Easy Homemade Corn Pudding Recipe without Jiffy Mix (2024)

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This homemade Corn Casserole without Jiffy is so simple, and ready in a jiffy! A vintage corn pudding recipe that uses everyday, all-natural ingredients, takes 10 minutes prep tops!

Corn casserole is the perfect side dish recipe, pure comfort food. It’s a family favorite! People will ask for the recipe whenever you bring a dish to a holiday meal, potluck, or family dinner! This recipe does not contain sour cream, cream corn, or Jiffy Cornbread mix, and I guarantee it will be a big hit!

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Why You Will Love this Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

  • No Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix –Sure, I have used Jiffy cornbread mix before, but this recipe is so simple that you do not need the mix or additives that come with it.
  • Corn Casserole without Creamed Corn – I love creamed corn, but this recipe sticks to simple, straightforward, and healthy ingredients.
  • Frozen Corn– Frozen corn is perfectly delicious in this corn pudding recipe; no thawing is necessary!
  • Pudding or Souffle– Some people call it corn pudding, some call it corn soufflé; it’s, it’s not heavy like a cornbread casserole, but light and fluffy!
  • Easy Side Dish – This great side dish fits any holiday table, like Thanksgiving dinner or future Easter meals!

Lost this recipe 5 years ago and have been making from “memory” every holiday. Always make a double batch as its amazing and everyone loves it. So happy to find the actual recipe/had made multiple searches online but never found these exact ingredients and I know this is it! The baking powder does something and was missing in every other recipe I saw, THANK YOU!!!

Diane

Great recipe much better than the ones made with Jiffy Mix. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. A definite keeper. Thanks

Sally
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Simple Ingredients for Corn Casserole without Jiffy

  • Frozen corn| I used a combination of white and yellow frozen sweet whole kernel corn. If preferred, substitute fresh corn or even canned corn.
  • Whipping cream| For a pudding, you need rich, creamy ingredients. I used organic heavy cream.
  • Butter| I used salted butter for this southern corn pudding casserole. If you use unsalted, add another ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt to the easy recipe.
  • Eggs| I use large organic eggs in this recipe.
  • Sugar| Just a touch of sugar will do! If your corn is super sweet, omit it altogether. Or feel free to cut it in half, or try using a Monk fruit sugar replacement.
  • Flour| I prefer organic, all-purpose flour for creamy corn pudding.
  • Baking powder and eggs givelightness and lift to this tender and sweet corn casserole without Jiffy.
  • Salt| Kosher salt adds the right balance to the natural sweetness of this casserole.

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Do I thaw frozen corn?

  • Do not thaw corn! Just stir it all into the mixture, breaking up clumps; it will cook in the oven!

How to Make Easy Corn Pudding Casserole Recipe

Before you start, grease your 9×13 inch casserole dish with butter or spray oil and preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

Next, combine the dry ingredients with a fork or whisk in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the wet ingredients by whisking the eggs, whipping cream, and melted butter in a separate large bowl.

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Then, gradually add the dry ingredients, whisking until it is thick and smooth.

Stir in the corn, breaking up any clumps of frozen corn, and pour it into the prepared 9×13 baking dish.

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Bake for 45-75 minutes in the preheated oven; until pudding is set and deep golden brown around the edges. It should still be slightly jiggly in the center, but when you insert a knife in the center, it should come out clean.

Top Tips for the best Corn Pudding

  • Check your oven temp using oven thermometer to confirm and adjust.
  • Try returning it to the 350° F oven, covered with foil for 15 minutes. Remove foil and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Corn pudding casserole is soft, souffle, or custard-like. Unlike cornbread or most recipes that use Jiffy Mix.
  • Use a quality butter, lesser butters contain a higher water content.
  • If using canned corn, drain really well!
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If baking in individual portions, place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake at 350° F (175° C) for about 30 minutes.

Allow the creamy corn casserole to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Then, enjoy!

Fresh Tips for the best Corn Pudding

  • Drain the corn well if you plan on using canned corn.
  • Pudding-style casseroles or souffles can be tricky to determine when they are done. The pudding is done when the edges are golden brown, and a knife is inserted into the center of the pudding, and it comes out clean.
  • If your casserole is browning too quickly before it’s done cooking, loosely lay a piece of aluminum foil over the top.

I always look forward to the delicious side dishes at family holidays, not just Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Easter and Mother’s Day, too! Here are some of our favorites –Cheesy Asparagus Casserole,Cheesy Party Potatoes,Broccoli Au Gratin, and always-winningbest au Gratin Potatoes reciope!Yum!

Corn Side Dishes

Who doesn’t love corn!? Our family sure does and I’m guessing if you are here, you love corn too. You might try our Mexican Corn Rice, our Tamale Pie recipe, Jalapeno Corn Dip, this Crock pot Corn Casserole without Jiffy and this Summer Corn Chowder.

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Storage Tips

Refrigerate | Wrapped tightly or in an airtight container, leftover corn casserole will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

How to Freeze Corn Casserole | Cover the cooled corn pudding with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3-4 months. Or place portions in an airtight container.

