Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot

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Bring your corn to life with a few pantry staples, then marvel at the fresh aroma of creamed corn as it fills the air! 

This is one recipe you want for your holiday table and meals throughout the year!

Creamed corn is simple to make yourself and is sure to be a conversation starter at any gathering. 

 

Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

What is Southern creamed corn?

Creamed corn is a Southern recipe of sweet corn in a creamy, buttery flavored sauce.

This recipe also combines the best creamed corn with the essence of soul food seasonings, and it’s made quick and easy in the Instant Pot!

 

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Soul food homemade creamed corn recipe

This sweet and savory recipe will have you feeling recharged after enjoying a long day at work or working from home. Another Southern recipe livened with soul food flavoring for a quick homestyle meal that you won’t be too tired to make.

This creamed corn recipe freezes beautifully, so stock up now for this vegetarian soul food Thanksgiving menu side dish or quick weeknight dinner delight!

Its creamy fresh, buttery flavor never gets old.

 

 

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Southern Creamed Corn Ingredients

 

Ingredients for Southern creamed corn

  • 3 cups of corn (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped

 

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Instructions for Southern soul food creamed corn

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot to the sauté setting for 10 minutes (although you’ll not likely need all of this time).
  2. Add the butter, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté with the Instant Pot lid off for 1-2 minutes until the onion softens.
  3. Add the corn to the sauté. 
  4. Then pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine. 
  5. Allow the corn mixture to simmer until the mixture comes to a boil.
  6. Let it boil for 3 minutes.
  7. Cancel the Instant Pot sauté setting and change it to the ‘keep warm’ setting.
  8. Leave the creamed corn mixture on this setting for 10 minutes with the Instant Pot lid on.
  9. To open the Instant Pot lid, make sure the valve is in the ‘venting’ position and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  10. Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the stainless steel inner pot with the creamed corn.
  11. Stir in the parmesan to melt into the corn.
  12. Top with fresh chopped parsley.
  13. Serve this creamed corn recipe warm, and enjoy! 

 

Creamed Corn In The Instant Pot

 

What are some additions you can add to this creamed corn recipe?

The creamed corn recipe is a favorite in many homes in the South. But if you want to add more flavor and variety, here are some ideas. 

  • Try adding crumbled bacon or bacon bits for an extra savory flavor. 

 

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  • You can also top it with shredded cheese or sour cream for an added creamy texture. 
  • Some like it hot, so they garnish this fresh sweet corn recipe with jalapeno peppers! 
  • To keep this dish vegetarian-friendly, try adding mushrooms or shallots to the mix!

 

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What do you serve with creamed corn?

Corn recipes are a soul food staple in the South.

So this creamed corn recipe is served best with many Black folk’s favorite soul food dishes in winter, spring, summer, and fall – from the Thanksgiving table to a soul food summer BBQ!

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Southern creamed corn recipe FAQs:

How do you thicken creamed corn?

If you find that your creamed corn is too soupy, a few thickening agents can quickly fix the problem. You’ll get perfect balance and richness without any change in flavor! 

Simply add more corn kernels to achieve this result: scrape them off an ear of fresh cooked white or yellow corn, then place them into the saucepan until the desired thickness has been reached. 

This option offers excellent nutritional benefits since it doesn’t add many calories compared with other ingredients typically found in commercial sauces. In cases where your creamed corn needs to be thickened but isn’t extremely watery, add flour or cornstarch.

 

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Can you use fresh corn for this recipe, and how much should you use?

Fresh corn should be your optimal choice for this recipe because fresh corn is so sweet and juicy. If you’re following this recipe, 3 cups of fresh corn are enough.

 

Can you use bagged frozen corn?

Either type of corn can be used in creamed corn, but it is better to use fresh-cut corn if you want the best tasting dish possible. 

Corn season is a time for juicy sweet corn on the cob. But, considering you want it for your holiday dinner table (hello, Thanksgiving!). When corn is not in season, frozen bagged corn will be your best go-to option.

 

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Can you use canned corn for this?

It is no secret that fresh corn on the cob tastes better than canned or frozen – even if it’s grilled corn.

Still, if you only have a can of corn available, you can use it to make creamed corn for your next BBQ party or holiday celebration. 

Just steer clear of canned cream corn!

