Crock Pot Creamed Corn Recipe

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This crock pot creamed corn recipe has the same rich and creamy old-fashioned flavor, but is so easy to make with just 5 ingredients and a hands-off cooking method.

We are huge fans of this crock pot creamed corn recipe in our house and you know how I love a good shortcut to a delicious dish. I am using the ease of a slow cooker to give us old-fashioned flavor. Yep, I promise this comfort food side dish tastes exactly like Grandma’s!

There are no side dish recipes as easy as this one. All you have to do is plop all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and walk away. Who can say no to such a hands-off and easy creamed corn recipe? Not me, especially when the kitchen is busy during holidays and such.

So, what makes this creamy corn dish so utterly delicious? It’s the combination of cream cheese, evaporated milk, butter, and sugar (with salt and pepper to taste). These ingredients work together to make a rich, creamy, and flavorful sauce with a touch of sweetness that coats the corn kernels. While this is a popular side dish, y’all know I could happily eat a bowl as a main dish!

Keep scrolling to check out my serving suggestions. You may also want to check out my other easy-peasy creamed corn recipe.

Ingredients For Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Recipe Ingredients

  • Frozen whole kernel corn
  • Cream cheese (check out our easy recipe for homemade cream cheese here).
  • 4 oz Evaporated milk (did you know you can also make evaporated milk at home? Find the recipe here).
  • Unsalted butter
  • A wee bit of sugar
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Add all ingredients to the crock pot.

First, place the corn in the slow cooker. Next, add all your other ingredients, cutting up the cream cheese a bit.

Lastly, you are going to cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-6 hours, stirring every now and then.

Y’all don’t blink because that is all there is to this recipe. All done! Easy peasy!

Dishing Up Crock Pot Creamed Corn

I usually serve this creamed corn straight from the crockpot but you can transfer it to a pretty bowl if you’d like.



You can store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through. While you can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months, the consistency won’t be the same.

Recipe Notes

  • If you’d like to add a little heat and an extra kick to your recipe you can use jalapeno cream cheese instead of plain and add a small can of hot green chiles to spice things up!
  • Garnish with chopped green onion, finely chopped chives or fresh parsley, cooked crumbled bacon bits, or a sprinkle of diced jalapenos.
  • You can also add some extra flavoring in terms of herbs and spices if you like. Options include garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, and thyme.
  • While I typically use frozen corn, you can use whatever you have on hand, whether that’s fresh sweet corn or canned corn.
  • If you want cheesy corn, go ahead and add 3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese to your slow cooker just before serving and give that a good stir. You can also do half parmesan cheese and half shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Another way to add sweetness is to substitute the sugar for honey.

Recipe FAQs

Why do you put cream cheese and evaporated milk in this slow cooker creamed corn recipe?

Don’t worry your pretty little head about the addition of cream cheese. This recipe tastes like creamed corn, not cheesy at all. The cream cheese just adds a beautiful smooth texture. As for the evaporated milk, it adds a special richness to dishes and is perfect for this one.

What do you serve with slow cooker creamed corn?

This is a great side dish to serve over the holidays or for Thanksgiving dinner alongside baked ham, turkey, or turkey breast. Otherwise, serve it year-round with your favorite main dish, like Southern sticky chicken, fried chicken, or pork chops. Another option is to serve it as a side at your next game day, party, or potluck alongside some of the other popular Southern side dishes linked below.

You may also enjoy these sides:

Fried Potatoes Recipe (Steppin’ Up The Flavor)

Creamed Beans and Taters

Oven-Baked Mac and Cheese (Southern Plate Favorite)

Superfast Corn Succotash Recipe

Southern Butter Beans Recipe

Southern-Style Fried Okra Recipe

Crock Pot Creamed Corn

This crock pot creamed corn recipe has the same rich old-fashioned flavor, but is so easy to make in the slow cooker with just 5 ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn
Servings: 6
Calories: 193kcal


  • 28-32 ounces frozen whole kernel corn
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temp, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk 4 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place corn in the slow cooker and add other ingredients over the top.
    28-32 ounces frozen whole kernel corn, 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, 1 can evaporated milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-6 hours, stirring from time to time. Enjoy!


Calories: 193kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    The Crock Pot Creamed Corn is served at each holiday supper. It’s so easy to make and there are never any leftovers!

  2. I am so greatful you shared this. A few years ago for Christmas my neice made some, her’s did not turn out anything like this! I think she was just “winging” the reciepe.

    Have you ever used canned corn? I have an abundence of it in my pantery and was wondering if it would work in place of frozen corn.

    Also has anyone used fresh corn? I just got a new corn cob tool and can’t wait to try it out.

  3. 5 stars
    I was reading the cream cheese adds a creamy texture not a cheesy taste. Sounds interesting!!! This will be an addition to my Thanksgiving meal & other potluck nights.

  4. We always have creamed corn on our Thanksgiving menu. Last year for the first time I made it in my crock pot but it just wasn’t quite right. Of course, why not add cream cheese? Cream cheese will make the creamed corn much creamier and the evaporated milk will ad the rich flavor. This recipe may just become our go to creamed corn recipe for many Thanksgivings to come! Wishing each and everyone a safe and happy Thanksgivimg

  5. This is going down on my list … my next tailgate list. I can’t wait to give this a try. It looks simple and will hold up in the crockpot. I like the idea of the added green chilies.

  6. 5 stars
    My family loves this recipe. I add a few pickled jalapeno slices to spice it up some. We love Southern Plate.

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