Laura’s Corn Pudding Recipe

Thick, custardy, and just ever-so-slightly sweet, corn pudding is a perfect holiday side to balance your plate full of savory and rich foods!

It’s super easy to make, and is a wonderful dish to prep a day or two ahead of time to free up oven space and make your holiday a little calmer.

An overhead shot with a pan full of corn pudding, except a scoop taken out in the bottom left-hand side. In that spot is a silver spoon embossed with "Bless this Mess." In the bottom right corner is a serving of the corn pudding in the middle of a small white plate that is stacked on top of a couple more white plates with varying designs. to the left of the plates are some silver forks at a 45 degree angle.

The Best Homemade Corn Pudding

I’m always a fan of the sides at holiday meals. Those dishes that are either tradition or expected to be made, but aren’t necessarily the star of the show, if you know what I mean. This corn pudding might be considered the underdog on your serving table this Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it’s a winner in my eyes. I love its thick and almost-custardy consistency, and it has this just-barely sweetness that tastes so delicious alongside the rich and salty flavors of other traditional holiday dishes, like gravy, mashed potatoes, and ham.

Honestly, I could make a meal of it on its own, that’s how good it is. And it’s one of those majestic sides that take the stress out of the actual day of the holiday because you can easily whip it up ahead of time. Now, that’s what I’m talking about. A solid holiday gathering takes a little bit of planning, preparing a good number of dishes ahead of time, and a few helping hands on the day of so you’re not left fending by yourself in the kitchen. And this corn pudding is sure to make your life a whole lot easier, and tastier, when the big day arrives.

An up-close shot of a white dinner plate with corn pudding in the bottom right, green beans above that, with mashed potatoes complete with butter melting on them in the top middle. On the bottom left are two slices of ham, and a silver fork by them. The white plate is sitting on top of a towel with skinny red and white stripes.

Do you eat corn pudding hot or cold?

Unlike most dessert puddings, I think corn pudding tastes best hot, and that’s how I serve it. But it’s up to your personal preference — you can certainly eat it either way!

Can you freeze corn pudding?

You can! Let it cool completely after baking, and cover it tightly with a lid or plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw it overnight in the fridge, and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until warmed through.

How long does corn pudding last?

Corn pudding lasts for up to 5 days covered and stored in the fridge. Feel free to make it up to 4 or 5 days in advance of when you’d like to serve it, but be mindful that leftovers may not store well for as long.

Where is corn pudding from?

Corn pudding is a traditional Southern comfort food, often called spoonbread or hoppy glop. It has long been a staple in rural communities, specifically in Appalachia.

An above shot that shows an entire white dinner plate, complete with corn pudding in the bottom right, green beans above that, mashed potatoes with butter melting on them in the upper middle, ham in the bottom left, and a fork next to the ham and potatoes. Underneath the white plate is a skinny striped red and white towel.

How to make corn pudding:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F., and grease a 2-quart baking dish. 
  2. beat together the eggs, butter, and sugar. Mix in the milk and cornstarch. 
  3. Add the corn and creamed corn. Stir well to combine. 
  4. Add the corn mixture to the prepared baking dish. 
  5. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes. 
  6. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes, and then serve warm.

In the fore-ground on the bottom right is a small, white plate with a serving of corn pudding on it. There are a couple other plates underneath, all white too with varying patterns. Under the left side of the plates are some silver forks. In the background and the upper left side is the rest of the corn pudding in a white rectangular dish that is speckled with turquoise color. Under the pan is a skinny striped, red and white towel.

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Laura’s Corn Pudding Recipe


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 12 1x

Description

Thick, custardy, and just ever-so-slightly sweet, corn pudding is a perfect holiday side to balance your plate full of savory and rich foods!


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Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can corn (14.5 ounce), drained
  • 2 cans creamed corn (14.5 ounce)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F., and grease a 2-quart baking dish (9-inch square or an 7×11-inch dish both work great). 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, butter, and sugar. Mix in the milk and cornstarch, and mix until no lumps remain. 
  3. Add the corn and creamed corn. Stir well to combine. 
  4. Add the corn mixture to the prepared baking dish. 
  5. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the top is browned and the center is just a little jiggly when you shake the pan a bit. 
  6. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes, and then serve warm.

Notes

  • This is a thick-custardy corn pudding and goes great with all your holiday meals.
  • Category: side
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: corn pudding, corn pudding recipe, easy corn pudding, corn pudding with eggs, corn pudding with creamed corn, gluten free corn pudding

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Corn pudding is a thick, slightly sweet, and rich custard-like side dish often served with holiday meals because it’s simple to make and pairs deliciously with rich, salty flavors of other holiday dishes!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.