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Instant Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon

Instant Pot creamed corn is cheesy and creamy. You can add bacon bits, leave vegetarian or even make dairy free. The perfect holiday side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s so good we eat it year round!

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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. (affiliate links present, originally published 3/19)

Ninja Foodi Creamed Corn

You can really use any brand for pressure cooking this 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.

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If you’re preparing for the holidays you are in the right place. There is NO way you can bake everything in the oven at the same time so everything is warmed when served. Using other devices is the key to your meal works out well and nothing gets cold. If I don’t have the room to bake my Jiffy cream corn casserole this is on my list.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon

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. For a dairy free version you can find lactose free blocks at the store. I have bought this for my husband and you really can’t tell the difference.

The great thing about making this homemade is you can add a touch of sweetness if you like, make it creamier, add a little spicy element like red pepper flakes, the list goes on and on. We will show you step by step how this is done here.

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Cheesy Instant Pot Creamed 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. Could you make this on the stovetop or just using the saute function on your machine??

  • 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!
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Instant Pot Cream Corn

You really don’t want to use anything other than frozen corn kernels. Reason is that the texture won’t be great when done, it will break down a bit too much. In order to keep them just barely firm when done it should go in right out of the freezer, out of the bag, not defrosted first.

  • 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

Cream Style Corn

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)

  • Secure the lid to closed and steam valve too.
  • Set to high pressure for 4 minutes cooking time. 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!

You really could use the same ingredients in your slow cooker too. Low is always best and would only take an hour, then I would stir and test but another hour would likely do the trick.

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Instant Pot Cream Corn

Is canned creamed corn the same as canned corn?

You can find them both sealed in a can at the store. They are different entirely, but both delicious. Creamed corn does not have whole kernels and a creamy sauce. Regular canned corn contains whole kernels in water.

What is the difference between creamed corn and cream style corn?

Potato Pototo with this. Cream corn are called both of these things depending on which part of the country you are in. Both are crushed kernels in a creamy sauce, canned or you can make homemade creamed corn in Instant Pot like we show you here.

If you are looking for other easy Corn recipes to round out your buffet table. I know, I love lots of vegetable selections too. You can jump to recipe but when done come back and try a few other ideas we have here below too;

  1. Our Instant Pot potato corn chowder is out of this world
    1. You can make crockpot corn chowder too
  2. We loved our oven version, shared above, we then made this Instant Pot corn casserole recipe but in the pressure cooker
  3. You can make pressure cooker cornbread too!
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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

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Instant Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon
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