But with regular canned corn (white or yellow), this cream-style corn will still be yummy!

 

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Do you drain liquid from canned corn?

Let the liquid drain until the corn is all left in your strainer. Remove any remaining water, as it may affect its natural flavor due to being canned with excess fluids during processing time.

 

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Should I use fresh or frozen corn kernels?

In corn season, fresh from the cob is always best. 

For Southern creamed corn, you could also use a starchy liquid called “corn milk,” which has an enticing sweet flavor and creamy texture similar to dairy products like cream or ricotta cheese if you want to take your meal up another notch on the taste buds!

You can substitute frozen corn for fresh if you want to make this dish for a fall holiday, like Thanksgiving. It will work just as well, and the flavor won’t be compromised at all! Another advantage of using frozen corn is, it saves you time.

 

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Can this creamed corn recipe be made a day ahead?

Yes! 

This creamed corn recipe is one of those dishes that can be made a day ahead and refrigerated until it’s time to serve!

 

If using frozen corn, do you defrost first, or can you add it to the Instant Pot frozen?

Because Instant Pot makes what I call magical meals in minutes, frozen corn can be added to the pot the same as if it were thawed! 

You can also make this Southern recipe as Crockpot creamed corn. 

Slow cooker, thawed, or unthawed, the soul food flavors from the butter, seasonings, and onions will remain the same.

 

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Could I use salted butter in place of unsalted?

Suppose the recipe specifically calls for unsalted butter. In that case, it is usually because that particular type has been tested and found to work best with that dish. For example, I recommend using unsalted butter in the creamed corn recipe.

 

I want to make this, but I am out of cream cheese. Is there a good substitute?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to use cream cheese. 

Heavy whipping cream is the main ingredient for this Southern soul food creamed corn recipe instead of cream cheese.

And there are plenty of substitutions for the creamy thickener in creamed corn. A few of the most popular are sour cream, plain Greek yogurt, or mascarpone cheese. 

You could also use mayonnaise if you want a different texture. There’s usually always some cheese some type of in your fridge, so why not grate some on top? 

A sprinkle of paprika will add color and flavor too! 

I recommend using parmesan cheese in this recipe.

 

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Wondering if creamed corn recipe leftovers can be frozen?

Leftover creamed corn is excellent for use in the next few days. Just store in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.

Add a bit of water and use the Instant Pot ‘keep warm’ setting to reheat or thaw.

 

How many servings does this recipe make?

This Southern creamed corn recipe serves four.  

Check out the dynamic recipe card below, where you can adjust the serving size, and the ingredient will automatically readjust to proportion!

 

Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Easy creamed corn from scratch

A satisfying dish perfect for any occasion, this homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 

What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?

The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!

 

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What do you think about this recipe?

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Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot

This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: corn recipe, creamed corn recipe, easy creamed corn recipe, homemade creamed corn, soul food, soul food Sundays, soul food Thanksgiving menu, Southern creamed corn, southern food
Servings: 4
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn fresh, frozen, or canned
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • ¼ cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley fresh & finely chopped

Instructions

  • Turn on the Instant Pot to the sauté setting for 10 minutes (although you’ll not likely need all of this time).
  • Add the butter, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté with the Instant Pot lid off for 1-2 minutes until the onion softens.
  • Add the corn to the sauté.
  • Then pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine.
  • Allow the corn mixture to simmer until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Let it boil for 3 minutes.
  • Cancel the Instant Pot sauté setting and change it to the ‘keep warm’ setting.
  • Leave the creamed corn mixture on this setting for 10 minutes with the Instant Pot lid on.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, make sure the valve is in the ‘venting’ position and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the stainless steel inner pot with the creamed corn.
  • Stir in the parmesan to melt into the corn.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve this creamed corn recipe warm, and enjoy!

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Notes

Southern Creamed Corn Recipe Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1556IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
Amount per Serving
Calories
352
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
87
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
425
mg
18
%
Potassium
 
352
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
1556
IU
31
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
134
mg
13
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  1. Cyrene
    October 28, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    5 stars
    Corn is one of my favorite! I love how easy this recipe is. Wanna try this!

    • October 29, 2021 / 11:29 am

      Right! Corn is so versatile – a Southern favorite treat!

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