How to reheat corn pudding

If frozen, allow to come to room temp for about 30 minutes, then rewarm, covered in a 325° F (165° C)oven for 20-30 minutes.

If from refrigerated, place in 300° F (150° C) oven, covered for 15-20 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you reheat corn pudding with frozen corn?

If frozen, allow to come to room temp for about 30 minutes, then rewarm, covered in a 350° F (150° C) oven for 15-20 minutes, uncover and heat another 10 minutes.

Can you make corn casserole ahead of time?

Yes, prepare the recipe completely, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator up to 1 day ahead. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking and bake as directed, adding a few minutes if needed.

Do you eat Corn Pudding hot or cold?

It is delicious hot or cold, but my family and I prefer to eat it hot.

Is corn pudding like cornbread?

No! Corn casserole is soft, like bread pudding, more of a souffle or custard than a cornbread.

Is this a healthy corn casserole recipe?

Compared to others out there with lots of mixes, canned creamed corn I would say this is healthy. It’s clean in that it uses whole food ingredients.

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Variations & Substitutions

  • Substitute the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Swap the granulated sugar with an alternative, like Monk fruit (sugar-free), coconut, or brown sugar, for a slightly different flavor profile.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Want to add a little cheese? Stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, or a combination of your favorite cheeses.

Gluten-Free Corn Casserole

Replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour to make an easy and delicious gluten-free corn side dish, great for our gluten-free family at holiday dinners.

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​Easy Vegan Corn Casserole

While I have not tried this, this recipe can easily be converted to be vegan.

Replace the heavy cream with a plant-based heavy cream, replace the butter with your favorite vegan butter, and use your favorite egg replacement.

Individual Corn Casseroles

Grease 10-12, 8-oz ramekins or custard cups and divide the batter between them to make individual servings of corn pudding. You could also make these in a cupcake tin, grease the muffin cups well and bake 16-20 minutes, checking for doneness.

Can I make half the recipe for corn casserole?

This recipe is easily cut in half! Use the slider button on the recipe card at the end of the post to adjust the servings.

If halving the recipe, bake in a 7×11, 8×8, or 9×9 inch pan that has been buttered or greased, adjusting the cooking time according to the pan size.Use the handy slider button on my recipe card to do the math for you!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Corn Casserole Recipe

To free up valuable oven space during the holidays, make this crock pot corn casserole without Jiffy!

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  1. Green Bean Casserole(no mushroom soup)
  2. Air Fryer Turkey Thighs or this Air Fryer Turkey breast! YUM!
  3. Air Fryer Turkey Legs
  4. Spiral Ham Recipe + Ham Glaze Recipe
  5. Try this creamy Broccoli Au Gratin
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This is not a thick, cornbread type of pudding. It is a soft corn soufflé recipe with more of a bread pudding consistency.

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  • French Potatoes recipe
  • Canned French Style Green Beans recipe
  • Smoked Mac and Cheese
  • Cowboy Baked Beans
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  • Broccoli Au Gratin
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Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 336kcal

Author: Kathleen Pope

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sugar I use all-natural can sugar. Omit, cut in half or use Monk fruit sugar replacement.
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Replace with GF all purpose flour for gluten free.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 cups whole kernel corn I used organic frozen corn (unthawed), fresh or drained canned corn may be used too.
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream or heavy cream; not fat free
  • ½ cup butter melted; use real butter here, salted or unsalted, if using unsalted, add an additional ¼ teaspoon salt.

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175° C) and grease or butter well a 9×13 inch baking dish.

  • Combine dry ingredients; sugar (¼ cup), flour (3 TBL), baking powder (2 teaspoons) and salt (1 ½ tsp) with a fork or whisk in a small bowl, set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs (6 eggs), whipping cream (2 cups) and melted butter (½ cup). Gradually add the dry and wet ingredients, whisking until thick and smooth.

  • Stir in the frozen (or drained canned) corn and pour into a 9×13 greased casserole dish casserole dish. *Not creamed corn.

  • Bake at 350°F (175° C) for about 45-70 minutes until pudding is set and deep golden brown around the edges and very slightly jiggly in the center. (see notes for tips on baking)

  • If baking in individual ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes. The pudding is done when the edges are golden brown and inserting a knife into the center of the pudding comes out clean.

  • Allow pudding to rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Notes

BAKE LONGER? The consistency of this recipe is more like bread pudding than cornbread, keep that in mind when baking. Every oven bakes slightly different, mine took about 45 minutes to bake, some people take as long as 75 minutes to bake, remove from oven when it is barely jiggly in the center. Some pans are slightly larger or smaller than others too, all of these factors will impact baking time.

STORAGE | Wrapped tightly, corn casserole will last 3 days in the fridge, frozen up to 4 months. Cool completely before freezing. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, may be stored up to 4 months in freezer.

REHEAT | If frozen, allow to come to room temp for about 30 minutes, then rewarm, covered in 300° F oven for about 15-20 minutes.

MAKE AHEAD | Corn pudding may be prepared to the stage just before baking, covered tightly, and refrigerated up to 1 day ahead of time.

GLUTEN FREE | This dish is easily converted to be gluten-free, simply substitute regular all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 954IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

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