Cheesy Corn Casserole with Bacon

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It’s almost Thanksgiving! I know my family has been collaborating on menu items and recipes for almost 2 weeks, and now it’s the final stretch! If you’re still in the menu planning stage, don’t fret! Today I’ve got a great side dish to serve up at your Thanksgiving feast, and the whole family will love it. After all, corn is everyone’s favorite vegetable. (Probably because it’s really a starch :-D).


This Cheesy Corn Casserole was delicious! I browsed dozens of corn casserole recipes before landing on this one. What I found is that most corn casserole recipes have more of a cornbread texture. And I’m sure they’re delicious, but not what I was looking for. This one has more of a texture like really thick creamed corn. And plus it has bacon and cheese, so you know it’s a winner just based on that!

I served this for my in-laws, and they thought it was great! Definitely a great recipe to remember, not only for Thanksgiving, but also for potlucks, funerals, and anytime you’re serving a crowd!

Cheesy Corn Casserole with Bacon

Yields: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 12-oz. bags frozen corn, thawed (or 6 3/4 cups fresh or canned)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 12 oz cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup of cooked bacon pieces (you can either cook and crumble your own bacon or just buy the bag of bacon pieces in the salad dressing aisle)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped chives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Add 3 cups of corn, eggs, flour, sugar, cayenne, and butter to a blender or food processor and pulse to mix well and cream corn.
  3. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Add remaining corn. Add 3/4 of the cheese, bacon, and chives each, reserving the rest for the topping. Stir well.
  4. Pour mixture into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, bacon, and chives.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are bubbly. (I could've left mine in a bit longer for all the cheese to melt)

Notes

You can use yellow corn, white corn, or a mixture of the two.

http://normalcooking.com/2015/11/24/cheesy-corn-casserole-with-bacon/

Adapted From: Publix Aprons

4 thoughts on “Cheesy Corn Casserole with Bacon

  1. This sounds good so I’m going to try it this thanksgiving I ran short on money so how would it be if I didn’t use cayenne pepper or chives in it? I like your site you give me a lot of ideas thank you and I hope you have a happy thanksgiving

    • lindsayballen November 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply Author

      Thanks so much Violet! You’re so kind! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving also!

      This would still be perfectly delicious without the cayenne or chives. You’d probably want to add black pepper in place of the cayenne just to give it a little more flavor. And you can either substitute green onions for the chives or just leave them out completely. It will still be great!

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