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Makeover Creamed Corn Recipe
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Makeover Creamed Corn Recipe

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This scrumptious makeover has all the rich feel and flavor of the original, but only about half the calories and about a third of the saturated fat. -Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 packages (10 ounces each) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 234 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Combine flour and milk until smooth. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Creamed Corn in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p21

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Delicious! I cut the recipe in half and omitted the cheese."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"WONDERFUL!!! very easy and quick...."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Soooooo delicious! Just made for the second Thanksgiving and EVERYONE wanted more. Even my daughter, who doesn't "like creamy food" devoured hers and then ate some of mine."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I made this over the weekend. It was so simple and easy and my family loved it! I will be making it more often! Fantastic!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Tried this recipe 2 times and both times they were excellent. The second time I added chopped onion, green and red chopped pepper and that was an improvement too. This will remain one of our favorite recipes to make for gatherings."

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