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Korean corn cheese with a spoon in it and some chips on the side.

Korean Corn Cheese

Teri & Jenny
A simple and delicious recipe for creamy, gooey Korean Corn Cheese. Minimal ingredients and made in under 20 minutes. Serve with chips or bread for dipping as a yummy appetizer, or keep it simple and serve as a side dish. We love it with freshly grilled meat.
4.97 from 62 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine korean
Servings 4
Calories 331 kcal


  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn kernels kernels removed and cobbs discarded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together.
  • Pour mixture into a lightly greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until mixture melts and bubbles.
  • Transfer dish to broiler and broil for 2 minutes or until top is browned.
  • Serve immediately.



Tips and Tricks for Delicious Korean Corn Cheese Success!

  • Although fresh corn is our preference, you can definitely use canned corn or frozen corn. If using canned corn, thoroughly drain kernels from 1 (15 ounce) can and make sure to omit the 1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar as canned corn sits in a naturally sweet brine. If using frozen corn (about 1 1/3 cups), thaw completely and drain any excess water before continuing to make the recipe as instructed.
  • We're often asked if the sugar is important. Yes! A small amount of sugar is added to further bring out the corns natural sweetness and add a nice balance to the creamy mayonnaise and salty cheese.

Make Ahead and Freezing Korean Corn Cheese

Make Ahead

This dish can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Simply mix together and place all the ingredients into a baking dish. Tightly cover and refrigerate until ready to bake and serve.


This dish can be frozen for up to 2 months. Simply mix together and place all the ingredients into a baking dish. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap or foil and freeze. When ready to bake and serve, add an additional 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time, until the cheese has melted and the dish has heated through, then continue to broil for the usual 2 minutes as directed in the recipe.


  • Frozen or canned corn can replace the fresh corn, so you can enjoy this dish all year round.
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced chives can be used instead of green onions.
  • Although the flavor will slightly change, you can omit the sugar and still have a delicious corn cheese dish!
  • You can replace the shredded mozzarella with another mild flavored melting cheese like fontina or even gouda.


Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 357mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 401IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese, corn
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