Scalloped Corn Casserole

Scalloped Corn Casserole

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
210 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 296mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy scalloped corn casserole is made with fresh, frozen, or canned corn. A simple white sauce and an egg act as the binder for this corn bake, while chopped green bell pepper adds color and flavor. Add some red or orange bell pepper to the green bell pepper for extra color. The dish takes just minutes to prepare and makes a fabulous side dish for a family meal or holiday dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, more for the pan

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 3 cups corn kernels

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs

  • Dash paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Scalloped Corn Casserole ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C/Gas 5). Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

    greased baking dish

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  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Do not brown.

    Melted butter in saucepan with flour

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  4. Gradually stir in the milk and continue cooking over low heat stirring constantly until the sauce begins to thicken. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Milk being stirred into butter mixture in a pot

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  5. Add a small amount of the sauce to the beaten egg, stirring briskly.

    A little hot sauce added to the beaten egg in a bowl

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  6. Stir egg mixture back into the sauce in​ the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Do not boil.

    Egg mixture being stirred into the cream sauce

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  7. Add the corn, green pepper, and sugar to the sauce mixture. Heat through.

    Corn and bell peppers stirred into the sauce

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  8. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a small microwave-proof bowl. Add the soft breadcrumbs and stir to combine.

    combine breadcrumbs with butter in a bowl

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  9. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole. Cover with the buttered bread crumbs and sprinkle with paprika.

    Scalloped corn casserole with breadcrumbs on top

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  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly and the breadcrumbs are browned.

    Scalloped Corn Casserole in a baking dish

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Glass Bakeware Warning

For premade casseroles or leftovers that are in a glass baking dish and have been refrigerated, do not place directly into a hot oven as the glass can shatter. Instead, place any cold glass bakeware into a cold oven to warm up while it preheats. Or, allow the bakeware to rest outside of the fridge for 30 minutes to reach room temperature while the oven preheats.

How to Store and Freeze

  • Refrigerate scalloped corn leftovers for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To freeze a whole casserole, either bake it in a disposable aluminum pan or line the casserole dish with foil and leave an overhang so it can be lifted out of the dish when frozen solid. Wrap the casserole well with plastic wrap and then foil. Label and date the casserole and freeze it for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat a corn casserole from frozen, unwrap the frozen casserole and place it back in the original baking dish. Cover with foil and thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat the covered casserole in a preheated 350 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it registers 165 F.

What Is the Difference Between Au Gratin and Scalloped Food?

Scalloped food is baked in a casserole with cream or a creamy sauce. A scalloped dish may or may not be topped with breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs and can include cheese. An au gratin dish is baked with a crispy top made with cheese or crumbs, or both. In many cases, the two terms are interchangeable.