Creamed Corn with Ricotta, Rosemary and Bacon will be the best creamed corn you ever ate!
This Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is rich, creamy, buttery, seasoned to perfection, SO easy and practically fool proof! This Creamed Corn will be the star of your Thanksgiving feast or makes an easy side dish for any occasion!
Thank you McCormick for Sponsoring this Creamed Corn Recipe. All opinions are my own.
Happy almost Thanksgiving! but really every day can be a day of thanks, or maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to eat this Creamed Corn every. single. day.
To be honest, I didn’t grow up eating creamed corn. It has never been a Thanksgiving side tradition so I wasn’t sure how much I would like it the first time I made it. And to be honest, I am now in love with creamed corn. with this version of creamed corn.
This Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Ricotta, Rosemary and Bacon is the ultimate creamed corn that will have you licking the crockpot itself. I am so in love with it, in fact, I’m already concocting all sorts of ways to add some protein and make it a full on main dish so it will be somewhat less shameless when all I want to devour for dinner is creamed corn for dinner.
What is creamed corn?
Creamed corn, also known as “cream-style corn,” is an American side dish that is a creamy, almost soupy version of sweet corn. The sweet corn is partially pureed, releasing the milky substance of each kernel combined with cream cheese and/or heavy cream to create a rich, creamy bath for the corn. The whole corn and puréed corn simmered until tender to create a luxurious side that is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, fresh yet creamy.
Why is this the Best Creamed Corn ?
As I was researching other crockpot creamed corn recipes, several comments mentioned how those recipes tasted more like corn in cream sauce instead of creamed corn. One commentor, however, shared how her grandma’s recipe actually pureed some corn and added that to the cream sauce. Bingo. So wee not only puree some of the corn, we also puree it with cream cheese, ricotta, heavy cream and spices.
Just a dash of a variety of seasonings adds an additional dimension of yum to the already heavenly cream corn, making it the BEST CREAMED CORN EVER, in my humble opinion. Even the Blender Creamed Corn was so intoxicatingly delicious, I was eating it plain! After you add your Blender Creamed Corn to the Slow Cooker, you stir it all around with some butter and let it cruise until you can’t stand it any longer. So easy, so perfectibility sweet and savory, sooooo creamy and – then there is bacon. Drool.
What are the ingredients in creamed corn?
For this Creamed Corn recipe, we are going for the BEST Creamed Corn Recipe, not diet, lackluster or skimping creamed corn. Our Slow Cooker Creamed Corn includes:
- frozen corn kernels
- heavy cream
- cream cheese
- green onions
- seasonings (salt, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, paprika, onion powder)
Should I use Fresh, Canned or Frozen Corn?
I prefer frozen sweet corn in this Creamed Corn Recipe. Frozen corn is picked at peak freshness and frozen right away. It is also much easier than shucking fresh corn. Using frozen corn also allows you to make this Creamed Corn Recipe even when corn is no in season.
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
In addition to its tantalizing taste, this Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Ricotta, Rosemary and Bacon is hard to beat, especially for special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas because its practically dump and run which not only makes it stress free, but is make ahead, so you don’t have to worry about any last minute prep.
You will LOVE that this Creamed Corn is made in the crock pot. This not only frees your oven for turkey, sweet potatoes, rolls or green beans, but also means no babysitting. It will take you minutes to puree your corn and add to to your crock pot. Stir your creamed corn whenever you feel like it and in 4 hours you will have the ultimate holiday side dish
How To Make Creamed Corn
This Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is so easy, you are going to be in love! Here is the breakdown:
- Lightly spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Remove 1 cup corn from the packages to blender and add the rest of the corn to the slow cooker.
- To the corn in the blender, add cream cheese, heavy cream, ricotta, sugar, flour and seasonings.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Add blender mixture to the crock pot along with butter.
- Stir until evenly combined.
- Cook on HIGH for 2-4 hours or on LOW 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
- Garnish with green onions and bacon. Lots and Lots of bacon.
And you have just created Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Ricotta, Rosemary and Bacon. You have just created the most requested, gushed over, lick-the-plate clean side of Thanksgiving. And every day.
In additions to Roasted Turkey, try this Creamed Corn on a heaping plate alongside Brown Sugar Glazed Ham. Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs, Nashville Hot Chicken, Barbecue Pulled Pork, and Oven “Fried” Chicken!
Looking for more Side Recipes?
- Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese
- Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon
- Award Winning Sweet Moist Cornbread
- Company Mashed Potatoes
- Perfect Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Viniagrette
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