Low Calorie Side Dish

Creamy Corn with Chives

February 21, 2014

In my last post, I shared with you an entire meal that came in around 420 calories. Usually the main dish is the star of the show, and while I loved the flavor of the Baked Sage Breaded Pork Chops, what I went crazy over was the corn. Yep, corn. Back when I lived with my mom, we used to joke about having corn with every meal because she always had a bag of frozen corn in her freezer. But this isn’t your ordinary corn side dish. It’s Creamy Corn with Chives and it completely took center stage on my plate! Have you ever munched on a few bites of part of your dinner while waiting on the rest to finish cooking? That was me with this corn. I almost ruined my dinner because I ate so much of it. It was that good!

Creamy Corn with Chives

So, how’s it taste?

Clearly I enjoyed it. I mean really, really enjoyed it. I am a sour cream junkie, so I don’t know why it never occurred to me to try it with corn. This dish is so ridiculously simple. I’ve made it several times recently and I just may never eat dinner without it again. It’s frozen corn, light sour cream, fresh chives, garlic pepper, and salt. That’s it. It’s the most magical combination of ingredients in the history of side dishes. The corn is crunchy and slightly sweet, then you get the tang of the sour cream and that’s where it gets the creaminess. The chives work with sour cream so well with that subtle hint of onion. The garlic pepper blend and salt are the finishing touches. The good news is that it’s figure-friendly. The bad news is that you’ll have a hard time sticking to just one serving!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Creamy Corn with Chives


2 cups frozen sweet corn
2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic pepper blend
2 tbsp. light sour cream


1. In medium saucepan or microwave-safe dish, cook corn as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.

2. Add all remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Heat just until thoroughly heated.

per 1/2 cup serving: 70 calories, 2g fat, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein

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  • amy @ fearless homemaker February 21, 2014 at 9:27 am

    It looks awesome, and what a fab picture – such pretty colors! I love corn, so I know I’d nom this up, too.

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely February 21, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This corn dish sounds delicious! And so easy to throw together. Love quick and easy side dishes like that. Yum!

  • alexandra February 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Corn to me should be classified as a fruit. So sweet and SO DELICIOUS. Creamed corn is one of my favorite ways to eat it and this combo w/the sour cream and chives and garlic pepper sounds fantastic!

  • Lesley Eats February 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I love corn, too. And I also have it in the freezer all the time! It’s good on its own, with just a little butter, but I might try this since you’ve raved about it so!

  • Neeta September 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, I love corn ! You have captured a great picture as well.

    Can’t wait to try this myself too.

  • Lisa January 25, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Corn is one of my favorite. I always try to cook corn differently. I’m definitely going to try this one. Thanks a lot. 🙂