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white serving dish with cooked herbed butter corn with fresh sprigs of herbs to the side

Easy Vegan Herbed Butter Corn

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan buttered corn, vegan side dish
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 171kcal
This easy vegan herbed butter corn is for the butter lovers. Its buttery flavor is enhanced with herbal undertones for the fresh rosemary and fresh thyme. Use vegan butter for an easy elegant vegan side you will be proud to serve for your special meal.
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  • 3 cups corn kernels I use frozen
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespooon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme chopped


  • Set the frozen corn in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours and allow to mostly thaw before using. It does not have to be all the way thawed - just not frozen sold. This thaw time is not included in the prep time.
  • Strip the fresh herbs from the woody stalk, chop the rosemary, and measure out the other ingredients.
  • In a large skillet, melt the vegan butter. Stir in salt, pepper, and chopped herbs. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the herb flavors infuse into the butter. Stir frequently to prevent the herbs from burning.
  • Add the corn to the pan and mix until it is all coated with the butter herb mix. Cook an additional 5-7 minutes until the corn is heated through.


This recipe assumes you are using frozen corn. If you are using fresh corn then prep by removing the corn kernels. This prep time is not included in the prep time above. 
I tried Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Corn Kernels the last time I made this (after the photos were taken for this post), and highly recommend it.  Yum!
This is not an oil-free healthy corn side dish, but rather a freakingly awesome flavorful dish. If you are trying to cut down on the oil then you can cut down the amount of butter used. Add in a little veggie broth to saute the corn.
The serving size is one-half cup. If your serving size is larger then adjust the nutritional information accordingly.
If you don't have fresh herbs, the ratio is generally 1:3, dry to fresh.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg