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Sweet Onion Creamed Corn

A friend from church gave me this easy and delicious recipe more than 40 years ago, and I still make it regularly. She was from the South, and whenever I cook it, I remember her fondly. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 5 cups frozen corn (about 24 ounces), thawed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan; drain on paper towels.
  • Cook and stir onion and sweet red pepper in bacon drippings over medium-high heat until tender, 5-6 minutes.
  • In a greased 4-qt. slow cooker, combine corn, ham, cream, brown sugar, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper, bacon and onion mixture. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours. Stir in cream cheese; cook, covered, 10 minutes longer. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 336 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Linda
    Oct 15, 2019

    It turned out very good, it was yummy, and my husband liked it too. When I first make a recipe I always make it the way it is presented, then if I like it enough to make it again, then I will change or add something if I think needed. In this, I think I would omit the ham, and maybe add a couple more slices of bacon.