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Creamed Corn with Basil and #CookoutWeek 2018

Creamed Corn with basil

Creamed corn with basil is perfect for when those ears of corn aren’t quite ready for eating off the cob. Made with garlic butter, basil and a touch of jalapeno, this creamed corn might just become your favorite corn recipe.

Creamed Corn with basil

Corn is one of my favored foods. I love sweet, tender corn and could eat it every day if offered. It isn’t quite corn on the cob season here in Colorado, so I decided to create a great side dish that I’m not sure I’ve made before. In fact, I think the only creamed corn I’ve ever eaten has come from a can. Frankly, that stuff may work good in cornbread, but I much prefer my creamed corn with basil, and especially when it is sitting next to anything fresh from the grill! After all grilling season is special, and demands the best that summer has to offer.

Since the corn I found isn’t quite tender or sweet enough yet, that compelled me to whip up this creamed corn with basil and garlic butter. Chef Shamy of “Make The World a Butter Place”, sent me some garlic butter that is quite out of this world and I knew  it would pair beautifully with corn. Frankly it pairs very well with most anything, including one’s finger. Manservant loves this butter and has been using it for his fried eggs so I figured if I was going to cook with it I best not wait. Hence this delicious, tad bit spicy, perfectly creamed corn with basil.

Creamed Corn with basil

It’s hard to believe but 4th of July is around the corner which happens to be one of my favorite times to grill. This year Zoe will be coming home and my parents will be arriving for a short visit during that time. I can’t wait to cookout which is one reason I’m participating in Cookout Week 2018. Thanks Pintertest Kitchen for putting this together! I missed out last year because my basement flooded, but no excuses this year! Read through all the great prizes and you will think it’s Christmas in July. The lucky winner receives not only a new grill, but a KitchenAid mixer too!

Creamed Corn, garlic butter

And one more thing: I promise you will love this butter as much as I do! This clean label butter is really all about the taste. Chef Shamy has 7 different varieties and though I haven’t tasted them all, I was also able to sample their honey vanilla butter. Yes, please! So fill out an entry for Cookout Week, and even if you don’t, you can still get 10% off all butter orders between now and July 4th by using the code 10Butter10. Just do it. This butter rocks!


#CookoutWeek 2018 is here! During the next week, I am joining over 50 of my blogger friends to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s’mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies… you are in the right place!

This week, we are also hosting a HUGE giveaway thanks to our generous #CookoutWeek sponsors. Enter below to win. Here’s what one lucky person  will receive:

  • Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill from blog hosts The PinterTest Kitchen. This grill has 280 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates and two 12-inch side shelves for extra prep space.
  • A Red KitchenAid Mixer and 5 Flavored Butters from our friends at Chef Shamy. Make the World a Butter Place® with Chef Shamy! The winner will receive Garlic Butter, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Honey Butter, Vanilla Bean Honey Butter, Strawberry Honey Butter, and French Onion Butter with Asiago Cheese to use in your favorite cookout recipes. And if you just can’t wait, use 10BUTTER10 starting today to get 10% off your Chef Shamy butter order on Amazon. These butters contain no oil, and the savory butters are perfect for keto recipes.
  • A Duck Product Pack from our friends at Maple Leaf Farms consisting of 2 pkgs All Natural Boneless Duck Breasts (7.5 oz), 2 pkgs Fully Cooked Roast Half Ducks w/Orange Sauce (14 oz), 1 pkg Duck Bacon (12 oz), and 1 pkg All Natural Duck Legs (16 oz). Maple Leaf Farms is celebrating its 60th anniversary raising White Pekin ducks on local, family-owned farms.
  • Butter-flavored Organic Coconut Oil from our friends at Barlean’s. This dairy free option offers all the healthy benefits of organic coconut oil, with the rich taste of butter. It’s great on toast, popcorn, baked potatoes, or cooked vegetables. You can also substitute it 1:1 for butter in baking, cooking, and frying, and of course it is perfect as a butter substitute for all your favorite cookout recipes.
  • 24 Cartons of Vinegar Shots from our friends at Vermont Village. You’ll receive 12 cartons of turmeric flavor and 12 cartons of cranberry flavor. Each carton contains 12 individual, 1 fluid ounce vinegar shot pouches! This raw, organic apple cider vinegar has rich flavors from whole foods and is sweetened naturally with honey.

