Thursday, January 28, 2010

Southern Sides in a Snap: Corn Pudding

First—congratulations to Helen K.!

Helen K. suggested our next Secret Ingredient for the Mystery Kitchen Iron Chef! She’s won a $25 chocolate gift from Fannie May Chocolates. What was the secret ingredient? Find out during our next Iron Chef week in late February!

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb Last week I featured a really easy side item…Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese. I thought I’d post another easy Southern side dish that can be pulled together in a hurry—corn pudding.

Corn has always been a Southern staple. We love it on the cob (with lots of butter and salt.) Dishes like Lowcountry Boil (see below) include corn alongside the sausage, shrimp, onionLowcountry Boil[4] , and potato. And my favorite thing as a kid were corn muffins and cornbread (again…dripping with butter!) Oh…and grits are made from roughly ground corn.

This corn pudding is a weeknight favorite for the family. It takes no time to prepare and the kids love it. You could make this dish less fattening by substituting some egg substitute and some low-fat sour cream. We have the fattening version here. :)

corn pudding

Quick and Easy Corn Pudding

2 eggs, beaten
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 package cornbread mix
1 stick melted margarine
1 cup sour cream

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Combine all the ingredients and bake at 375 degrees for 30--35 minutes.

For a creamier version, use the same recipe but use a small sized can of creamed corn and a small sized can of whole kernel corn.


Sometimes I think that I’ll make this recipe with fresh corn that I cut from the cob. Maybe even fresh corn that I grew myself! But then, well, it’s the simplicity and ease of this casserole that makes me continue cooking it this way. But one day? When I have a lot of time? I’ll be making this with my own fresh-cut corn and homemade creamed corn. One day! :)

Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
Delicious and Suspicious (May 2010)—Riley Adams


  1. Another great Southern dish. I've never tried to make corn pudding, but this looks easy enough I'll have to give it a try. Makes me wish for summertime.

  2. Mmmm. I wish corn pudding was more popular up here in Yankee country! This sounds wonderful.

  3. Thanks so much Elizabeth - I love easy and this one looks delish!


  4. I've made this! We call it corny cornbread, and my recipe include two beaten eggs. There are other versions that add cheese and or green or red peppers or chile peppers.
    My daughter emailed for the recipe last week - she wanted to make it for a potluck dinner.

  5. We like simple and easy. Great for moms! Bet if you added a little syrup or honey and it would melt in your mouth. Yum!

  6. I printed this out to make next week. Sounds yummy.

  7. When you start growing corn you better post the pictures! I hadn't actually thought of making this, but I love to eat it with a good southern main dish. Thanks for the recipe.


  8. Mason--It's super easy. Good luck with it!

    Janel--Maybe you could be the one to introduce it to the neighbors!

    Julie---The kids ate seconds last night. :)

    Cindy--It would be perfect for a really does make a lot!

    Avery--Some variations on this recipe say to add sugar. Now *that* would make it dessert!

    Carol--Hope you'll enjoy it!

    Michele--Ha! Yes, that'd be funny. I wonder what the home owner association would say if I started growing a little corn in the backyard. :)

  9. I've never had corn pudding, but it sounds
    delicious. Thanks for sharing this, E. My
    recipe box is getting fatter and fatter with
    all of the wonderful things I'm learning here.

  10. Mine too, Jenn! This one is good for those crazy nights when you need one additional thing to serve on the side. And it does reheat well.

  11. What a nice recipe for corn pudding. Looks like a keeper to me.

  12. Sam--Thanks so much! That's high praise coming from you. :)

  13. This is such a popular dish in the South. I had no idea it was so easy to make. I'll have to try it!

    ~ Krista

  14. That is a great recipe... you are right about how easy.

    i dice up some jalapeno pepper to add a little zip

  15. Thank you for another wonderful Southern recipe! I've always wanted to try corn pudding, but I never took the time to learn how to make it. I too am amazed how easy it is. (I even had a craving for corn the other day so this is moving up the short list for dinner.)

    Have a great day,

  16. I absolutely LOVE this recipe. It's just the very best, (IMHO, grins).