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Ultimate Creamed Corn – Thanksgiving Recipes

This year I’ve been on a mission to create new Thanksgiving recipes. Today, I bring you Thanksgiving side…Ultimate Creamed Corn. We enjoyed this so much that we ate more than our fare share so you might want to double or triple the recipe for your guests 🙂

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I am thrilled to share this decadent cream corn recipe that is perfect for every Thanksgiving table! Fresh corn kernels are sautéed in butter then cream cheese, milk, bacon and roasted red peppers are added for the most amazing creamy corn you will ever try.

Give this one a try, it does not disappoint 🙂

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Let’s get started with adding the corn kernels to a buttered skillet.

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Time for some fabulous cream cheese.

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Add 4 ounces of cream cheese right to the hot buttered corn.

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 Look at that creamy skillet of goodness, nom nom nom!

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Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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Add your chopped roasted red peppers.

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Crisped cooked bacon, chopped then give it a good stir.

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Just as simple as that! Add milk as needed to thin as desired.

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Ultimate Creamed Corn – Thanksgiving Recipes

Ultimate Creamed Corn Thanksgiving Recipes-17Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 35 min


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, crumbled bacon


  1. Melt butter into a 3 quart skillet over medium heat. Add corn, salt, pepper and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in almond milk, roasted red peppers and bacon, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes until hot. Add additional milk to thin if needed.

Makes 6 Servings

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  1. 1

    Divine comforting side dish!! 🙂

  2. 2

    Mmmm…love creamed corn! Great side dish, Jenny!

  3. 3

    Oh man, this DOES look perfect! Yum!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    I’ve never had creamed corn! Crazy, huh? I better try yours!

  5. 5

    I have never had creamed corn either!! wow this is indulgent at its best!

  6. 6

    I love creamed corn. Looks like I could dig right in!

  7. 7
    Liz says:

    Sounds lovely. Thank you.

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    Ly Taylor says:

    I’ve never had creamed corn before. Thinking of making this for the office potluck. Is this served hot or cold?

  9. 9

    Ultimate is right – I’d love to try your version!

  10. 10
    marla says:

    Ohhhhhh. This certainly does look like the ultimate creamed corn 🙂

  11. 11

    Oh wow. Was not expecting all these wonderful flavors!! Cream cheese and bacon sound like amazing additions!

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    naomi says:

    I love that you added to bacon to yours. I”m gonna have to try this since it’s a favorite holiday dish for us.

  13. 13

    YUM!!! i loveeee anything with corn and the creamed corn with bacon sounds perfect!

  14. 14

    Creamed corn is already delicious but the addition of bacon 🙂 I’m swoon!

  15. 15

    Love creamed corn, but never had it with bacon! Such a good idea. I’m definitely going to try this! 🙂

  16. 16

    I love how easy this warm, comforting creamed corn is! Perfect for the holidays.

  17. 17

    I am totally omitting the bacon and making this! I love the cream cheese in it!

  18. 18

    I honestly don’t think it can get much better than bacon and cream cheese in corn. Yum!!

  19. 19

    Ohmygosh. I know I picked up fresh corn today for a reason. 😉

  20. 20

    Last night I was dreaming about creamed corn (not joke, sad I know lol) so this is perfect! Bacon makes EVERPYTHING better!!!

  21. 21

    You read my mind! I just told the hubs last week about creamed corn, and voila! Love anything about this, especially bacon. Yum!

  22. 22

    This looks like the best creamed corn ever!!

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    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    This has to be the most comforting and flavorful creamed corn I’ve ever seen! It looks super easy, so I’m definitely going to make it for one of our many Thanksgiving feasts!

  24. 24

    This looks amazing – I love how creamy and rich it looks!

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    Bobbie H says:

    Wonder how it would so to freeze it and the heat it up? Thoughts? Would like to make it ahead of time for thanksgiving.

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    jade says:

    um, YUM! you had me at add bacon and red peppers!

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    I want to become one with that.

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    Heather says:

    Made for Thanksgiving today- huge hit!!

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    Godoy says:

    Great and delicious!

  33. 33

    I love creamed corn! A local restaurant serves it – and I always order it, but I’ve never made my own. Theirs doesn’t have roasted red peppers or bacon though, so I can just imagine that takes it over the top! Pinning!

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