Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn is the perfect side dish for any meal! It is creamy and rich and slightly sweet. Easily made a day or two ahead and stored in the fridge, this dish frees up the stove on days when many dishes are being prepared at once!

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn

Not Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn is different from regular creamed corn. If you’re looking for creamed corn, HERE is the recipe. This corn dish is made with cream cheese! The cream cheese in this dish makes it so creamy and delicious, and I think the slow cooking makes the corn seem more like a corn pudding. I love the no-worry method of adding everything to the slow cooker, then just stirring before it’s served.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn

Perfect Make-Ahead Dish!

It’s the perfect side dish to make a day or two ahead because the dish can be placed in the fridge and pulled out whenever needed! Because it’s made ahead, the oven or stovetop is available for other meal prep, creating space for other dishes. To make ahead, follow the notes in the recipe instructions.

cream cheese and corn

Can I use low fat cream cheese in this recipe?

Low fat cream cheese lessens the calorie load and still allows for a creamy and rich side dish! The original recipe called for double the amounts of cream cheese and butter and also a bit more corn. I adapted this to a smaller serving size and a bit lighter overall finished dish. The original amounts are in the recipe notes.

A Delicious Side Dish

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn goes well with almost any meal, from beef to ham to chicken and turkey. Babies as well as seniors love this dish because of its flavor and texture. And who doesn’t love cream cheese??

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn

Why I Love Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn

  • Rich and creamy
  • Everyone will eat it, especially kids!
  • Easy to make and can be made ahead
  • You can substitute low fat cream cheese for the cream cheese
  • Making in the slow cooker saves oven and stovetop space

I hope you love this recipe!

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Corn

5 from 2 votes
Author: Si Foster
Course: side
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Rich and delicious, this recipe takes minutes to throw together. It's ready to serve 3-6 hours later!


  • 3 (12-ounce) packages frozen corn
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, regular or low fat
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-6 hours. Stir before serving.


  • Low fat (1/3 less fat) cream cheese may be used.
  • If making ahead, make as directed, then cool and place in a covered container in refrigerator. On day of serving, heat on the stovetop over medium heat while stirring. Spoon into a serving dish. Serve immediately. 
  • Any leftovers make delicious quesadillas with cheese and chicken, or dump leftovers into any cream soup base!
  • The original recipe calls for: 3 (16-ounce) packages frozen corn + 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed,  + 1 cup unsalted butter.


  • 1 slowcooker

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