Do you have tons of corn just sitting around in your kitchen? No? Well, go out and get some. Yes? Perfect.

Right now, corn is very much in season and very much delicious. Sweet and juicy, corn in the summertime is a treat unlike all others, a kind of vegetable that almost is like dessert, full of flavor that tastes fantastic on its own and even better when cooked and turned into something else.

Some of these recipes call for canned corn, but why the hell use that if you have access to fresh, in season, delicious corn? You can easily substitute the canned corn with freshly cooked and cut corn. So get off your butt and shuck some corn because you need more corn in your life right now.

1. Zucchini-Corn Salad

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Photo by Jackie Kuczynski

Delicious and simple, that’s how you know it’s good. Zucchini is also very much in season during the summertime so this recipe right here is a win-win.

2. Cheddar Corn Grits

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Photo by Parsa Lotfi

Why have normal grits when you can have cheesy corn grits?

3. Cheesy Corn

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Photo by Ying Ting

So easy and so tasty, this might become one of your staple summertime snacks.

4. Corn on The Cob

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Photo by Tiare Brown

Corn on the cob? A classic, yes; but, now you can take your corn on the cob to a whole other level with these topping suggestions.

5. Corn Pudding

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Photo by Meredith Simmons

If you’ve never tried corn pudding, you need to.

6. Zucchini Corn Fritters

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Photo by Jake Popescu

Another recipe featuring the ultimate pair, the dynamic duo, the summertime lovers: corn and zucchini.

7. Late-Summer Mexican Corn Salad

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This recipe requires hardly any ingredients, so you really have no excuse not to make it. Yum.

8. Roasted Corn & Asparagus Ramen

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Photo by Emanuel Storch

One of the fancier corn dishes you can make, this ramen will impress both you and your friends.

9. Summer Veggie Pizza

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Photo by Gabby Phi

Don’t let anything go to waste with this pizza. Plus, corn on pizza?? Yes, please.

10. Corn Salad With Hummus, Feta, Peppers and Chicken

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Photo by Krysten Dorfman

Refreshing and packed with protein, this dish will keep you full and keep you wanting more corn.

11. Taco Salad

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Photo by Raissa Xie

Make a taco salad unlike one you’ve ever made before by substituting the frozen corn in this recipe with fresh corn.

12. Black Bean and Corn Chili 

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Photo by Kelda Baljon

Make this and have food for a week.

13. Corn and Kale Salad

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Photo by Chelsea Ayukawa

Even if kale isn’t that trendy anymore, this salad is still damn good and worth a taste.