Did you know you can make mouth watering Creamed Corn at home and it's Fantastic! I've always loved creamed corn, but never thought I could make it easily at home. Instant Pot Creamed Corn has a little bit of everything you would expect and a little more.
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Served as a side dish, homemade creamed corn is sweet, creamy, and savory in every bite. It's easy to add a grilled steak, or air fryer chicken and call it a meal. Don't bother with a plain canned corn as a side, dress it up with only a few ingredients.
Did you know that each ear of corn has approximately 800 kernels? It's true, crazy to think there are that many kernels all in perfectly lined rows. In this creamed corn recipe, I prefer frozen corn. But you can also use canned corn or cut it right off the cob.
The recipe is easy enough to make in the Crock Pot or Slow Cooker and I'll include those directions in the recipe card below. I want to share with you how easy this recipe can be made in the Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker.
Fats: Butter, Cream Cheese and Heavy Cream
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Cayenne
Optional: Bacon Crumbles, Parmesan Cheese
How to make Creamed Corn Instant Pot
This recipe is truly simple and often referred to as Creamed Corn like No Other. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and in no time you will have delicious creamed corn.
Add frozen or fresh corn directly into the liner of the Instant Pot and top with cubes of butter. When the butter melts it will act as the thin liquid needed to pressure the Instant Pot, along with the juices from the frozen corn.
Place cream cheese on top. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne if you want to add a little extra heat to the recipe. Drizzle honey on top and pour Heavy Cream over it all.
Set Instant Pot to pressure cook High for cooking times of 3 minutes by adjusting the +/- keys.
Quick Release the pressure and open lid. Using a large spoon stir corn and cream cheese together. The cream cheese will be soft and will melt into the corn. As the mixture comes together it will be thickened and corn will be creamed together.
Add some fresh cracked pepper on top and serve. It's a simple recipe and tastes so good.
There are always ways to additional flavors and textures. Adding bacon crumbles to creamed corn is heavenly. Don't over do by adding too much, a ⅓ cup of crumbles is plenty. The added salt to the sweetened creamed corn is a match made in heaven.
Try cooking Bacon in the Oven with my recipe. Easy clean up and very easy to make.
Or try sprinkling fresh parmesan cheese on top. It's also wonderful mixed in and allows the cheese the melt into the recipe. Either way it's delicious.
Try Cajun Creamed Corn by adding some Cajun Seasonings which include Smoked Paprika, Cayenne, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Thyme and Oregano. Season to taste.
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I love making this recipe in the Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker but it can also be made easily in the Crock Pot or Slow cooker. And using a large stock pot on the stove is also a great way to make this favorite recipe.
Throw all the ingredients in the Crock Pot and set to High and cover with lid. Cook for 2 hours. Stir the corn mixture until it's a rich and creamy sauce. Add additional mix-ins if desired and serve.
Cooking in the crock pot is an easy way to make this recipe and although it takes time to cook, all the flavors will come together beautifully and you will have a delicious side dish recipe.
Slow Cooking Creamed Corn allows the ingredients to meld together. If sauce becomes too thick add a couple tablespoons of broth to thin.
How to store Creamed Corn
Store leftover creamed corn in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I don't recommend freezing creamed corn as the dairy cream sauce tends to separate.
Can I cut this recipe in half?
When making this recipe in the Crock Pot or on the Stove, yes you can cut this recipe in half. However, when making Instant Pot Creamed Corn, you can not use less butter or cream and have the Instant Pot pressure up. You can use less corn and will end up with a more creamy sauce.
If you love Creamed Corn you may also enjoy this Honey Butter Skillet Corn recipe. It's very similar and fun to make in a cast iron skillet.
Instant Pot Creamed Corn
- 24 ounces Sweet Corn Frozen
- ½ Cup Butter
- 6 ounces Cream Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Powder
Optional Add-ins (Add one)
- ⅓ cup Bacon Crumbles
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated
- 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasonings
- Add frozen or fresh corn directly into the liner of the Instant Pot and top with cubes of butter.
- Place cream cheese on top.
- Season with salt, pepper and cayenne if you want to add a little extra heat to the recipe.
- Drizzle honey on top and pour Heavy Cream over it all.
- Set Instant Pot to pressure cook High for cooking times of 3 minutes by adjusting the +/- keys.
- Quick Release the pressure and open lid.
- Using a large spoon stir corn and cream cheese together. The cream cheese will be soft and will melt into the corn.
- Add some fresh cracked pepper on top and serve. It’s a simple recipe and tastes so good.
Optional Add ins
- Add additional Add-ins of Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, or Cajun Seasonings
This creamed corn recipe is SO good. My husband, a creamed corn connoisseur, said this is the best he's ever had and it needs to go on a recipe card...now! I made this exactly as written in a 3 qt. Instant Pot.
We had this tonight along with meatloaf and boiled red potatoes.
Wow, that's a great review Marcia! So happy to hear how much you have loved it.
Eeek. I forgot to get the heavy cream at the store. We are trying to find some now. Can we just use milk if I can’t find any??
Milk will curdle under pressure as it does not have enough fat content. I wouldn't suggest using milk.