Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe

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Creamed corn like you've never had before. This creamed corn recipe is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering. It's quick, simple, and delicious. Make ahead or the day of. This recipe reheats well and is great for leftovers if there are any.
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There is no better side dish than southern style creamed corn. Ditch the canned creamed corn, you won’t believe how easy it is to make this creamed corn from scratch with this simple recipe.

Besides, we all know that homemade tastes so much better. Your family will love this southern creamed corn recipe.

Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamed Corn is So Easy to Make From Scratch

I don’t know what that creamed corn stuff is in a can. It really can not be compared to this southern style creamed corn recipe at all.

I stopped buying canned corn and green beans a long time ago. Once I discovered that frozen corn, green beans, and little green peas taste so much better frozen than from a can, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy the stuff anymore.

There are a few recipes that I still rely on canned food for like homemade chili and pizza sauce. Canned tomatoes, black beans, and kidney beans are always a staple in our pantry no matter what.

But when it comes to the flavor in this homemade creamed corn recipe, frozen corn is so much better than the canned stuff. One taste and you’ll wonder why you ever bought the canned stuff to begin with.

Favorite Week Night Dinner Recipe

Many nights when I’m not serving southern style sweet cornbread, I will serve this southern inspired creamed corn recipe instead.

Gracing my southern table right next to a big tall glass of Southern Sweet Iced Tea, creamed corn is a frequently made side dish around these parts.

I love southern style creamed corn, and have since I was a kid. This recipe is quick to make and goes well with many main dishes. One of my favorite dinners growing up would have been chicken, stovetop macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, and sweet southern cornbread. Corn and macaroni and cheese were always a favorite food combination for me growing up.

Simple Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe made with frozen corn, butter, milk, and flour.

Southern Style Creamed Corn
Creamed corn like you’ve never had before. This creamed corn recipe is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering. It’s quick, simple, and delicious. Make ahead or the day of. This recipe reheats well and is great for leftovers if there are any.
5 from 8 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 or more people depending on serving size


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups whole kernel frozen corn
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour and cook for about 2-3 mins.
  • Stir in milk until combined with the flour mixture.
  • Cook the milk and flour mixture on medium heat until the milk begins to thicken, 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the milk has thickened then stir in the corn, salt, pepper, and sugar. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir every few minutes. Cook corn for 10 mins, until corn is no longer frozen.
  • Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.
Keyword Corn, Stovetop, Vegetables
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Simple Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe made with frozen corn, butter, milk, and flour.
Simple Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe made with frozen corn, butter, milk, and flour.

I love that this recipe is super simple. You don’t need a bunch of different kitchen gadgets. Just a simple saucepan and a few measure cups, that’s all the equipment you need to recreate this recipe.

I always keep plenty of frozen corn in our freezer just for this recipe. Whenever I don’t know what side dish to make for dinner, this creamed corn recipe is easily my go-to.

Perfect recipe for Any Holiday

I look forward to Thanksgiving when this creamed corn recipe is on the menu. It compliments all of the Thanksgiving fixings so perfectly.

This recipe is great to make for a large crowd. One can easily double or triple this creamed corn recipe to feed however many people you have at your next gathering.

This is a great make and take recipe for holiday get togethers like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, even Fourth of July. Whenever I need to make a dish and take it to a get together, this is my go to recipe because I know that I can make as little or as much as I need no matter the occasion.

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  1. Melissa Smith says:

    My husband loves creamed corn! & this looks yummy, not to mention simple. Definitely going to make it for him soon since I have a ton of corn.

  2. Thanks – I loved this as a kid. I did not know it’s so easy to make!

  3. I like creamed corn, but it can definitely get boring.. Thanks for this recipe it can change it up a bit.

  4. I never thought to make my own, thanks for sharing!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love creamed corn and would love to try the homemade version! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious.

  6. Yum! Can’t wait to try the recipe! I’m off to share on my facebook page! :)

    1. How yummy I didn’t have any margarine or butter but maybe a half a teaspoon so I used olive oil it was A little weird because it started clumping but I kept stirring and I put a little bit more olive oil and worked out great soon as I put the milk in and started stirring it started mixing up and then I put the corn in and it looks awesome and it taste great thanks

      1. That’s awesome. Thank you for letting us know your substitute worked. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it.

  7. Amy Honious says:

    This recipe brings back soooo many memories! My grandma used to make homemade creamed corn (with cream though-no milk or flour). I have not made it in years as we have been spoiled by the frozen type available in our area. I agree about the canned-yuck. Thanks for the memories and I can’t wait till the Ohio corn comes in so that I can make this for myself :)

  8. This sounds so good! I might try this for Easter as one of my sides. Thanks for posting!

  9. This sounds so good! Can I use fresh corn instead of frozen?

    1. I think you can.

  10. Turned out amazing, this will be my go to for HM creamed corn yay!

    1. I’m so glad it turned out great for you. Thanks for coming back and commenting!

  11. How many people can this recipe feed?

    1. About 6, maybe a little more or less depending on “serving size”.

  12. Could you use half & half instead of milk? Or will it not thicken up enough?

    1. I’m not entirely sure as I have never tried this recipe using half & half instead of milk. I would think that it may become too thick but if it does you could thin it out with a little water.

  13. Excellent recipe! I did go ahead and skip the sugar and I did puree a little of the corn to make it more creamy. MMMMMM good!

    1. That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Alison Palmer says:

    A dear friend of mine used to make fried corn in the summer. It was similar to, but not the same as creamed corn. Either way, I love them both!

  15. This was one of my side dishes tonight for supper. I also had pinto beans with a nice piece of smoked ham hock, fried okra and a creamy cucumber, onion and tomato salad. Of course being a Southern Boy, we had to have sweet tea and cornbread. BUT this Cream Corn stole the SHOW. It was completely devoured and I was informed it could be a stable from now on!!!!

    1. Oh WOW! That is awesome. Thank you SO much for coming back and taking the time to comment. I am so glad everyone enjoyed it. Your dinner sounds delicious!

  16. I’ve made this in the past, yum! Any thoughts about making this ahead for Thanksgiving.

    1. I do think this could be made ahead of time. From my experience it reheats just fine and is great for leftovers.

  17. This recipe was so delicious. I have tried for years to duplicate my mom’s recipe, I do believe This is it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Amber Myers says:

    Yum, I know I’d be a fan of this. I just love creamed corn and it looks delicious!

  19. This is one of my favorites. I think I’m going to try this for Thanksgiving this year.

  20. That sounds really lovely. I am a big fan of sweetcorn but haven’t tried anything like this before. It sounds like something I’m going to love.

  21. This corn looks so delicious. I need to get the ingredients and make this.

  22. Your creamed corn looks out of this world delicious. That’s a great recipe to make for Thanksgiving dinner

  23. Melissa Cushing says:

    I am so grateful that you shared this recipe! My grandma made the best homemade creamed corn and now I am goi g to give it a ty with your recipe! Thank you fro sharing!

  24. Richelle Milar says:

    Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I really love to try this recipe!

  25. This sounds and looks so good. My grandma used to make something like this when I was a kid, I bet I would love it!

  26. I love the twist on an american classic. This sounds so good. I would have to give it a try thanks for sharing it with us.

  27. That’s a tasty looking bowl of creamed corn, I’ve always got it from the can so it would be nice to make it from scratch!!

  28. I’ve never had creamed corn before but this looks amazing! I need to try out this recipe

  29. One of my favorite side dishes! Must make these days!

  30. That looks good! We always have it for Thanksgiving. My SIL always prepares it from scratch.

  31. Oh yum! This looks so good ? I have never had this before, will surely give your recipe a try!

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