Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Corn


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This Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Corn has more cheese than your usual recipe. This over-the-top side dish is a must-try for your next get-together.

If you need a another side dish to along with slow cooker baked beans or slow cooker mashed potatoes, then this ham and cheese corn is th recipe!

creamy corn with ham in slow cooker

What is ham and cheese corn

This Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese corn is like the corn you’d find in a barbecue restaurant. This isn’t your average creamed corn; it must be richer. It has a sauce similar to mac and cheese. We loved it with grilled steaks! My husband said this corn casserole would be great for a potluck, and it’s something different from the usual sides.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Corn – Three bags of frozen sweet corn. Frozen corn holds up well in this recipe.
  • Ham – Can use leftover country ham or packaged ham. Cut into cubes and brown in oil on the stovetop.
  • Onion – Adds a bit of crunch and flavor to the corn.
  • Cheeses – A blend of velveeta and cream cheese will make the BEST creamy cheese sauce for this corn
corn, ham and onions with cheese cubes and cream cheese on top.

Step-by-Step Directions

Step One – Brown the ham in a hot skillet with a touch of cooking oil. Add to the slow cooker along with the corn and onion.

Step Two – Cube the Velveeta cheese and cream cheese, and add on top of the corn. Stir.

Step Three – Cook on HIGH for two hours, stirring at the halfway point.

cooked ham and cheese corn in a slow cooker.

What to serve with this?

  • Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches – Use your other slow cooker to make barbecue pulled pork.
  • Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham – Yes, there is ham in this recipe but this cheesy corn is great with it. When I am serving with sliced ham, I use bacon instead of ham for the corn.
  • Grilled Steaks, burgers or hot dogs – This corn is a great side when you are barbecuing. Such a change than the regular barbecue sides.
  • As a dip – Just grab a bag of tortilla chips at the store and you will have THE BEST hot corn dip you have ever tried.
Wooden spoon serving ham and cheese corn from a slow cooker.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use bacon instead of ham?

Yes! Fry up one pound of bacon and drain. Add the bacon at the beginning of the cooking time.

Can this be made ahead of time?

You can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and put them in the fridge. I don’t recommend cooking ahead of time, for it will take just as long to reheat this as it does to cook it.

Can I use shredded cheddar cheese instead of velveeta?

Yes, though I would add a splash of milk to thin out the sauce.

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close up of ham and cheese corn with wooden spoon in it.

Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Corn

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10
This corn has a rich and creamy sauce that is similar to mac and cheese. Great side dish for anything barbecued. Enjoy!

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 36 oz. frozen corn, (3-12 oz. bags)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the cooking oil. Brown the ham. Add to the slow cooker.
  • Add the frozen corn to the slow cooker, no need to thaw. Add the onion and pepper. Stir.
  • Cut the Velveeta and cream cheese into squares and place on top of the corn. Set the slow cooker to high, the total cooking time is 2 hours. Stir half way through and occasionally after that.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Can I use bacon instead of ham?
Yes! Fry up one pound of bacon and drain. Add the bacon at the beginning of the cooking time.
Can I make this ahead of time?
You can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and put them in the fridge. I don’t recommend cooking ahead of time, for it will take just as long to reheat this as it does to cook it.
Can I use shredded cheese instead of Velveeta?
Yes, though I would add a splash of milk to thin out the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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12 Comments

  1. Marcia says:

    5 stars
    This is delicious!

  2. Sa says:

    Can leftovers be frozen?

  3. Diane says:

    Can I make this on the stove, if so place ingredients same way? Thanks

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, I think that will work fine.

  4. Joy says:

    Is this supposed the a soup or dip

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      It’s a side dish šŸ™‚ Can be a dip though!

  5. David says:

    what to sub for Velveeta because that doesn’t exist outside of America, and also the corn, can canned be used? same reason, not readily available in my country frozen.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I think canned corn and some shredded cheddar cheese should work great, the cream cheese will still make it very creamy.

      1. Beverly says:

        If I use canned corn should I use juices in the canned corn?

      2. Sarah Olson says:

        No, drain the corn first.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Add less corn and add macaroni ??? Sounds good to me.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      wonderful idea!