Sweet and tender corn simmers in a rich cream sauce to make Crock Pot Creamed Corn. It is an unforgettable side dish like no other creamed corn I’ve ever tasted.
I had no intention of sharing another holiday recipe this close to Thanksgiving. However, when I ran across this recipe yesterday, it begged to be tried and I couldn’t resist.
And now, because this corn has made it to my own Thanksgiving menu for next week, I’m giving you the chance to add it to yours as well.
Crock Pot Creamed Corn
My favorite thing about this dish is that it is made in the Crock-Pot. No watching, no stovetop, no oven space required, no serving dishes taking space in the refrigerator.
It took me about two minutes to combine everything and start it cooking.
Four hours later, I stirred it and served it. That pretty much makes this the ultimate holiday side dish. I tasted this around the three-hour mark and then I couldn’t stay out of it.
I think I “sampled” it, just to make sure I liked it, at least ten times! It really is that good.
The first bite at the table was followed by, “oh my gosh, what is in this? Wow!”
My kids begged for more and the corn was an enormous hit all around.
While I have trouble calling this a “vegetable side dish,” I don’t have a bit of hesitation calling it delicious. This is pure indulgence and it is perfect for a holiday table!
Rudy’s Cream Corn
This recipe was originally created by my friend Amber as a copycat recipe for the creamed corn at Rudy’s BBQ. Have you ever visited that barbecue chain?
I suppose the creamed corn is one of their most popular side dishes, but while I’ve been a fan of Rudy’s for years, I’ve never tried their corn. Perhaps I was always distracted by the suitcases filled with their barbecue sauce that I was forever hauling home?
Regardless, I’m happy to have stumbled across this creamed corn recipe eventually! I’ll have to try Rudy’s Creamed Corn next time I visit to see how it compares. It’s hard for me to imagine a creamed corn tasting better than this.
Slow Cooker Recipes
If you’ve read this blog for more than five minutes, you may have gathered that I’m a big fan of slow cooker recipes.
Whether you use your crockpot overnight to wake up to Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Berries, Bananas, and Pecans for breakfast or let your CrockPot Roast Beef dinner throughout the day, these recipes just make life easier.
More slow cooker recipes you need in your life are this Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast, CrockPot Chicken Fajitas and this Baked Potato Soup. My crock-pot has saved me on so many occasions when my oven was occupied (like busy holiday meals) and every stovetop was accounted for.
Crock pot cooking is also an easy cheat for cooking dinner when it’s so hot you can’t bear to turn on your oven and heat up your whole kitchen. Cooking with a crock-pot takes a little advanced planning but the results are well worth it.
How to Make Creamed Corn in the Slow Cooker
To make creamed corn in the slow cooker, you just mix everything together in your crock pot and walk away. Rudy’s Creamed Corn recipe calls for heavy cream, butter and cream cheese to be added along with a large bag of frozen corn.
You add a bit of sugar, salt and pepper and let the whole dish cook for four hours. The sweet corn flavor in this dish is spectacular. If you love ultra rich creamy corn, you’re going to love this recipe.
Believe me, this is world’s tastier than the creamed corn you get from a can. If that’s the only creamed corn you’ve tasted, you’re going to be blown away by this addictively tasty dish.
Creamed corn isn’t the only corn dish that cooks up well in the crock pot.
Have you tried Crock Pot Corn on the Cob yet? It sounds like such a good method for cooking corn when you can’t get outside to fire up the grill and it’s too hot to turn on the oven. I also can’t wait to give this Crock Pot Corn Chowder from Taste and Tell a try!
Looking for more corn side dish ideas?
Whether you make Slow Cooker Creamed Corn for Thanksgiving this year or serve it alongside some BBQ, Rudy’s style, I know you’ll love it as much as I do!
Rudy’s Creamed Corn
Kitchen Tip: I use this slow-cooker to make this recipe.
- 32 ounces frozen corn
- 8 ounces cream cheese cut into 1" cubes
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt be careful not to over salt
- Combine all ingredients in the crock-pot and cook on low for 4 hours. Stir to combine and make sure the cream cheese has completely melted into the sauce. The finished corn will hold nicely on low (or on warm, if your Crock-Pot has that setting) for another hour or two without a problem. Enjoy!
This recipe doubles quite well for a crowd.