Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Wow, we were blown away with just how fantastic this slow cooker creamed corn was. Some of the credit goes to using the best sweet corn around, My Dad’s Sweet Corn. I put up a big batch of corn each summer for days just like today: cloudy, cold and dreary. The corn is creamy and sweet and smells, looks and tastes like summer.

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Corn from cans can be used instead of fresh, just drain the cans before adding to the slow cooker. For a spicier version of slow cooker creamed corn, use only half a brick of cream cheese and add 1/2 cup of cubed pepper jack cheese instead. Or a bit of cayenne pepper, but not much. You don’t want to bury the tremendous sweetness of the corn.

Also try my southern creamed corn.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Wow, we were blown away with just how fantastic this slow cooker creamed corn was. The corn is creamy and sweet and smells, looks and tastes like summer.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 10 -12 servings
Calories 255kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups corn kernels 3 cans, drained, if using canned, or scraped from 8 ears if using fresh
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Place corn, milk, sugar and cream cheese into a slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the stick of butter and cook another hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Check seasoning and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Corn

One of my favorite things to do in the summer (around July 4th here in Indiana) is to buy a lot of sweet corn and put it up for the winter. I do mean a lot of sweet corn. For the two of us that often means 100-150 ears at once. It’s a good day’s work, but well worth it later in the year, specially when I can use it to make great-tasting dishes like this slow cooker chili cheese corn. I really enjoy cooking corn in the slow cooker. The corn keeps it’s light crunch, and all of the sweetness. Add a bit of roasted green chiles and cream cheese and you have a truly fantastic side dish.

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Corn

For a little more kick, use diced roasted jalapenos instead when you make this slow cooker chili cheese corn. Or for less kick, roast a poblano (or even green bell pepper) under your broiler until blackened, then remove the burnt skin, seeds and chop. No matter what you use, it’ll add a nice contrast to the sweetness and creaminess of the corn.

Also try my coyote sweet corn.

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Corn

 I really enjoy cooking corn in the slow cooker. The corn keeps it’s light crunch, and all of the sweetness. Add a bit of roasted green chiles and cream cheese and you have a truly fantastic side dish.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 104kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the slow cooker in the order listed.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Grilled Corn Disks with Southwestern Butter

We loved the grilled corn disks with honey butter that we made recently. Sweet corn is in season here in Indiana, and that’s always a good thing. Nothing beats fresh sweet corn. But, I after eating those yummy little bites dipped in sweet honey and butter, I figured, well, I need something with a bit more kick. So I made grilled corn disks with southwestern butter. Equally as good as the sweet version, but with a little kick. The heat is the perfect contrast to the corn’s natural sweetness.

Grilled Corn Disks with Southwestern Butter

Leftover butter (if you have any) goes on anything, but it’s specially good on corn bread or biscuits. Also try slathering your grilled corn with some Sriracha mayonnaise. It’s different, but boy is it every good.

Grilled Corn Disks with Southwestern Butter

Nothing beats fresh sweet corn. But, I after eating those yummy little bites dipped in sweet honey and butter, I figured, well, I need something with a bit more kick. So I made grilled corn disks with southwestern butter
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 135kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • Place the corn disks in a large bowl and drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.
  • Place corn on the grill and cook 5-10 minutes per side until the corn is tender.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  • Brush the cooked corn with some of the butter mixture.
  • Serve corn garnished with parsley along with the remaining butter for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.