Side Dish | November 2, 2017

Homemade Creamed Corn


Homemade creamed corn is the perfect Thanksgiving side. It’s creamy comfort food at its best, and it is a side dish even the pickiest eaters will eat! I know because I’ve tested it out and found it to be true. I love this recipe, creamy corn with a crispy cheesy crust! what is not to love?

Homemade Creamed Corn with wooden serving spoon in skillet
Do you remember when you used to buy school lunch and they served us creamed corn!!!??? I ALWAYS gagged. I hated it. I was not a picky eater as a child, I even loved school lunches…however I did NOT like creamed corn. I tell you this because, I didn’t like that that canned creamed corn but THIS one is a keeper.
Homemade Creamed Corn in skillet with wooden spoon

How to make creamed corn

What I love about making this homemade creamed corn recipe on busy days (like thanksgiving) or dinner evenings is it’s simplicity. First you start by making simple roux, add some milk and your favorite brand of sweet frozen corn. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

roux for making recipe in skillet

Add some parmesean cheese, salt and pepper and broil it for a couple more minutes.

Homemade Creamed Corn in skillet

The result is a warm, thick bubbly creamy corn with a cripsy (almost like a creme brûlée crust) topping of cheese. It’s divine!

Homemade Creamed Corn close up

Every year I make this creamed corn for Thanksgiving aaaaand the pan is licked clean. Is there a better compliment than that?

Homemade Creamed Corn in skillet, fork digging in

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Creamed Corn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

 It's creamy comfort food at its best, and it is a side dish even the pickiest eaters will eat! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade creamed corn, thanksgiving side
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 lb frozen corn
  • 12 oz whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 T melted butter
  • 1 1/2 T flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 T sugar
  • pinch of white pepper
  • 3 T Parmesan cheese
  1. Make a roux from butter and flour (cook in a skillet, add flour and cook until bubbly) add to corn, mix well.
  2. Slowly add cream, then corn, salt, sugar, and white pepper in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer corn to a casserole dish, Sprinkle with cheese and brown under a boiler.
  5. Serves about 6.
  6. I usually double or triple this depending on how many people, but it always goes and even makes great left overs.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Creamed Corn
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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