Mouth-Watering Creamed Corn Recipe to Satisfy Your Cravings

Hey there, fellow foodies! If you’re anything like me, then you know that the south has a rich culinary history with an emphasis on comfort food. And one of my all-time favorite comfort foods is cream corn. Fresh, creamy and oh-so-delicious, this southern-style creamed corn recipe is sure to give you all the warm and cozy vibes for any occasion.

Now, I don’t want to brag but around here, we take our cream corn seriously. So you better believe that this recipe is the real deal. It’s made with simple, authentic ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with almost anything as well as being easy to make. Whether it’s for a family dinner or a summer BBQ get-together, this southern-style creamed corn recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So grab your apron and let’s get to cooking up some deliciously creamy Southern-style creamed corn that will have everyone coming back for seconds and maybe even thirds!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern made Cream Corn
Southern made Cream Corn

Do you crave for southern-style dishes that ooze with flavor and comfort? Then, look no further than this Southern-Style Cream Corn Recipe. I promise you; it’s everything you’d want in a side dish and more.

What makes this recipe special is its luscious, creamy texture and the use of fresh corn as the star ingredient. Each bite of this creamed corn recipe will transport your taste buds to the deep South. It’s that good! The combination of heavy cream, unsalted butter, and cream style corn create a rich flavor profile that’s versatile enough to serve with any main course.

Plus, this easy-to-make creamed corn recipe is perfect for potlucks, family gatherings and holidays. Did I mention that it pairs well with almost anything? Fried chicken, roasted turkey, or smoked ribs – whatever your main course is, this Southern-style creamed corn recipe complements it perfectly.

Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced chef, this dish is sure to leave your guests wanting more. Trust me; your taste buds deserve a treat, make your homemade creamed corn today!

Ingredient List

 Cream corn so smooth and velvety that it just melts in your mouth
Cream corn so smooth and velvety that it just melts in your mouth

Let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need to make this mouth-watering Southern-Style Cream Corn Recipe come to life. Here is what you need:


  • Butter (2 tablespoons): When it comes to Southern-style cooking, butter is a staple ingredient. It adds richness and flavor to the dish.

  • Corn Kernels (4 cups): You can use fresh corn that’s been removed from the cob or frozen corn kernels to save time. Both options work great in this recipe.

  • Cream Style Corn (2 cups): This ingredient adds sweetness and creaminess to the recipe.

  • Heavy Cream (1 cup): Heavy cream gives the dish a velvety texture and richness that can’t be beaten.

  • Sugar (2 tablespoons): Adding sugar balances out the flavor profile and complements the natural sweetness of the corn.

  • Salt and Black Pepper: Use these spices to season your dish according to your taste.

  • All-Purpose Flour (3 tablespoons): Using flour in this recipe helps thicken the creamed corn sauce.

Now that you have all of your ingredients ready, let’s dive into how to make this fantastic dish!

The Recipe How-To

 Golden corn kernels swimming in a pool of rich cream and butter
Golden corn kernels swimming in a pool of rich cream and butter


Before we dive in, be sure to have all your ingredients ready. For this recipe, you will need 4 cups of corn. You can use fresh corn kernels, canned corn, cream-style corn or frozen corn kernels. If using fresh corn, you will need around 8 ears of it. If using frozen corn, use 2 10 oz bags.

To start off, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and is bubbling slightly, add the corn kernels to the skillet and stir well.

Next, add 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Addition of sugar helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the corn.

Continue cooking the mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until it becomes tender.

Once the corn is tender, add 2 cups of cream style corn to the skillet and stir it in with the fresh/frozen corn kernels.

For a creamier texture and taste, add 1 cup heavy cream to the mixture along with half a cup whipped cream. Remember that higher-fat brands will give you a richer flavor.

Stir well and let it cook on medium heat for another 10 to 12 minutes.


Season your dish with a teaspoon each of salt and black pepper or according to your preference.

In order to thicken the creamed-corn mixture add in 1 tablespoon flour + 3/4 cup milk together in a bowl , whisk them properly then pour into the dish slowly meanwhile mixing properly so no lumps appear

Finally, lower heat to low-medium and cover & cook for additional 5-7 minutes so that everything comes together well.

Serve this southern style creamed-corn hot with any other main course dishes such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes or mac and cheese.

Substitutions and Variations

 The ultimate comfort food that brings back childhood memories
The ultimate comfort food that brings back childhood memories

Now, if you’re feeling a little adventurous or want to switch things up, you can take this Southern-made cream corn recipe and make it your own with some simple substitutions and variations.

