Creamy Skillet Corn Recipe -
Creamy Skillet Corn Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Creamy Skillet Corn

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"This is one of the most popular corn dishes during Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is not your traditional boring old corn. This recipe includes butter, cream and shallots. I always get rave reviews when I make this."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and sugar, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in corn and water, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in cream, and cook until cream is reduced and sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2008

I've never had better frozen corn! I used onion, as I didn't have shallots and half and half instead of cream to lower the fat content. Served it with smoked pork ribs and potato salad. Yum Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2006

This was just okay, nothing spectacular.


23 Ratings

Jul 24, 2003

Easy to prepare and the cream added a nice taste and texture. Unfortunately we found this to be bland. I'll try this again with extra shallots.

Jun 09, 2010

I couldn't figure out why this didn't have a higher rating until I read closer that it calls for frozen corn. I was searching for a home made creamed corn recipe so I had fresh corn & cut it off of the cob. It was spectacular!! I was short an ear & supplemented with about a 1/2 cup frozen kernels & you could totally tell which ones came from a bag. I highly recommend using fresh. I didn't use the nutmeg cuz I wasn't in the mood but followed the rest to a tee & can't wait to serve this at holidays. The corn was the star & the shallots added amazing depth of flavor! Thank you so much! :o)

Mar 29, 2008

So good I will never have plain corn again!! Followed recipe exactly and there was not one kernel left. Thanks for the recipe.

Jan 28, 2010

I liked the base of this recipe. I added fresh garlic when I sauteed the onions (what I had), skipped the nutmeg, and added garlic salt at the finish. Wonderful!

Oct 21, 2007

Delish - my family loved this! I added some thinly chopped green and red pepper for color as well.

Apr 19, 2012

A perfect, simple side dish to accompany our dinner tonight! I measured nothing... I used white onion since it's all I had on hand and skipped the sugar. For extra flavor and color (and cuz I know we like it), I skipped the water and let the corn and onion get a little charred before stirring in the remaining ingredients...yum! Time to eat!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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