We make our Creamed Corn from scratch using real ingredients by sautéing corn with butter and onions and then simmering it in a slightly sweetened, thickened milk. We like to add just a few drops of vanilla extract to the sauce to secretly enhance the flavor and the sweetness of the corn. You will taste a huge difference compared to what comes out of the can!

Creamed Corn
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Recipe type: Sides
Makes: 5 side dish portions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • 20 ounces frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the minced onion, and sauté for 3 minutes, just until they are translucent.
  2. Add the frozen corn, and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Whisk the cornstarch into the milk and then stir into the pot, stirring until the milk begins to thicken.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, and stir the sugar, salt, pepper, and vanilla extract into the pot. Cover, and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let cool for 2 minutes before serving.
Perfect Portion Creamed Corn
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 100