Creamy and perfectly seasoned, this homemade Creamed Corn recipe is ready in under 15 minutes. It's made with simple ingredients using frozen corn so it's an easy side dish to prepare for any occasion.
Prep Time: 5 minutesmins
Cook Time: 10 minutesmins
Total Time: 15 minutesmins
1smallsweet onion, diced
5cupsfrozen corn, thawed and excess moisture removed
1 1/2tablespoonsgranulated sugar
1/4teaspoonfreshly cracked black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of ground nutmeg
1/2cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
finely cracked black pepper, for garnish
In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until softened and translucent, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add corn, heavy cream, sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Stir to combine and cook for about 1 minute.
In a measuring cup or bowl, thoroughly whisk together the milk and flour until flour is fully incorporated; slowly pour into the corn mixture and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes, or until thickened and corn is cooked through.
Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted.
Taste and adjust seasonings, if desired. Serve immediately while hot and still shiny with a little cracked black pepper and fresh chopped parsley.
Using canned or fresh corn. You can use well-drained canned corn kernels, if preferred. Note that it can make this recipe a little sweeter and the texture is usually softer. Fresh corn in the summer months is also a great option, just use a knife to get the kernels off the cob. You may need to adjust the cooking time.Optional add-ins. Feel free to add in some cooked crumbled bacon, cooked sausage, or even broccoli. Jalapenos are also a nice addition if you want to add a little kick.How to make creamed corn creamier. If you prefer extra creamy creamed corn, you can blend 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the corn mixture (before adding the flour) and stir it back into the pan.My creamed corn is too runny – what can I do? The easiest thing to do here is just continue letting it cook for a few more minutes. This will usually thicken it up just enough. You can also use a cornstarch slurry of equally parts cornstarch and water whisked together then added to the corn. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more if necessary.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cream style corn, easy side dishes, homemade creamed corn