This cream cheese corn is the most delicious way to use frozen corn. The sweet corn kernels are simmered until tender in an incredible parmesan cream cheese sauce. It makes a phenomenal side dish or dip and is so quick and easy, ready in just 15 minutes!
This decadent and flavorful cream cheese corn is an upgrade from classic homemade creamed corn. It's made with heavy cream, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese for an extra indulgent corn recipe that's impossible to resist.
Whether you serve it as a dip or side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, this corn with cream cheese is always a huge hit. For the perfect main dish to serve it with, check out this fried chicken without buttermilk.
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Why This Recipe Works
One pan recipe. Everything comes together in just one pan for an easy cooking process and clean-up!
Versatile. This corn with cream cheese makes a fantastic dip for a snack or appetizer, and it's also an excellent side dish for dinner.
Winning combination. The naturally sweet flavor of the corn is perfectly balanced by the savory parmesan cheese and the rich and tangy cream cheese. Between the sweet bites of corn, the creamy sauce, and the ooey gooey cheese, there's so much to love about this stovetop cream cheese corn recipe!
Crowd favorite. Kids and adults love this easy side. It's the perfect corn recipe for parties or holidays. Everyone goes crazy over the rich, melty cheese sauce and the perfectly seasoned sweet corn.
- Corn- frozen corn works best.
- Heavy cream- for the creamy sauce.
- Cream cheese and butter- softened to room temperature.
- Parmesan cheese- freshly grated for the best cheesy flavor.
- Salt and pepper- a pinch of each to taste.
- Fresh chopped parsley- for garnish.
How To Make Cream Cheese Corn
1. Cook the corn: In a cast iron skillet, add the frozen corn kernels, heavy cream, and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat until it's warmed through.
2. Make the cream sauce: Add the butter, cream cheese, and salt to the skillet. Continue cooking to melt cream cheese and thicken the sauce. As the cream cheese melts, stir occasionally to incorporate it all the way through.
3. Melt the cheese: Add the grated parmesan cheese into the cream cheese mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has melted into the sauce.
4. Serve: Once the parmesan cheese has melted, taste the cream cheese corn and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Garnish it with fresh parsley and serve immediately from the cast iron skillet. Enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Cream Cheese Corn Recipe
- Use fresh corn on the cob or canned corn if it's more convenient for you.
- If you're using fresh corn, blanch it in salted water for a few minutes before adding it to the recipe. For canned corn, make sure to drain it before using.
- If you don't have heavy cream, you can use extra cream cheese and milk.
- Add diced green chiles to make jalapeno cream cheese corn.
- Try shredded pepper jack cheese for a spicier version of this cheesy skillet cream cheese corn.
- Make Mexican-style cheese corn dip by adding taco seasoning, chili, and a squeeze of lime juice.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. To keep for longer, store the cooled corn in an airtight container or freezer-safe ziplock bag with the extra air squeezed out. Freeze for about 3 months.
The best way to reheat is to put the corn back in a skillet and warm it over low heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Let the frozen corn thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating, or add more reheating time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to thaw frozen corn for this recipe?
No, you can add the frozen corn straight from the freezer to the skillet and start cooking immediately.
What goes with cream cheese corn?
You can dip just about anything in cream cheese corn, like crackers, chips, and veggie sticks. It can also be eaten as a side dish and goes great with main dishes like turkey pot pie with biscuits, beef back ribs, and fried pork chops.
Is creamed corn the same as canned corn?
Creamed corn is made from whole corn kernels either simmered in blended corn pulp or a mix of heavy cream, milk, and butter. Canned corn typically consists of whole corn kernels. You can also find canned creamed corn, which is made of whole and blended kernels in a milky sauce.
More Corn Recipes
- Jiffy corn casserole
- Corn dip with cream cheese
- Jiffy jalapeno cornbread
- Mexican street corn casserole
- Corn casserole without Jiffy
- 6 cups frozen corn
- 1 ½ cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
- Add the frozen corn, cream, and pepper to a cast iron skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, until heated through.
- Add the butter, cream cheese, and salt and cook until the cream cheese melts and thickens into a sauce. Occasionally mix until the cream cheese is mixed all the way through.
- Mix the parmesan cheese in and cook until it melts into the sauce, stirring occasionally.
- Once the cheese is melted, taste and then season with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired, and serve immediately.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g