Blackened Corn

Blackened Corn – a delicious charred corn recipe with homemade blackened seasoning! Made in a skillet in under 10 minutes!

Close up of blackened corn on a plate with a serving spoon in it

The inspiration behind this blackened corn recipe…

The seasoning in this recipe may look like to the seasoning in this salmon recipe. Because it is the same!

I’m obsessed with that blackened seasoning. I recently discovered it’s incredible on corn.

I have a goal of having a *good* recipe for every kind of vegetable. So far I have asparagus, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and watermelon.

And now we have corn! The flavor is out of this world. When the seasoning gets cooked, it’s get sticky and glazes the corn.

What kind of corn to use?

You can use any kind of corn you prefer. Fresh corn, frozen corn, or canned corn all work.

I like using frozen corn because it’s the easiest. With frozen corn, all you have to do is open the bag and dump it in the skillet. It doesn’t go bad. There’s no can opening or draining. Or cutting corn kernels off the cob.

Can you do the blackened seasoning on corn on the cob?

I tried this and it didn’t work. The brown sugar doesn’t get the chance to caramelize like it does when in the skillet.

What kind of skillet to use?

Any kind of skillet works. A non-stick skillet, cast iron skillet, or stainless steel skillet all work.

Blackened corn on a plate with a serving spoon in it


  • Olive oil – Substitute with melted butter.
  • Paprika – You can use smoked paprika.
  • Frozen corn – Use whatever kind of corn you have! Frozen corn, fresh corn, and canned corn all work. Make sure to drain the canned corn.
  • If you want more than corn – Add red bell pepper.

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this the day before. Store in the fridge overnight. Heat it up in the microwave when you’re ready to serve.

What to serve with this blackened corn?

Watch the recipe video here:

Blackened Corn

A delicious charred corn recipe with homemade blackened seasoning! Made in a skillet in under 10 minutes!
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 (10 oz) packages frozen corn (or 8 corn on the cobs)


  • In a skillet over medium high heat, add all of the ingredients.
  • Saute for 4-5 minutes, or until the corn is warmed through and the blackened seasoning gets sticky.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g
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