Ladies and gentlemen, gather round because I am about to reveal something truly special. Today, we are going to talk about the best Southern Corn Pudding Recipe you’ll ever make. As a chef specializing in Southern-style cuisine, I can tell you that this recipe is the real deal. It’s the kind of dish that warms your soul and makes you feel right at home no matter where you are.
Think of it as a creamy and delicious corn casserole, but with a twist. My recipe combines whole kernel corn, creamed corn, and Jiffy mix to achieve a perfect balance of texture and flavor. This dish is simple enough for weeknight dinners but elegant enough for holiday feasts. Trust me when I say that this Southern Corn Pudding will become your go-to side dish for any occasion.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty details of this recipe, I want you to understand why you’re going to love it. So sit tight and prepare yourself for what’s about to come, because once you try this dish, there’s no going back.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, southern cuisine enthusiasts! I’m here to introduce you to my all-time favorite southern corn pudding recipe. Are you ready for a dish that’s the epitome of comfort food? One that will take you back to grandma’s kitchen and make your taste buds sing with joy? This southern corn pudding is it, my friends.
Firstly, let’s talk about the texture. This classic dish has a perfect combination of creamy and fluffy that will leave your mouth watering for more. And don’t even get me started on the flavors – the sweetness of the corn is perfectly balanced with savory notes from fresh ground black pepper and just the right amount of sugar.
Not only is this recipe packed with flavor, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients like eggs, milk, creamed corn, whole kernel corn and flour, you can whip up a delicious and satisfying side dish in no time at all. What could be better than that?
Plus, it’s versatile! This dish makes an excellent accompaniment to any southern-inspired meal, from fried chicken to barbeque pork chops. Or if you’re feeling creative, turn it into a main course with some added protein like bacon or sausage.
So trust me on this one – if you’re looking for a classic southern dish that will blow your taste buds out of the park and leave your guests asking for seconds (and maybe even thirds), then this southern corn pudding is a must-try!
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1 can (15 ounces) of sweet whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) of creamed corn
- 1 package of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- [Optional] 1 cup of sour cream
You don’t need any fancy or expensive ingredients for this indulgent southern-style corn pudding recipe. Most ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, such as butter, sugar, eggs, and milk. However, there are a few must-have ingredients that will give your corn pudding the perfect texture and flavor. For instance, the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix will add sweetness and fluffiness, while the creamed corn and whole kernel corn will provide moisture and an incredible taste of fresh southern corn. Finally, if you want to take it to a whole new level of creaminess, adding sour cream to the mix is highly recommended!
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get right to it – I’m going to show you how to make a delicious Southern Corn Pudding that’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next family gathering or BBQ party. This recipe is simple to follow, so even if you’re not the most experienced cook, you can create an amazing dish that everyone will love.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this wonderful dish:
- 1 can of whole kernel corn (15 ounces), drained
- 1 can of creamed corn (15 ounces)
- 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix (8.5 ounces)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup of milk
You want to make sure that you have all these ingredients available because they are crucial in creating that perfect Southern Corn Pudding flavor.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the canned corn, corn muffin mix, beaten eggs, milk, half of the melted butter, granulated sugar, flour, salt and black pepper.
- Mix all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
- Next, add in the remaining melted butter and sour cream.
- Continue mixing the ingredients together until everything is well incorporated.
- Transfer the mixture into a greased baking dish or casserole dish.
- Place the dish into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until it’s fully cooked through and set in the middle.
- Remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
That’s all there is to it – your perfect Southern Corn Pudding is ready to be enjoyed! Make sure to give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious taste of Southern-style cuisine right in your own home.
Substitutions and Variations
Don’t get me wrong, this southern corn pudding recipe is perfect just the way it is. But it’s always fun to mix things up! Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– Whole Kernel Corn: If you don’t have canned corn on hand or if you just prefer it, you can sub in 2 cups of fresh or frozen corn. Just make sure the kernels are well-drained before adding them to the mix.
– Jiffy Mix: For a little extra sweetness and texture, swap out the all-purpose flour for 1 ½ cups of Jiffy corn muffin mix. This will give your corn pudding that classic Southern cornbread flavor.
– Cream Style Corn: If you’re feeling fancy, use cream-style corn instead of whole kernel. This will make your pudding extra creamy and give it a richer flavor.
– Sour Cream: If you want to switch things up and add a tangy kick to your pudding, replace 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 cup of sour cream. This will give your dish a velvety texture and tangy taste that complements the sweet corn perfectly.
– Different Cheese: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese! Try sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, or even pepper jack for a little spicy kick.
