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Southern Style Creamed Corn

Southern Style Creamed Corn

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword southern-style-creamed-corn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 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.


To thicken without flour, after cooking for 20 minutes, ladle 1/2 cup of corn into a blender. Add 2 Tbsp of softened butter and 1/4 cup cream. Blend until smooth then add back to the skillet. Simmer until the base has thickened.