Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

For a side dish that sticks to your ribs, try Creamed Corn. We lightened this comfort side dish by "creaming" our corn with flour-thickened milk instead of cream.

How to Make It

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl until butter foams. Add bell pepper and thyme; sauté 3 minutes. Add corn; sauté 2 minutes. Add milk, flour, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place 1/2 cup corn mixture in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Return to pan; stir well.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Jaymie's Review

February 21, 2014

KathrynNC's Review

January 23, 2014
Great side dish! We served with CL's Savory Pan-Fried Chicken with Hot Sauce (also from Jan/Feb 2014) but I can see myself making this with other dishes as well. Made as is, but may consider adding a touch of cayenne pepper depending on what I'm serving it with.

ajb1978's Review

January 12, 2014
This dish was so yummy! I will be making this frequently!

steponme's Review

October 20, 2014
This is delicious! I'm considering adding this to my Thanksgiving sides. I also served with the pan fried chicken from the Jan. 2014 issue and wilted spinach; great meal.

katymegansmith's Review

January 08, 2014
Yummy! Just totally fresh & yummy. I added a little shallot at the beginning too!

Whygal's Review

February 13, 2014
Delicious!! I did add some cayeene pepper to give a little kick. Served it with the pan-fried chicken thighs which is in the same issue. Will make this again--a great and different way to serve corn.