Slow Cooker Cheddar Corn


If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing side dish that’s downright irresistible, then this slow cooker cheddar corn needs to go straight onto your radar. We’re talking tender sweet corn absolutely smothered in the most glorious blend of melty cheddar, tangy cream cheese, butter and cream. It’s rich, decadent and insanely craveable!

The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. You literally just dump a couple bags of frozen corn into your crock pot along with the cheese, dairy and seasoning. Give it a little stir, then let it slowly work its magic for a few hours. As it cooks away gently, the corn becomes the perfect tender batch while the cheeses melt down into an epically creamy, gloriously gooey sauce.

When it’s finally ready, every bite is an explosion of sweet corn encased in that luscious cheesy cream bath. The cream cheese lends a tangy richness, while the cheddar gives you that signature funky savoriness. A touch of butter adds even more luxury, while letting the fresh corn flavor still shine through brilliantly.

While already sublime as-is, you can easily amp up the flavor even more with some simple mix-ins. Crispy bacon bits, sauteed onions or peppers, a sprinkle of chili powder or smoked paprika – the options are endless for putting your signature spin on this cheesy corn masterpiece. A dash of hot sauce or pickapeppa sauce would also be divine for a little kick.

No matter how you dress it up, this cheddar corn is downright addictive. It makes a wonderfully indulgent side for all your favorite mains like chicken, steak, pork chops or meatloaf. But it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to be a full vegetarian meal on its own! I’ve definitely polished off a whole batch for dinner without regrets.

Since it’s also an ideal make-ahead dish, this cheesy corn bake is perfect for all your spring and summer potlucks, BBQs and backyard gatherings. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. Simply combine everything right in your big crock pot insert, then let it slowly bubble away into cheesy bliss.

Whenever it’s done, the hardest part will be not devouring the whole thing straight out of the slow cooker! That gooey, melty cheesy corn is sure to disappear lightning fast once you let folks take a taste. They’ll come rushing back for seconds and thirds in no time at all.

While definitely an indulgence, this cheddar corn bake is worth every single calorie. It’s pure creamy, cheesy, carbolicious comfort food bliss in the most delicious way possible. Minimal effort, maximum cozy, crave-worthy payoff! One taste and you’ll be an instant believer in the power of cheesy corn done right.

Slow Cooker Cheddar Corn


  • 16 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 12 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3.5-4 hours, stirring halfway through, until hot and creamy.
  3. Stir well before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Cooked crumbled bacon
  • Diced bell peppers or jalapenos
  • Chopped scallions or chives
  • Chili powder, smoked paprika
  • Hot sauce or pickapeppa sauce


  • Can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd. Just use a larger slow cooker.
  • You may need to add a bit more cream if it gets too thick after cooking.
  • Leftovers keep well refrigerated for 3-4 days. Reheat gently before serving.

This unbelievably creamy, decadent and cheesy slow cooker cheddar corn is comfort food at its finest! Perfect for all your spring and summer gatherings.

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