Easy Corn Pudding

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Creamy corn casserole like you’ve never had it before! This quick and easy corn pudding makes a great side dish for everything from holiday dinners to everyday weeknight meals. 

Ya’ll know how much we love our savory corn side dishes. We have slow cooker cream corn, easy corn casserole that uses a jiffy cornbread mix, scalloped corn and now corn pudding. All are fantastically delicious, but since Matt is a huge pudding lover, I knew I needed to make him a homemade corn pudding that was creamy and delicious….and easy.

This casserole bakes about 45 minutes, but only takes about 10 minutes to mix up. It’s delicious enough for holiday dinners such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but easy enough for weeknight meals too.

Homemade Creamy Corn Casserole

What is corn pudding?

So what exactly is corn pudding and how is it different from corn casserole? Corn pudding is creamier and smoother than our traditional corn casserole recipe. It has 5 eggs which gives it a custard-like texture and is thickened with cornstarch. It has a traditional flavor and goes with so many different meats and main dishes.

What are the ingredients in this corn pudding recipe?

This side dish is a mixture of whole corn, cream corn, eggs, milk, butter, sugar and cornstarch for thickening.

A few things about the ingredients (and recipe variations you might like):

  • Use large eggs and have them at room temperature.
  • If you have fresh ears of corn, feel free to use those and cut off the corn kernels. You can also use frozen corn. Be sure to thaw the frozen corn first.
  • Canned cream corn makes this recipe easy and extra creamy.
  • You can try adding a touch less sugar if you’d like.
  • Add jalapeños or shredded pepper jack cheese for a little spice.
  • If you don’t want to use cornstarch, you can use arrowroot starch or tapioca flour in the same amount.
  • We like to add a touch of vanilla and nutmeg which really enhances the flavor of the casserole. You can leave these out if you’d like.
the best corn pudding in a casserole dish

How do you make sweet corn pudding casserole?

This recipe is *almost* a one-bowl prep. You’ll whisk the eggs together in a large mixing bowl, then add the butter and sugar. In another small bowl (or liquid measuring cup), whisk together the cornstarch and milk. This will ensure no clumps and even distribution of the cornstarch, which thickens the pudding.

Add the vanilla extract and nutmeg (Bonus points for freshly grated nutmeg. Mmm!), then mix in the corn. If you are using whole kernel canned corn, be sure to drain off the liquid first.

Pour this into a greased 9×13 baking dish and it’s ready for the oven.

Is corn pudding served hot or cold?

We prefer this served cold, but you will regularly find family members pulling out the casserole and eating it straight from the fridge. The creamy sweet texture makes it good either hot or cold.

Reheating Instructions

You can reheat the corn individually in the microwave, but you can also reheat the entire dish by covering it with foil and putting it in a 325 degree oven until the casserole is heated through.

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Make it a Meal.

Here are some of our favorite main dishes to serve with this corn side dish:

corn pudding in a casserole dish
corn pudding in a casserole dish

Easy Corn Pudding

4.64 from 139 votes
Creamy corn casserole like you’ve never had it before! This quick and easy corn pudding makes a great side dish for everything from holiday dinners to everyday weeknight meals. 
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 5 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 15.25 ounces white shoepeg whole kernel corn, drained (1 can)
  • 29.50 ounces cream-style corn (2 cans)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees fahrenheit.
  • Spray a flat 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add melted butter and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Stir the cornstarch/milk mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Add the vanilla extract and dash of nutmeg.
  • Stir in the drained corn and creamed corn. Blend well.
  • Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is browned and the center is set.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 piece. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 200
Keyword corn casserole, corn side dish, creamy corn, how to make corn pudding

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Marilyn Toone
3 years ago

5 stars
I was wondering if this recipe could be doubled. If so, would I double every ingredient? Also could this be cooked in the microwave?

Connie b
3 years ago

NEVER HAD THIS BEFORE WILL HAVE IT FOREVER FROM NOW ON! LOL …AWESOME SOURCE OF FIBER LOL…DELISH! KIDS LOVE IT! Makes me wonder can we use other veggies ?

DebHadley
3 years ago

Are the cream corn 2 cans of29.50oz or 2 of 14.75 oz. corn?

Jenny
3 years ago

5 stars
I’ve used this recipe a couple of times now for holiday get togethers. It’s so easy and everyone seems to enjoy it.

Louise Butcher
3 years ago

5 stars
I made this dish tonight. Very delicious. Tastes like the dish that the daughter of a woman I took care of during the day in 1974 made when she came to visit her mother. I will definitely be making this again.

Marietta Howard
3 years ago

Can this be made and refrigerated overnight, then baked?

Caroline
3 years ago

5 stars
Loved this recipe. I used half and half instead of milk, and I added a few dashes of cayenne pepper!

elizabeth picone
3 years ago

Can this be frozen? If not, how far in advance can it be made?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can I use evaporated milk to replace half and half

Martha Grover
3 years ago

Sounds yummy! Can I substitute greek yogurt for the half and half?

Macy
3 years ago

Hi do you use the sea salt corn in the can or use the no salt added one ? Same for the cream of corn

Roxie (Sweetbread) Keese
3 years ago

5 stars
Just made this dish but I added 1 box of jiffy’s mix and substitute the half and half with butter milk and not only is it picture perfect but taste to die for

Julonda Nicole Williams
2 years ago

This is a really good recipe. The consistency came out perfectly. I thought that 1/4 cup of sugar wasn’t enough so I doubled it to a half cup. It still wasn’t sweet enough. If you like sweet corn pudding you may want to use 3/4-1 cup of sugar.

LadyDi
2 years ago

I used to eat this as a child and have it a try tonight for the first time in my adult life. Next time I’ll try buttermilk. I found sweet cream half and half that I might try next time for a more sweeter and creamier taste. Can’t wait until it’s finished baking. Thank you for the easiest recipe.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Could I put canned jalapeños in this? If so, how much?