Instant Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon—a delicious side dish of corn with cream cheese and bacon. This will become a favorite at every family dinner and potluck! Make it in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.
SLOW COOKER creamed corn recipe instructions listed in the recipe card below.
Each week in 2020 I’m sharing a recipe inspired by one of the 50 states. So far I’ve covered…
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Today’s recipe is inspired by the Hoosier State, Indiana. When I think about Indiana I definitely think about one of the greatest sports movies of all time, Hoosiers! And another top sports movie, Rudy. Both were based in Indiana. Fun fact–my family and I have met the real Rudy!
Greg and I have also been to Indianapolis a few times to watch our beloved Buckeyes in the Big 10 Championship game. This Midwestern state also boasts the Indianapolis 500, Purdue University, IU, basketball stars (Larry Bird and others), the second largest automotive industry, and corn.
In a typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn. I felt it was appropriate to write a corn recipe for Indiana.
Instant Pot Creamed Corn with Bacon
This creamed corn recipe is decadent and quite addictive. It’s creamy and sweet and of course the bacon brings it up a notch or two. You can easily make this corn recipe in your Instant Pot or your slow cooker. It’s a perfect addition to a family dinner and even the packed Thanksgiving table would benefit from this dish.
Can I use fresh corn? Sure! you’ll have to cut the corn off the cob and you’ll need about 10 cups of fresh corn.
Can I use canned corn? Yes. I really like the fresher taste of frozen corn though. If you do use canned you’ll need about 6 or 7 cans of drained corn.
Can I use something besides evaporated milk? Yes. You can use half and half or heavy cream or whole milk instead.
What is a zero minute pressure cooking time? When you set your pressure cooker for zero minutes the Instant Pot will get up to pressure, then immediately switch off (it will switch to the keep warm function). Just because it says zero minutes on your display doesn’t mean the food is not going to get cooked. The food starts cooking while the pot is building pressure (and while it releases pressure). Certain types of foods will be fully cooked just as the pot reaches pressure. Read more about it and when to use zero minutes.
My Instant Pot doesn’t have the option of a zero minute pressure cooking time. What do I do? Just use a 1 minute cooking time and then when it reaches pressure turn off the pot and perform a quick release.
- 3 pounds frozen corn
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 6 strips of crispy bacon
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
Instant Pot Fast Method:
- Pour 1 cup of water in bottom of Instant Pot. Add steamer basket into Instant Pot. Pour corn into steamer basket. Plop the cream cheese on top of the corn.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 0 minutes on high pressure. When the time is up perform a quick release by moving the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Carefully remove the steamer basket. Dump out water from bottom of Instant Pot. Pour the corn and cream cheese into the Instant Pot and turn on the saute setting. Pour in evaporated milk, butter, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir until all combined well and butter and cream cheese are melted.
- Cut bacon into pieces and stir in along with the green onions. Serve and enjoy!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Slow Method:
- Add all ingredients except bacon and green onions into slow cooker or Instant Pot.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 hours (on Instant Pot use the slow cooker setting on “more” and stir every 30 minutes). Stir.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Side
- Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.