Corn Pudding

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Corn Pudding is a classic comfort dish and a standard in many Southern kitchens (and in my kitchen too). This easy recipe resembles corn casserole or cornbread pudding but is a sweeter and richer custard-like casserole.

Corn pudding is especially delicious with copycat honey baked ham or a turkey dinner, or any time you want to add a little sweetness to your table!

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What is Corn Pudding?

Homemade corn pudding is a favorite side dish with delicious corn flavor of course. Made with only a few ingredients, mainly frozen and creamed corn, it is a moist, custard-like casserole.

  • Creamed Corn – Creamed corn is really not optional (and is different than homemade creamed corn).
  • Corn Kernels –  You can use either canned or frozen corn kernels (or fresh corn on the cob if you have it).
  • Corn Starch – Corn starch help thicken the mixture.

Eggs and milk in a bowl with other ingredients on the side for corn pudding

How to Make Corn Pudding

Start by buttering a casserole dish and preheating your oven. Then follow these simple steps to make this easy side dish:

  1. Thaw the corn kernels if using frozen, and melt butter in a microwave
  2. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl and stir in all ingredients.
  3. Pour into the greased casserole dish, cover and bake!

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Can I Make Corn Pudding Ahead of Time?

Corn pudding is such a great dish to bring to pot luck dinners. Since it will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to two months, we like to double the recipe!  That way we’ll have something to contribute at a moment’s notice.

  • To Freeze: Just mix all the ingredients and either pre-bake or freeze the batter in a foil pan or your casserole baking dish. When hardened, transfer the frozen block to a large zip lock freezer bag so you don’t tie up your casserole dish.
  • To Bake: When ready to bake, or re-heat just slip it back in the dish, and add about 30-45 minutes to your cooking time, or until it is thoroughly baked through or re-heated and piping hot.

When it comes to tasty no-fail side dishes, corn pudding is always welcome at any table.

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Review Recipe

Corn Pudding

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Corn pudding, with its moist custard-like consistency, is a classic comfort dish.


  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk whole
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 30 ounces creamed corn (2 15 ounce cans)
  • 15 ounces corn drained
  • 1 Tablespoon chives fresh, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease an 8x11 dish (or a 2qt baking dish).
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and whisk.
  • Whisk cornstarch and cold milk separatley, add to egg mixture. Add melted butter and brown sugar.
  • Stir in creamed corn, can of drained corn & fresh minced chives.
  • Pour mixture into casserole dish and bake for 1 hour or until set.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 262, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 360mg, Potassium: 347mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 595IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Corn Pudding
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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