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the finished creamed corn recipe in a serving bowl with a cloth napkin

Creamed Corn Recipe

A delicious and creamy corn side dish.
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 136kcal


  • 4 cups (656g) corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup (240g) whole milk
  • ½ cup (120g) heavy cream


  • Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the corn kernels.
  • Cook the corn for a few minutes, then mix in onion powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Stir constantly for 30 seconds, then add cornstarch and milk, stirring until combined. Cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened.
  • Stir in the heavy cream until the cream corn mixture is warmed through.



  • If using fresh corn, shuck the corn and use a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the cob. 
  • If using canned corn, be sure to drain it completely. 
  • Thaw frozen corn and drain off any excess water.
  • Cornstarch makes this recipe gluten free, but you can use all purpose flour to thicken the sauce if you prefer and gluten is not a concern. 
  • Use a small bowl to mix the cornstarch slurry before slowly pouring it into the corn. 
  • Easily double this recipe if desired. 
  • Substitute the milk and heavy cream with an equal amount of half and half. 
  • Use a stick blender to blend some or all of the corn kernels for a smoother texture. 
  • Be sure to season the corn well with salt and ground black pepper. 
  • If using sweet corn, you probably don’t need any added sugar.
  • This is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table.
  • Top with herbs like fresh parsley. 
  • There are 3 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.4mg