Are you looking for the perfect slow cooker creamed corn recipe? Well, this is it! This creamed corn recipe is a buttery and creamy delight. It makes a perfect side dish for holiday and BBQ gatherings!
Best Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Making creamed corn in the slow cooker is hands down the absolute best way to make creamed corn.
Foget the canned creamed corn that you buy in stores, this simple and easy recipe yields a delicious dish that people will love to eat!
The fact that this creamed corn is made in the slow cooker means that it is a perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or BBQ party with friends.
Is Canned Corn the Same as Creamed Corn?
Canned corn and creamed corn are not exactly one in the same, but you can buy canned “cream style” sweet corn. That is about as clear as mud, isn’t it!
The canned “cream style” corn really is not much to write home about. It has some sugar and corn starch to thicken the corn. There is no cream in it, which why it is not actually called “creamed corn,” but simply “creamy style corn.”
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Cream Cheese
Making creamed corn in the slow cooker with cream cheese is a fantastic way to make creamed corn. As the corn cooks, the cream cheese melts and works to thicken up the corn mixture.
It is a simple and tasty way to may creamed corn in the slow cooker.
How Do You Make Creamed Corn Thicker?
Sometimes creamed corn can turn out a bit thinner than you would like. While my recipe uses butter and cream cheese to thicken the creamed corn, if you find your self needing to thicken your creamed corn, there are few things you can do to help it.
If you need to thicken your creamed corn, you could add flour or arrowroot powder (corn startch would also work, but I do not use that in my kitchen).
If you cooked your creamed corn in the slow cooker, while the mixture is still hot, add flour or arrowroot powder one tablespoon at a time and stir until your creamed corn has reached the desired thickness.
Can You Eat Creamed Corn Cold?
While technically you could eat cold creamed corn, so long as it has been precooked, it is not the recommened method for eating creamed corn.
Creamed corn is meant to be served as a warm dish.
Can You Heat Up Creamed Corn?
You can certainly heat up creamed corn. If you are warming leftover creamed corn, I would recommend warming it on the stove top.
Place the leftovers in a pot, add a splash of milk, and cook on medium low until warmed through.
What Can You Make with Creamed Corn?
If you have leftovers and are looking for ideas of things to make with creamed corn, just use your imagination a bit.
Leftover creamed corn can be placed in soups, stews, and casseroles. It can also be served on sandwiches. If you made slow cooker creamed corn for a holiday meal, you could make a sandwich out of leftover rolls, ham, and creamed corn.
That sounds pretty tasty to me. Really, the options for things to make with creamed corn are limitless!
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
3 -16 oz bags frozen corn
2 -8 oz packages cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup butter, cubed
2 tbsp sucanat (or sugar of choice)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
-Place corn, milk, sugar, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker. Stir.
-Place the cubed cream cheese and butter on top.
-Cook on high for 1 hour. Stir to incorporate the cream cheese and butter. This is a really important step. When you incorporate the butter and cream cheese into the mixture, it will help to thicken the creamed corn. At this point, the corn will still be a bit frozen. But do your best to get the cream cheese and butter mixed in there.
Once you have stirred the cream cheese and butter into the mixture, cook on high for an additional hour.
Stir again. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Stir a final time. Serve.
Simply Perfect Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- 3 16 oz bags frozen corn
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 8 oz cartons cream cheese cubed
- 1 cup butter cubed
- 2 tbsp sucanat or sugar of choice
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Place the corn, milk, sugar, salt, and pepper in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Place the cubed butter and cream cheese on top.
- Cook on high for 1 hour.
- Stir to incorporate the butter and cream cheese, then cook on high for an additional hour.
- Stir mixture again, then cook on high for a final 15 minutes.
- Stir one final time then serve.