Creamed Corn is a delicious blend of corn kernels and milk, simmered on the stovetop to make a creamy, slightly sweet, classic corn side dish.

easy Thanksgiving side of Creamed Corn

Stovetop Creamed Corn

This easy recipe for homemade Creamed Corn is a classic side dish that is cooked on the stovetop. This simple corn dish is a blend of corn, onions, cream, milk, and flour that simmers together until it thickens into a deliciously sweet and creamy comfort food.

Creamed corn is a great addition to holiday meals such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and it’s easy enough to accompany a simple weeknight dinner.

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creamy side dish of Creamed Corn

What Kind of Corn is Used to Make Creamed Corn?

One of the great things about Creamed Corn is that is isn’t a fussy dish. You can use fresh sweet corn, frozen corn, or canned corn. I like to use frozen corn because I always have it on hand.

How Do You Thicken Creamed Corn?

In this recipe I used flour to thicken creamed corn. It is whisked together with milk and then combined with the other ingredients. As the milk and flour mixture heats up it will begin to thicken the dish.

Other recipes may use a bit of cornstarch as a thickener instead of flour.

easy and quick holiday side dish of Creamed Corn

How to Make Creamed Corn on the Stovetop:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. 
  2. Add the diced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften. 
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the milk and flour.
  4. Add the corn, black pepper, salt, heavy cream, and milk mixture. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the mixture begins to thicken. Approximately 5-7 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.
easy holiday side of Creamed Corn

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Stovetop Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn is a delicious blend of corn kernels and milk, simmered on the stovetop to make a creamy, slightly sweet, classic corn side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • ¼ cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 5 cups Corn Kernels, frozen, canned, or fresh
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the diced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the milk and flour.
  • Add the corn, black pepper, salt, heavy cream, and milk mixture. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the mixture begins to thicken. Approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 241mg, Potassium: 144mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 294IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed corn, creamed corn on the stovetop, creamed corn recipe, thanksgiving side dish