How to make creamed corn

How to Make Creamed Corn

My recipe is very versatile, you can make it in a skillet on stove top, an Instant Pot, or a slow cooker. The cooking process is the same, with simple ingredients:

  • Frozen corn or fresh corn
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Full milk
  • Diced red bell peppers
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese

Creamed Corn.

Frozen Corn vs. Fresh Corn

For this creamed corn recipe, I used frozen corn as it’s not fresh corn season now. If you have fresh corn, by all means please use fresh corn as they taste amazingly sweet. Frozen corn works well, just need slightly longer cooking time.

Cream Corn made with frozen corn kernels, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.

How to Make Creamed Corn from Fresh Corn?

Pull the husks and silks off the ear of corn with your hands. Remove the remaining silk by hand.

To cut corn off the cob, use a sharp paring knife. Start at the top and cut downward, cutting about two-thirds of the depth of the kernels.

A spoonful of creamy cream corn, ready to be eaten.

Many creamed corn recipes call for all-purpose flour and cream cheese. I personally don’t ever use all-purpose flour other than baking. I don’t think it belongs in cooking.

I used heavy whipping cream, full milk plus Parmesan cheese for the creamy flavor. Trust me, this creamed corn recipe is perfect and so good. You have to try it!

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1 lb. frozen sweet corn thawed
  • 1/2 cup full milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley for garnishing
  1. Turn on the Saute mode on your Instant Pot. As soon as the pot is heated, add the butter and heat until it's melted. 

  2. Add the diced red bell peppers and saute with the butter, until slightly softened. Add the frozen sweet corn. Stir to combine well 

    Frozen sweet corn in the Instant Pot

  3. Add the milk, heavy whipping cream, salt and ground black pepper. Stir to combine well. Cover the Instant Pot with its lid and select Manual. Set to High pressure and cook for 10 minutes.

    Making creamed corn in an Instant Pot

  4. When it beeps, turn to Quick Release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully and switch to Saute mode. Add the Parmesan cheese, stir and cook for 2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and becomes creamy. Transfer the creamed corn to a serving platter, garnish with parsley and serve immediately. 

You can make this recipe in a slow cooker. Just follow the same process and cook for 3 hours on high heat.

You can also make the creamed corn on stove top using a skillet. Just follow the same method and simmer the creamed corn until the sauce reduces and becomes creamy.

Creamed Corn Recipe (Instant Pot) Calories 363 Calories from Fat 225 Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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