Cream Corn Like No Other

This creamed corn recipe comes together in just 15 minutes — and it's so much better than the canned stuff.

Creamed Corn Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this creamed corn recipe:

  • Corn: This recipe starts with two packages of thawed frozen corn kernels.
  • Cream: Heavy whipping cream is the key to the creamy, decadent texture.
  • Sugar: A tablespoon of white sugar adds a hint of sweetness.
  • Seasonings: This creamed corn recipe is simply seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Butter: Butter adds richness and flavor.
  • Milk: This recipe calls for whole milk, but you can use 2 percent milk if you'd prefer.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour acts as a thickening agent, so you don't have to worry about runniness.
  • Cheese: Parmesan cheese is the perfect finishing touch. For more cheesy flavor, sprinkle some more on top before serving.

How to Make Creamed Corn

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this creamed corn:

  1. Cook the corn, cream, sugar, butter, and seasonings together until the butter is melted.
  2. Whisk the flour and milk together, then whisk the milk mixture into the corn mixture.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until it's melted.

What to Serve With Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is the perfect side dish to serve alongside comfort food favorites, such as meatloaf. It also pairs well with potluck fare like barbecue, hot dogs, and burgers. In need of some inspiration? Explore these mouthwatering recipe collections:

How to Store Creamed Corn

Allow the creamed corn to cool, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Outstanding recipe," raves . "I made one simple change....I used fresh corn. Such an unbelievably good taste and texture. I will definitely be making this recipe over and over again!"

"I doubled this recipe for a big crowd," says . "It was a huge hit and absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely make it again!"

"Fabulous BBQ side dish," according to . "I confess to adding a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mixture, but that was only because we like a touch of heat. The cream corn would have been just as good without it."

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Cream Corn Like No Other

cream corn in bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste


  1. Combine corn, heavy cream, sugar, butter, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth.

  3. Add milk mixture to the skillet and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened and corn is cooked through, about 4 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat, and stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Serve hot.

    cream corn in bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 224mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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