Crockpot Cream(cheese) Corn

A few years ago the place I was working at was holding our annual Chili cook off and one of our co workers brought a crock pot full of creamed corn. We were all slightly confused (as was she). She had a slight language barrier and thought she was supposed to bring anything in the crockpot, she didn't win that year but what she had was so beyond delicious that we made an entirely new category just for her the next year.

We all went to have a taste of something that seemed almost...boring. oops. Not Exactly, this simple side dish was almost unexplainable as to how tasty it was. I asked for her recipe and have made it for quite a few holidays and it is always a hit.

Ingredients
2 bags frozen corn(or one very large)
8 oz cream cheese, cold and cut into small pieces
4-6 tbsp butter(cold and cut into small pieces

Empty one bag of frozen corn into the crockpot, lay half the butter and cream cheese on top and top w/a liberal amount of salt and pepper(I also sometimes like to add season salt and red pepper flakes) then add half of remaining bag of corn and the rest of the butter and cream cheese, add more salt & pepper to taste. Put on high and let set for an hour. After an hour, stir together and scrape sides, let sit another hour.  Turn to low and stir every  half hour. Cook for about another hour to hour and a half. (although I have discovered that different crock pots/slowcookers cook at different speeds so maybe it takes an hour, maybe it takes two, just pay attention!)
first step
finished creamy, buttery product

after first half hour

Then sit back and enjoy the goodness. The last time I made this I mixed it up and added the new lemon herb cream cheese. it was quite tasty.

Somehow though...no matter what I do and no matter how good mine comes out, it never quite touches VJ's. This has led me to draw upon the only reasonable conclusion I can...she had a magical crockpot.

25 comments on "Crockpot Cream(cheese) Corn"
  1. And it turned out just delicious for my birthday dinner. I will be making this again. Thank you again, Maddie! Love your site :)
    ~ Cindy :) :)

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  2. I make it with 1 large bag of corn,1 block of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sugar,1/2 cup of milk---it fabulous!

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    1. Yes, definitely needs the sugar and milk. Or heavy whipping cream if you want it especially rich and yummy.

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    2. Love that everyone can enjoy how they prefer. Have made with sugar before and no one in my family likes it that way. I have used cream quite a few times and love it. But you really can't go wrong with
      corn, butter and some form of cream or cheese:) thanks for stopping by!

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  3. wow all these recipes sound good

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  4. SO good. I was a little confused because it says to add the remaining corn, butter and cream cheese twice and I wasn't sure where to do that. We guessed, and it came out amazing! Thank you!

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    1. I need yo fix that! Glad you enjoyed! It is awesome to make on a stovetop too!

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  5. Fixed this corn recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe and its so easy when you're cooking many different dishes. Don't have to use all your burners!

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  6. If you were going to make it on the stove top what temp would you use?

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  7. I think I normally use medium. I melt the cream cheese and butter on low and once they start to melt, add in the corn and turn up heat. You definitely have to watch it though. It normally only takes about 15 min, but it is constant stirring. Is really yum for a quick fix though!

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  8. I've never seen flavored cream cheese in a brick. Can you use the 8 oz. tub of cream cheese? [Or maybe I should quit trying to be fancy and just use the plain cream cheese ;-)]. I'm thinking of making this for a work party but am worried about how it will go over.

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  9. I just use regular cream cheese, tub or brick:) Although, I am working on a fiesta version with salsa flavored cream cheese. But plain is uber yums. I like to add a lot of pepper to mine for added flavor. Hope that helps!

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  10. I'm wondering if the onion & chive cream cheese would be good in this.

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    1. I say try it! It may be yummy, maybe add a little parmesan

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  12. Can you explain how we are supposed to know it is ready? You say "pay attention to it"....after it has cooked an hour, then stirred and cooked another hour, turned to low and stirred every thirty minutes, how do we know whether to let it continue for another half hour, hour or two hours????? Thanks!

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    1. See my below response, not sure why it went to bottom of page instead of here:) hope it helps!

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  13. Do the two bags of corn fill the crockpot? I'm making this for a crowd this Thursday. Should I/can I double the recipe?

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    1. Vanessa, it will al depend upon the size of your crockpot. Mine is medium and two bags will fill it. I then tried with my moms and I needed two large bags. I needed to add another 1/2 stick butter and 1/2 pack cream cheese. It also starts to cook down, so you can always add a little bit of corn once it starts to melt down, if you have room. Hope that helps!

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  14. Nancy,
    Once it is warmed through and butter and cream cheese are melted, it would be done. the more it cooks down is when it becomes more flavorful. What I mean by pay attention is that with crockpots and not a lot of added moisture in this recipe, the sides can burn if you don't stir. But just taste and you go and you should have a pretty good idea. I normally have on for about 4 hours. You may be better off using a bag liner, my friend used one and said she had no burning around edges.

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  15. I made this for my work party and it was fantastic! I doubled the recipe and every bit of it went. I used one plain cream cheese and one onion & chive. Very yummy! Highly recommend the onion & chive.

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  16. Got this recipe several years ago from a friend... she called it "Joann's (F'in) awesome corn" and we make it every year, especially with Ham at Easter. Never tried crock pot, just did on stove, put in casserole dish and heat up next day. May try crock pot this year. Love the set it/forget it option!!

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