cream corn dish

Cream Corn Recipe

30 mins
Vadim Rachok
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If you’re looking for a quick, easy side dish that tastes delicious and requires minimal effort, you’ll love this creamed corn recipe. It takes just 30 minutes to make and produces a creamy, flavorful dish far superior to the canned version. Made with fresh corn, Parmesan cheese, cream, and a few other simple ingredients, this recipe will surely become a staple in your kitchen. Whether you’re preparing a weeknight dinner or a holiday feast, this creamed corn is a crowd-pleaser that everyone will love.

This Creamed Corn recipe is a celebration of simplicity and taste, proving that a few quality ingredients can transform into a side dish that steals the spotlight. The marriage of sweet corn, rich cream, and savory Parmesan creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. It's the kind of dish that effortlessly elevates any meal, from casual dinners to festive feasts. What's more, the quick preparation time makes it a go-to choice for busy cooks who refuse to compromise on taste. Get ready to bid farewell to the canned version – this homemade Creamed Corn is here to redefine your side dish game!

Why you’ll love it

Cream-style corn is a perfect side dish that can be served anytime. It’s an excellent addition to your holiday menu or as a BBQ side during corn season. In my opinion, nothing can go wrong with butter and cream. While cooking this classic side dish, I couldn’t resist sneaking bites of it.

I prefer my own method of making creamed corn because it’s the easiest one I’ve ever tried. You don’t need fancy ingredients to make it taste good. Creamed corn adds a comforting and creamy touch to any main course. Below you will find some options for what you can serve with your creamed corn.

Creamed Corn Ingredients

  • Fresh frozen corn kernels with herbs: The main ingredient, corn kernels, provides the base flavor and texture for the dish. The addition of the herbs adds an aromatic note to the overall flavor.
  • Parmesan: Parmesan cheese adds richness and depth to the creamed corn by adding a nutty, salty flavor. It also helps to thicken the sauce and create a creamy consistency.
  • Smoked Peppers: Smoked peppers add a subtle smoky taste and a touch of heat to the creamed corn that complements the sweetness of the corn and adds complexity to the dish.
  • Dry Garlic: Dry garlic adds savory depth and flavor to creamed corn. It adds a subtle garlic flavor to the dish without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Cream 33%: Cream creates a velvety smooth texture and adds a luxurious richness and creaminess to the dish. It also blends ingredients and provides a luscious mouthfeel.
  • White Wine: White wine brings acid and brightness to corn cream, balancing the richness of the cream and cheese. It also adds depth of flavor and complexity to the dish.
  • Butter: Frying the ingredients in butter helps release their flavors and creates a caramelization that enhances the overall flavor of the corn cream.
  • Salt and pepper: These seasonings help enhance the flavors of the other ingredients, adding balance and depth to the dish. They also add a savory element to the dish and help to flavor the corn cream.

How to Make Creamed Corn

Cream Corn Recipe Step By Step 1-4

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  1. First, heat a saucepan, add butter, and sauté corn over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Then, add white wine and cook until the wine evaporates.
  3. Add dry garlic and paprika, sugar (add sugar if the corn is not sweet), cream, and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Simmer over low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the cream from burning. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Then, place on a plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese slices.
  6. Serve with bread, tortilla, or other kind of bread. Enjoy!

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • If using fresh corn, add 1,8-2 ounces (50-60 g) of water to keep the mixture from being too thick. 
  • The parmesan can be replaced with pecorino or cheddar. 
  • If you have clean corn, you can add your favorite chopped herbs at the end.

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What to Serve With Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses and accompaniments. Here are some delicious options to serve with creamed corn:

  • Grilled or roasted meats: Creamed corn is a great complement to grilled or roasted meats such as chicken, pork chops, steak, or barbecued ribs. The savory, charred notes of the meat contrast beautifully with the creamy texture and sweet flavor of corn.
  • Seafood: Seafood dishes such as grilled shrimp, pan-seared fish fillets or baked salmon pair beautifully with creamed corn. The light and creamy texture of the corn provides a perfect balance to the rich flavors of the seafood.
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve creamed corn with roasted vegetables like carrots, sprouts, or beans for a colorful, satisfying meal. The creamy sweetness of the corn adds depth to the earthy flavors of the roasted vegetables.
  • Breads and buns: To soak up the creamy sauce, enjoy creamed corn with freshly baked bread or buns.
  • Salad: For a light and refreshing meal, serve creamed corn with a fresh green salad. The creamy sweetness of the corn contrasts nicely with the crisp, crunchy vegetables in the salad.
  • Eggs: Creamed corn can be served with breakfast or brunch staples such as scrambled eggs, omelets, or frittatas. The savory flavors of eggs are complemented by the creamy texture and sweet flavor of corn.

