Yield
6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Best Grain Side Dish. The combination of sweet corn and smoky bacon gives this uncomplicated dish sublime flavor. It's a delicious way to put fresh end-of-summer corn to use. --Recipe by Lorrie Hulston Corvin (August 2003)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut kernels from ears of corn to measure 3 cups. Using the dull side of a knife blade, scrape milk and remaining pulp from cobs into a bowl. Place 1 1/2 cups kernels, low-fat milk, cornstarch, sugar, salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, turning once. Remove the bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Add leek to pan, and cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly. Add pureed corn mixture, remaining 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, and corn milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 3 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon just before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

ndbrian's Review

AuntCheChe
August 01, 2014
Very good. And very easy to make.

connorsmom8507's Review

Terrylady1
September 21, 2013
We just love this recipe! Try frozen corn for quick prep time!! I also used chopped onion in place of leek. Delicious!!

contentedgirl's Review

kaycee
May 30, 2013
I loved this creamed corn recipe. I love fresh corn on the cob anyway, so this gives me another way to enjoy fresh corn. My husband loved it, too - in fact, he took another helping! When making it, I didn't have leeks on hand, so I used shallots instead. I also added a little more cornstarch to make it thicker, but other than that, I made it as written. One reviewer said it was a lot of work, but I definitely disagree. It wasn't one you could put together in 5 minutes, but it certainly wasn't a lot of work - and it was so worth it! Delicious!

recchef's Review

connorsmom8507
September 11, 2011
We enjoyed this recipe very much. I used frozen corn in place of the ears of corn. Cooked longer because I wanted a thicker sauce. Next time will use just a bit more cornstarch. The bacon and leeks were fabulous!

lindor's Review

contentedgirl
January 25, 2011
This is a good recipe, but not the best. Really enjoyed the crunchy bacon.

Terrylady1's Review

JeriTex
October 02, 2010
the corn turned out okay, it was a lot of work.

JeriTex's Review

recchef
September 22, 2010
Great side recipe. Best with fresh summer corn, but also works well with frozen corn kernels for a warm comfort recipe on cold winter days. Excellent for company.

AuntCheChe's Review

lindor
August 23, 2010
Loved this. I recommend two small changes. First, puree the corn and milk in the blender, not the food processor if yours is small. I tried it in the food processor and made a mess. Second, more corn starch and longer cook time at the end will produce a thicker result.

kaycee's Review

ndbrian
May 12, 2009
Wow, such a burst of flavor, even early season corn, we skipped the bacon and was still wonderful. The yield is high, so I will use the leftovers for cornbread.