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Creamed Corn Recipe

This homemade creamed corn recipe with cream cheese is simply the best! A southern comfort food side dish that is perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays.

a wooden spoon taking a scoop of creamed corn

Homemade creamed corn is a family favorite!

There is just nothing like homemade creamed corn. A southern comfort food, this easy side dish requires hardly any prep work and tastes like a million bucks.

If you need an easy last minute side dish for Thanksgiving, you have to try this homemade creamed corn!

It’s one of our very favorite corn recipes along with Honey Butter Skillet Corn and Buttery Skillet Corn.

This corn recipe is so simple to make and requires hardly any prep work! While I love slow cooker creamed corn, this one is ready in a fraction of the time and tastes just as delicious.

Ingredients Needed

  • frozen sweet corn
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • butter
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • cream cheese
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
ingredients to make creamed corn in glass bowls

How to Make Creamed Corn With Cream Cheese

Step 1: Add the butter to a saucepan and melt it.

Step 2: Add the flour and whisk for a minute, then add your heavy cream, salt, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and milk.

Step 3: Once the sauce is melted together, add in your frozen corn and heat until the corn is plump and the sauce is thick and creamy. Serve and enjoy!

collage image showing the ingredients added to a saucepan to make creamed corn

Making creamed corn from scratch is going to be a game changer for you if you have never tried it before. This corn with cream cheese is a family favorite.

Not only is it easy to make, but no one can resist this extra creamy and delicious side dish!

creamed corn in a dish

This dish uses both cream cheese and parmesan cheese to really amp up the cheesy creamy goodness of the creamed corn. I didn’t think I liked creamed corn but this recipe changed my mind!

What to serve with Creamed Corn

Creamed corn pairs well with a variety of side dishes. It’s loved as a summer staple as well as a family favorite Thanksgiving and Easter dinner side dish.

Storing Creamed Corn

Creamed corn can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Leftovers can be reheated in a saucepan or in the microwave until heated through.

a spoon showing a scoop of creamed corn

Creamed Corn FAQs

What is the difference between creamed corn and sweet corn?

Creamed corn is a savory soupy version of sweet corn that is made with butter, milk or heavy cream, and cheese.

How do you thicken fresh creamed corn?

Creamed corn is typically thickened using a roux (a mixture of butter and all-purpose flour).

Try this recipe for the holidays and you won’t be disappointed! You will definitely want to add this yummy dish to your holiday recipe collection!

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Creamed Corn with Cream Cheese

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This southern style creamed corn recipe with cream cheese makes the best side dish for the holidays or any occasion!


  • 24 oz frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour


  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a sauce pan
  2. Stir the flour in and whisk for one minute
  3. Add the milk, heavy cream, salt, parmesan, and cream cheese and stir for 1 - 2 minutes until cream cheese is mostly melted
  4. Add the frozen corn and continue to cook, stirring often, for around 15 minutes, or until corn is plump and sauce is thick and creamy
  5. Serve the creamed corn hot
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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Saturday 6th of January 2024

Would almond milk be good to use instead of cow milk?

Joy Shull

Monday 8th of January 2024

I am not sure the flavor would be right


Sunday 25th of December 2022

Delicious creamy corn perfection!

Shareen Bowling

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Made this today for my husband’s birthday dinner. It is a very easy recipe and it is sure yummy. I will continue to use this recipe on many more occasions.


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Can this be made in a crock pot?

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023

Here is my similar recipe for crock pot creamed corn!


Saturday 1st of October 2022

This is amazing! Used freshly frozen corn off the cob—made it extra sweet!

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