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Parmesan Cilantro Corn

Parmesan Cilantro Corn is a perfect summer side dish full of awesome flavors. It is quick and easy to make and it will disappear quickly.
Course Side Dish
Author Stacey


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels approx 6 large ears (I used 4 cups of frozen corn)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter
  • When butter is foamy add the garlic and corn, stirring to coat with the butter
  • Cook stirring frequently for 2 minutes
  • Add lime juice, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook for 2 minutes more
  • Stir in cheese, and then add heavy cream
  • Continue to stir so corn won't stick to pan
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Cook corn until most all of the cream has absorbed about 5 minutes more
  • Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and serve hot