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This Instant Pot spicy creamed corn is sweet, rich and buttery, with a spicy kick…and literally one of the easiest soul warming dishes I’ve ever made.
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Creamed corn used to gross me out. Which is funny because I had never tried it.
I don’t know why I ever thought it was gross.
The first time I ever tasted creamed corn was about one week ago. When I made it. Crazy, right?
God was I wrong. I’ve never been so wrong.
Creamed corn is the best. Seriously guys, I’m not sure I’ve ever had a vegetable dish that I like more than creamed corn.
I can’t believe how wrong I was and how much I have missed out on the past ?? years of my life.
Luckily, in pondering ideas for my new Instant Pot, and cleaning out my freezer (hello giant bag of frozen corn), I had the idea for Instant Pot spicy creamed corn.
This is Cajun food month after all, I had to add a bit of spice in there.
How to make the Instant Pot Spicy Creamed Corn
This creamed corn is ridiculously easy to make. I mean seriously SO DAMN EASY. It cooks in 10 minutes. There’s no chopping or sauteing or stirring. It’s a dump and set kind of dish.
The Instant Pot has made my life so much easier! Read my full review if you haven’t taken the plunge to decide if it’s right for you.
The recipe is pretty basic, but what I love about it is the option to add different ingredients if you so choose. This would be great with some roasted poblano peppers, green chilies, diced onion, or even add some chicken to make it a meal!
Or use it as a dip. Serve it with some tortilla chips. At one of those sports parties maybe.
It’s so good. So, so, so damn good.
BUT, I have some bad news. This isn’t health food. Not one bit. I mean guys, if you’re looking for health food, you probably shouldn’t have clicked on a recipe called creamed corn.
It’s rich. And buttery. And oh so creamy. And did I mention delicious?
I use a touch of bacon grease for that extra smoky bacony flavor. Yes, I said bacony. And I just added it to the dictionary on my computer. It should definitely be a word.
You can leave the bacon grease out if you don’t have any. Or you can buy it along with the other ingredients to make this dish through these Amazon affiliate links. Yes I make a small commission if you buy. But guys, it takes time and money to keep this site running.
NOTE: I have never used the purchased bacon grease before so I can’t attest to it’s goodness (goodness, really?). I typically render my own at home when I cook bacon.
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Once you make this, you’re going to want it all the time. Right now I’m salivating just a touch wishing I was having a bit right now for breakfast. Which, by the way, would be perfect served with a nice sunny side egg on top….
Don’t run away so fast. I’ve got some other super delicious Cajun recipes for you.
Instant Pot Homemade Creamed Corn Recipe
- Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
- Set to pressure cook for 15 minutes.
- Use the quick release to release the pressure. Stir for 2-3 minutes and watch your corn become super creamy and luscious. Best served hot.
- Adding the cayenne pepper adds the perfect amount of heat, but you can leave it out of you prefer no spice (I highly recommend using it!!);
- If your creamed corn comes out too thin, take 1 cup of the corn and blend it in a blender. Add it back into the creamed corn. This should help thicken it up.
- Substitute 2 cans of corn for the 32 oz. of frozen corn, or 8 ears of fresh corn off the cob.
- This recipe can be doubled if needed.