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Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn

Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn - The BEST ever homemade creamed corn! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing.

The BEST ever homemade creamed corn recipe! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing.

Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn - The BEST ever homemade creamed corn! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing.

Hold, please, while I faceplant myself into this pool of the creamiest creamed corn ever, smothered with all the crispy bacon one can want.

It’s absolute perfection. And it’s the only side dish I truly care about during the holidays.

That’s why I rush over to the creamed corn to serve myself before anyone else can get to it – mainly because I always like to steal all the bacon bits on top. It’s pure gold.

I’m a genius, I know. Because it’s all about strategizing this holiday season. Nothing else.

Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn - The BEST ever homemade creamed corn! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing.

Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn

The BEST ever homemade creamed corn! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing.

15 minutes25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen yellow corn, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Reserve 1 tablespoon excess fat; transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Melt butter in the skillet. Add garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in half and half until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in corn; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with bacon and garnished with chives, if desired.

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12 comments

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    I’ve never been a fan of creamed corn. Most likely because I’ve never had/tried homemade with bacon before! Who knew what I had been missing. I must admit I used your recipe as a launching pad and replaced the bacon with diced pancetta. I doubled the amount so it was part of the dish and not just a garnish! I also dressed the corn before serving with a healthy dose of fresh grated manchego cheese. My 5 yr.old declared it a 2 thumbs up and a double wink at Christmas dinner, which is his toddler equivalent to a Michlean Star! Thank you for the inspiration and damn delicious recipe. I’m using the leftovers and thinning out the creamed corn a bit with some homemade stock and soaking the ham bone from our holiday meal to make the starter for a pot of post holiday Ham Corn Chowder! Happy New Year!

  2. Wanting to make creamed corn at Christmas…do you prefer this recipe or your crockpot creamed corn?? BTW love all the recipes of yours that I have tried!!

  3. Looks delicious! It says to reserve 1tbs excess fat ? Do you use that excess fat with the butter, garlic and shallots?

  4. This sounds delish. BUT, when I make mine I will Add more bacon ! Why don’t you ? Then you won’t have to hoard all of it and your guests get none !! Happy Holidays, geeze !

    • I am truly curious if you’re being playful with this comment or if you’re truly shaming her for hoarding the bacon…

  5. Can this be made gluten free? 

  6. Looks delicious! I’d like to serve it for Christmas Eve, but wondering if I can make it ahead of time and keep it on warm in the slow cooker til it’s ready to serve — maybe sprinkle on the bacon right before serving. Any thoughts?