Basic Fresh Corn Pudding and Variations

Fresh Corn Pudding
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  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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This is a delicious corn pudding that comes out tasting light and fresh. This corn pudding calls for fresh corn, you could use thawed frozen corn as well. The fresher the corn, the sweeter the pudding.

Add some finely chopped onion and bell pepper for flavor and color. See the variations below the recipe for additional ideas.

What You'll Need

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. In a large bowl beat eggs; whisk in milk and melted butter.
  3. Add corn, green bell pepper, onion, and seasonings.
  4. Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  5. Set the baking dish in a large shallow pan of hot water and bake for about 1 hour, or until the corn pudding is set. A knife should come out clean when inserted in center.


  • Add about 1/4 cup of finely chopped green and/or red bell pepper along with the corn.
  • Add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely chopped onion along with the corn.
  • Use good quality frozen corn kernels (thawed).
  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar if the corn lacks natural sweetness.
  • Add a bit of heat with some finely chopped jalapeno pepper.
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper along with the seasonings.
  • Instead of salt and pepper, use a seasoned salt or Cajun or Creole seasoning.
  • Add 1/2 cup of cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese to the casserole.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 225
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 197 mg
Sodium 501 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 17 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)