramel sauce the other day. Duly noted – more chocolate coming up. I’m afraid today’s recipe isn’t quite as exciting as butter + chocolate + cream, but in my corn-loving opinion, it’s just as delicious – garlic butter sautéed corn!

I sometimes struggle a bit with side dishes, especially when I’m having friends over to eat. I don’t want to make anything too fancy – partly because it’s nice to keep the focus on the main event of the meal rather than the side dishes, and partly because I can’t be bothered making anything too time-consuming when I have schmoozing to do. However, it also feels like a bit of a cop-out to do something totally simple like plain old steamed vegetables. People can have steamed vegetables at home every night of the week, so it’s nice to do something a little different that your guests might not have tried before.

Garlic butter sauteed corn - an easy but interesting side dish! /

Enter: sautéed corn. Simple yet interesting, and ridiculously tasty. When it’s sautéed, the corn gets an awesome nutty flavour. You can throw this dish together in a matter of minutes – just add your corn to a pan with some butter and loads of garlic, and then toss it with some parsley and a little bit of feta cheese. Yeeeees, feta! It goes lovely and gooey, melting right into the garlicky, buttery corn.

Now you know why I said this was just as good as chocolate…

Garlic butter sauteed corn - an easy but interesting side dish! /

If everyone has a normal-sized heap of corn, this recipe will probably serve about 3 people, but I’d probably aim for it to only serve 2, since I guarantee that most people will want seconds. And thirds, and fourths, and maybe just a little bit more.

What’s your favourite side dish to serve for guests?

Garlic butter sautéed corn
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Side dish
Yield: 2-3
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 250g corn kernels
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 50g feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan, and add the garlic and corn. Cook over a medium heat, stirring every minute or so, for around 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the parsley and feta cheese, then season to taste.

Garlic butter sauteed corn - an easy but interesting side dish! /

Fan of corn? Try my roasted corn risotto with smoked paprika!

Roasted corn risotto with smoked paprika /


  1. Sarah says

    This recipe makes me very impatient for summer and sweet corn fresh from a farm stand. I’ll definitely be trying it before that time comes though, it looks so good!

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