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Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamed Corn is made from simple ingredients including frozen or canned sweet corn, milk, butter, and cream cheese. An easy side dish perfect for the holidays and family dinners, learn how to make this delicious homemade recipe on the stovetop or directly in your slow cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 16 as a side
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 (15 ounce) cans corn kernels - drained
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces cream cheese - (1 1/2 blocks of cream cheese)
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cups half-and-half - or heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt - plus more to taste

Instructions

Stovetop

  • Open each can of corn kernels and drain completely. Set aside.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese, and milk to a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Warm slowly, stirring constantly, until the butter has melted and the cream cheese has softened. Stir in the half and half, sugar and salt, mixing well to combine. Careful not to boil the mixture.
  • Add the corn and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the cream cheese is fully dissolved and corn is heated through- approximately 15 minutes.
  • Season with additional salt or sugar, to taste. Serve garnished with fresh chopped chives or green onion, if desired.

Crock-Pot

  • Open each can of corn kernels and drain completely.
  • Transfer the drained corn, butter, cream cheese, milk, half-and-half, sugar, and salt to the bowl of your slow cooker. Mix well to combine.
  • Cover and set the slow cooker to HIGH. Cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Or, cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.
  • Season with additional salt and sugar to taste and garnish with chives and green onion, if desired.

Notes

  • This recipe is intended to feed a large crowd. If you plan to prepare this recipe as a side dish for a family meal, I recommend cutting the recipe in half.
  • For best results, use full-fat cream cheese, butter, and whole milk.
  • This recipe calls for canned corn kernels NOT canned creamed corn.
Originally published December 2018

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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