Creamed corn is an easy, creamy homemade side dish. Creamed corn is a traditional side for many families on Thanksgiving. Once you know how simple and how tasty creamed corn is, it may make an appearance on your table more often!
Skip the creamed corn from a can – you can make your own in just 15 minutes. Creamed corn from scratch is much more flavorful than from a can. Essentially, the fresh, frozen, or canned corn is cooked in a cream sauce, then part of the mixture is blended, or creamed, and added back to the corn. This produces a lovely texture with some juicy kernels within the thick cream.
Creamed corn casserole is another popular dish made with creamed corn and cornbread. Use your homemade creamed corn as the base for this casserole and truly take it to the next level in terms of flavor.
2 tablespoons salted butter
¼ cup yellow onion finely diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
28 oz. bag of frozen whole kernel corn white or yellow
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Fresh thyme to garnish
In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, combine butter and diced onions. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onions become translucent (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Add flour, salt, and white pepper to the pan and brown for 1 minute.
Whisk cream, milk, and sugar into onion mixture until smooth.
Add frozen corn and heat over medium until mixture comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Stir regularly to ensure the milk does not stick and burn to the bottom of the pan.
Remove 1 cup of the corn mixture and puree in a blender, food processor, or with a hand blender. Return the puree to the pan and stir to distribute evenly.
Stir in parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
Season with additional salt and pepper and garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg