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Instant Pot Creamed Corn

Instant Pot creamed corn is cheesy and creamy. The perfect holiday side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s so good we eat it year round!

Instant Pot Creamed Corn

When the holidays arrive I’m all about yummy side dishes!! This Instant Pot creamed corn is one of our favorites. I am sure you’ve had cream corn in the can but making it homemade is a whole different ball game. Add as much cheese as you want to make a cheesy bite of goodness.

  • You can really use any pressure cooker to make our Instant Pot creamed corn recipe.

We also have a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer which we use to make this as well. You will want to use frozen corn so it doesn’t overcook and get too soft.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

To begin with you’ll want to leave your cream cheese on the counter for a bit so it softens up. It will allow that to melt better. If you have only had this canned you are in for a treat.

The great thing about making this homemade is you can add a touch of sweetness if you like, make it creamier, however you like.

We will show you step by step how this is done here.

Ninja Foodi Creamed Corn

instant pot cream corn

Another reason you’ll want your cream cheese to be more room temperature is because it won’t clump up when it’s on the saute function.

Really cold cream cheese tends to melt strangely and create small bits left in the mixture. It won’t taste different, it just isn’t as pretty.

  • If you have an oven safe dish already that fits inside your pressure cooker then you’re set. If not I will share a link ton one that fits well.

Add as much cheese, and whatever type of cheese you like at the end. The more the better as far as we are concerned, but that is personal preference really.

pressure cooker creamed corn

Can I make pressure cooker cream corn on the stovetop?

  • Absolutely!
  • Just follow the directions below, except start on step 2
  • Stir together the first 3 ingredients in a pot over low/medium heat
  • Once corn is tender, add last 3 things
  • Consistently stir over low heat until cheese is melted 
  • Thin out with more milk if desired
  • Serve!
instant pot cream corn 2

Instant Pot creamed corn

  • A 32 ounce (or bigger) bowl that fits inside your pressure cooker – this one is perfect & will fit into a 6 or 8 qt. pot
  • Frozen corn
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese – we prefer sharp

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Instant Pot Creamed Corn

Instant Pot creamed corn is cheesy and creamy. The perfect holiday side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s so good we eat it year round! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, cream, creamed, instant pot, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 244kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 16 oz corn frozen is best
  • 1.5 tbsp butter salted
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp milk or more depending on how thick you want it, can use water too
  • 1/2 c cheese cheddar is best


  • Pour 1.5 c of water into your pressure cooker and put a trivet in the middle of your pot.
  • In a bowl that is oven/pressure cooker safe add your frozen corn, 1 tbsp water, butter and sugar. Place bowl on trivet. (use foil sling or trivet with handles so you can lift it back out)
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to pressure high for 4 minutes. Do a quick release when done.
  • Remove bowl and trivet, drain water inside the pot. Dump buttery corn mixture into your inner pot and set to saute, low.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese (cut into small blocks so it melts easier) and stir slowly until cheeses melt. Add milk to thin out, can add more or less depending on how thick you like it. 
  • Then turn pot off, transfer to a serving dish and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Creamed Corn
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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