My cheesy loaded slow cooker creamed corn is decadently creamy, full of sweet pops of corn, has a kick of subtle heat, but best of all, an uncomplicated side dish recipe you can set and forget.
Slow cooker creamed corn is so comforting, perfect for the holidays and pairs well with anything from ham to turkey, or even steak! This creamed corn will be the best version you’ll try.
This cheesy creamed corn goes perfectly with Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin, Sweet Potato Casserole, and Southern Mac and Cheese. Or serve it alongside my Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Parmesan Cream Sauce.
Why You’ll Love Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- You can make creamed corn from fresh corn, or even frozen. I avoid canned if possible for the best possible taste and texture.
- Our family favorite for it’s creaminess, richness and addictive deliciousness.
- Homemade cheesy creamed corn uses pretty simple ingredients you likely have in your kitchen.
- Set it and forget it in the slow cooker so you can focus on other dinner dishes.
- Perfect for holiday side dishes or even summer barbecues when the corn is at it’s peak season.
You’ll love how easily you can toss this short list of ingredients in the slow cooker, set it and forget it. You probably have most of these Slow Cooker Creamed Corn ingredients already in your fridge.
Sweet corn – either fresh off the husk or frozen
Sugar – just two tablespoons will do for an added touch of sweetness
Butter – to add salty decadence
Half and half – provides the liquid this dish needs for the creamed corn consistency
Cream cheese – this provides creaminess and a bit of tangy flavor
Parmesan cheese – adds cheesiness and a sharp bite that balances out the sweetness
Salt, pepper and cayenne – simple seasonings will give this a mild kick of heat!
Toppings – red onion, scallions, crispy bacon, shredded cheese
How to Make Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
This is literally a two-step recipe that requires .001% of your attention. I love recipes like this when you are either hosting, have lots of other food to make, or just have a busy life. This cheesy creamed corn dish allows you to make a homemade side dish without adding a lot of effort!
Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients (except parmesan) into a crock pot. Set it on High for 3-4 hours (I check it around 3 hours) or low for 6-8 hours.
Step 2: Stir ingredients until combined and smooth. You’ll know it’s ready when the cream cheese is totally melted. Stir in the parmesan cheese, adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Add the toppings then cover and keep warm until ready to serve to allow the shredded cheese to melt through.
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Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
You can easily make this creamed corn up to 3 days ahead. Once it has cooled from fully cooking in the slow cooker, transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for up to three days. Once you are ready to serve, transfer the corn back into the slow cooker and heat through on “Low” for 1-2 hours, then keep warm while serving.
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Cheesy Loaded Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- 5-6 cups super sweet corn, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 1 stick butter, cut into cubes cut into cubes
- 1 block cream cheese, divided into chunks 8 oz block
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp of cayenne
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- Toppings: crispy bacon (6-8 strips), red onion, green onion, jalapenos, shredded colby jack cheese (1 cup)
- Combine all ingredients except Parmesan in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Once it's cooked through and cream cheese is fully melted, add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Adjust the salt and pepper as needed
- Add the toppings of your choice then cover and keep warm until serving, allowing the cheese to melt through.