Growing up down South we had our family’s traditional dishes we had every Thanksgiving. It wasn’t until college when I started celebrating Thanksgiving with friends that I realized that different areas of the country celebrated with totally different dishes than I grew up with! Dishes that were amazingly good, like this Traditional Corn Pudding recipe I’m sharing today.
I’m not sure why this dish seems to be more of a New England regional favorite, it’s delicious! Creamy corn baked with a healthy dose of cheddar cheese and topped with buttery cracker crumbs. My mouth is watering just typing it! When I first tried this it became an instant favorite comfort food, perfect for holidays! The best thing of all? It’s incredibly easy to make and a pretty fail proof recipe!Print
Traditional Corn Pudding is a classic corn casserole recipe perfect for Thanksgiving but easy enough for weeknight dinners. Creamy corn with cheese and a buttery cracker topping.
5 cups corn
1 large egg
1 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 24 crackers)
4 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
If corn is canned, drain. If using corn that is frozen cook first and drain.
Crush crackers into coarse crumbs.
In a large mixing bowl combine egg, half and half, and spices. Stir to mix.
Fold in corn, cheese, half of cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
In a small bowl combine remaining butter and crackers and stir to coat. Sprinkle cracker mixture over casserole.
Bake 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately.
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