Four ingredients, five minutes of time and your slow cooker will make this delicious, flavorful little side dish for you! Kernels of sweet corn, cream cheese, butter and a touch of milk produces a family favorite. Crock Pot Creamed Corn is a great holiday side, too!
Original recipe posted: December 2014 | Recipe updated: October 2019
My husband. He’s funny. There are very specific things that he becomes obsessed about. Our spice cupboard is always perfectly arranged. The living room has to be rearranged every so often. And we always arrive at Thanksgiving dinner with multiple varieties of corn. This year “multiple” meant four. Yes, friends, we brought FOUR types of corn to our Thanksgiving feast.
To be clear, this isn’t mushy creamed corn. I’m thinking of corn in a can that you open up and it’s mushy and a little goopy. This recipe isn’t that. So if you are concerned, take that off your mind.
One of our feast-day corn options was my idea. “Let’s throw everything into the crockpot! And let’s make it creamy!” were my thoughts. Dan added: “We can do a spicy spin-off of that! And one with sausage!” Goodness gracious. I’d like to think that if everyone had voted, it would have been the most-liked corn option of the four.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
I love my Instant Pot and you can definitely make amazing cream corn in it. But my first love is my slow cooker and the amazing recipes you can make in it. So you’ll be pleased to know that you will literally put five minutes of effort into this version of Creamy Corn. It is a breeze and super yummy. This option also opens up valuable oven space for other holiday dishes if this isn’t a regular dinner night. The ingredients are also usually on hand.
HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CREAMED CORN
A heavenly creamy sauce is transforming a staple ingredient into a memorable easy side dish!
Add the corn to the slow cooker. Next add the milk, butter and cream cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine the corn kernels around the butter and cheese so they melt evenly.
Cover and cook on low heat. Cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste when it’s finished.
When the cook time is complete, remove the lid and let the corn sit for 20 minutes or so.
If you are feeling saucy, add a diced jalapeño pepper (or two).
If you don’t have frozen corn on hand but do have canned corn, feel free to substitute it. A gold and white can of corn is delicious, too! Just rinse the kernels and then toss them into the pot.
For a creamier dish, replace the milk with heavy cream.
If you need to speed up the cooking process, cook on high heat for 1.5 to 2 hours.
OTHER DELICIOUS CORN RECIPES
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob – Make a favorite summer finger food in your Instant Pot: Perfectly cooked corn on the cob EVERY SINGLE TIME. Let your pressure cooker simplify meal-time so you can enjoy every morsel of summer.
Edamame Tomato Corn Salad – Edamame Tomato Corn Salad is my favorite salad recipe of ALL TIME. This delicious salad is a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed any time of the year. Bring this to a party and it will be devoured immediately!
Slow Cooker Hot Creamy Corn – This Hot Corn Dip is ADDICTING! Bacon and green chiles give this dish the kick is needs. Sprinkle some cilantro into the cheesy corn dish for a perfect brunch dish. Serve it with chips or crackers or solo as a creamy side. Either way, it’ll be the most popular dish at the feast!
Stove Top Popcorn – Down with microwave popcorn and all of the unknown ingredients that come along with it. Stovetop popcorn is SO easy to make (easier than you think!), with no MSG and totally packed with delicious flavor. Make this perfect, salty snack for your next movie night!
DELICIOUS THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES
This is my Mom’s Mashed Potatoes recipe. It is the BEST and goes great with any main dish, any time of year. You’ll never need another mashed potato recipe again!
This is the BEST Homemade Cranberry Sauce! It is super easy to make and way surpasses the canned version in flavor. Be sure to use whole berries to your sauce to make this a delicious side dish for your Thanksgiving or holiday table!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy, smooth, delicious and easy to prepare. No boiling or saucepan/stovetop cleaning required with this side dish. The Instant Pot gets this easy mashed potato recipe done in 30 minutes!
This Classic Sweet Potato Casserole is great on your Thanksgiving table and also a perfect side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It is filled with a delicious sweet potato mixture and topped with crunchy pecans and marshmallows.
This is the Best Green Bean Casserole for your table! It is a traditional holiday staple, yes, but also great any time of the year as a delicious side dish.
This delicious Crockpot Stuffing with Leeks and Sausage is made easier in a slow cooker! The addition of leeks and sausage makes it unique and delicious. Don’t limit this to Thanksgiving fare. It is a great side dish to any meal, any time of the year.
Tater Tot Hotdish is the perfect comfort food. Whether it’s the main dish or a side, everyone at the table will be satisfied. This Midwestern staple is easy to make and fills everyone up. Great for your Thanksgiving table or any time of the year!
If you really love to have low carb options available, try this Cauliflower Stuffing recipe! It’s an easy, healthy side dish for your next holiday meal! Cauliflower stuffing is a low carb, gluten free recipe that does not lack in flavor. Add this delicious dish to your next Thanksgiving spread!
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