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Corn Pudding

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This easy, delicious, homemade sweet corn pudding is a Southern recipe that makes the perfect side dish!
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  1. Corn Pudding Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Corn Pudding Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This classic Southern corn pudding is a creamy, baked side dish that is easy to make from scratch — the perfect comfort food! Sweet whole kernel corn and creamed corn are mixed with a handful of simple ingredients before being baked.

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Corn Pudding Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can of whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 (14.75-ounce) cans cream-style corn
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted

PRO TIP:

This recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger crowd. You will want to adjust your bake time a little if you do this.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ADD-INS: You can add Rotel, green chilies, jalapeños, or cheddar cheese for a Mexican variation. Try pepper jack cheese for a really spicy kick!

EXTRA SPICES: You can add a sprinkle of nutmeg as well if you’d like. It helps enhance the flavor. You can also add a dash of garlic powder to the mix for a delicious, savory addition.

MILK: If you want to use non-dairy milk such as coconut milk, it will work just as well as whole milk.

GARNISH: You can add crispy, crumbled bacon and/or fresh chopped parsley or green onions on top before serving.

How To Make This Corn Pudding Recipe

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, combine the canned corn kernels, creamed corn, and eggs.

PRO TIP:

You should bring your eggs to room temperature before starting.

canned corn and eggs added to a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the sugar and cornstarch.

sugar and cornstarch added to the corn mixture in the bowl

STEP THREE: Stir in the milk and butter.

milk and melted butter added to the corn mixture in the bowl

STEP FOUR: Pour corn mixture into a greased casserole dish.

STEP FIVE: Bake at 400°F for 55 minutes until slightly brown on top. 

corn pudding mixture added to a baking dish then baked

STEP SIX: Serve hot and enjoy!

How To Serve

Try this easy side dish with our meatloaf or Instant Pot turkey breast. In our house, corn pudding is popular year-round as it’s the perfect complement to any meat. We especially love it during family gatherings at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, when we also serve sides like vegetable casserole, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes.

Corn side dishes are perfect for holiday meals when you are cooking all the fixings. Our traditional corn casserole recipe and creamed corn are two other solid options.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can make this homemade corn pudding up to two days in advance and cover it in the fridge, then reheat covered in foil in the oven when it’s time to serve.

Corn pudding casserole will also keep in the fridge for three to four days after baking. You can reheat leftovers in the oven or microwave.

IN THE FREEZER: You can store this casserole for up to two months in the freezer. Allow it to cool, cover well, and then place it in the freezer. Just make sure you allow the corn pudding time to thaw before baking or reheating.

MAKE-AHEAD: Mix all the ingredients and pour them into a foil pan or casserole baking dish, and store in the freezer.

PRO TIP:

Use throw-away foil pans so your good casserole dishes aren’t tied up in the freezer where they can’t be utilized for other delicious recipes! 

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The perfect mix of sweet and savory, this old-fashioned creamy corn pudding is just like grandma used to make. With a handful of simple ingredients, this traditional favorite is baked from scratch and gives you plenty of corn flavor that will make it one of your favorite holiday side dishes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you mix up the ingredients and put them in the refrigerator to bake later?

You can make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you are ready to bake it.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

This simple recipe will freeze well either before or after baking. Cover well and keep it frozen for up to two months.

Can I use fresh corn in this recipe?

While canned corn makes this recipe nice and easy, you could also use fresh corn kernels instead of canned corn.

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Corn Pudding

5 from 6 votes
This easy, delicious, homemade sweet corn pudding is a Southern recipe that makes the perfect side dish!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 5 eggs
  • 29.5 ounces cream-style corn
  • 15.25 ounces whole kernel corn, drained
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • cup butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine the canned corn kernels, creamed corn, and eggs.
  • Add the sugar and cornstarch. 
  • Stir in the milk and butter.
  • Pour into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 55 minutes until slightly brown on top.
  • Serve hot and ENJOY!

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Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger crowd. You will want to adjust your bake time a little if you do this!
You should bring your eggs to room temperature before starting.
Use throw-away foil pans so your good casserole dishes aren’t tied up in the freezer, where they can’t be utilized for other delicious recipes! 

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Susan Fitzsimmons says

    Awesome everyone at work tried it and wanted the recipe Please I have a southern son-in-law who needs some home cooking Let’s make it fairly simple thanks

  2. Britt says

    5 stars
    Soooo easy and sooooo delicious. The best corn pudding recipe I have ever made. I added a bit more corn kernels to beef it up but did not add in more milk or eggs and it was amazing!!!

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