This low-fat slow cooker creamed corn is a lighter version of our family’s favorite creamy, corny, extra yummy side dish!
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Ever since I had my first taste of the popular slow cooker creamed corn, I’ve pretty much demanded we serve it at most every holiday dinner. We had it during our 2017 eclipse trip to Idaho and at Thanksgiving dinner. We would have had it at Christmas dinner but alas, we were in Kauai without a slow cooker.
The original recipe for crock pot creamed corn uses heavy cream, full-fat cream cheese and 6 tablespoons of butter along with the frozen corn and dash of sugar. But as much as I love all that creamy, cheesy goodness, I wanted to be able to eat seconds (and thirds) of this side dish without feeling too guilty.
I’m here to tell you this low-fat slow cooker creamed corn is delightful. While the sauce may not be quite as thick and creamy, the dish loses nothing when it comes to its decadent flavor. I wasn’t brave enough to try fat-free cream cheese or fat-free Parmesan—I feel like you need a little fat in there for flavor—but I did use fat-free half & half!
Two of the best things about this creamed corn are how easy it is and how it frees up the oven for other dishes. I couldn’t live without my slow cooker, especially when it comes to big family parties. My classic slow cooker is still going strong but I have my eye on a programmable slow cooker for Mother’s Day. (If you could let my husband know, that would be awesome.)
This low-fat slow cooker creamed corn is a lighter version of our family's favorite creamy, corny, extra yummy side dish!
- 3 lbs frozen corn
- 1 cup fat-free half & half
- 8 oz low-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 T sugar
- 4 T salted butter
Place frozen corn in slow cooker; pour half & half over top. Cut cream cheese into quarters and place on top of corn. Sprinkle parmesan and sugar on top of cream cheese and corn. Slice butter into single tablespoons and layer on top of everything.
Cook on high 4 hours (or low 8 hours), stirring occasionally once corn thaws to combine ingredients.