Sweet Cream Corn

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Sweet Cream Corn

This crazy good cream corn recipe is going to be the hit at your next family feast. I also make it to use as a sauce component for dishes like the Red Chile Pork Tenderloin.  The sweet corn just makes that dish pop. 

Did I mention it’s also super easy to make? I don’t even use fresh corn… because who even has fresh corn on the holidays? So grab a few bags of frozen sweet corn, birdseye, or something equivalent. The store brands are not very good and are what give frozen foods a bad name. 

Craving the buttery sweet corn yet? 

Mince up half of a small onion and sweet that off in a small pot with some butter and salt. You don’t want to caramelize it here, you just want to slowly bring out the sweetness of the onion.  Since you minced these pretty small it won’t take more than a few minutes either. 

Now add the frozen corn straight from the freezer and a touch of water. Cook this until the corn is completely soft. Wondering where the cream comes in? It doesn’t! The creaminess of this dish comes from the corn itself.  You are going to take about a quarter of the corn mixture and toss it into the blender and puree it for a few minutes.  You want to go longer than you think to help it break down the skins. 

Now add it back to the corn and stir.  Taste for seasoning, which it will need. And then add in the rest of the butter. Stir and then do one of two things. 

Add a touch of water to thin it down to your personal preference or puree some more of the corn for a creamier texture. 

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Sweet Corn Mash aka Cream Corn

  • Author: Chad Kelley
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


You will never eat regular cream corn again…


  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Minced Yellow Onion
  • 2 lbs Frozen Sweet Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter


  1. In a medium sized sauce pot melt the butter and add the minced onion and a touch of salt.
  2. Cook over medium low heat until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add in the frozen corn and water and stir to combine.
  4. Let this simmer until the corn is tender.
  5. Remove 1/4 of the corn mixture and puree in a blender for 1 minute.
  6. Add back to the corn mixture and taste for seasoning.
  7. Puree more corn if you want it creamier or a little bit of water if you want it runnier.
  8. Finish by adding salt to taste and the remaining butter. Stir until the butter has melted and remove from heat.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Puree
  • Cuisine: American
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Chad Kelley
Hi!! This is Chef Chad. I'm a former restaurant chef and turned stay-at-home dad. My wife Yvette and two amazing kids live in North Dallas and are Huge FC Dallas fans.