Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rudy's Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn

Sweet and tender corn simmers in a rich cream sauce to make this an unforgettable side dish that is like no other creamed corn I've ever tasted. I had no intention of sharing another holiday recipe this close to Thanksgiving. However, when I ran across this recipe yesterday, it begged to be tried and I couldn't resist. And now, because this corn has made it to my own Thanksgiving menu for next week, I'm giving you the chance to add it to yours as well.

My favorite thing about this dish is that it is made in the Crock-Pot. No watching, no stove-top, no oven space required, no serving dishes taking space in the refrigerator. It took me about two minutes to combine everything and start it cooking. Four hours later, I stirred it and served it. That pretty much makes this the ultimate holiday side dish.

The first bite at the table was followed by, "oh my gosh, what is in this? Wow!" My kids begged for more and the corn was an enormous hit all around. While I have trouble calling this a "vegetable side dish," I don't have a bit of hesitation calling it delicious. This is pure indulgence and it is perfect for a holiday table!

This recipe was originally created as a copycat recipe for the creamed corn at Rudy's BBQ. I've been a fan of Rudy's for years, yet I've never tried their corn. Perhaps I was always distracted by the suitcases filled with their barbecue sauce that I was forever hauling home?

Rudy's Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn
recipe barely adapted from Bluebonnets and Brownies
Yield: 8 servings ~ recipe doubles well for a crowd

32 ounces frozen corn
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1" cubes
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, be careful not to over salt

Combine all ingredients in the crock-pot and cook on low for 4 hours *. Stir to combine and make sure the cream cheese has completely melted into the sauce. The finished corn will hold nicely on low (or on warm, if your Crock-Pot has that setting) for another hour or two without a problem. Enjoy!

* I tasted this around the three hour mark and then I couldn't stay out of it. I think I "sampled" it, just to make sure I liked it, at least ten times! It really is that good.

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31 comments:

  1. This is a perfect indulgent side for Thanksgiving day. You are too funny saying you can barely call this a veggie side...LOL. It does sound fabulous though - I'm just afraid my kids would want this on permanent rotation!

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  2. You know why I love this? (besides sounding delicious) is that is will save me burner space for that Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe Mary.

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  3. I'm a sucker for anything made in the slow cooker (read: I'm kinda lazy). And all that creaminess definitely makes it a good holiday / splurge dish -- thanks for the great idea!!

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  4. Always get a cup of corn at Rudy's with my chopped turkey sandwich..it's really good! I wouldn't have guessed it had cream cheese in it - so glad to have found your recipe. I just added the ingredients to my shopping list - thank you!
    Cindy

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  5. I find good corn totally additive, and this sounds pretty darn good. I love the idea of using the cockpot on Thanksgiving to reduce the oven and stove traffic!

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  6. I say there is no need to save all these wonderful dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Why not spread them out during the year? I plan to serve this with a meatloaf in April or a BBQ chicken in August. What better way to enjoy a super special dish!! Thanks, Mary for sharing scrumptious, ‘I can’t keep my spoon out of the pot!’ dish.

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  7. This is the second time in recent history that I have seen cream cheese in creamed corn. You must be onto something!

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  8. Do you think this could be made with canned corn and if so, would you need to cut the cooking time?

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    1. Sure, I don't think it will make a big difference, just reduce by an hour or so.

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  9. This can also be made in the microwave,just be sure to stir every now and then.

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  10. could I make this in a pan on the stove top?

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    1. It should work fine. I would cook it on low and stir frequently.

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  11. I tried this one and it turned out great. Thanks

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  12. I tried this yesterday. So delicious!!

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  13. Do you think I can double this recipe without any problems?

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  14. I made this today for thanksgiving and it was loved by all. Yummy!!!

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  15. I made this today for thanksgiving and it was loved by all. Yummy!!!

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  16. I made this for Thanksgiving with a test drive before then. It is the BOMB! One side dish that does not need the oven or the cooktop and is really, really good! We will be making this more often than just for the holidays!

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  17. Got a question...
    recipe on bluebonnetsandbrownies.com - called for 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream --seems as tho you did ½ of ingredients - but 1/3 cup heavy cream is not ½ - should be 3/8 -- was there a reason for this?
    Gonna do for Christmas family dinners and wanted to be sure of amount ... thanks!

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      I've made this a few times now and I found that the slightly reduced amount of cream was perfect for our tastes, in addition to being a simpler measurement for smaller batches. It is still a very rich dish. Feel free to use 3/8 instead!

      Mary

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  18. I served your crock pot creamed corn Thanksgiving and it was a great hit!!

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  19. This was great my 2 YO granddaughter had 3 helpings of it. I will definitely be making this for Christmas this year.

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  20. I made the crock pot cream corn today. OMG !!!! How do you stop eating it LOL it is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing, it will be on the table for Christmas.

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  21. I made this for Thanksgiving and there was only 1/2 cup leftover. Everyone loves it.

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  22. This is awesome!!! I made it for thanksgiving and it was a huge hit!

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  23. Oh my goodness... THANK YOU for this recipe ... big hit last night ... yummy!

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  24. Good, rich, a little bland. Next time I'll add diced smoked pork and roasted poblanos.Also working on a baked version, but no decisions yet. Thanks for the jump start!

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  25. I made this and it was a big big hit

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  26. I made this for christmas dinner and I didn't have any leftovers that and the rolls were the only thing my 2 y/o granddaughter would eat at dinner.

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