Southern Style Creamed Corn is a decadent side dish that's so very simple to make. To make it, you it's a must that you use real cream and butter which gives it a rich and silky cream sauce base that is simply hard to beat. Fresh farm stand corn sautéed with cream and simple seasonings becomes the dreamiest of side dishes to serve any time of year.
Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe
This creamed corn is indulgent, there's no doubt about it. Due to the richness, this dish isn't an everyday dish at our house. It's a special occasion dish particularly good when corn is in season. Homemade cream style corn must be made with fresh corn not canned.
How to Make Easy Southern Creamed Corn
Tasting and making adjustments to sweetness and saltiness as you go are all part of cooking this type of simple side dish. That's where the love comes into cooking. Be fearless, after all it's only corn and cooking should not only be fun but an expression of your own likes and dislikes.
- For this creamed corn recipe, I started with around 6 cups of fresh corn kernels. The amount of cream I recommend doesn't make this soupy which is to our taste. If you want more liquid, you can make that adjustment using more cream.
- Likewise, if you like a thicker cream sauce, add less cream.
- The level of sweetness should be adjusted depending on the sweetness of the variety of corn you're using. There are times I've have made this dish using only 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar and times that I've used up to ¼ cup. It truly is something you have to decide in the moment. It's the cook's job to taste and adjust while you're cooking. There is no wrong amount.
- Can I make creamed corn in advance? Yes, you can make this up to one day in advance. Reheat it gently in a heavy bottomed saucepan on the stove top or in the microwave on 50% power. Be careful so the cream base doesn't separate.
- Can I make creamed corn in a slow cooker? Yes, checkout my recipe for Slow Cooker Creamed Corn topped with green onions and bacon. It's a really terrific way to make creamed corn at the holidays to free up oven space.
Other Easy Corn Recipes to Try
- This Hot Pepper Jack Corn Dip is perfection with fritos or tortilla chips for dipping.
- Easy oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is a fantastic way to make sweet corn for a crowd on one fell swoop.
- Crock Pot Corn Casserole recipe using Jiffy corn muffin mix.
- Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa is party ready.
- You may also enjoy this Creamed Spinach recipe from Dinner then Dessert
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Southern Style Creamed Corn
- 8 medium ears of corn husk and silk removed
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1-2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup cold water
- 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
- Carefully remove the corn from the cob. Turn the knife and with the dull side scrape any juices from the cob.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the corn, cream, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Simmer over medium-low for 15-20 minutes until the corn is tender.
- Increase the heat. Dissolve the flour in the water and add to the the corn whisking until combined.
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes until thickened. If you prefer a thicker cream base repeat. Likewise, to thin the sauce add additional cream.
- Serve immediately.