Gluten Free Living – 2018
Are you ready? Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn really is amazing. This delicious recipe has the ease of dumping everything in the crockpot. Yes, five minutes preparation time is always great for me. It’s really a simple recipe too. It only takes a handful of ingredients. Those include frozen corn, half-and-half, heavy whipping cream, butter and cream cheese. Yes, it’s high on dairy, but it’s also really wonderful. This recipe is also gluten free.
Can I make a confession here? I know most of you probably think my favorite thing to make is desserts. Yes, I have a ton of them on my blog. Or perhaps, salads? Though I love eating salads, they’re not my favorite recipes to make. My favorite thing to make is casseroles! Seriously? Yes, I really am the casserole queen. I love casseroles. Probably because when I was growing up my dad would never eat that kind of stuff. When I discovered them in my early 20s, it was love at first bite. 🙂
My favorite kind of casseroles to make are side dishes. Give me carrots, corn, green beans, spinach, butternut squash, baked beans, broccoli, asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, beets or brussels sprouts. But give them to me in casseroles! Yes, I love making side dishes. Every Friday night we have a care group from our church over to our house for dinner and Bible study. I always make a main dish. But as often as not, I’ll try to make a couple of side dishes to serve with it because they really are my favorite thing to make.
Back in May, I served Parmesan Chicken Bake with Pesto Red Potatoes and this lovely creamed corn recipe. Quite frankly, I was a little freaked out at the texture when I first took it out of the crockpot. It seemed very thin and not at all like the pictures of the recipe I followed. So I went back and reread the blog post and the author stated that the recipe will actually thicken up after it sits out. That’s exactly what happened.
The original recipe says to cook this on low for 4 hours. I was using my smallest crockpot which is also the slowest. So I cooked it on high 4 1/2 hours to make sure it was done. After it set out about 15 minutes the corn actually did thicken up. It turned out so well that everyone in our group raved over it. It was creamy from all the dairy. I could have handled it slightly sweeter. But it was really, really good.
If you want a no-fuss recipe for dinner, this Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn should be on the menu. It’s terrific for company or holiday dinners too. Don’t freak out if it looks a little thin and soupy after it cooks. It really does thicken up as it sits out. Even the pickiest eaters will love this terrific side dish.
Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is a fantastic side dish you’re family is sure to love.
I love the ease of this recipe since everything is tossed into the crockpot.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place frozen corn in the bottom of a crockpot that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Since I used my slowest crockpot I cooked the corn on high. But if I had used any of my other crockpot I would have cooked the corn on low.
Add cubed cream cheese and slivers of butter.
Add heavy whipping cream.
Add sugar. If you enjoy creamed corn on the sweeter side, I recommend increasing the sugar by one to two tablespoons.
Add pink Himalayan sea salt. Stir to combine.
Cook on low or high 4 hours (depending on how hot your crockpot cooks). Whisk to break down the cream cheese, if necessary.
Stir everything well. Season to taste with pepper. I’m showing you this picture so you don’t freak out that the corn doesn’t seem very thick. This was what mind looked like after 4 1/2 hours on high.
I transferred the corn to a serving bowl and after about 15 minutes it did thicken up a lot.
Our guests kept going back for more servings of this delightful corn recipe. 🙂
Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is a fantastic side dish to serve for holiday dinners like Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It’s very little fuss and big on taste.
Here’s the recipe.
BEST EVER SLOW COOKER CREAMED CORN
(Recipe adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian)
Best Ever Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is a great side dish for any meal.
This tasty veggie thickens up as it sits out making the texture nice and creamy.
If you enjoy corn, this is one recipe you have to try!