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Corn Cheese

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Tiktok Corn Cheese is probably one of the easiest and most child friendly side dish recipes ever. With canned corn, butter, cheese and mayo, this corn side goes with any main dish mean from chicken breast dinners, perfect steak and even BBQ!

Because its incredibly simple, this dish is also easily duplicated, doubled and tripled for large events like potlucks or picnics where serving a lot of people at once is a must.

And because just mainly about keeping the corn and cheese warm, this dish can also be put in a crock pot (slow cooker) to serve hot and melty.

corn cheese recipe from tiktok

TikTok Corn Cheese

Corn is one of the most popular side dish options and we have definitely blogged our fair share of cheesy corn recipes. One of my favorites is cheesy corn casserole and crock pot cheesy corn, however, this recipe is probably one of the better ones and worth making!

Charlotte found this corn cheese recipe while perusing tiktok from user Rug. He said it’s one of his favorite side dishes to enjoy, and we see why.

FaZe Rug is also an Instagrammer and Youtuber with great content, so make sure you visit him to see more!

stirring corn cheese

Ingredients

This dish is super simple because it uses canned corn and the creamy base with the mayo makes it easy to stir and the cheesy stringy on each scoop.

  • Corn – the original TikTok recipe uses canned corn (Drained of course) but out of food blogging experience, we also know that this recipe can also use frozen corn. Fresh corn can always be sautéed as well but takes much longer so do not recommend going through the trouble.
  • Mayo – We recommend Hellmann’s or Duke’s mayo. Do not substitute miracle whip.
  • Butter – Real butter, doesn’t need to be pre-softened as it will melt easily in the pan.
  • Cheese – We used mild cheddar, which worked perfectly, although any shredded cheese will work just fine.

How to Make Faze Rugs “Corn Cheese” Recipe

  1. Drain canned corn and dump all 3 cans of corn into a stovetop skillet.
  2. Place 1/4th cup butter and 1/2 cup mayo into a skillet on top of the corn. Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper.
  3. Heat on medium heat until butter and mayo melt, mixing occasionally until all ingredients are together. It’s best to use a spoon for this to get the corn off the sides of the pan.
  4. Once mayo and butter are fully incorporated in the corn and heated, spread an 8 oz. bag of mild cheddar cheese on top of the corn, lower heat to medium-low, and place the lid on the pan.
  5. Let heat until cheese is melted, which takes about 5 minutes. Make sure not to keep the heat too high so the corn doesn’t burn.
  6. Serve corn cheese hot and melty.
corn cheese recipe

Important Recipe Tips

Drain everything well: When working with canned vegetables that go on the stove, it’s important to drain well and rid the can of extra moisture. If you leave a lot of water in the dish, it will water down the cheesy, butter and mayo and not have the same delicious consistency.

Real Ingredients Matter: As a food blogger, I am a big proponent of full-fat food. Real butter, real mayo. While you could substitute with “diet” low-fat ingredients, corn shouldn’t be treated that way.

corn cheese in a skillet

Toppings work to personalize this dish: Black cracked pepper and a few crunchy bacon pieces really bring this one home!

Substitutions for mayo: We know that many people hate mayo, and it will change the taste if you take it out. But if it’s a no go for you, try substituting mayo with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

Be careful of too much Salt: I love adding salt to dishes and agree that seasonings matter, BUT BUT BUT canned corn and shredded cheese often have salt as a preservative, so before you add EXTRA salt, make the dish and try it and THEN add salt IF needed.

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stirring corn cheese
5 from 2 votes

Corn Cheese (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Corn cheese is a viral corn recipe with canned corn, mayo, butter and tons of cheddar cheese. The ultimate cheesy side dish, this quick to make recipe is done in just about 15 minutes and is amazing with some bacon bits or fresh crunchy bacon pieces. Pair corn cheese with chicken breasts, burgers or even steak as its an incredibly versatile recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cans corn 14.5 oz cans, drained well
  • 1/4 cup butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup mayo recommended Hellmann's
  • 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese recommended mild cheddar
  • black pepper dash

Instructions

  • Drain canned corn and dump all 3 cans of corn into stove top skillet.
  • Place 1/4th cup butter and 1/2 cup mayo into skillet on top of corn. Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper.
  • Heat on medium heat until butter and mayo melt, mixing occasionally until all ingredients are together. Its best to use a spoon for this to get the corn off the sides of the pan.
  • Once mayo and butter are fully incorporated in the corn and heated, spread 8 oz. bag of mild cheddar cheese on top of corn, lower heat to medium-low and place lid on pan.
  • Let heat until cheese is melted, which takes about 5 minutes. Make sure not to keep heat too high so the corn doesn't burn.
  • Serve corn cheese hot and melty.

Notes

  • Corn Cheese feeds approximately 8-9, as each can of corn serves 3. Nutritional values are calculated by a machine, therefore if facts are super important, please add ingredients and servings into your own app to ensure correct values. 

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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2 Comments

  1. You can do this recipe with cauliflower too, so good!!

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      That sounds delicious as well! Thanks for the great idea.

      Trisha