Quick and Easy Creamy Skillet Corn

Quick and Easy Creamy Skillet Corn from GirlCarnivore.com
It’s cool, we are comfortable enough now can have that moment together where we sit back and admit that every now and then dinner is downright lazy. Sure, slow smoked ribs may be a 24 hour affair, sausage making an afternoon spent grinding meat, and we’ll never forget those hours spent making sure all the mops, rubs, and cuts are just perfect. So once in a while, it’s all good if the side dish is simple and easy.

Especially if it’s packed with kind of flavor.
Quick and Easy Creamy Skillet Corn from GirlCarnivore.com


Creamy Skillet Corn

because sometimes sides are meant to be big on flavor but easy on the chef

Quick and Easy Creamy Skillet Corn from GirlCarnivore.com


  • 5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2″ strips
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 teas paprika
  • 1/4 teas cumin
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 4 wedges Queso Fresco & Chipotle (or 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese)
  • 3 – 5 tbs Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 2 scallions, diced


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Wipe the pan with a paper towel, but leave a little bit of bacon grease still in the pan. We’re going for flavor here.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the shallot. Cook for 1 minute. Add corn, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and crema. Stir until cheese has melted and everything is creamy and smooth. Add the bacon back to the skillet and stir in the scallions. Serve.

Quick and Easy Creamy Skillet Corn from GirlCarnivore.com


  1. I’m all about easy on the chef these days, especially leading up to school getting out. If I can make it to June without a homicide in the family, we’ll be doing great. This corn could very well be a life saver.

  2. I so rarely think about side dishes when I cook for myself. It’s enough effort for me to cook dinner let alone something to go with it haha. But I would totally make an exception for this corn/. It looks wonderful.

  3. I think side dishes make the meal, maybe because of my asian heritage. I swear corn is still the ultimate childhood delight (and still to this day). I used to eat creamed corn straight out of the can as a teenager. Good thing this is not in can I would eat it all the time! This looks great.

  4. I am the worst when it comes to side dishes and planning ahead. I’m all like “Hey here’s some chicken!” Oh and a piece of bread…

  5. Brittany says:

    This looks super yummy! How many people would this serve as a side?

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