Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is a SUPER easy side dish that is perfect for a holiday meal! This holiday side dish takes 5 minutes to put together and will having everyone coming back for seconds.
I never knew how much I loved creamed corn until I made this recipe. In the past, I've typically passed up creamed corn as a side dish, as I just think of the canned stuff. I actually like the canned stuff (it reminds me of my grandma Esther!) but it didn't seem to warrant precious stomach space at Thanksgiving dinner. That is all changed with this slow cooker creamed corn recipe. This creamed corn is super decadent and has great flavor from the cream cheese, butter, onion powder, and garlic powder!
Not only does the slow cooker make this recipe super easy to make, but it frees up oven space for other things like Cream Cheese Green Bean Casserole and the turkey or ham. I also love using my Air Fryer at Thanksgiving to make Air Fryer Butternut Squash!
As I've mentioned this crock pot cream corn recipe is super easy to make. To start, put frozen corn into a crockpot. Bonus if you've frozen from sweet corn from the summer! Next, add garlic powder, minced onion, cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, a teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper to the corn. These ingredients will make up the sauce of the creamed corn.
Give it all a little stir, but it doesn't need to be completely combined. Cover the slow cooker and then cook on high for 2-3 hours, stirring after an hour. That's it! Sprinkle with more salt and pepper, as you prefer!
Top with bacon and green onions or chives. This isn't necessary but definitely adds some fun flavor.
Serve with turkey, chicken, steak, pork tenderloin, or ham. Seriously this side dish is so versatile but it goes really well with a holiday meal!
Stir in some cheese. Make this cheesy creamed corn by stirring in a cup or two of cheddar cheese.
Add some heat! Stir in some diced medium heat green chiles or diced jalapeños for a spicy creamed corn.
Leftovers. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Add some fresh herbs. If you have some fresh rosemary, thyme, or parsley, sprinkle them on top when serving.
Make ahead. If you really want to save time on the day of, you can add everything to your slow cooker and then just place the slow cooker insert in your fridge covered until you're ready to cook it.
This holiday side dish recipe definitely needs a spot on your menu!