Skillet Cream Cheese Corn Recipe. Take corn to a new level with a few simple ingredients. The perfect side dish to any dinner or potluck.
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, we rented a gorgeous cabin in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was gorgeous. We hiked to Grotto Falls, we tasted Moonshine at the Ole Smoky distillery, and we went to Dollywood. While at Dollywood my mom and sister had cream cheese corn and raved about it. The recipe was simple corn with cream cheese and butter.
Here is a picture of our cabin in Gatlinburg. There are several more pictures from our Smoky Mountain Trip on Instagram if you want to check those out.
Ingredients for Skillet Cream Cheese Corn
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Cream Cheese
- Whole Kernel Corn
How to make Skillet Cream Cheese Corn
First, in a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Next, stir in red pepper flakes into the butter. Cut cream cheese up into cubes for faster melting. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted. The cream cheese will look like its curdling. Once the cream cheese is fully melted the texture will change to a smooth creamy texture. Add the corn and stir until blended and heated through.
Skillet Cream Cheese Corn Recipe Tips and Notes
- It is very important that you continue to stir throughout this entire recipe. This prevents the butter from being burned. It also helps the cream cheese to melt evenly.
- When the cream cheese melts in the butter it will look curdled. It is ok. Don’t toss it and think it is a recipe fail. Once you stir in the corn that curdled look will go away and it will be creamy. Watch the video below to see the transformation.
Garnishes: I garnished with Rosemary but parsley would work too.
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Skillet Cream Cheese Corn Recipe
Skillet Cream Cheese Corn
- 8 tbsp butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3 cans whole kernel sweet corn 15.25 ounce cans
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add red pepper flakes and stir into the butter
Add the cream cheese and stir continuously until melted. The mixture will look curdled.
Add corn and stir until fully mixed and heated through.