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Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

8 servings

This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy, delicious side as a family classic. —Lonnie Hartstack, Clarinda, Iowa
Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed bread
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies, slightly crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in corn, evaporated milk, 3/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring just to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture; return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened; cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, pepper and the remaining sugar and salt until blended. Stir in bread, onion and corn mixture. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square or 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes. In a small bowl, toss Rice Krispies with melted butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole, reserving Rice Krispies topping for baking; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 258 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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