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Roasted Creamed Corn with Bacon

If you find yourself with leftover corn on the cob, make this easy stovetop recipe for roasted creamed corn with bacon. The perfect combination of fresh corn, cream, and bacon. 

close up photo of creamed corn

If you grilled corn over the weekend, there is a possibility there is leftover corn on the cob. And if that is the case, I have the perfect recipe for you.

My creamed corn with bacon is a great weeknight or weekend side dish. Serve it with sloppy joes, my orange honey ham recipe, or pulled chicken sandwiches

This easy side dish is also perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas. It’s very easy to double or triple and your guests will enjoy it.

I have heard it’s the best easy creamed corn recipe and I’m not going to argue with that.

creamed corn in a blue bowl

How to Make Creamed Corn

This recipe is perfect for leftover corn on the cob.  All you have to do is cut the corn right off of the cob into a measuring cup and then throw it into a pot.

I used 4 corn cobs for this recipe – depending on the size of your corn cobs, you may need to use more or less.  You can usually cut off about 3/4 of cup from each corn ear but my corn cobs were a little small.

I also made sure that the corn was cooked directly on the grill and not just through the husk.  I think this gives a little smokiness to the cream corn.

If you’re watching your calories, then don’t feel bad about removing the bacon.  I don’t think its totally necessary, but just adds a little touch – probably the bacon fat. 🙂

And my favorite saying is, “Everything is better with bacon.”  I’m a dream come true to a pork farmer.

bowl of creamed corn with bacon

Can I use canned or frozen corn?

There isn’t always time to grill corn, especially if you work or go to school. Luckily, you can buy fire roasted corn in both canned and frozen varieties.

If you want to use canned corn, use a 16-ounce can and drain it well. If using frozen corn, make sure it is completely thawed before beginning. Depending on how you thaw the corn, you may need to drain any liquid that melts from the frozen corn.

white bowl of creamed corn with a blue napkin

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white bowl of creamed corn with a blue napkin

Roasted Cream Corn with Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you find yourself with leftover corn on the cob, make this recipe for roasted creamed corn with bacon. The perfect corny combination of cream, salt and bacon.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups corn, cut off off roasted corn cobs
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. Combine the corn, half & half, butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Corn is done when the butter is melted and the liquid has reduced by a quarter.
  3. Turn off heat, add bacon, and stir.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

Reviews from readers

My husband loved this so much at Thanksgiving, he asked me to make it regularly. – Katie

Originally published June 2014, updated March 2019.

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Debbie McGinnis

Saturday 27th of April 2019

I do about 4 dozen ears at a time to make frozen creamed corn. I remove the corn from the cob, mix with cream, butter, salt and pepper and then bake it. Remove from oven, let cool, and then put in freezer containers . Goid stuff all winter. But now I think I will play with the recipe a bit, by grilling the corn and adding the bacon.

Angie

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

This looks amazing. The corn on the Cobb at my local grocery looks awful right now. Can I “roast” thawed frozen corn some how?

Jenny

Thursday 4th of April 2019

I don't think so BUT I've seen frozen roasted corn in the freezer section that would be perfect for this recipe.

Dianne

Saturday 30th of March 2019

I made this using frozen roasted corn from Trader Joes. Delicious.

Patti

Monday 25th of March 2019

This looks delicious! Could you freeze this so you could have it in the winter months?

Jenny

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Hi Patti - I am not sure if this can be frozen. I will be remaking it soon to update the photos and will try then and update the post.

Katie H

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

Oh my goodness! This looks delicious!! And I don't even like corn!

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