Corn Succotash

Corn Succotash made with freshly grilled corn, zucchini, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, lima beans and red onion.

Summer is our favorite time of the year to enjoy all the classic favorites like Easy Pulled PorkBBQ Pulled Chicken and Best EVER Baked Beans.

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Corn Succotash is side dish that’s perfect for the summer season. You can alter it with any vegetables you’d like and you can even leave it completely raw if you’d like (I like swapping cucumber for zucchini when enjoying raw).

When working on BBQ/summer party menus I like to plan on warm and cold sides. Side dishes like Easy Cole Slaw are easy and served cold but they require mayonnaise which isn’t something most people like to keep at room temperature for extended periods of time.

If you want another easy mayo-free side dish we also love this classic Three Bean Salad.

An easy summer side dish like this corn succotash is perfect because the ingredients are perfect at room temperature. We even love packing this in picnic baskets during the spring/fall seasons to enjoy with other sandwiches or pasta salads.

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What is in corn succotash

Corn succotash includes corn (raw, frozen or grilled works well), lima beans, bell peppers and onions. Lima beans, corn and bell peppers are among the most common ingredients in a corn succotash, but you can certainly be as creative as you’d like with your own recipe. Many people enjoy corn succotash with bacon.

If you’d like to make corn succotash with bacon make the bacon first and chop. Keep the bacon to the side, remove the fat from the pan and continue making the recipe as directed. Do not use the bacon fat in cooking the rest of the ingredients UNLESS you are planning to serve this succotash warm.

If you’re planning to serve it at room temperature you are going to have a terrible cold hard fat texture on your tongue because bacon fat is a solid at room temperature.

If you’d like to make a creamy corn succotash, work with butter and when the vegetables are done cooking, just before adding the spices, add in ½ cup heavy cream.

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Fun Tip! Keep the corn cobs that you cut the corn off of. These are perfect for making soups/vegetable broths/chowders and add a ton of corn flavor.

In case you love copycats as much as I do I also have the Cheesecake Factory Copycat version. I was going to just make that recipe for you all but the Cheesecake Factory version doesn’t include lima beans and the spices are unique.

I wanted to give you all a more classic option with this little mini recipe inside if you want a different option.

Cheesecake Factory Corn Succotash (Copycat):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh corn
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • chopped cilantro
  1. Add the olive oil, corn, onion, squash and bell pepper to the pan and cook on medium heat for five minutes.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the cilantro and stir, cooking another five minutes.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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Corn Succotash

Corn Succotash made with freshly grilled corn, zucchini, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, lima beans and red onion.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 ears yellow corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 zucchini chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup lima beans
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 lime juiced and zested


  • Rub the canola oil on the corn and cook the ears of corn on the grill or on a cast iron griddle on your stovetop (on medium-high heat) until lightly charred (4-5 minutes) then let cool.
  • Cut the corn off the ears into a large bowl, add the butter to a skillet, and cook the corn and zucchini for 5-6 minutes or until softened.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and toss before serving.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Keyword: bbq, corn, Corn Succotash, side dish, summer, vegetarian

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This is the best succotash dish I have ever made. Easy and so worth making especially now, during the summer months. Easy, fresh and healthy. I used avocado oil spray instead of adding butter. It needed hardly any seasoning, delicious as-is!

  2. I’m looking forward to making this for an upcoming birthday party. I wondered if you used frozen cooked lima beans, or canned limas? I like them either way, but wondered.
    Thank you.

  3. How wonderful to have all these fresh, colorful veggies in one dish! This looks fabulous for a summer meal!

  4. One of my absolute favorite things about summer! Nothing beats fresh corn in this succotash!!