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Here’s a full list of the bloggers participating in #CookoutWeek 2018! You can find yummy recipes by checking out any of the links below:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresApril GoLightlyAuthentically CandaceBlogghettiBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenCheese Curd In ParadiseChef Sarah ElizabethCoconut & LimeCookaholic WifeCookwithRenuDaily Dish RecipesEveryday Eileen</a ♥ FairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFix Me a Little LunchFor the Love of FoodFrankly EntertainingFrugal & FitGet the Good Stuff!Hardly A GoddessHerbivore CucinaJoin Us, Pull up a ChairJolene’s Recipe JournalJonesin’ For TasteKaren’s Kitchen StoriesKelly Lynn’s Sweets & TreatsMildly MeanderingMoore or Less CookingOur Good LifeOven Tales By SyamaPalatable PastimeSarah Cooks the BooksSavory MomentsSeduction In The KitchenStrawberry Blondie KitchenSweet CoraliceTampa Cake GirlTechnotiniThat RecipeThe Baking FairyThe Beard and The BakerThe Freshman CookThe Simple SupperThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetThis is How I CookWho Needs A Cape?Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen

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Creamed Corn with basil


Creamed Corn with basil

Creamed Corn with Basil

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 11-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: Vegetables, Starches
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Creamed Corn with basil is the perfect side dish when you want a change from corn on the cob. One taste and you just might find this is your preferred corn recipe!


1 T garlic butter (Chef Shamy)

1/3 c chopped onion

1 minced jalapeno (seeds removed if you don’t want it too spicy)

4 ears of corn cut from cob or about 3 c total

2 T garlic butter (Chef Shamy)

1/4 c water

1 t cornstarch

1/2 c half and half

1 -2 T sugar, depending on how sweet your corn is

1 T basil leaves, chopped

1 T garlic butter to finish(Chef Shamy)

2 T basil for garnish


In a large pot over medium heat melt 1 T garlic butter. Add onion and jalapeno and saute for about 3 minutes.

Add corn, 2 T butter and 1/4 c water and cook for 5 minutes covered.

Stir cornstarch into half and half and then add to pot along with sugar. Stir and cook about three minutes more while covered, or until corn is done to your liking. If you choose, you may use an immersion blender to blend corn mixture to your favorite texture. Stir in chopped basil.

Spoon into bowl and top with 1 T of garlic butter and garnish with more basil leaves.

Keywords: corn, veggies, side dish

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  • Reply
    June 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    This is my favorite way to make corn, with lots of butter, sauteed onion and fresh herbs, although I serve the grandboys before I throw in all the herbs 🙂 I’ll have to try adding some garlic and jalapeno next time!

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    John / Kitchen Riffs
    June 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Creamed corn is good! Never thought to include basil in the dish, though — nifty idea. And I never turn down garlic or jalapeno. 🙂

  • Reply
    June 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Sounds scrumptious! Simple ingredients let each of them shine! I love corn season!!

  • Reply
    June 26, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Yes. Canned cream corn is so terrible that it took me years to even attempt a homemade version like this one. Two different creatures. Garlic and basil? Very sophisticated. GREG

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    June 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    yum! i’ve just been eating corn with a touch of butter and salt, but this garlic butter and basil version sounds like it’d be tasty too (:

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    June 27, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Wow this is one fantastic bowl of deliciousness! My mom made this best creamed corn – love the addition of basil and garlic.

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    July 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I love the addition of basil to creamed corn! I sounds so vibrant and delicious.

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