5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

by heidi on November 14, 2013

You know that thing about Thanksgiving? That thing that everyone’s talking about? No, not that the 5th Avenue slick thinkers have yet to figure out how to turn T-day into a money making marketing machine like Halloween and Christmas.

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No, I’m talking about how everybody is talking about how Thanksgiving conjures up cravings for family favorite recipes. It’s like clockwork. As soon as the jack-o-lantern’s candles are blown out, memories start flooding the salivary glands.

My husband has certainly fallen victim to this pilgrim-inspired condition. But wait, he’s part American-Indian. Either way, whichever side of the table he’s sitting on, as along as this 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is on it, he’s going to be one happy harvest feaster.

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But only if his favorite Creamed Corn doesn’t turn into Creamed Corn Flambé.


Yes, it happens. And it did, one Thanksgiving a “few” years back when we lived in California and cooked Thanksgiving for our visiting family.

His recipe, a family favorite his mom always made, was topped with crumbled Saltine crackers and may have been forgotten somewhere between the champagne being corked and the martini olives poked. 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 the slow cooker. No flambé crackers to forget about and set the smoke alarm ablaze. Just a low, slow cook to create a creamy family fave.

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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is the closest version yet to the canned stuff I loved as a kid | foodiecrush.com

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is the closest version yet to the canned stuff I loved as a kid | foodiecrush.com

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is the closest version yet to the canned stuff I loved as a kid | foodiecrush.com

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 Slow Cooker Creamed Corn won’t be yet another demanding side dish standing in line.

Did I mention there’s only 5 ingredients? And minimal clean-up thanks to my new blender and double sided lid slow cooker that KitchenAid sent to me to give a spin.

Okay, let’s do this T-day thing.

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Yield: makes about 10 cups

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn


48 ounces frozen corn, about 8 cups, thawed
½ 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

How about we round out this veggie side dish feast with a few more plant-based cravings from some of my favorite food bloggers. Please Pin (follow me here) those recipes you want to save for later, but please do so from their original source.


Kasey’s version of Roasted Acorn Squash with Hazelnuts and Balsamic Reduction from Turntable Kitchen made its way to their annual pre-Thanksgiving potluck for friends who are nearly as close as family.


While I’m not the biggest fan of Brussels sprouts, Kelley calls her Mountain Mama Cooks crispy, garlic loaded Blackened Brussels Sprouts little nuggets of veggie gold.


Holly takes her holiday cooking assignments seriously with Happy Food Healthy Life’s Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple as the ultimate vegetarian side.


Shawn puts her corn in her crock to work with I Wash You Dry’s Slow Cooker Macaroni and Corn Casserole and covers 2 side dishes with one fell swoop. For a spicy change of pace, she subs in Mexican Velveeta Cheese instead of the regular variety.


With just 4 ingredients to pull together, Nikki nails the easy cooking award with Chef In Training’s Easy Ranch Carrots.


Collard Greens and Kale. And bacon. And vinegar. Oh my. Des brings it to the table on Life’s Ambrosia.


Jeanine makes a healthy dose of colorful veggies filled with healthy phytochemicals trump traditional Thanksgiving tryptophan with Love and Lemons Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash. This is a super turkey alternative for any vegetarian at the table.


Nutmeg and sage spruce up the textures and vibrant color that Sommer adds to her table with A Spicy Perspective’s Roasted Harvest Vegetables.


Gaby puts the spotlight on the sides when she tops this recipe off with finishing salt for the perfect dash of flavor in What’s Gaby Cooking’s Spicy Garlic Green Beans.

KitchenAid sent me a slow cooker and blender to add to my small appliance collection. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. This post includes affiliate links.

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Christine @ Cooking with Cakes November 14, 2013 at 7:56 am

This looks incredible!! I love the simple use of cream cheese and half and half for that creamy, delicious texture – sounds amaze!


Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking November 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

Aww that picture makes me so sad for him! Poor creamed corn! I am in charge of a Friendsgiving side dish and I am soooooo doing this. So easy!


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes November 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

That’s definitely one over cooked creamed corn. lol Love that expression. Cooking it in the slow cooker sounds like a fabulous change.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

Cream corn makes me SO happy! This recipe is lovely!


Meagan November 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

Awww, that’s so sad! He just looks really… sad! About that Flambeed corn! What a memory. :) I love this recipe, Heidi. Corn like this makes such a lovely addition to any holiday spread. Gorgeous!


Roxi Beck November 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

MMMMM! Makes me think of all the delish and corny dishes from #IACornQuest!! I’ve served this creamed corn for a few years at family gatherings and it’s always a hit. There’s just no comparison to the saltines variety!


Kare @ Kitchen Treaty November 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

I am obsessed with using the Crock Pot for holiday meals – makes life so much easier! I love the looks of this recipe – looks like something everyone will love, and so simple, too.

Thanksgiving recipe disaster stories are the best, aren’t they?! :)


Nikki @Seeded at the Table November 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

Whoa! If this is anything like the creamed corn we had in Iowa, I’m diving in head first! Love the photo of your hubs with the torched version. lol!! (Sounds like you ALL were a bit torched that day!) haha!


Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet November 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I love this! We are huge fans of creamed corn but I really love the idea of making it in a slow cooker! Pinning!


Emily November 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I love creamed corn but have only eaten it from a can. Can’t wait to try this!


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Tieghan November 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

This looks so good, Heidi! I cannot get over how pretty your photos are. I want to know all your tips and trick and secrets! I always love looking over your photos and the way the light hits the food so softly. It is just so beautiful. I have so much to learn!!


Cecile Roy November 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I pinned the Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple recipe, as well as the Easy Ranch Carrots – and, of course, your creamed corn. And I, too, loved the photo of your poor disappointed husband…


Barbara | Creative Culinary November 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

This sounds terrific Heidi and love the slow cooking. Our Thanksgiving is not going to be a day long foodie adventure; with my daughter moving from CO to NC just days later and my move a couple of weeks after that we’re going to have more of a packing extravaganza than a food one. I think the ease of this dish has just put it on our list. Thanks!


Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough November 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

This is the most beautiful creamed corn I’ve ever seen and my belly needs it.


Shawn @ I Wash You Dry November 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Love your creamed corn, so so pretty!! Thanks for sharing mine as well! :)


Emily @ Jelly Toast November 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

This is some seriously beautiful (and delicious looking) creamed corn! Love!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 16, 2013 at 11:20 pm

This creamed corn looks absolutely perfect. And it’s always an added bonus that I can throw it in the slow cooker. Jason and I are going back to LA to celebrate Thanksgiving and I’ll be bringing the slow cooker for sure!


Julie November 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

Looks amazing! We love doing this in the oven (adding fresh dices jalapenos of course in TX) but this slow cooker version looks so simple. I will definitley have to try it!


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This looks amazing! Is it possible to half this recipe? Would I half the cooking time as well?


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