Remember not all substitutions may work out as planned – these are just recommendations if you want to mix things up!
Serving and Pairing
Alright, are you ready for one of the best parts of the recipe? Serving and pairing! Southern corn pudding is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner or a holiday feast.
When it comes to serving, I recommend spooning the corn pudding directly into a bowl or onto a plate. This dish doesn’t require any fancy presentation – just let the creamy goodness speak for itself.
Now, onto pairing. Southern corn pudding is essentially a southern staple, so it pairs perfectly with many other southern sides and mains. You could serve it alongside some smoky BBQ ribs or grilled chicken for a classic southern meal.
If you want to get creative, try pairing it with some crispy fried catfish or collard greens for an extra dose of southern flavor. Don’t be afraid to mix and match until you find your favorite way to enjoy this versatile dish!
So there you have it – your guide to serving and pairing southern corn pudding like a pro. Trust me, once you taste it, you’ll be craving it all week long!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Ah, the practicalities of cooking! As much as I love diving into a recipe, I know that life is busy and it can be tough to find time for everything. That’s why I always like to think ahead and plan for the times when cooking isn’t an option. With this southern corn pudding recipe, you can take comfort in knowing that it’s easy to make ahead, store and reheat.
If you’re preparing a feast, this corn pudding casserole recipe can be made ahead of time and then reheated in the oven before serving. Simply prepare it as usual, but don’t bake it yet. Instead, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. You can do this up to 24 hours before serving.
When you’re ready to cook the pudding casserole, remove the plastic wrap and let it sit out at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Then preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake it for 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden brown on top and set in the middle.
Want to make this southern corn pudding ahead even further? No problem! You can freeze the pudding casserole for up to three months. Just make sure that you wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then seal it in a freezer-safe container.
When you’re ready to reheat and serve the corn pudding casserole, let it defrost overnight in your fridge. Then remove any plastic wrap or foil and place it in an oven-safe dish. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.
Keep in mind that while reheating is possible, this southern corn pudding is definitely best eaten fresh out of the oven. The texture is creamier and softer right after baking. But reheating still produces excellent results that are sure to satisfy.
Tips for Perfect Results
Alright folks, let me break it down for you. Making the perfect southern corn pudding is all about attention to detail. Don’t get hung up on the simplicity of the ingredients, because with a few small tips, you can make this classic side dish stick out like grandma’s recipe.
Firstly, you want to make sure that your oven is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before you even start mixing the ingredients for the corn pudding. Correct oven temperature will ensure that the pudding cooks through evenly and doesn’t end up being undercooked or soggy.
Secondly, take your time when mixing the ingredients. You don’t want to overmix the batter or else you’ll end up with a dense and rubbery texture. Mix until everything is combined and there are no lumps — that’s it!
Thirdly, it might be tempting to substitute fresh corn with pre-packaged canned or frozen corn, but trust me when I say that fresh corn truly makes all the difference in flavor and texture. Look for fresh and sweet corn at your local farmer’s market or grocery stores during peak season to guarantee top-notch results.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with this recipe. Add some shrimp or bacon to give it a pop of savory flavor; or top it off with crispy breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese for added crunch. The possibilities are endless!
Remember folks, this southern corn pudding dish is all about family and tradition. You have to share it at the dinner table with those you love since every batch provides comfort by taking us back to simpler times when grandma was making it from scratch in her own kitchen.
So there you have it, folks – my signature southern corn pudding recipe. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite southern delight and can’t wait for you to give it a try.
This recipe is a crowd-pleaser that everyone will love, from the seasoned cook to someone who is new in the kitchen. It’s easily customizable and can be made ahead of time for potlucks, family gatherings, and other special occasions.
Remember to use fresh ingredients, follow the instructions carefully, and feel free to experiment with substitutions if that’s more your style. With a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll be making amazing southern corn pudding that your loved ones won’t forget anytime soon!
So put on some music, grab an apron and make some comfort food memories. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a mouthwatering casserole with friends and family. Try it out now!
Thank you for joining me in the journey towards mastering southern cooking. Happy cooking!
Southern Corn Pudding Recipe
- 2 (14 3/4 ounce) cans creamed corn (Del Monte suggested)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 10 saltine crackers (crushed)
- saltine crackers (crushed, optional topping)
- fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 375°F In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the optional crushed crackers & mix well.
- Pour into a greased casserole dish & bake till the top is golden brown (approx 30 min).
- Top w/additional crushed crackers (as desired), allow to cool slightly & serve warm.
- NOTE: While not a part of the recipe, I think smoked pork chops would be another ideal main entree to serve w/this side-dish.