Creamed corn from a can just doesn’t come close to matching the flavors and creamy texture of this homemade copycat version of Lawry’s creamed corn! Super adaptable by adding different spices and ingredients, it’s cooked in one pan on the stove top and it’s ready in 15 minutes.
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What is Lawry’s?
This recipe for creamed corn comes from Lawry’s restaurant. Founded in 1938, Lawry’s has locations across the United States and in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. They are also famous for the creation of the popular Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.
Creamed corn is one of their most popular side dishes.
How to Make Creamed Corn
Homemade creamed corn is 1,000 times better than the mush you get from a can and it’s so easy to make. It’s ready to eat in under 15 minutes, leaving plenty of time for other more important tasks on Thanksgiving. Like basting your turkey, stirring the gravy, or chatting with Aunt Agatha.
Since it requires no baking, you don’t have to worry about juggling oven space. That’s always the biggest challenge for me, even with two ovens.
Chances are you already have some leftover cream from your holiday baking in the back of your fridge, so why not whip up this creamy, delicious Lawry’s creamed corn recipe?
- 1½ tablespoons butter
- 1½ tablespoons flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 cups fresh, frozen, or canned whole kernel corn
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, then add the flour and salt, stirring to blend. Slowly add the whipping cream, stirring constantly until thickened.
Then simply add the sugar and corn and heat through.
Is Creamed Corn Gluten Free?
No. Flour is typically used as a thickener in creamed corn, so canned versions are not usually gluten-free. To make Lawry creamed corn gluten-free, you could substitute gluten free flour, or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
What Can I Add to This Dish?
There are several ways you can jazz up this creamed corn recipe. Toss in some crumbled bacon or minced garlic. Add cajun spices for a cajun creamed corn.
Do you like spicy creamed corn? Turn this into a jalapeno creamed corn recipe by adding in some diced jalapeno.
If you have oven space, you could grate some cheese on top of the corn and put it under the broiler for a few minutes!
You can add in just about any herb, spice or ingredient you think would taste good!
Looking for more side dishes? How about…
Lawry’s Creamed Corn
- Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add flour and salt, stirring to blend.
- Slowly add whipping cream, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Add sugar and corn and heat through.