Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamy Corn – An easy homemade creamed corn recipe with cream cheese that will blow away the canned stuff. Parmesan and green chiles take the traditional family side into a dish with flair!

We enjoy this slow cooker creamed corn all year round. From summer pot lucks and barbeques to family dinners and holiday meals this creamy corn recipe is a crowd pleaser! Speaking of crowd-pleasers, this corn recipe is wonderful served alongside Honey Glazed Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Caprese Grilled Chicken, Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers, and even Au Gratin Potatoes.

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Why You’ll Love This Creamy Corn Recipe

A creamy corn dish can evoke feelings that run the scale from Yay! Nay! Or Blasé! Those who fall into the latter two categories don’t often reach for canned creamed corn (or a creamed corn recipe). Here are just a few reasons this fantastic slow cooker creamy corn recipe with creamy cheese will change the nays to yays!

  • Creamy, decadent, and satisfying it’s a family favorite.
  • Slow cooker cream cheese corn recipe is super quick to throw together; set it and forget it. 
  • This creamed corn recipe is made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.
  • You can make creamed corn in the crockpot or in the oven.
  • The salty parmesan cheese blends with tangy cream cheese and rolls over your tastebuds like a caress. (Too poetic? Haha. Ok, the stuff tastes great!)  
  • Added Bonus: This creamy corn recipe is gluten-free and zero added sugar! 

Creamy Corn Recipe ingredients

Cream Cheese Corn Ingredients

With no exotic ingredients required, this creamy corn recipe takes five minutes to throw together for a delicious creamed corn dish! 

  • This slow cooker creamed corn is easy and flavorful using thawed, frozen corn. You can also use canned (drained), fresh sweet corn (stripped), or the added depth of grilled corn (smokey).
  • Use whole milk if you can, but use half and half for opulence in this creamy corn dish.
  • Parmesan cheese – fresh is best.
  • Diced Green Chiles add a touch of heat and zesty pepper notes. Go for mild if you are all about flavor, not heat. Green chiles are hotter with piths and seeds.
  • Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper
  • Cream Cheese adds smooth, tangy richness to creamed corn and a velvety texture.
  • What’s corn without butter? This slow cooker creamy corn is no exception, just enough to add that hand-in-hand buttery flavor that corn lovers expect.
  • Optional garnish, Fresh Parsley.

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How To Make Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

You can also make this creamed corn in the oven if you don’t have a slow cooker! 

Step 1. Add everything except cream cheese and butter to the slow cooker and stir. 

Step 2. Top with cream cheese and butter (DO NOT STIR) and cook on high 2-3 hours.

Step 3. When the creamed corn is heated and cream cheese melts, stir and combine the mixture.

Step 4. Continue cooking for another 15-30 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and cracked black pepper before serving.

Creamed Corn on a spoon over a plateful.

Creamy Corn Recipe Notes 

  • Extra topping ideas for creamed corn: Panko bread crumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, diced jalapenos, tabasco, diced onions, or tomatoes.
  • You can use frozen, canned, or grilled corn (we like roasted or grilled corn).  Trader Joe’s has an excellent frozen roasted corn! 
  • If you’re not using sweet corn you may want to add a teaspoon of sugar to this recipe.
  • If using canned corn, you should drain the corn.

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How To Reheat & Store Creamy Corn

This creamy corn recipe lasts up to three days in the fridge stored properly. Want to watch it disappear? Leftover creamed corn is a fantabulous dip by adding shredded cheese, bacon bits, sliced green onions, and sour cream. Bring on the chips and loosen your waistband-it’s absolutely delicious!

If you want to reheat in the microwave, make sure you check and stir every 15-30 seconds after the first minute. You don’t want to overheat creamed corn and cause the dairy to break down.

I don’t recommend freezing creamed corn. The problem lies with the sauce, it’s mostly dairy which will often separate when frozen and then reheated.

Spoonful of Cream Cheese Corn over a crockpot

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn  FAQs

Where does creamed corn come from?

Corn/maize is indigenous to the Americas and the native people of this continent. Sweet summer corn is husked, and kernels are cut or grated with a sharp cooking implement. The kernels burst, releasing sweet “golden milk.” The cob is “milked” for the remaining juice by running a blunt edge along the cob. The remaining bits and flavor-packed milk are extracted and cooked together. Viola! The original sweet creamed corn.

Can you overcook cream cheese corn?

If your creamed corn is overcooked and too thick, you can add a little hot milk as needed, and stir well to remove lumps.

Is canned corn the same as fresh corn?

Nutrition values for canned corn actually retain comparable nutrients to fresh corn according to a study from UC Davis in 2012. Vitamin intake per calorie consumed, canned corn and fresh corn had the highest values, both just slightly more than frozen corn.

Is Corn Good For You?

Who doesn’t love corn? Whether it’s served on the cob, grilled, as grilled corn and zucchini salad, or in BBQ chicken pizza soup, it’s sweet, versatile, and good for you!

According to WebMD corn is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage and wards off diseases like cancer and heart disease. 

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Easy Cream Cheese Corn on a plate and by a slow cooker

Slow Cooker Creamy Corn

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

An easy homemade creamed corn recipe with cream cheese that will blow away the canned stuff. Parmesan and green chiles take the traditional family side into a dish with flair!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (32 oz) frozen corn, thawed (or canned, or grilled)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup butter, sliced into tablespoons
  • optional: chopped fresh parsley for garnish.

Instructions

SLOWCOOKER:

  1. Combine corn, milk, parmesan, green chiles, and spices in a 3-quart slow cooker.
  2. Stir to combine. Top with cream cheese and butter cubes and DO NOT STIR. Cook on high for 2-3 hours until heated through and cream cheese is melted.
  3. Stir until cheese and butter are well combined. Continue cooking for another 15-30 minutes.
  4. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and cracked black pepper before serving.

OVEN OPTION:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the prepared dish, stir to combine, and bake uncovered 30-45 minutes.
  3. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and cracked black pepper before serving.

Notes

  • you can use frozen, canned, or grilled corn (we like roasted or grilled corn)
  • If using canned corn, you should drain the corn.
  • topping ideas: bacon bits, Panko bread crumb, shredded cheddar cheese, diced jalapenos.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used and are just estimates. We encourage, especially if these numbers are important to you, to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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