First off, let’s talk about the dairy. Heavy cream is traditionally used in this recipe, but you can easily swap it out for whipping cream or half-and-half if that’s what you have on hand. Alternatively, if you’re looking to lighten things up a bit, you could try using milk or even non-dairy milk like almond or soy milk. However, keep in mind that this will change the overall taste and texture of the dish.

Next, let’s talk about the corn itself. While fresh corn is highly recommended for the best flavor and texture, you can also use frozen corn or canned corn in a pinch. If using frozen corn, be sure to thaw it before adding it to the skillet. Canned corn can also be used, but keep in mind that it is already cooked and will not have the same texture as fresh or frozen corn kernels.

If you’re looking for some variation on the classic creamed corn recipe, try adding some additional ingredients like diced jalapenos or bell peppers for a spicy twist. You could also add in some crispy crumbled bacon or diced ham for an extra layer of flavor and texture. Or, try stirring in some shredded cheddar cheese or Parmesan cheese for a cheesy version of creamed corn.

Another fun variation is to turn your creamed corn into a casserole by mixing it with some cream cheese and baking it in the oven until bubbly and golden brown on top. This makes for a great side dish at any dinner party.

Overall, this Southern-style creamed corn recipe is highly customizable and can be easily adapted to suit your preferences and tastes. So feel free to get creative and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh corn straight from the farmer's market, transformed into a luscious side dish
Fresh corn straight from the farmer’s market, transformed into a luscious side dish

Once you’ve made this delightful southern-style cream corn, it’s time to dish up and enjoy it! Serve this Casserole with some main dishes such as baked chicken or fried pork chops that will complement the sweet and creamy flavors. You can also take a more minimalistic approach and serve the cream corn as a simple side dish with steak, burgers, or grilled chicken. I find that this Creamed Corn tastes best when served hot and bubbly straight from the skillet. Spoon it into a casserole dish or individual ramekins for presentation.

Pairing options for southern-style cream corn abound. Given its luscious texture and rich flavor, I suggest pairing the dish with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir or Shiraz. The subtle fruity notes of these wines complement the natural sweetness of the corn while their gentle tannins keep the richness of the dish in check.

If you prefer beer, then you should seek out a light lager or a crisp blond ale that is clean and refreshing like pale malts. If you’re leaning more towards cocktails, try an Aperol Spritz or a Paloma that will cut through the creaminess of this delightful side dish.

No matter what you pair this Southern-style Creamed Corn with, it’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering. It’s so deliciously easy to make and pairs fantastically with just about any classic Southern staple dishes or even can be eaten on its own! So elevate your dinner game by serving this scrumptious recipe to your family and friends, and they’ll be begging for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect solution for any last-minute dinner party, easy to whip up and guaranteed to impress
The perfect solution for any last-minute dinner party, easy to whip up and guaranteed to impress

One of the amazing aspects of this southern-style cream corn recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time and simply reheat it when you’re ready to serve. In fact, the flavors in this dish tend to develop more fully as they sit, meaning that making this delicious side dish ahead will only enhance its taste.

To make ahead, simply prepare the recipe as directed, let it cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. You can make it even farther in advance if you prefer, by freezing it for up to a month. When ready to use, defrost it overnight in the refrigerator or microwave on a low setting.

When reheating the creamed corn, be sure not to overcook or scorch it. You want to heat it gently over medium-low heat until warmed through, stirring occasionally with a spatula. You can also reheat it in the microwave on medium power for 1-3 minutes, depending on how much you are reheating.

As for storing leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. You can also freeze leftover creamed corn for up to a month, though note that the texture may change somewhat upon thawing.

Overall, this southern-style creamed corn recipe is an excellent make-ahead dish perfect for adding some southern charm to your holiday menu or weeknight dinner rotation!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The aroma of butter and corn mingling in the air, promising a mouthwatering meal
The aroma of butter and corn mingling in the air, promising a mouthwatering meal

Southern made creamed corn is a delicious and simple dish that really hits home. Whether it’s a side dish for dinner or a main ingredient in your favorite recipe, it’s important to get the creamed corn just right. As someone who has spent years perfecting the art of southern style cooking, I’d like to share with you some tips that will help you achieve perfection every time.

First tip: Choose the right corn. For the best flavor, prioritize fresh corn over frozen or canned corn. Look for bright green husks which indicate freshness and feel for plump kernels when choosing ears from the grocery store. If fresh corn isn’t available in your area, go for frozen corn for a close second-best option.

