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Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

"My family loves this dish—even my picky 5-year-old," says RuthAnn Clore of West Peoria, Illinois. Our Test Kitchen helped her slash the fat in her recipe for a sweet corn bake with fewer calories but all the flavor of the original.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, sour cream, applesauce and butter. Stir in corn. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 211 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • ConnieK
    Aug 18, 2012

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  • s99graham
    Dec 9, 2011

    Best corn casserole ever! You can't tell it is healthier. My toughest family food critics asked for more!

  • sissy58
    Jun 29, 2010

    I haven't made this recipe but I have one little different. I brown 1lb hamburger meat drain, add 1 T chili powder can tomto soup or Rotel or stewed tomatoes which ever you have in stock, one can water, can corn and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into casserole dish and then mix Jiffy cornbread mix and drizzle on top and bake 400 for 15 minutes or until brown on top. We love this and is very quick and easy to make.

  • Rochap83
    Jun 28, 2010

    I haven't made this but I make the cornbread casserole quite often (family fav) and this makeover corn bake doesn't sound like a casserole dish to me. I will try this however.

  • Deester
    May 2, 2010

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  • spartan29
    Dec 4, 2009

    I just made this recipe for the first time and it was a huge hit. It was easy to make with readily available ingredients. This is definately a keeper!!

  • eawinters
    Jun 24, 2009

    Is this a make over of Corn-Bread Casserole ( that was in one of the very early issues of Quick Cooking? It is one of our favorites (actually the whole meal featured with it is a favorite). It is hard to determine how the nutrition has really changed (if it is the same recipe) as it is a different size pan and number of servings. Thanks.

  • Beth Lemanski
    Nov 6, 2008

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