This cheesy Scalloped Corn recipe is topped with butter crackers and baked to perfection. It is a tasty side dish for potlucks, holidays or any day of the week.
Scalloped corn recipe
I love to serve corn casserole because it is so easy and delicious. This recipe for scalloped corn is simple to toss together.
The filling is an easy combination of cheese and butter mixed with the corn. This dish is much lighter than recipes with jiffy mix. The top of the corn is topped with a buttery crumble of saltines or Ritz crackers.
The blend of creamed corn and whole kernel corn in the baking dish make this so delicious. We used canned corn but frozen corn is fine too. This recipe is easy to adapt and turns out great.
What’s the difference between corn pudding and scalloped corn?
Corn Pudding has a rich custard base filling. The eggs and corn combine for a heavy custard filling instead of breading.
Whereas, scalloped corn consists of a cheesy and buttery corn filling. The dish is then topped with a cracker topping.
Both are delicious but they are both very different casserole dishes. The corn mixture is different in each side dish.
Why we love Scalloped Corn:
- Toss and go. This recipe is effortless to prepare and takes only minutes. Simply toss everything into the casserole dish.
- The best comfort food. The creamy corn and cheesy mixture is the absolute best comfort food.
- Budget friendly. The ingredient list is simple and inexpensive.
- Large eggs
- Crushed saltine cracker crumbs (or ritz crackers crackers)
- Whole kernel corn, drained
- Cream style corn
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Butter, melted
- Salt and Pepper
FOR THE TOPPING:
- Crushed Crackers
- Shredded cheddar cheese
How to make scalloped corn casserole:
- Preheat the oven. Set it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
- Get out a large bowl. Whisk the eggs together.
- Add the corn and milk. Then add in the milk, butter, salt, pepper and 2 cans of corn. Stir until combined.
- Mix in the crackers and cheese. Stir in the crushed crackers and shredded cheese. Mix well.
- Pour into the casserole dish. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Make the topping. Then stir together the crackers and melted butter for the topping. Then sprinkle this mixture over the corn in the baking pan. Then top with the topping shredded cheese amount.
- Bake the corn casserole. It will take about 40-50 minutes or until the center of the casserole is set.
- Enjoy. It is best served warm.
How to store:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Allow this to cool before covering and refrigerating.
How to Make Ahead:
Combine everything but the topping and place in the casserole dish the night before. The next day, make the crumb topping and spread on the casserole.
Bake and serve. This is an easy way to cut down on some of the prep work if you need to save time.
How to Freeze:
Prepare as normal but do not bake. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place inside a freezer bag or top with foil.
It can be frozen up to a month. When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the fridge. Bake as normal and enjoy.
Just note the milk in the recipe can make the dish watery once frozen. Make sure to stir it well.
- Green chilies. Drain a can of green chilies and combine with the corn. This will add a little bit of heat.
- Diced ham. Chop up ham and mix with the corn.
- Bacon. Top with crispy bacon along with the cracker topping.
- Fresh or frozen corn. Either option is delicious. If using frozen, thaw and drain it first. Otherwise, the extra liquid will change the texture.
- Saltines or Butter crackers. Both of these cracker options pairs nicely with corn. If you prefer a butter taste, use Ritz.
- Frozen peas and carrots. Toss in extra veggies to change the flavor.
The basic recipe is easy and delicious. However, feel free to try some of these variations. They are delicious as well.
- Double the Recipe. If you are serving this during the holidays or for a crowd, it is easy to double.
- Cracker topping. You can omit this if you do not care for the crumb topping. However, do not omit the crackers inside the filling. It helps to thicken the casserole.
Try this budget friendly and delicious recipe.
The next time you need a guaranteed hit, make this easy side dish. It is perfect for holidays but simple enough to enjoy year round.
We frequently make this and it never disappoints. Give it a try and see how fabulous it is. Each bite is the absolute best comfort food.
I even have a few family members that don’t really like corn but love this recipe for scalloped corn.
Print this Scalloped corn recipe below:
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup crushed saltine cracker crumbs or ritz crackers crackers
- 1 can whole kernel corn drained (14.5 ounces)
- 1 can cream style corn – 14.5 oz
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
FOR THE TOPPING:
- ½ cup crushed crackers
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs together.
- Then add in the milk, butter, salt, pepper and 2 cans of corn. Stir until combined.
- Stir in the crushed crackers and shredded cheese. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Then stir together the crackers and melted butter for the topping. Then sprinkle this mixture over the corn in the baking pan. Then top with the topping shredded cheese amount.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the center of the casserole is set.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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More easy Holiday sides:
- Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole Recipe
- Green bean casserole recipe