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Featuring bold Southwest creamed corn

Southwest Creamed Corn

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Dive into Southwest Creamed Corn – Earthy poblanos, tangy cotija cheese, and a splash of lime juice bring bold flavors to this creamy, irresistible side dish.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 cups 1x


  • 8 medium ears corn, husk and silk removed (about 4 cups )
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced poblano chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup cotija cheese

For Garnish

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon paprika or chili powder



  • Sedona Sand All-Purpose Seasoning works extremely well and adds even more chile & herb flavors.
  • Serving Temperature: This dish is best served warm, but it can also be enjoyed at room temperature.
  • Prepare Ahead: The Southwest creamed corn can be held in a crockpot for hours on the low setting if you’re bringing to a party, or if you’re preparing it ahead of time.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Side Dish, Appetizer, Salsa
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