Ready for a side dish that’s sure to please everyone? Try this easy, creamy, extra yummy slow cooker creamed corn!
Ever since I had my first taste of this easy slow cooker creamed corn, I’ve pretty much demanded we serve it at most every holiday dinner. One year, we had it during our 2017 eclipse trip to Idaho and at Thanksgiving dinner.
We would have had it at Christmas dinner the same year, but alas, we were in Kauai without a slow cooker.
When it comes to simple side dishes, this easy slow cooker creamed corn is right up there with my Instant Pot mashed potatoes and crock pot ranch potatoes.
My famous best cheesy potaotes (funeral potatoes) take a bit more work, but the effort—and the oohs and aahs—are totally worth it.
The secret is using O’Brien potatoes. But don’t tell.
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.
As much as I love all that creamy, cheesy goodness, sometimes you want to eat seconds (and thirds) of this side dish without feeling too guilty.
That’s where a few healthy tweaks come in! If you want to cut down the fat in this recipe:
- Substitute fat-free half & half for regular half & half
- Use reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese
- Try reduced fat or fat-free Parmeshan cheese
Keep in mind, you’ll lose a little bit of the creamy texture if you switch to lower fat substitutes. But while the sauce may not be quite as thick and creamy, the dish will still taste pretty darn yummy!
I’m here to tell you this easy slow cooker creamed corn is delightful. And scrumptious. And super tasty. And let’s not forget simple!
How to Make Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Step 1: Place ingredients in slow cooker.
Step 2: Cook, stirring occasionally.
Two of the best things about this creamed corn is its simplicity and its ability to free up the oven for other dishes (like the aforementioned best ever cheesy potatoes).
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 the holidays.
If you could let my husband know, that would be awesome.
Printable recipe for slow cooker creamed corn below. Enjoy!
Easy Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Ready for a side dish that's sure to please everyone? Try this easy, creamy, extra yummy slow cooker creamed corn!
- 3 pounds frozen corn
- 1 cup half & half
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 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. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- NOTE: For a lighter version, use low-fat or fat-free half & half, cream cheese, and/or Parmesan cheese.
FOLLOW HALF-SCRATCHED ON INSTAGRAM (@half_scratched) and share the recipes you're whipping up in the kitchen. Don't forget the #halfscratched hashtag so we can see what you've made!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 200Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g
Oh, this recipe looks very tasty! This is perfect for me and my family. I really like. And I thank you very much for sharing this wonderful post!
You’re welcome. I hope you like it!
I love this lightened up version! This is a side-dish must for Springtime gatherings and picnics…looks so good!
It’s really yummy and so easy for feeding crowds!
I love creamed corn, but I have never tried it in the slow cooker before. What a great idea.
It has a different flavor than tradition creamed corn but it’s so good!
What a great side dish. Never had anything like this and it sure sounds perfect for any meal!
Simple and so delicious. I like that you used parmesan and some cream cheese. Would like to try this.
It’s surprisingly addictive!
Lola Osinkolu | Chef Lola's Kitchen
My kids love corn! This will be a favourite for them!
I hope they like it!!
I just love that you made this in the slow cooker! :) Such a great side dish idea for the holidays.
Using the slow cooker is the best!
I love creamed corn, but have never tried it in the slow cooker. I can’t wait to try this recipe. :)
Hope you like it!
I love creamed corn, but I’ve always been afraid to make it. This was such a simple recipe, and it was so delicious!
Yay! So glad you liked it!
Homemade creamed corn is the ONLY kind I like! This recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!
Hope you enjoy it!
This cream corn has a thick and creamy sauce! So good and simple to make in the slow cooker.
Yay! Glad you liked it!
Delightful! I will make this again and again!
This makes me so happy!