Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won’t take up any oven space or active cooking time when you’re busy preparing for the holidays!

Creamed Corn served in black bowl

Creamed Corn in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn may sound like a funny recipe to include in August (still can’t believe it is August already!) but it is perfect all year round. We enjoy the recipe as often as we can and I always appreciate not having to remember to check the oven/skillet/microwave/any other cooking device because all the magic in this creamed corn is in the slow cooker. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with serving spoon

Creamed Corn Is Perfect for Holidays, or Any day!

But Sabrina, seriously, creamed corn in the Summer? YES! Some awesome ways to enjoy Slow Cooker Creamed Corn:

  • In the summer! Do you want to stand in front of a hot stove right now or open a hot oven door? I sure don’t! And this creamed corn is the perfect side to anything you’ve got going on the grill! Plus…even better, do you have fresh summery sweet corn you can use? Super creamy Crock Pot Creamed Corn
  • During the holidays! Hands down, this crock pot creamed corn is a LIFESAVER during the holidays. If I have ever catered an event for you or you’ve ever been to our home for the holidays you know it looks like a buffet of foods. To me, that means four things on my stovetop, both ovens in FULL use and possibly even my steamer and or ice cream maker. Basically, my kitchen is bursting at the seams. Enter this slow cooker creamed corn! I LOVE it, it works on its own and I usually make a triple batch because it is so popular people look like they came for the creamed corn and had a bit of everything else!
  • Did I mention the holidays? It is worth noting calories officially don’t count in the months of October, November and December. Any doctors want to agree with me on this one? 😉
  • Office Party? Add all the slow cooker creamed corn ingredients right before you leave for the office, then plug it in to cook away while everyone is working in the morning. Right around lunchtime it will be FRESH and ready to be eaten! No bringing the savory dish warmed up in the microwave! Creamed Corn ready to serve in black dish

Flavor options for Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

The best thing about this Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is that it makes the perfect BASIC recipe for your arsenal, but you can totally mix things up and have it taste completely different too!

Some awesome flavor alternatives for creamed corn you may enjoy:

  • Spice it up! Bring out some Latin flair and add some diced jalapenos, cumin, oregano and garlic powder to the mix! It would be perfect alongside some carne asada skirt steak!
  • Go New England with it! Add some diced bell peppers, a bit of Old Bay seasoning and enjoy with your favorite seafood dish!
  • Steakhouse Style! Add some amazing fresh cracked black pepper to the base recipe and garnish with some chopped chives.
  • Making Short Ribs, or anything else you would pair with creamy cheesy grits? Instead of a whole pack of cream cheese add half, then add the sharpest cheddar cheese you love and enjoy the creamy cheesy sharp cheddar Slow Cooker Creamed Corn. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn made with a few ingredients

So many fun ways to play with this creamed corn recipe, if you have any other flavors you would throw in let me know! I think this recipe is one of those you keep in your back pocket for easy impressive sides.

Tools Used In This Crock Pot Creamed Corn:

Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This beauty arrived only a few days ago and I’m already going gaga for it. Obviously common sense says you do not need such an expensive option, but the thing I LOVE about it is the cast aluminum insert that I can brown in and put in the oven. Now for roasts I can brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open. (this slow cooker will be appearing more and more in the future on here) ps. totally not a sponsored plug even though I have worked with them before, this beauty was out of pocket!
Kosher Salt: 3 pounds for less than 3 dollars I have had the same box for 2 years and the difference in flavor between table salt and Kosher Salt is night and day. Once you start cooking with it you will hardly use table salt again.
Old Bay Seasoning (optional): The perfect option for a quick New Englad style fix, I also use it on fries and meats.

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won't take up any oven space or active cooking time when you're busy preparing for the holidays!
Yield 10 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds frozen sweet yellow corn (I use either Trader Joes Super Sweet or Whole Foods Organic Frozen Corn)
  • 1/2 cup milk (anything but non-fat)
  • 4 tablespooons butter , salted or unsalted (if you use salted skip the Kosher salt below)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (anything but nonfat)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar*
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Add everything but the parsley to your slow cooker leaving the cream cheese on top.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2.
  • Take the lid off and stir, then let cook and additional 15-20 minutes with the lid off.
  • Stir again, the mixture should be thicker than before you took the lid off.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve.
  • Check for flavor, you can additionally add salt or pepper if needed, but remember creamed corn isn't necessarily meant to be particularly salty like a corn on the cob could be.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven <---serious blogging idol right there.
* If you use a normal frozen corn (ie. not a super sweet) you can add this sugar. Using the Trader Joe's Super Sweet one or another labeled as "sweet" I would not add the additional sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Keyword: crock pot creamed corn, crockpot creamed corn, Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn made in a slow cooker is super creamy

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won't take up any oven space or active cooking time when you're busy preparing for the holidays! dinnerthendessert.com
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won't take up any oven space or active cooking time when you're busy preparing for the holidays! dinnerthendessert.com
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won't take up any oven space or active cooking time when you're busy preparing for the holidays! dinnerthendessert.com
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is super creamy, made with just a few ingredients and it won't take up any oven space or active cooking time when you're busy preparing for the holidays! dinnerthendessert.com

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. Best recipe ever! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed. Thank you! We have plenty for dinner tomorrow too! I definitely want to make this again soon.

  2. This was my first time making creamed corn. I tried it many many years ago from a can, and I hated what had been done to my beloved whole kernel corn. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving potluck at my job and it was a hit. A few co-workers even asked for the recipe for their own Thanksgiving dinners. I used 2% lactose free milk. I was afraid that the cream cheese would come back to haunt me, but it didn’t. I think I’ll spice it up for Christmas since my family likes to barbecue for Christmas.

  3. The recipe sounds delicious. I was wondering if I could make a big batch in the summer when fresh corn is plentiful and can it for the winter months

  4. Creamed corn is so good! I always make it on the stove top but I can’t wait to make it in the slow cooker now!

  5. I love that you can make this in the slow cooker! I haven’t had creamed corn in forever, I need to have some soon!

  6. Oooh I love the alternate flavorings you added to mix this dish up! I also love this recipe is for a crockpot.

  7. We used to visit our family in Pennsylvania and purchase fresh corn off the side of the road in the summertime. While I won’t find farmers selling their corn on the side of the road in Texas, I’ve still gotta try this. How could I not? Creamed corn is one of my all-time favorite dishes year-round, but I’ve never made it at home.