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Cheesy Slow-Cooked Corn

My family really likes this creamy, cheesy side dish—and it's so easy to make. Even those who usually don't eat much corn often ask for a second helping. —Mary Ann Truitt, Wichita, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 9-1/2 cups (48 ounces) frozen corn
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 slices American cheese, cut into small pieces


  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low, until heated through and cheese is melted, 3-4 hours, stirring once.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 265 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Pam
    Dec 20, 2020

    This has been a favorite family recipe for umpteen years. I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t like it. In’s in the crockpot now cooking for lunch today.

  • Mary Ann
    Nov 25, 2020

    I have made this every year for Thanksgiving for many years. My "kids" ..all older than I care to not really care a bit about the rest of the food if I include cheesy corn & a broccoli casserole I have been making even longer! I do increase the cheese and use Velveeta chunks instead of slices. It's always heavenly..???

  • gremaux
    May 19, 2020

    Don't Make Again

  • Ashley
    Nov 28, 2019

    My family has made this recipe for years for almost every holiday. It's always a crowd pleaser. We have adapted it slightly from experience. We never add sugar as the corn it's sweet enough. Then add a tsp or two of salt and pepper. I use whole cream instead of milk, and milk in place of water. Usually at the end if it's been cooking a while or we're waiting to eat, more milk will need to be added to keep it creamy. We always make this in the crockpot, although occasionally for dinners I'll do a fast stovetop version. Generally we add 2-4 more slices of American Cheese also and I personally decrease the cream cheese slightly by a few oz. It will forever be one of my favorite recipes ??

    Aug 18, 2019

    I wont give it the 5th star until I taste it. First time making it. Read all the reviews so I added bacon and onion, used cheddar instead of American, ditched the sugar. We are not sweet people. I'll see at the end if I need to add it. Didnt read the comments about milk at end so hopefully my corn won't clump. Honestly I can't see how at only 3 tablespoons of it. So we shall see. Taking it to best friends house today for a BBQ. I know, ballsy right...never tasting it myself but they are besties so no big deal. Really its corn and cheese. How bad can I mess it up! Later!!!

  • ubu
    Jun 10, 2019

    Such creamy, cheesy goodness! It is a great dish to take to a potluck. A family favorite.

  • Bernie
    Dec 21, 2018

    For our son to only like buttered corn as a vegetable to be surprised he loved this was amazing.

  • an1nette
    Nov 21, 2017

    I made this last year for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it and wanted this recipe. Crockpot was empty when I went home.

  • kennice
    Jul 7, 2017

    Hmmm, Looks delicious! You cheesy corn is easy dish but very rich and a lot of cream cheese

  • Psalm127-3
    Mar 26, 2017

    only thing I would change is add some diced onion&a small amount of crispy bacon, other than that this is a really lovely side dish to go with the roast beef&hashbrowns&salad .