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Easy Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamed corn is a side dish that you can enjoy all year long. From summer picnics and potlucks to holiday gatherings, this creamed corn recipe is sure to impress all! And best of all, it comes together in a jiffy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295kcal


  • 32 oz (4 cups)frozen corn kernels (or 3 canned corn drained) (or 4 ears fresh corn)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoon yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • ½ cup half and half or whole milk
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Cracked pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Saute yellow diced onion until it’s soft. (Do NOT brown onion)
  • Sprinkle plain flour and whisk continuously while it cooks for about a minute on medium low flame.
  • Once flour begins to bubble, reduce heat to low. Gently pour in half and half (or full fat milk) and continue to whisk.
  • When sauce begins to thicken add the seasoning – salt, cracked pepper (or ground white pepper) and sugar. Note: If you are adding cayenne pepper, add it at this stage.
  • Whisk everything together.
  • Stir in frozen corn. Cook on low flame for about 5 minutes with constant stirring.
  • Once corn is cooked through remove pan from heat and serve immediately.
  • I like to garnish with red pepper flakes, cracked pepper and fresh chives in the end before serving. It not just makes the dish look pretty and colorful but also enhances it’s taste.
    Note: if you are using nutmeg, grate it on top while it’s still hot just before serving.



Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg