Crockpot Creamed Corn + Video

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Crockpot Creamed Corn cooks away in your slow cooker while you do the rest of your holiday preparations! Tangy flavors and creamy textures blend together and bring the sweet corn to a silky, unbelievably delicate, and delicious finish. This truly is the best creamed corn recipe – just take a look at the video at the bottom of the post to see how thick and luxurious it is!!

crockpot creamed corn

Crockpot Creamed Corn

There’s nothing like a cream corn recipe you can throw in the slow cooker – these tender kernels blend and simmer together for a sweet yet tangy taste and satin-like texture all on their own. 

And it really is that easy! You just toss it all in and your job is done! That is, until you’re faced with the task of serving this outstanding crockpot corn without eating all of it first…

adding heavy cream to cream cheese in slow cooker

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Creamed corn with cream cheese is tangy, thick, and (of course) creamy!

    If cream cheese isn’t available, then you can compensate by adding 3 tablespoons or so of flour. But the flavor certainly won’t be as rich!
  • Whole Milk & Heavy Cream – I like to use both for extra creaminess! Heavy cream can be left out, if desired.
  • Unsalted Butter – Salted butter is fine to use. Just leave out any additional salt and taste-test to see if you need a bit more before serving.

    A good rule of thumb for seasonings in general!
  • Frozen Corn – No need to thaw it first – just plop it right in! 
  • Granulated Sugar – Everyone varies on how sweet they like their crockpot corn.

    If 3 tablespoons seems to be too much for your sweet tooth, start with just 1 and gradually add more until it’s at a level you enjoy.
frozen corn in crockpot.

Crockpot Creamed Corn Serving Secrets

  • Frozen or Fresh? Both fresh and frozen corn can be used in this cream corn recipe – but do not use canned.

    You won’t get the same creamy consistency with the canned stuff!
  • Spice Things Up – What’s sweet without a little heat?

    Extra black pepper or the addition of cayenne pepper, hot sauce, or even some chopped jalapenos will make your crockpot creamed corn suitably spicy.
  • Serving Straight From the Crockpot? Nothing like keeping things in one dish! The corn will thicken as it keeps warm in the slow cooker.

    Just add a splash of milk if it starts to get too thick!
creamed corn in crockpot.

Southern Sides to Serve With Crockpot Corn

As the winter season rolls around, don’t get stressed out by all the holiday meal planning!

While the main courses figure themselves out, you have plenty of easy Southern sides to choose from – and all of them go great with crockpot cream corn!

Since we’re talking sweets, we can’t forget sweet potatoes.

A classic casserole always hits the spot, but consider opting for classy and unique sweet potato rounds with a touch of cheese and cranberry!

Then, of course, there’s the cornbread and the stuffing. Mac and cheese is good to include for the cheese lovers and youngsters at the table, too. 

spoon of cooked creamed corn with pepper

Storing and Reheating Leftover Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Wait until the crockpot corn cools to room temperature before chilling in an airtight container. It can be reheated and eaten within 5 days.

Alternatively, you can freeze individual portions for up to 2 weeks! Let frozen corn thaw in the fridge before reheating.

The best way to reheat is either on the stovetop or in the microwave. In both instances, you can add a bit more milk or heavy cream to thin it out if it’s too thick!

Crockpot Creamed Corn FAQ

How do you make creamed corn thicker?

Cream corn with cream cheese is already pretty thick, and it continues to get thicker as it sits! But if that still isn’t enough, and you want to make my cream corn recipe even thicker, then you have a couple of options.

Flour is always a good thickener. Add a tablespoon at a time until desired thickness is achieved. A slurry of cornstarch and water works, too, if you want to have minimal impact on the flavor!

Have a blender or food processor? Throw in a bit of cooked or thawed corn and blend until smooth. Add it right back to the crockpot creamed corn and mix it in!

Can you bake this creamed corn recipe in the oven?

Rather than using the oven, I’d recommend the skillet as an alternative to slow cooking this cream corn recipe. 

You follow the recipe exactly the same way: add everything to the skillet and just let it simmer! This method is quicker and takes just about 30 minutes.

What meat goes good with creamed corn?

Your usual holiday meats, including ham, roast beef, turkey, and chicken, can be served without worries — it all tastes wonderful alongside crockpot creamed corn!

Less seasonal beef options include meatloaf, steak, and smoked brisket.

Pork chops are another solid choice! Smoking, cast iron, and even air frying are among the preparation methods available to you.

creamed corn in blue bowl.

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Crockpot Creamed Corn + Video

Donna Elick
Crockpot Creamed Corn is a simple slow cooker recipe – a total time saver! Enjoy this silky sweet side treat with just 5 minutes of prep!
5 stars from 3 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 32 ounces frozen corn
  • black pepper, optional


  • Add ingredients to your crockpot in the order listed. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on Low for 4 hours.
  • At about 3 hours, everything will come together. Continue to cook for the full 4 hours for the best results.
    Stir to combine and if desired, add black pepper to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Donna’s Notes

  • Creamed corn will thicken as it sits, you may wish to add a little milk if you would like it to stay in the slow cooker longer.
  • Nutrition shown is for 1/2 cup of cream corn.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 347cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 402mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
creamed corn with cream cheese.

Originally published November 2011, updated and republished November 2022

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  1. Hey Hi! A little typo in your creamed corn recipe made me wonder who the heck is Viola and why should I add her to the other 6 ingredients a few hours later! Wouldn't she object?

    "You toss 6 ingredients in the slow cooker and viola a few hours later…."

    I think you meant to type voilà!
    Thanks for the recipe and the chuckle! 🙂

  2. can i put less sugar, and use fresh corn? i'm diabetic and would not want to put more sugar to the starch (corn) would it change the taste?

  3. Cooking for one I bought a mini crock and the lack of recipes for it is sad. If recipes for regular quantity serving could also indicate halving the recipe, in addition to doubling it, that would be great. I can halve the ingredients, but no one seems to be able to say how to adjust the cook time/temp.

  4. My friend doesn't have a crockpot and was wondering if this can be cooked on stovetop? If so, for how long? Thanks xx

    1. Above, on November 20, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Holly B asked the about making this in the oven…On the 26th, Donna replied with this…” I would actually recommend the stovetop. The cook time would be much less though, perhaps 30 minutes or less. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.” Hope this answers your question. Happy Cooking!

  5. There are only 2 of us…so I would like to cut this recipe in 1/2 and cook in my small 2 quart slow cooker…how much time would you advise? THANKS!

  6. The picture attached to the recipe shows some blackish flecks. Is that pepper or some herb?
    Can't wait to make this Thursday!

  7. So excited to try this one for my very first thanksgiving dinner!!! I have 14 guests so i"ll let you know how it goes…

  8. I made this for Thanksgiving at my MIL's house last year, and it was a big hit. I added about 1/8-1/4 of a teaspoon of cayenne to the Crock Pot and served it with a little dish of cayenne pepper flakes on the side, for those who like the heat. Everyone raved about it. They were disappointed when I didn't make it for Christmas as well. My BIL already asked me if I'm going to make it this year, so I guess I will! It's so ridiculously easy and delicious. I think I'm going to make it for my work's Thanksgiving potluck, too.

  9. Could this be made a day in advance, and the reheated on Thanksgiving? Sounds amazingly yummy and easy – excited to try it!

  10. I will be making this for Christmas Dinner, though I will add Chopped Green Chiles to the mix. We love SPICE with our creamed corn!

  11. Looks so tasty and creamy!Can i use 2 tablespoons of honey in stead of 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar for this recipe?

    1. I have not tested the recipe that way. I imagine it would work, although it would be really thick. Give it a try and let us know how it goes.


  12. I have been making this corn recipe for years for thanksgiving. I got it from my sister in law. I don’t use a slow cooker. I just microwave it and it turns out great and I can make it just before we’re ready to eat.

  13. The first time I made this recipe a year ago, it was absolutely AMAZING!! The last few times it has been extremely runny/watery? Do I just need to let it cook longer? I follow the directions exactly…not sure where I’m going wrong as the first time it came out perfect…

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