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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.
How to make cream corn 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 canned stuff anymore.
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.
Creamed corn recipe with milk
This southern creamed corn recipe uses simple ingredients you might already have on hand like corn, milk, flour, butter, a bit of sugar, and seasoned with salt and pepper.
This creamed corn recipe uses milk not heavy cream. The combination of the flour, butter, and milk makes a creamy sauce that covers the corn with delicious flavor.
The type of milk doesn’t matter that much, however whole milk is preferred when making this cream style corn recipe.
How to make cream corn from canned corn
This cream corn recipe can be used with either fresh, frozen, or canned corn. I personally prefer to use frozen corn as it tastes a bit better than canned corn but doesn’t require any extra work to prepare like fresh corn.
If using fresh corn, be sure to cut the corn kernels away from the stalks before making this southern creamed corn recipe.
Canned corn can also be used in this side dish recipe instead of frozen corn kernels. Be sure to drain the canned corn and rinse it before using canned corn in this recipe.
Creamed corn recipe without heavy cream
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.
Cream style corn without a crock pot
I love that this recipe is super simple. You don’t need a bunch of different kitchen gadgets or clunky crock pot. 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.
Southern creamed corn recipe without cream cheese
I’ve seen other cream corn recipes using heavy cream, Jiffy cornbread mix, cream cheese, even parmesan cheese floating around the internet. This easy creamed corn recipe is easy because it uses simple ingredients. Nothing fancy here.
The simplicity of this dish is what makes it taste so good! You only need 5 ingredients to make this homemade creamed corn recipe.
Real, authentic southern creamed corn without cream cheese, heavy cream, Jiffy cornbread mix, or parmesan cheese.
Everyone’s Favorite Side Dish Recipe
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.
Easy Creamed Corn Recipe
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 cups whole kernel frozen corn
- 1 tbsp sugar
- salt & pepper to taste (start with 1/2 tsp of each – adjust if needed)
- 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.