Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn is a mouthwatering side dish that will take your holiday menu to the next level. Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it also saves you precious stove and oven space!
Imagine this: a 20-year high school reunion where the pressure to impress has melted away. The reunions of our younger years were all about proving ourselves, but at this milestone event, we’re all just real, tired, and embracing our wrinkles. I recently attended my own 20th High School Reunion, and it was a blast!
Growing up in a small town, my classmates were more like family than friends. We experienced everything together, from Cabbage Patch Kids to acid-washed jeans. Going back to that familiar place, surrounded by childhood friends, brought back memories and renewed connections. It was a trip down memory lane with a fresh, adult perspective.
Now, you’re probably wondering what all this nostalgia has to do with Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn. Well, as the planner of the reunion, I needed a quick and easy dish to bring to the gathering before the Homecoming football game. With a hectic week leading up to the event, I turned to my trusty slow cooker. It’s the perfect tool for making a tasty dish that appeals to everyone.
This recipe is a twist on a classic corn casserole that I’ve been making for years. It’s an adaptation of my mother-in-law’s recipe, and let me tell you, it’s a crowd-pleaser. The original version is baked in the oven, but I transformed it into a slow cooker wonder. Why? Because it’s perfect for those occasions when you need to keep your oven and stovetop free for other holiday recipes.
Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn pairs beautifully with turkey, ham, barbecue, pulled pork, steak, or just about anything else you can think of. Its versatility knows no bounds. And no matter when or where you serve it, you can bet on receiving rave reviews.
Before we dive into the recipe, I want to mention that I usually add minced jalapeños to my creamy cheesy corn. They add a nice kick without overpowering the dish. However, in the photos, you’ll notice that I left them out. Why? Well, there were children at the reunion, and I didn’t want to scare them away with green specks in their food. But feel free to include jalapeños if you want that extra bit of flavor.
Now, let’s get to the creamy, cheesy, corny goodness!
- 4 cups frozen corn kernels
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: minced jalapeños for a kick
- In a slow cooker, combine the frozen corn, cream cheese, sour cream, melted butter, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and minced jalapeños (if desired).
- Stir everything together until well combined.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or until the cheese is melted and the mixture is creamy, stirring occasionally.
- Once cooked, taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Now that you have the recipe for this irresistible side dish, it’s time to make your holiday menu even more memorable. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn is always a hit. So gather your loved ones, bring out the flavors of tradition, and savor the joy of good food and great company.
Indulge in this creamy, cheesy goodness, and let your taste buds dance with delight. Don’t forget to make extra because everyone will be asking for seconds. And for more mouthwatering recipes, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!
More Holiday Side Dishes
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
- Garlic & Herb Stuffing
- Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze
- Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes