This Creamed Corn is easy and seriously delicious! Made from scratch, this recipe makes the perfect side dish for the holidays or your next BBQ. Extra creamy and loaded with flavor!
Creamed corn can be served as a side dish or incorporated into various recipes. It complements a wide range of main dishes, such as grilled meats, roasted poultry, or vegetarian entrees.
Corn is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. While the creamed version might add some calories from the half and half, you’re still benefiting from the nutrients in the corn.
Making creamed corn is very simple and doesn’t require an extensive list of ingredients. It can be prepared using fresh, frozen, or canned corn, making it a convenient option for various occasions. You can also customize your creamed corn by adding different ingredients like herbs, spices, or other vegetables. Additionally, making this recipe from scratch allows you to control the quality of ingredients, including the type of corn and dairy used.
This Creamed Corn recipe is delicious and very simple. The combination of vibrant golden corn kernels with the creamy sauce creates an inviting dish for any table. Not only it looks vibrant, it also has contrast in textures that is pleasant and very satisfying.
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- 1 tablespoon light olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion (finely chopped)
- 4 cups fresh whole kernel corn (from about 3 ears of corn) (or 2 cans 15.25 oz each)
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- If using fresh corn, shuck the corn and carefully cut the kernels off the cob.
- Add the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add chopped onion and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir often. Add corn and cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
- In a measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with half and half. Add to corn, stir in well, and cook until the mixture thickens. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and ground nutmeg.