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Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn transforms fresh corn kernels into delicious, creamy comfort food!

Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn - I've been told this is the best creamed corn recipe around! Simple to make using fresh corn.

At our local supermarket this past week, fresh corn was priced at a bargain price of $1.97 for twelve ears – so we stocked up! We’ve been enjoying some of our favorite fresh corn recipes like this, this and this – as well as this delicious Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn.

Can you cook fresh corn in the slow cooker?

When it comes to cooking fresh corn, typically I’m not one to recommend a long cook time because fresh corn can get tough and even a little rubbery when it’s over cooked. But this Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn is an exception – the low, slow, indirect heat of the slow cooker allows the starches in the fresh corn to break down, creating a wonderful creamy texture while still allowing the corn kernels to remain crisp.

Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn - I've been told this is the best creamed corn recipe around! Simple to make using fresh corn.

How do you make Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn?

You’ll start by cutting the kernels off the corn cob.  Click on over here to this easy method.

Next, we added a pinch of nutmeg and a small amount of dry mustard to a simple cream sauce made from light cream cheese, butter and milk. (Those extra spices really transform the cream sauce and are a perfect complement to the flavor of the corn!) Everything is combined in a small slow cooker, and because this recipe is made from fresh corn (rather than canned or frozen kernels) the cook time is just two hours.

Once cooked through, you’ll take out a portion of the cooked corn and puree it – then add it back to the rest of the corn mixture.  This extra step helps create an even creamier sauce for your Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn.

Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn - I've been told this is the best creamed corn recipe around! Simple to make using fresh corn.

My husband Jack is a huge fan of creamed corn – and his standards are high! He is thrilled anytime I make this Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn recipe, and he says it’s the best creamed corn he’s ever eaten. Enjoy!

You may also like these other summer corn recipes:

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Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


6 cups fresh corn kernels (about 67 large ears)

1 8-ounce package light cream cheese

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper

Pinch of nutmeg

¼ teaspoon Colman’s dry mustard


Cut corn kernels from the cob (see this easy method) and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt cream cheese and butter, and stir to combine. Add milk, sugar, salt, white pepper, nutmeg and mustard, stirring again to combine.

Add corn kernels to the pot with the cream cheese mixture and stir to coat. Pour entire mixture into a small slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours (be careful not to overcook – the fresh corn kernels will lose their tenderness if overcooked).

Remove about 1¼ cups of the cooked mixture and place in a deep bowl. Using an immersion blender, pulse until the corn has been slightly pureed. Pour the pureed mixture back into the corn mixture and stir to combine.

Serve immediately.

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Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn

 Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn - I've been told this is the best creamed corn recipe around! Simple to make using fresh corn.
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  • Mary Lou wrote:

    I found your site while searching for a creamed corn recipe. I’m wondering if I could make your creamed corn recipe without using the crock pot? Perhaps on stovetop or oven, what do you think?

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure Mary Lou – This could be easily adapted to be a quick and easy stove top recipe.

  • Carolyn wrote:

    Do you think this will taste as good if I make it the night before and reheat it . I made this a few weeks ago and it was a crowd favorite. This time I’m doubling the recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Carolyn – Yes – reheating it should be fine.

  • Carol wrote:

    Since I’m looking at this at Thanksgiving time and the fresh corn is out of season here, do you think this would work with frozen corn?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Carol – Yes – Frozen or canned corn will work for this recipe! Enjoy!

  • Jeanine wrote:

    Thank you so much, Martha, for your prompt response! I have decided on the Slow Cooker Creamed Corn, but I do have 18 people to feed! Is it okay to double this recipe and cook it in a lager slow cooker? Mine is a 6 or 7 quart. And would you make any adjustments when doubling the recipe? Thank you in advance and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Jeanine – No issues making a double or even triple batch – the cook time might be a little longer as there is more mixture to heat through but other than that, I wouldn’t make any adjustments. Enjoy!

  • Jeanine wrote:

    I just cannot decide which of these delicious sounding recipes to try for our Thanksgiving meal this year…please help me Martha! Which one would you say goes best with the traditional roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans?

    • Martha wrote:

      LOL – They are all good choices Jeanine! 🙂 This slow cooker corn is great if you are short on oven space or stovetop space. I will say that we get lots of site visits to our Nantucket Corn Pudding recipe – which would also fit nicely into a traditional meal. And our Corn and Bacon Casserole is also a great option if you want something a little more decadent. BTW – if you need any other recipe inspiration, we have a entire archive of Thanksgiving recipes here: Hope that helps!

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