Second tip: Experiment with seasoning. Creamed corn should have the perfect balance between saltiness and sweetness, but not too overpowering. Play around with different amounts of sugar, salt, and black pepper until you find your perfect blend of seasonings. Depending on whether you use salted or unsalted butter as well as canned or frozen creamed corn, adjust accordingly.

Third tip: Keep an eye on the heat. Creamed corn is traditionally cooked on medium heat to prevent it from sticking or scorching along the bottom of the skillet. Don’t hesitate to lower the heat if necessary but also be aware not to cook it too long at high heat because this tends to evaporate both flavor and moisture from your dish.

Fourth tip: Add heavy cream only when needed.This recipe already calls for 1 cup of heavy cream and adding additional heavy cream can make it overly rich and fatty in taste. Consider using half-and-half or whole milk if you’re looking for a lighter alternative as these are more balanced than heavy whipping creamy varieties.

Fifth tip: Serving time matters! Wait until all other dishes are ready before serving creamed corn; others (like mashed potatoes) tend to cool faster than corn does, and this will give you time to make a few final tweaks or adjust the consistency before it gets to the table.

Follow these tips and you’ll be whipping up the perfect Southern-style creamed corn in no time!


Before we conclude this article, let’s address some common questions that may come up when making this Southern-style creamed corn recipe. From substitutions to reheating options, these FAQs will help you troubleshoot any issues or uncertainties you may have. Let’s dive in!

What is the cream in cream corn made of?

When it comes to whipping up a creamy and luxurious batch of creamed corn, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. One of the most crucial components is certainly heavy whipping cream – this ingredient will help create that delightful texture that we all know and love. Additionally, a tablespoon of white sugar will add just the right amount of sweetness to the dish. As for seasonings, we’ll stick to the basics with a bit of salt and pepper. And to top it all off, a generous knob of butter will provide a much-needed boost of richness and flavor.

What can I add to canned cream corn to make it taste better?

When it comes to adding flavor to southern-style dishes, cajun seasoning is my go-to ingredient. A small amount can pack a big punch in terms of taste. If you’re looking to give your dish an extra kick, try adding in some diced fresh jalapenos. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different spice levels until you find the perfect balance for your taste buds. For added depth of flavor, I recommend using a few crushed garlic cloves and chopped fresh herbs like parsley. You can also elevate the dish by adding several grinds of fresh black pepper. Finally, for a creamy finish, stir in three or four tablespoons of heavy cream at the end of cooking.

Is cream of corn and cream-style corn the same thing?

Cream style corn and creamed corn are synonymous. Although some creamed corn recipes utilize a blended portion of the corn to achieve the desired creaminess, my recipe avoids this step to save on cooking and preparation time while maintaining the dish’s flavor and excellence.

What are the ingredients in canned creamed corn?

For this recipe, you will need a few essential ingredients that are typically found in southern-style cuisine. These ingredients include water, corn, modified food starch derived from corn, sugar, and sea salt. It’s important to note that these ingredients not only enhance the flavor of the dish but also complement each other nutritionally.

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve learned how to make the perfect southern-style creamed corn recipe, it’s time to get cooking! Whether you’re feeding a crowd or preparing a comforting family weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

But this is more than just a recipe – it’s a connection to the south and the culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations. By using fresh ingredients and taking your time to cook the corn slowly with creamy additions, you’ll create a dish that truly captures the soul of southern cooking.

So grab your skillet and butter, and get ready to experience the comfort and flavor of one of the south’s most beloved dishes. And remember, the key to perfect southern-style creamed corn is taking your time and savoring every step of the process. Happy cooking!

Southern made Cream Corn

Southern made Cream Corn Recipe

I never liked creamed corn until I ate it here in the south. Now I love it!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 154.8 kcal


  • 12 fresh ears of corn
  • butter or margarine


  • Pull shucks and silk off corn and wash thoroughly.
  • Take 4 of them and cut kernels off.
  • Take remaining corn and leave on cob, grate on a grater into a bowl.
  • Pour kernels and creamed corn together in a frying pan and add 3-4 Tbsp butter or margarine.
  • Heat on med until corn is tender (about 15 minutes).
  • If corn is drying up in pan, add a little more butter.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 204gCalories: 154.8kcalCarbohydrates: 34.2gProtein: 5.8gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 27mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 5.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Corn, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Vegetable
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