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A spoonful of creamed corn topped with bacon and fresh herbs.

Creamed Corn

This creamed corn recipe consists of corn kernels simmered in cream sauce, then topped with crispy bacon and fresh herbs. A classic side dish that's easy enough to make on a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve for a holiday meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 310kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk whole milk works best
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 cups corn kernels frozen (thawed) or fresh
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Place the bacon in a large pan over medium high heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until crisp and browned, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan. Discard most of the grease from the pan, leaving 1 teaspoon in the pan.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  • Melt the butter in the pan. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  • Gradually stir in the milk and cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Add the corn, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5-7 minute until mixture is thickened.
  • Top with bacon and parsley, then serve.



Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg