This creamed corn with bacon is the only one you need! Sweet corn, real cream, butter, and plenty of bacon! This rich and creamy corn is a perfect holiday side dish and easy enough for all year long!
Homemade creamed corn is a simple but cozy side dish recipe that is perfect for any special occasion, or any night of the week, too! With just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make this amazing simple recipe from scratch.
Perfect for holiday meals, bbq’s picnics, and more, this old fashioned creamed corn is kid friendly and perfect! Creamy, flavorful, lovely, and sprinkled with plenty of bacon, your family will love this!
How to make this creamed corn
This recipe is very simple to make! Here is a brief overview of the recipe to give you an idea of how it works. For the full set of directions and measurements, please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below!
- Cook your bacon! I like to bake mine in an oven at 350 for about 15 minutes – You want it in between limp and crispy here.
- In a large saucepan combine the corn, cream, butter, and salt and pepper.
- Bring to medium heat and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.
- Place in a serving dish and sprinkle the cooked bacon on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use canned corn in this recipe?
Yes! This recipe works well with fresh corn, canned corn, or frozen corn! To use canned corn, rinse and drain the corn. To use frozen corn, make sure the corn is partially thawed before cooking. To use fresh corn, cut the kernels off the cob.
Can I substitute the heavy cream?
You can use half and half instead.
Variations to try:
- Try adding a teaspoon of ground dried cayenne or a sliced jalapeno.
- Place this corn into a casserole dish and layer it with shredded cheddar cheese before baking until bubbly and golden.
Prepping ahead of time
Creamed corn with bacon reheats really well! If you need to make this ahead of time, you can store it in an air-tight container for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or on the stove-top.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
Kids in the kitchen: How your kids can help you cook
Inviting kids into the kitchen with you so important! Quality kitchen time is great for learning math, science and language skills. But it also helps them with confidence, independence, and is great quality one on one time. AND even when the time in the ktihen is spent with recipes you know they love, it helps them to be better eaters.
This creamed corn recipe is a great recipe to practice measuring and stirring on a hot stove.
- Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure the ingredients.
- Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus stir the creamed corn while it cooks.
- Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you cook the bacon with supervision.
*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.
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Old Fashioned Cream Corn with Bacon
- 3 cups sweet corn cut off the cob (or frozen)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 TBSP butter
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- ¼ cup crumbled cooked bacon
- Combine the corn, heavy cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When the butter is melted and the liquid has reduce by 1/3, its done!
- Turn off the heat and pour into serving dish.
- Add the bacon on top and serve!