How to Store Creamed Corn

Once you have finished making your delicious creamed corn, it is important to allow it to cool down to room temperature. Once it’s cooled, transfer it to an airtight container, ensuring that the lid is tightly sealed to keep the corn fresh. You can then safely store it in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat it, you can do so on the stove or in the microwave, whichever method you prefer. Enjoy your creamy corn as a tasty side dish or a full meal on its own!

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Helpful tips

  • To achieve success with this recipe, it is important to allow the corn to simmer for a sufficient amount of time and at a low heat. This will enable the sauce to thicken up and the corn kernels to become plump.
  • To make the corn dish thicker and change its texture a bit, you can blend a cup of cooked creamed corn and add it back to the pot. You can also use a stick blender right in the pot to blend some of it up.

Fresh or Frozen Corn?

You can make delicious creamed corn dishes with either fresh or frozen corn. Fresh corn can provide a more vibrant flavor and texture when it is in season and readily available. However, high-quality frozen corn can produce excellent results with minimal effort if fresh corn is not available or if you prefer the convenience of using frozen ingredients.

This dish can serve as both a great side dish and a snack, but I would recommend removing sugar from the recipe for two reasons: first, of course, the recipe will become much healthier and lower in calories (as empty carbohydrates are unnecessary), and secondly, the dish's flavor will be enhanced in a different way. You can enjoy the full richness of its creamy consistency without overwhelming sweetness. Corn itself already contains enough glucose to sweeten the overall taste and satisfy your taste buds.
Overall, this dish is suitable even for the healthiest eating plans in the world, such as the Mediterranean diet. You can also use this recipe for both weight loss and weight gain programs (just make sure to calculate the portion size correctly to align with your daily calorie intake).

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
Nutrition Editor
Health score:
7 / 10
Cream Corn Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Homemade creamed corn beats canned. This easy recipe uses frozen corn with a creamy sauce. For a cheesier taste, add more Parmesan cheese. It's a tasty side dish with chicken or pork, at barbecues, or on Thanksgiving. Get ready to share the recipe!
cream corn dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
The ingredients you need:
14 ounces (400 g) freshly frozen sweet corn kernels with herbs
1 ounce (30 g) parmesan cheese grated
0,5 ounces (15 g) Parmesan cheese slices
0,07 ounces (2 g) smoked paprika
0,04 ounces (1 g) dry garlic
3,5 ounces (100 g) cream 33%
0,7 ounces (20 g) white wine
1 ounce (30 g) butter
0,4 ounces (10 g) sugar
Let’s start !

Heat a saucepan, add butter, and sauté corn over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.


Add white wine and cook until the wine evaporates.


Add dry garlic and paprika, sugar (add sugar if the corn is not sweet), cream, and Parmesan cheese.


Simmer over low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the cream from burning. Season with salt and pepper.


Place on a plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese slices.


Serve with bread, tortilla, or other kind of bread.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 3 Calories: 1012
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g21%
Saturated Fat 10g49%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 373mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 7g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin C 5mg23%
Calcium 85mg7%
Iron 1mg3%
Potassium 224mg5%

* 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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For an extra layer of texture, consider adding a handful of crispy bacon bits or sautéed onions to your Creamed Corn. These savory elements not only introduce a delightful crunch but also deepen the overall flavor profile. Don't shy away from experimenting with different cheese varieties – a sharp cheddar or Gruyère can add a bold twist. When cooking the corn, let it develop a bit of caramelization for enhanced sweetness. And if you're aiming for a velvety consistency, use an immersion blender to lightly pulse a portion of the mixture, creating a creamy base with intact corn kernels. Embrace the versatility of this dish and tailor it to your taste preferences for a Creamed Corn experience like no other!

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