I think I’ve only had creamed corn 2 to 3 times ever,.,and I’m pretty sure each time I was having prime rib. I also haven’t had it in a pretty long time, a handful of years at least. Anyway, we’re changing that today with our Creamed Corn Mac and Cheese. This stovetop mac and cheese is quick, simple and so so good! I love the small pop’s of sweetness you get from the corn, just swimming around in the creamy and super cheesy sauce. This dish makes for a perfect ‘fat kid’ meal in itself, but it also goes really well as a side, especially with some grilled meats and veggies….so this would be perfect for Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
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Creamed Corn Mac and Cheese
- 1 pound dry elbow macaroni
- 4 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups fresh corn kernels from 3 to 4 ears of corn
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 3 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ⅔ cups whole milk
- 5 ounces shredded swiss
- 2 ounces shredded white cheddar
- salt and cracked black pepper to taste
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add a small handful of salt and macaroni and stir together.
- Boil macaroni until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove macaroni from heat and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
- Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
- Place pot back over medium heat and melt butter. Add shallot and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add corn and continue to sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over corn mixture and continue to sauté for an additional minute.
- Remove ⅔ cup corn mixture from pot and set aside.
- Sprinkle flour over corn mixture remaining in pot and stir together until there are no raw lumps of flour left, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Slowly stir milk into the flour mixture and continue to stir together until mixture is smooth and begins to simmer and thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Remove pot from heat and stir in the shredded swiss followed by the cheddar, slowly and in small handfuls, until all the cheese has been added and melted into a smooth sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- Fold in the cooked macaroni until fully incorporated and any of the reserved pasta water as needed if the mixture is too thick, 2 tablespoons at a time, until the macaroni and cheese is creamy and smooth.
- Adjust seasonings, stir and top with reserve corn mixture. Serve.
- *Makes 1 quart of Mac and Cheese
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I only have cheddar cheese, can I leave out the Swiss
sure. the flavor will be a little different (it’ll be more cheesy than creamy tasting) but it will still be delicious
I made this for a Memorial cookout out and thought because of the difference in cheeses it made a wonderful compliment to ribs with sweet b-b-q sauce. I made a few changes that I liked: doubled the amount of white cheddar, added more liquid, left all the corn in the mixture and topped with Mexican cheese blend then cooked in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 350.
Is canned or frozen corn ok?
Should be just fine!
This looks and sounds amazing!!!!
Making it this weekend for sure. Thanks for the great recipe!
Yes!! Glad to hear you’re making this! Hope you love it!!