Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is one of my family's favorite vegetable side dishes. The creaminess and sweet corn flavor makes this homemade crockpot creamed corn so much better than the canned stuff. Creamed corn in the slow cooker is an easy side dish recipe.
Originally Published on Jul 20, 2018
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Homemade creamed corn is a classic American side dish that is creamy and cheesy. So delicious and very easy to make. This recipe is always at our Thanksgiving dinner and at most of our family gatherings.
I think this is the best creamed corn recipe. The cheesy corn in a rich cream sauce is so delicious and is total comfort food! It is one of my family's favorite recipes.
You may not think of cooking vegetables in your slow cooker. But there are some veggies that do very well cooked low and slow, like this Creamed Corn in the Slow Cooker.
A crockpot is a great way to prepare many veggies, such as corn on the cob, spaghetti squash, green beans, and this yummy slow cooker creamed corn. Say goodbye to the canned stuff!
Which Corn is Best to Use for Creamed Corn?
- You can use fresh corn from the cob, frozen (thaw it first), or canned corn (drained).
- You might be surprised at how much better this homemade creamed corn is from the canned creamed corn you buy at the store. This homemade slow cooker version is completely different!
- This is a true slow cooker "Dump and Start" recipe. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and go do other things until it's ready! Then you will have lovely crockpot creamed corn that is so delicious!
What Size Slow Cooker for This Creamed Corn Recipe
- I use a 4-quart slow cooker for this recipe as written. Use a larger, 5 or 6-quart slow cooker if you double the recipe or triple it.
- If you only have the larger size crock pot and don't want to double the recipe, you will need to keep an eye on it as the creamed corn will cook faster and could burn.
What Goes With Crockpot Cream Corn?
Simple Ingredients in this Tasty Dish
• Fresh Corn Kernels - Or use frozen corn kernels (thawed), or 4 cans of corn, drained.
• Butter - Most great sauces contain butter to help it come together and give good flavor.
• Flour - To thicken the sauce a little.
• Half and Half* - Makes the corn creamy and loosens up the sauce.
*If you don't have Half and Half use equal parts whole milk and heavy cream, or just heavy cream.
• Salt and Black Pepper - Enhances the flavors and seasons the corn.
• Garlic Powder - Optional - Adds a nice savory note. You can also use fresh garlic (pressed or paste so it mixes in better).
• Sugar - If your corn isn't very sweet, a little sugar added helps.
• Cream Cheese - The addition of cream cheese makes this extra creamy.
• Parmesan Cheese - Grated parmesan adds a richness and great flavor.
How to Make Old Fashioned Creamed Corn
- Here are the step-by-step instructions
- Add the corn and butter to the crock.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour and half and half, then add to the crock and stir.
- Add the salt, pepper, sugar, and softened cream cheese. Stir well.
- Cook on Low for 2-3 hours or High for 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours, or until cheese melts (slow cookers vary in temperature, so plan for the greater amount of cooking time, you can switch it to keep warm if it gets done too soon). Be sure to stir halfway through cook time.
- Stir in the parmesan cheese, taste and adjust salt to taste and add more milk, if needed.
- Stir well and serve hot. Garnish with black pepper.
• You can make this recipe on the stove top in a large saucepan. Just add the ingredients and heat slowly on medium heat. Let simmer a few minutes until the cheese melts.
• This recipe doubles and triples beautifully. You may need to allow for a longer cook time with increased quantity of ingredients.
Optional Add-Ins For This Easy Creamed Corn Recipe
• Herbs, such as Fresh Thyme or Rosemary Leaves
• Diced Bell Peppers or Diced Green Chiles
• Minced Onion
• After cooking, you can add cooked bacon pieces, Green Onions
Storing Leftover Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Put the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I don't recommend freezing.
This creamy corn recipe is a perfect Holiday side dish! Here are some other Holiday slow cooker recipes for your Holiday dinner:
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Slow Cooker Collard Greens
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Slow Cooker Creamy Sweet Potatoes
If you make this amazing side dish of crock pot creamed corn recipe, please let me know! Just leave a comment with a star rating below. I'd like to know how you liked it!
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is creamy and delicious. This 5-ingredient crock pot creamed corn is way better than the canned kind.
- 6-8 cups Corn Kernels (fresh or frozen, or 4 cans drained)
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Flour, to thicken a little (mix with the half and half before adding)
- 1 ½ cups Half and Half*
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Sugar (or to taste)
- 1 8-ounce block Cream Cheese, cut into 8 pieces
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated (stir in right before serving)
Add the corn and butter to the crock.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour and half and half, then add to the crock and stir.
Add the salt, pepper, sugar, and cream cheese. Stir well.
Cook on Low for 3 hours or High for 2 hours, or until cheese melts.
Stir in the parmesan cheese, taste and adjust salt and add more milk if needed.
Stir well and serve hot. Garnish with black pepper.
*If you don't have Half and Half use equal parts whole milk and heavy cream.
Resources to Make this Crockpot Creamed Corn Recipe
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