Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe -- all you need are a few easy ingredients to make the most delicious corn in the crock pot! | #thanksgiving

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!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe -- all you need are a few easy ingredients to make the most delicious corn in the crock pot! | #thanksgiving

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)
  • salt

Toss them all in a slow cooker, being sure to break up your cream cheese and butter for more even melting…

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe -- all you need are a few easy ingredients to make the most delicious corn in the crock pot! | #thanksgiving

…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!

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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.

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe -- all you need are a few easy ingredients to make the most delicious corn in the crock pot! | #thanksgiving

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54 comments on “Slow Cooker Creamed Corn”

  1. Now this just speaks to me! How absolutely fantastic and mouthwatering does this look? Slow cooked Corn to perfection. Get in my mouth, like yesterday!

  2. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so soon either! I’m not entirely ready.. This looks AWESOME. I haven’t had creamed corn in forever, but it definitely reminds me of my childhood–it’s just so good. 

  3. that looks so yummy! perfect for thanksgiving

  4. Oooh this looks fabulous for the holidays! I’m all about crock pot everything when I host events!

  5. Adding to my Friendsgiving menu NOW! I’ve got borrowed slow cookers in the works thanks to all your easy recipes! 

  6. Creamed corn is probably one of my favorite things in the world :) This recipe looks delicious!  Love that it is made in the slow cooker too!

    Dani |

  7. Hi Ali,
    On that Creamed Corn Recipe did you mean to state
    4-6 hours on “LOW” 
    2-3 hours on “HIGH” …?
    Was concerned about burning it. ?
    Thank you, Robyn

  8. Looks delicious. What a great idea to make creamed corn in a slow cooker! I am looking forward to seeing your other Thanksgiving recipes! :)

  9. looks delicious! :) I will try it. I love corn and cream cheese!

  10. Yum!  This sounds wonderful and easy.  And if you use frozen corn, no worry about the ingredients in the dish.  Definitely an excellent choice for Thanksgiving.  Or any time you want creamed corn.

  11. So excited to try!
    Does this freeze well? 

  12. We’ve been using this recipe for the last 5 years or so and it cant’ be beat. Easy and delicious.

  13. Does all creamed corn have cream cheese? Can this be done with some heavy cream instead?

    I just really don’t like cream cheese ?

    • Hi Mike! The canned corn itself doesn’t have cream cheese, just this recipe. You can totally leave it out, so no worries! You could add goat cheese instead if you like, or you could just add more heavy cream. We hope you enjoy!

  14. I love the idea of doing healthier recipes at Thanksgiving or just recipes featuring something other than potatoes and stuffing. This looks amazing and couldn’t be any easier. 

  15. This is brilliant :) I cook it yesterday and my whole family loved it. Thank you so much, it is fast and tasty!

  16. This looks delicious! How many servings does one recipe serve?

  17. If using frozen corn, do you have to defrost it first?  Or can you just put the frozen corn in the slow cooker?

    • It’s always good to defrost it first, as it’s never a good idea to put frozen items directly in a slow cooker/crockpot. We hope you enjoy the recipe! :)

  18. Has anyone tried adding diced ham to the recipe?

  19. Hi! Would this taste okay if I made it the day ahead and reheated it day of?

  20. Do you know if anyone has tried the green onion and chive cream cheese in this? Kill 2 birds? Just wondering.

  21. Okay so I made this TWICE (once for a Friendsgiving and once for a Worksgiving – it was an easy thing to sign up for because no one really thinks of making creamed corn). I had to do it on high once, and decided to try on low later. I’m sure all crock pots cook a bit different, and both ways were good, but I have to say I really preferred it on low for longer. Started to brown on the edges a lot more!  Thanks for the idea! So easy to make for a lot of people. 

    • You’re welcome Laura, we’re glad you like the recipe – good to know that it works better on low as well! :)

  22. this recipe was great! made it for friendsgiving! Thanks so much! everyone keeps asking for the recipe

  23. This is bubbling in the crock pot now!!!  It looks and smells delicious and I can’t wait to eat it!  Happy Thanksgiving! 

    • We hope you enjoyed this Jill, thanks for giving it a try! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too! :)

  24. I always had creamed corn but from a can when I was growing up. I’m extremely excited to make it from scratch! Is it possible to freeze what is leftover?

  25. I want to try this slow cooker creamed corn, but I”d like a covering layer of bread crumbs or something else, any ideas?


    • Hi Ron! You could make this recipe as is, then transfer the corn to a casserole dish, top with breadcrumbs, fresh or dried herbs, and even some shredded cheese (s) if you like, then bake at 350 for 15 min or so (or until the top is golden), finishing under a light broiler for just a minute or two.

  26. Does anyone know or have a conversion to do this with the “Instant Pot”?

  27. Can you make this dish a day before and reheat on thanksgiving day?

  28. I could have sworn I saw nutmeg in your ingredients for the Slow Cooker Creamed Corn. Was I dreaming?!!

    • No nutmeg, but you could definitely add some (a touch of freshly-ground nutmeg would be a fantastic addition)! :)

  29. What size slow cooker are you using? The pictures look like a four-quart, but I’d like to know for sure, since how full a slow cooker is can affect cooking time and the results, and I’d like to be able to make any adjustments. Thanks.

  30. This creamed corn sounds delicious! I just wish you would include nutritional information. I know all of the Weight Watcher members on your site would really appreciate it.

    • Thanks, Patti! The reason we currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site is the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  31. All of my crock pots are already designated for other Thanksgiving dishes! Is there a way to make this delicious looking recipe in the oven?

  32. I make this every year I omit the cream cheese and use old fashion whipping cream. I also add peppers all colours chopped diced onions. Mix this all add butter stir in whipping cream half way through. Then bag and freeze for later. My go to cream of corn

    Rating: 5