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Ultimate Creamed Corn – Thanksgiving Recipes

Sharing our favorite creamed corn recipe today! 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 🙂

creamed corn recipe

Creamed Corn Recipe

I am thrilled to share this decadent creamed 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.

How To Make Creamed Corn

  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.

creamed corn recipe


creamed corn recipe

Time for some fabulous cream cheese.

Cream Style Corn

creamed corn recipe

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

creamed corn recipe

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

creamed corn recipe

Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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Add your chopped roasted red peppers.

creamed corn recipe

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.

creamed corn recipe

Ultimate Creamed Corn Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

The most delicious creamed corn recipe with bacon, peppers and cheese! Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner too!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream corn casserole recipe, cream style corn, creamed corn, creamed corn recipe, homemade cream corn, how to make creamed corn
Servings: 5
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Creamed Corn Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1155mg50%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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.

  8. 8
    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!

  12. 12
    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!!

  23. 23
    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!

  25. 25
    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.

  26. 26
    jade says:

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

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  28. 28

    I want to become one with that.

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    Heather says:

    Made for Thanksgiving today- huge hit!!

  31. 31

    […] boiling pot really does keep it from boiling over#2 Use heavy cream not creamed cheese. I tried out this recipe because it was one of the first search results, and I was not a huge fan. I understand that […]

  32. 32
    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!

  34. 34

    […] on the lookout for tasty new side dish recipes to add to my box so when I came across the idea of creamed corn, think creamed spinach except with corn, on Picky Palate I just had to try it. I mean, you really […]

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