Brown Butter Creamed Corn

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// Brown Butter Creamed Corn

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

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to dry a bundle of fresh herbs 

This easy side appeals to the fans of sweet and savory! The microwave merges the flavors of sweet corn with the toasty, nutty flavor of brown butter and fragrant fresh thyme. Free up another rack in the oven by preparing this dish ahead of time, pop it in the microwave just before dinnertime, and serve all in the same dish.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 tablespoons brown butter
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups (240g) frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (200ml) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish (optional)


  1. Add the brown butter, dried thyme, corn, flour, milk, sugar, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and nutmeg to an Anyday dish and stir to combine.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes, or until the corn is thick and creamy.
  3. Top with chopped parsley and serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a vegan-friendly alternative, substitute butter and milk for plant-based alternatives.
  • Top the creamy corn dish with crumbled bacon, fried shallots or toasted breadcrumbs.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

Recipe notes

  • Reheating Instructions: Cover the Anyday dish with the lid and microwave 3-5 minutes, or until the center is hot. To check, insert a fork in the center and carefully touch it. If the fork is hot, the potatoes are ready to be served.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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