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Vegan Creamed corn in a white pie dish with a red and white casserole dish behind it.

Vegan Creamed Corn Recipe

Valentina K. Wein
This Vegan Creamed Corn with Jalapeños is made without any cream, though it's still super rich and creamy! This sweet and spicy, year round side dish is deliciously comforting.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 188 kcal



  • 2 (approximately 4-inch) jalapeño peppers
  • cups corn kernels, divided* (from about 5 ears corn)
  • ¾ cup vegetable stock
  • olive oil for the pan
  • ¾ cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • salt and finely ground black pepper
  • drizzle of honey (if desired)


  • Prep the jalapeños. Wash, dry and finely chop the jalapeños. (Seeds removed unless you want more heat.)
  • Prep corn. Add 1¼ cup of the corn kernels and ¼ cup of the stock to a blender and purée just until it's halfway smooth, just a few seconds. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Now add 1 more cup of the corn kernels and the remaining ½ cup of stock to the blender. Purée until it's completely smooth, about 20 seconds. Set aside.
  • Cook onions, jalapeños and spices. Generously coat the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan with olive oil and place it over medium-low heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft and slightly golden, about 10 minutes. Add the chopped jalapeños and sauté for another couple of minutes. Stir in the cumin and paprika and sauté until it's very aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  • Combine everything and cook. Now add the remaining 1½ cups corn kernels, the partially smooth corn-stock mixture, and the smooth corn-stock mixture to the pan and stir. (If you're using raw, fresh corn, give the kernels a few minutes in the pan before adding the blended mixtures.)
  • Season. Add the lemon juice and season generously to taste with salt and pepper. (Here's How to Season to Taste.)
  • Serve. To serve, sprinkle with a bit more paprika and drizzle with a little honey if desired.


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords comfort food recipes for fall and winter, vegan side dishes
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