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Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is the ultimate hearty side dish that makes a wonderful addition to any meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 257 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 28 ounces frozen whole kernel corn white or yellow
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh thyme to granish


  • In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, combine butter and diced onions. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onions become translucent (approximately 3 to 4 minutes).
  • Add flour, salt, and white pepper to the pan and brown for 1 minute.
  • Whisk cream, milk, and sugar into onion mixture until smooth.
  • Add frozen corn and heat over medium until mixture comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Stir regularly to ensure the milk does not stick and burn to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove 1 cup of the corn mixture and puree in a blender, food processor, or with a hand blender. Return the puree to the pan and stir to distribute evenly.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.


TIP: It’s important to brown the flour before adding the milk to the pan. The browned flour adds flavor and provides a smooth texture to the creamed corn.
TIP: If you want to thicken up your creamed corn, you can add cornstarch to it. Mix the cornstarch with cold water before adding it to the mixture. Then use a ½ tablespoon of cornstarch for every 1 cup of creamed corn to get it to your desired thickness.
TIP: You can blend more than 1 cup of the corn mixture if you prefer a smoother creamed corn.


Sodium: 457mgCalcium: 132mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 623IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 194mgCholesterol: 56mgCalories: 257kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 18gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 18gIron: 1mg