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Crock Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon

As much as the main dish is the star of your dinner, the side dishes really round out the meal. The great thing about this Crock Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon is that it is an amazing side dish for weeknight meals, Thanksgiving dinner, holiday potlucks, Sunday dinner, or a special occasion meal. It is very versatile and accompanies any main course like a pro.


This easy creamed corn recipe will become a family favorite. And the best part is that if you don’t have oven space, your easy side dish will still be prepared easily in the crock pot. This is the best creamed corn recipe, perfect for family gatherings!

What is so great about creamed corn?

Creamed corn is a beloved dish for several reasons, each contributing to its popularity and appeal:

  1. Creamy Texture: Creamed corn has a luxurious, velvety texture that comes from the combination of corn kernels and a creamy base, typically including ingredients like cream, milk, or cream cheese. This texture makes it incredibly satisfying to eat and pairs well with other dishes.
  2. Sweetness of Corn: Corn itself has a natural sweet corn flavor that is enhanced when it’s creamed. This sweetness adds a delightful contrast to savory or salty dishes, making creamed corn a versatile side that complements a wide range of flavors.
  3. Comfort Food Appeal: Creamed corn is often associated with comfort food. Its creamy nature and familiar taste evoke feelings of warmth and satisfaction, making it a popular choice for family dinners, potlucks, and holiday meals.
  4. Versatility: Creamed corn can be customized with various additions like bacon, herbs, spices, or cheeses, allowing for endless flavor variations. It can be served as a side dish alongside grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or as part of a holiday feast.
  5. Easy Preparation: Creamed corn recipes, like the crock pot version mentioned earlier, are generally straightforward to make. They often involve minimal preparation and can be cooked in a slow cooker or on the stovetop, making them accessible to cooks of all skill levels.
  6. Crowd-Pleasing: Creamed corn is a dish that appeals to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Its comforting flavors and creamy consistency make it a hit with both kids and adults alike.
  7. Traditional and Nostalgic: For many people, creamed corn brings back fond memories of family gatherings or childhood meals. Its classic appeal makes it a timeless favorite that never goes out of style.

What goes well with creamed corn?

This is the perfect side dish with simple ingredients, so it goes well with anything from roast beef to barbecue to pork chops and everything in between. If you love this delicious corn dish, you can also turn it into a meal!

Can I use fresh or canned corn?

Yes! This recipe calls for frozen corn, but you can definitely use cans of corn or fresh corn kernels, right off the cob instead of a frozen bag of yellow corn. You can even use white corn. 

crock pot creamed corn

Tips for Success:

  • Bacon: For extra flavor, you can use thick-cut bacon or even maple-flavored bacon.
  • Cream Cheese: Ensure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before adding it to the slow cooker to help it blend smoothly.
  • Consistency: If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can reduce the amount of heavy cream.
  • Make Ahead: This dish can be prepared ahead of time and kept warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Minimal Effort: With just a few simple steps, you can have a delightful dish cooking away in your slow cooker.
  • Crowd-Pleasing: Creamy corn paired with crispy bacon is a winning combination that will impress guests at any gathering.
  • Versatile: This creamed corn is a fantastic side dish for holiday dinners, barbecues, or weeknight meals.

crock pot creamed corn

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or a casual get-together, this crock pot creamed corn with bacon is guaranteed to be a hit. The creamy texture, smoky bacon, and sweet corn flavors blend together beautifully, making it a standout dish on any table. Give this recipe a try, and prepare for the compliments to roll in!

Check out my other crock pot recipes and also my crock pot Mexican street corn dip!

Crock Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon

Crock Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Crock Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon is a delicious side dish for your BBQ or potluck!


  • 32 oz (2lb) frozen corn
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • ½ c heavy cream
  • ¼ c unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 strips precooked bacon, crumbled
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish


    1. Place the corn in the slow cooker.
    2. Sprinkle the cubed cream cheese over the corn.
    3. Pour over the melted butter and heavy cream.
    4. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt and pepper. Toss to coat the corn.
    5. Heat over high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours or until the corn is heated through. Stir occasionally.
    6. Serve with a sprinkling of crumbled bacon and chopped green onions, to garnish.


Corn can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 16gProtein: 12g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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