5-Ingredient CrockPot Creamed Corn Recipe

5-Ingredient CrockPot Creamed Corn Recipe

This classic Thanksgiving side is now even easier to make thanks to a little help from your slow cooker! CrockPot creamed corn with cream cheese calls for just 5 ingredients and requires very little prep work.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn foodiecrush.com

One Thanksgiving a “few” years back, my husband was intent on making his family’s favorite creamed corn. Somewhere between the champagne being corked and the martini olives poked, he may have lost track of time and his creamed corn turned into creamed corn flambé. Burned to a crisp. He was crushed, his cravings were dashed. Look at that face. We grabbed a camera to snap a pic. I don’t think it made him feel better.

That Thanksgiving will forever be known as the dinner with Creamed Corn Flambé. See? Thanksgiving DOES create memories.

Potentially starting the house on fire is just one reason we’ve migrated to making things easier with this 5-ingredient CrockPot creamed corn recipe. No flambé crackers to forget about and set the smoke alarm ablaze. Just a low, slow cook to create a new generation creamy family fave.

GET THE THANKSGIVING PREP GUIDE: Get your FREE Thanksgiving plan, timeline, recipe and menu inspiration, plus all the tips & tricks you need to pull off the best Thanksgiving yet. AND! FREE printable. 

man holding dish of burnt creamed corn

Another bonus: When Tom Turkey is showing his true colors and taking up residence as the traditional oven hog, and the rolls are patiently waiting in need to be baked and Yam Souffle is waiting on deck, this CrockPot creamed corn won’t be yet another demanding side dish standing in line.

Okay, let’s do this T-day thing.

crock pot creamed corn recipe ingredients

What’s in Creamed Corn?

In case you didn’t get the memo, this CrockPot creamed corn uses just five ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Frozen corn
  • Half and half
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt and pepper

how to make creamed corn in the slow cooker

How to Make CrockPot Creamed Corn

This creamed corn with cream cheese couldn’t be easier to make. You first add the half and half and some thawed corn into a blender and puree. Then, add everything into the slow cooker and walk away.

This slow cooker creamed corn needs to cook on high for 90 minutes, or on low for 3 to 4 hours.

Before serving, stir the creamed corn to incorporate the melted cream cheese. I like to garnish my CrockPot creamed corn with chives, but that’s optional.

crock pot creamed corn

Can I Make This with Canned Corn?

I’ve only made this with frozen corn, so I’m not sure how using canned corn would affect the flavor. If you do use canned corn, I imagine you’d need to thoroughly rinse and drain it before adding it to the slow cooker.

Is There a Half-and-Half Substitute I Can Use?

No, half-and-half is a key ingredient in this slow cooker creamed corn. You may be able to get away with using whole milk instead, but I can’t say for sure.

crock pot creamed corn in serving dish

Tips for Making CrockPot Creamed Corn

You want to use brick-style cream cheese for this Thanksgiving corn recipe and not the whipped kind that comes in a tub. Brick-style cream cheese makes for creamier, thicker CrockPot creamed corn.

Don’t skip the sugar in this recipe. Creamed corn is traditionally a little sweet, but the sugar isn’t overpowering.

Set your CrockPot to the “warm” setting so the creamed corn stays warm throughout the meal. Leftovers reheat well on the stove or in the microwave.

spoonful of crock pot creamed corn

More Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Master

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating on this recipe below and leave a comment, take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #foodiecrusheats.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn foodiecrush.com


5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

This classic creamed corn with cream cheese is easy to make thanks to a little help from your slow cooker or CrockPot with just 5 ingredients.

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Keyword corn

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours

Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Servings 10 cups

Calories 295kcal


  • 48 ounces frozen corn , about 8 cups, thawed
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 10 ounces cream cheese , torn into chunks
  • 4 tablespoons butter , ½ stick, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • chives for garnish if desired


  • Pour half and half in a blender with 1 cup of corn and puree until smooth. In a 3 ½ to 4 quart slow cooker add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over high heat for 1 ½ hours or low heat setting for 3-4 hours.

  • Stir the corn to incorporate the melted cream cheese. Season with more kosher salt or pepper to taste and garnish with chopped chives if desired.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn foodiecrush.com

More Side Dishes That Feature Corn

We send good emails. Subscribe to FoodieCrush and have each post plus exclusive content only for our subscribers delivered straight to your e-mail box.

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for more FoodieCrush inspiration.

As always, thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. There may be affiliate links in this post of which I receive a small commission. All opinions are always my own.

Leave a Reply