Easy Crock Pot creamed corn is mixed right in the slowcooker for a hands off holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. The perfectly rich cream cheese and butter sauce clings to the whole corn kernels and is a cozy addition to your buffet table.
Growing up I had only ever tried canned cream corn as a simple side dish. It wasn't until recently that I discovered the real-deal homemade creamed corn recipe that so many families love to serve for holiday meals.
This easy Crock Pot Creamed corn is made from frozen corn and has an awesome cream cheese and butter sauce that perfectly clings to the corn kernels without being too goopy.
You can sweeten it up with a touch of honey or go spicy with fresh jalapeño or canned diced chiles. In either case, this is a must-have side dish for your next family dinner!
Why This is the Best Recipe
I think the key to a memorable holiday feast is to have lots of options on the buffet table without a ton of work.
I think this is the best Crock Pot creamed corn recipe because:
- Dump and Go: You mix the entire recipe up right in the slowcooker bowl. This is as hands-off as you can possibly get!
- Feeds a Crowd: This is sized to feed a holiday table filled with guests. If you want to make this for a weeknight family dinner, you can absolutely scale the ingredients down.
- Creamy and Cozy: Homemade creamed corn is soooooo much more delicious than canned creamed corn. But if you love that thicker texture, you can easily prep this recipe that way, too! See all my variations and suggestions below.
These easy Crockpot side dish only needs a few ingredients:
- Frozen Corn: If you want to substitute canned corn, buy whole corn kernels and be sure to drain them first.
- Cream Cheese
- Heavy Cream
- Black Pepper
- Kosher Salt
Mix the Corn in the Crock Pot
Add the frozen corn to the slowcooker bowl. You can mix the creamed corn ingredients right here!
Pour in the heavy cream, sugar, salt and pepper, and stir it all together.
Sprinkle the cubed cream cheese and butter over the top.
Cook the creamed corn on LOW for 4 hours or until the sauce has gotten nice and smooth.
After just 1 hour, you'll want to stir it up and help tuck the cubed cream cheese and butter down closer to the warmer cream.
I stirred it once an hour to help make sure everything melted properly.
This is a delicious classic creamed corn recipe but there are some really fun ways you could mix things up with fresh variations:
Hot Honey Creamed Corn: Use Mike's Hot Honey instead of the sugar for sweetness and a little kick.
Jalapeño Creamed Corn: Add minced fresh jalapeño or even a can of diced green chiles to the Crockpot. This will give your creamed corn a big kick.
Corn with Fresh Chives: Chop up a bunch of fresh chives and sprinkle it over the corn after it is finished cooking.
Thick Creamed Corn: If you prefer your corn to be thicker with fewer whole corn kernels, you could use an immersion blender to chop up the corn a bit for a thicker texture.
Make Ahead & Storage Tips
If you need to make this dish ahead of time, just let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge in an airtight container.
To reheat the corn, you can pop it in the microwave, heat it up in a saucepan on the stovetop, or just put it right back in the slowcooker to warm through.
Crockpot creamed corn is an excellent and easy Thanksgiving side dish. You can mix everything together in a minute and get back to your holiday prep.
And as far as the kids go?? This totally counts as a Thanksgiving vegetable!
But any time you're feeding a crowd for a party or potluck, this would be a great addition to your buffet table.
Crock Pot Creamed Corn
- 1 (32 oz) bag of frozen corn
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Just a pinch of kosher salt
- 1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese cut into cubes
- 4 tablespoon butter cut into cubes
- Add the frozen corn to the bowl of a 6 qt slowcooker.
- Stir in the heavy cream, sugar, and salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cream cheese and butter cubes over the top.
- Cover and cook the mixture on LOW for 4 hours or until the sauce has gotten nice and smooth. You'll want to stir it about once an hour to help the cream cheese melt completely.
Variations:Hot Honey Creamed Corn: Use Mike's Hot Honey instead of the sugar for sweetness and a little kick. Jalapeño Creamed Corn: Add minced fresh jalapeño or even a can of diced green chiles to the Crockpot. This will give your creamed corn a big kick. Corn with Fresh Chives: Chop up a bunch of fresh chives and sprinkle it over the corn after it is finished cooking. Thick Creamed Corn: If you prefer your corn to be thicker with fewer whole corn kernels, you could use an immersion blender to chop up the corn a bit for a thicker texture.
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