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This fast and easy creamed corn recipe is sure to please the whole family. This comforting side dish is perfect for any occasion! 

Easy Creamed Corn

This easy creamed corn recipe makes one cozy and delicious side dish! It’s really simple to make this traditional side dish from scratch.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cream style corn, easy creamed corn, how to make creamed corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups frozen corn
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook it for a minute or so, stirring nearly constantly. 
  • Whisk in the half-and-half, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Make sure that there's no lumps.
  • Stir in the corn. After about 10 minutes, it should start to bubble. Once it's bubbling, turn the heat down so it's simmering gently.  
  • Cook the corn for another 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and the corn is nice and plump. Keep an eye on it, and stir it occasionally.
  • Add salt & pepper as needed (I'm pretty generous with the salt). 


  • Here in Canada I buy a (750g/26.5 oz.) bag of frozen corn for this recipe (it equals 5 cups). If using less corn, add a bit less half-and-half (this recipe is pretty forgiving!).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg