Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Whoa. How on earth is it already November?!?!?
I don’t know where time has flown this fall, but I can hardly believe that T-Day is now just three weeks away. Which means that my Friendsgiving celebration is just two weeks away. Which means that my Neighborsgiving is happening at mi casa in one week. Which means that I guess it’s time to get crackin’ with Thanksgiving recipes here on the blog!
I have an epic Post-It note happening on my fridge with holiday recipes that I’m hoping to make and share with you this year, including lots of fun and creative (and healthier!) takes on some of the traditional classics. But for all of you who keep requesting more slow cooker recipes, never fear, I have more of those for you too, starting with this one.
It might possibly be the easiest Thanksgiving recipe I know. (Well, maybe tied with my Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce, which takes a grand total of 1 minute to prep.) All you need to make it are 5-6 easy ingredients, 1-2 minutes to toss them all in the Crock Pot, a few hours to let everything simmer, and then the most delicious Slow Cooker Creamed Corn will be yours to enjoy.
Let’s make some!
So what are these easy 6 ingredients? Welp, you just need:
- lots of whole-kernel corn (canned or frozen)
- cream cheese (I used low-fat)
- milk (I used 2%)
- butter (ahem, not low-fat)
- sugar (optional)
Toss them all in a slow cooker, being sure to break up your cream cheese and butter for more even melting…
…and then in a few hours, give everything a stir. Then the most delicious creamed corn will be yours to enjoy!!
Heads up, at first, it may seem a little runny. But once you remove it from the heat, it will start to immediately thicken up after a minute or two. Feel free to garnish with black pepper or whatever sounds good to you. Then enjoy the fruits (or, um, vegetables) of your labor (or lack of labor). ;)
Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving recipes to come, and be sure to check out our Thanksgiving Recipe Archives for more deliciousness too!
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
This Slow Cooker Creamed Corn recipe is easy to make in the Crock Pot, it’s made with 5-6 ingredients, it’s naturally gluten-free, and it’s SO GOOD!
- 4 cans whole-kernel corn, drained (or 2 pounds frozen corn)
- 1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 3 Tablespoons butter, roughly diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese (I used low-fat), roughly diced
- optional: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or your desired sweetener
- optional toppings: freshly-cracked black pepper, chopped chives or green onions
Add corn, milk, butter and salt (and sugar, if using) in the bowl of a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Place the cream cheese on top of the corn. Then cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-6 hours, or until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is warmed through. Stir until evenly combined.
Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately, garnished with optional toppings if desired.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!