This creamy corn casserole is filled with naturally sweet corn, cheese and jalapenos, all baked in a silky custard. It’s made from scratch with no cornbread mix.

This custard-style corn casserole is sweet and creamy. It's made from scratch with no cornbread mix. #corncasserole #Thanksgiving #sidedish #recipe

I can’t believe it’s November already. Most of you are getting ready for the American Thanksgiving, while us Canadians are preparing for Christmas. Christmas! Crazy eh?! Along with this recipe, I have two more Thanksgiving dessert recipes coming up for you before I get into the holiday cookie frenzy.

This custard-style corn casserole is sweet and creamy. It's made from scratch with no cornbread mix. #corncasserole #Thanksgiving #sidedish #recipe

This recipe starts with milk, eggs, and a touch of sugar and salt. Whisk in some flour. Then you mix in your corn, cheese and jalapenos. Bake for an hour and there you have it! An excellent creamy corn casserole to accompany any meal. I’ve actually had this for breakfast. After all, it’s kind of like a crustless quiche.

You can use any kind of shredded cheese you like. I used a mix of cheddar cheeses. Crumbled Feta works well too. It gives it a milder and creamier taste if you prefer. I alway use a small jalapeno pepper whenever I make this dish. It gives it a bit of heat and flavor, and pairs well with the natural sweetness from the corn. But it’s not overly spicy, which I’m not a fan of. Call me a wimp, but I can’t handle spicy foods. If you can handle it hot, feel free to add more jalapenos.

This corn casserole is rich and creamy with a light custard texture. It’s not heavy and gritty like traditional corn casserole made with cornbread mix. It’s full of sweet corn kernels and flavorful cheese, and has just the right amount of heat.

This custard-style corn casserole is sweet and creamy. It's made from scratch with no cornbread mix. #corncasserole #Thanksgiving #sidedish #recipe

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This custard-style corn casserole is sweet and creamy. It's made from scratch with no cornbread mix. #corncasserole #Thanksgiving #sidedish #recipe

Creamy Corn Casserole


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

This creamy corn casserole is filled with naturally sweet corn, cheese and jalapenos, all baked in a silky custard. It’s made from scratch with no cornbread mix.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 116oz pkg frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 3oz (about 1 cup) shredded cheese of choice (I used cheddar, crumbled Feta works too)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, diced very small

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray an 8×8″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the milk, eggs, sugar and salt. While whisking vigorously, slowly add in the flour.
  3. Stir in the corn, cheese and jalapeno pepper. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until set. Serve warm.

Notes

You can double this recipe for a 9×13 dish. Bake for about 1 hr and 30 min. Tent with foil if needed to prevent overbrowning.

  • Category: side
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: creamy corn casserole, corn casserole without Jiffy, corn pudding

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