Creamy Southern Corn: A Side Dish Delight!

Imagine a classic recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, gracing dinner tables with its irresistible charm. Once you taste this homemade creamy Southern corn, you’ll never go back to the canned version again! This mouthwatering side dish is a true comfort food that will elevate any meal.

Southern style cream corn is a delicious side dish any time of the year!

Simple Ingredients, Incredible Flavor

Preparing this Southern creamed corn requires everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It’s a fuss-free recipe that packs a punch when it comes to taste.

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The Creamy Creation Process

Creating this delectable dish is a breeze. Just follow these straightforward steps:

  1. In a large bowl, combine corn, flour, and salt.
  2. In a skillet, bring cream, honey, butter, and evaporated milk to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Add the corn mixture and simmer, stirring frequently, for approximately 15 minutes or until the mixture becomes creamy.
  4. Remove a cup of the corn mixture and blend it until smooth. Stir it back into the skillet.
  5. Serve the creamy corn hot and enjoy!

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Storage Tips

You can prepare this creamy corn dish up to two days in advance. Simply store it tightly covered in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy it, reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. Remember to promptly refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.

Get Creative with Variations

While this Southern creamed corn is already a winner, feel free to get creative with these variations:

  • Substitute half the butter with bacon grease for an extra savory twist.
  • Sprinkle crispy bacon crumbles on top just before serving for added texture and flavor.
  • Add finely chopped jalapenos to give the dish a spicy kick.
  • Saute diced onions and mix them in with the corn for additional depth of flavor.
  • Experiment with using sugar or brown sugar instead of honey for a different sweetness profile.
  • Introduce a pinch of cumin to elevate the aromatic notes.
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Tips from the Experts

Here are some pro tips to make your creamy corn experience even more delightful:

  • To reduce the fat content, you can use all evaporated milk, but the creaminess may be compromised.
  • Adjust the sweetness level of the dish by adding honey gradually, keeping in mind that the intensity may vary.
  • Feel free to add more cream to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Opt for frozen whole kernel corn for optimal texture, rather than canned corn.
  • If the corn mixture isn’t creamy enough, blend some more corn and stir it in.
  • Use either frozen or fresh corn cut directly from the cob.
  • When reheating leftovers, you may need to add a little extra milk or cream to adjust the consistency.

Side view of finished creamed corn in a white dish.

The Perfect Complements

Pair this creamy delight with the following mouthwatering dishes:

  • Glazed Meatloaf: Moist and meaty, with a sweet and tangy glaze.
  • Deviled Chicken: A vintage recipe bursting with flavor that your family will adore.
  • BBQ Chicken Breast: Wrapped in bacon and brushed with finger-licking barbecue sauce.

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A Dish Full of Comfort

Southern creamed corn is not just a side dish; it’s a wholehearted embrace of comfort food. Its sweet, salty, and soothingly creamy nature will instantly win over your taste buds. Don’t reserve it solely for special occasions—enjoy it any time of the year with the help of frozen corn if fresh is not available.

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For an extra burst of flavor, consider substituting bacon drippings for some or all of the butter. Top it off with crisp bacon crumbles for an irresistible finishing touch.

Remember, you can adjust the serving size in the recipe card to fit your needs perfectly. And if you love this recipe as much as we do, don’t hesitate to give it a well-deserved 5-star rating!

First published October 21, 2015. Last updated November 9, 2022 for editorial content.