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Easy 20 minute Creamed Corn with bacon and cheese. This hot dish is the perfect side to serve for Thanksgiving. A classic southern and Midwestern holiday corn recipe. Can be made in crock pot, oven, or stove top.

Easy Creamed Corn with Bacon

The creamiest Creamed Corn recipe made on the stovetop in just 20 minutes! This buttery Creamed Corn is our favorite easy corn side dish with cheese served for Thanksgiving. A classic savory corn recipe that's quick to make and one that everyone will love for the holidays.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Midwestern, Southern
Keyword Bacon, Creamed Corn, Hot Dish, Midwest recipes, Southern recipes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 407kcal


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 oz full-fat cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (or 1.5 tsp garlic paste)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Italian or Greek seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary leaves
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Cook bacon according to package directions.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, add butter and warm cubed cream cheese, stirring occasionally; about 5 minutes. NOTE* In order for cream cheese to melt, it needs to slowly be warmed and smoothed with liquid.
  • Stir in minced garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  • Whisk in heavy cream and stir until cream cheese is smoothed into a sauce.
  • Stir in onion powder, salt, Italian seasoning, rosemary leaves, red pepper flakes.
  • Turn heat to medium-low. Stir in frozen corn and cook; about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in shredded parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese.
  • Serve with crumbled bacon.


This dish can be made in advance. Simply rewarm it on the stove top with a few extra tablespoons of milk or cream. Add the cheese before serving.
Fresh corn, frozen corn, and canned corn may all be used to make this recipe.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg