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Easy Creamed Corn Recipe

Best Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamed Corn is one of the easiest, most creamy and rich side dishes you can make. Ready in less than 30 minutes and goes well with chicken, beef or pork.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamed Corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 20 oz frozen corn kernels or 2 15 oz cans canned corn - drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar brown sugar can be used for a deeper caramely flavor
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary optional
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Parmesan cheese depends how thick and cheesy you want it

Cornstarch Mix

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk


Prepare the Corn:

  • If using frozen corn, thaw it. To speed this up, place the bag with corn in a deep casserole dish under running warm water. Open the corn bag and drain any excess of water from the corn, using a colander.
  • If using canned corn, drain it.


  • Place a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat, once hot add the butter and melt it.
  • Once the butter has been melted, add the corn kernels, sugar, cream, salt, pepper and herbs if using. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Cook the mixture for 3 minutes.

Cornstarch Mix:

  • In a medium bowl combine milk with cornstarch (or flour) and whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Continue to cook stirring until the mixture has thicker and the corn is cooked and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add more milk or cream, 1/4 cup at a time.
  • If the mixture is too thin, mix another 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until fully dissolved and add the mixture to the pan. Stir and bring to a simmer. Keep in mind that the mixture will thicken more as it cools.

Add cheese:

  • Remove from heat and stir in the shredded parmesan cheese. Stir until fully combined and creamy. Keep in mind that the mixture will thicken more as it cools.



Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 0.5mg