Southern Style Creamed Corn is a decadent side dish that’s so very simple to make. To make it, using real cream and butter is a must which gives it a rich and silky cream sauce that’s 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.
Easy 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 Creamed corn from scratch:
- Corn – 8 medium ears of corn cleaned with husk and silk removed. You could adapt using frozen corn that’s been thawed.
- Butter – Salted or unsalted butter.
- Liquid – Heavy cream.
- Seasoning – Granulated sugar, salt and black pepper.
- Thickener – All purpose flour and cold water.
How to Make the Best Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe
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.
- Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Creamed Corn: 6 cups fresh corn kernels, butter, heavy cream, granulated sugar, salt, black pepper, cold water and all purpose flour.
- Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A large skillet, measuring cups and spoons, a sharp knife and cutting board.
- 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 1/4 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 Southern Style Creamed Corn in advance? Yes, you can make it up to one day in advance. Reheat gently in a heavy bottomed saucepan on the stove top over medium heat or in the microwave on 50% power. Be careful, taking care that 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.
More Easy Corn Recipes to Make
- 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.
- These Crispy Corn Fritters can be served as an appetizer or a side dish.
- Corn Pudding Souffle is a holiday must-make.
- Crock Pot Corn Casserole recipe using Jiffy corn muffin mix.
- Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa is party ready.
- These Loaded Corn Cakes are impossible to resist.
- See How to Boil Corn on the Cob in a milk bath.
- You may also enjoy this Pickled Corn and Peppers from Food Network.
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Southern Style Creamed Corn
- 8 medium ears of corn husk and silk removed
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1-2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 2 Tbsp 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.