This Instant Pot spicy creamed corn is sweet, rich and buttery, with a spicy kick
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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 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.
- 32 oz. corn canned, fresh or frozen
- 8 oz. cream cheese cubed
- 1 stick butter 1/2 cup, cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp. bacon grease
- 1-2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
Set to pressure cook on LOW for 10 minutes.
Let pressure release and serve hot.