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Creamed Corn: the quick, easy recipe everyone will love

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Creamed corn is a quick, easy recipe you can enjoy as side. Ready in less than 15 minutes, this is a great last-minute dish that will save your meal. It's is creamy and tasty, a perfect recipe to enjoy all year long, from weeknight to holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This easy creamed corn is rich and packed with flavor thanks to its simple ingredients. Can’t even describe how easy this dish is. Just make sure to have corn, heavy cream, milk, butter and seasoning. So here it is a no fuss yet drool worthy corn dish. Enjoy it with chicken, steak or your favorite grilled recipe, you won't regret.

What is Creamed Corn?

Creamed Corn is the perfect recipe for a tasty side dish. Traditionally it belongs to Native American cuisine, but now it's a very popular recipe in the Midwestern and Southern United States. Tender, sweet corn kernels are mixed in a thick, smooth creamy sauce made by combining the starchy residue of corn kernels, heavy cream, milk and flour. This simple recipe uses fresh ingredients you probably already have on hand to create a delicious dish.

Creamed corn should not be confused with canned corn that is precooked. In fact, creamed corn is an explosion of flavor thanks to the mix of sweet corn kernels, milk and heavy cream. These lovely flavors, creamy texture and crunch of the sweet corns make it a heavenly bite to savor. You may enjoy this lovely dish as a side or even as a main meal. Top creamed corn over a toast or use it as a filling. The choice is yours!

Tips for the Best Creamed Corn

To prevent your creamed corn from being too runny, thicken it up by cooking it for a few more minutes or using cornstarch slurry.

For a much more flavorful creamed corn, top it with crumbled bacon, cooked sausage or your favorite seasoning. Try creative add-ins like broccoli or jalapeños.

You can replace heavy cream with cream cheese at room temperature.

If you don't have fresh sweet corn kernels because they're not in season, you can use frozen and thawed corn. You can also try canned kernel corn, making sure to drain it before using it.

Don't forget the salt as it brings out all of the flavors.

What to serve with Creamed Corn

You can serve creamed corn with your favorite main dish, pair it with any chicken, beef, or pork recipe.

How to use leftover Creamed Corn

If you want to use your leftover creamed corn, you can make spicy corn casserole, corn soup, or add it to your sandwich.

How to store Homemade Creamed Corn

You can store creamed corn in the refrigerator for 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

Before serving, reheat it with about ¼ cup of milk and boil until the sauce turns thick and creamy. You will have the same rich and flavorful creamy corn before yourself to enjoy!


Sweet corn kernels
2 cups
Heavy Cream
1/2 cup
Unsalted butter
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp
Granulated sugar
1 tsp
Whole Milk
1 cup
All-purpose flour
3 to 4 tbsp
parmesan cheese, finely grated
3 tbsp

How to make Creamed Corn

In a skillet over medium heat, combine the sweet corn kernels, heavy cream, salt, sugar and butter.

Add in the milk, flour, and pepper. Whisk and stir from time to time. Cook until the mixture is thick and the corn is tender.

Remove from heat, add in the parmesan cheese and mix until melted. Serve and enjoy!

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