One pot gouda and cream cheese corn is an extra-special and very delicious side dish. It’s an amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas corn recipe and pairs nicely with any kind of meat you want to cook. The combination of gouda, cream cheese and heavy cream gives this cheesy corn casserole recipe a rich taste and it’s a cozy, comforting side dish the whole family will love.
Corn-based recipes such as this stovetop cream cheese corn are great since you only need one pot and they’re nice for special occasions. Rosemary, thyme and garlic enrich this easy side dish, making it a great option for a holiday side dish. It’s a great recipe that will become a holiday tradition.
One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn Ingredients
Use fresh corn when corn is in season or frozen if it’s not peak season or if you just prefer to. Gouda cheese and cream cheese also go into the creamed corn recipe, along with heavy cream, butter, garlic, and herbs.
Monterey Jack, Munster, edam, gruyere, Havarti, or mild cheddar cheddar could replace the gouda in the recipe. A handful of parmesan cheese would also be good. Pretty much any cheese goes. And I recommend using full-fat cream cheese for the richest flavour.
How to Make Stovetop Cream Cheese Corn
You’re going to love how quick and easy it is to make this creamed corn recipe. Melt the butter in a pan then add the sweet corn and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes then add the cream cheese. Once it’s melted, you can add the shredded gouda to the cream cheese mixture and let that melt too.
Next mix in the sage, rosemary, thyme, heavy cream, and some salt and pepper. Let the cream style corn simmer for 10 minutes then serve with some fresh herbs as a garnish. Talk about side dish perfection! The best part is, you have not used any precious holiday meal oven space! You can even make this cream cheese corn casserole recipe in a slow cooker if you like.
Tweaks and Variations
Stovetop cream cheese corn is a highly versatile dish and it’s almost as easy to make it as it is to open a can of creamed corn. This of course tastes much better though!
You can use any kind of cheese you want and any herbs when making creamy corn from scratch. The recipe is also simple to double or treble if you have a large crowd at the dinner table.
Another option is to make corn au gratin by topping it with handfuls of shredded cheese and baking it in the oven until the cheese on top is golden brown. If you want to add more flavour, try adding crispy bacon and jalapeno pepper to the recipe or as a garnish. No matter how you make it, this side dish is one of my favorite things.
What To Serve With Cream Cheese Corn
This delicious side dish is one that is perfect to cook year round. Serve it with air fryer honey garlic salmon, cranberry cream cheese stuffed flank steak, beef wellington, roasted chicken or smoked tomahawk steaks.
One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn FAQs
You can make a homemade cream corn recipe up to three days in advance, stored in an airtight conteiner. You can also freeze it and that’s handy if you’re making a big batch and have leftovers.
There are lots of different cream corn recipes, all with their own spices and seasonings. Some people enjoy using fresh and/or dried herbs, while there are home cooks that prefer to forego the herbs in flavour of spices like chilli powder or cayenne pepper. A pinch of chipotle powder would add a smoky undertone. If you want a really south of the border inspired flavour, you might want to try this Mexican street corn another time.
One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn Recipe
One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn
- 4 Tablespoon salted butter
- 2 Cloves garlic pressed
- 16 Ounces corn frozen kernels or fresh
- 4 Ounces cream cheese softened block
- 4 Ounces Gouda cheese block
- ¼ Cup heavy cream
- 1 Teaspoon dried sage
- 1 Teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 Teaspoon fresh thyme
- ½ Teaspoon coarse black pepper
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the butter.
- Once butter is melted, add the garlic and corn. Stir to coat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Next, add cream cheese. Stir until melted, then add the shredded gouda cheese.
- Once melted, stir in the sage, chopped rosemary, fresh thyme, black pepper, salt, and heavy cream. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh herbs.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
A worthy addition to your Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner table, this creamy corn is ideal for special occasions or even dinner tonight. At this time of year when you’re thinking of Christmas dinner side dishes, this gluten free creamed corn recipe is a great idea. You can make it ahead, tweak the ingredients to personalize it and everyone will love this vegetable side dish guaranteed!
Add this family favorite recipe to your holiday table. It is the perfect side dish with simple ingredients, so you may want to make a double batch.
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