Southern Creamed Corn

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
8 servings
20 min

Sweet corn is a Southern staple during the summer. All around the South, you will find it throughout farmer's markets, grocery stores, and produce stands.

Most people consider corn to have no nutritional value; however, this is far from true. Corn is high in insoluble fiber, which means it is less likely to spike blood sugar, making it a healthier carbohydrate choice.

It is also a very versatile vegetable, and goes well in many recipes. It can be eaten right off the cob, enjoyed in recipes such as chili, stews, salads and casseroles, or eaten cut off the cob as a side dish. One of our favorite ways to enjoy corn in the summertime is to make Southern Creamed corn from fresh sweet corn. It is the perfect side dish to any summertime meal!

Three main ingredients (butter, sugar, corn) come together to create a delicious and easy summertime side dish.

This is such a simple recipe. Simply allow the corn, sugar, and butter simmer together over medium heat until nice and creamy.

The end result is a sweet and savory golden side dish.

Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 6 ears of fresh sweet corn, shucked
  • 1/2 stick of butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Using a sharp knife, cut the corn off of each cob, and place in a large bowl.
Then take the knife and scrape each cob for a second time to release the extra juice from the cob into the bowl.
Add the sugar to the corn and stir to combine.
Meanwhile heat 2 tbsp. of butter in a large skillet (cast iron skillet works well) over medium heat.
Add the corn and water. Season with salt and pepper.
Let the corn simmer for about 10 minutes.
Top with remaining two tbsp. of butter, stir to combine and serve!
  • Rhonda Rooks Speck Rhonda Rooks Speck on Jul 28, 2022

    I never use sugar in corn. Not needed.

  • Lenda Lenda on Jul 28, 2022

    Great recipe.I have been cooking corn this way for years like my mom did.So delicious and the only way my brother will eat corn.