Southern Corn Pudding

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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This sweet and savory Southern Corn Pudding recipe is the best kind of comfort food. Perfect as a side dish on Thanksgiving or to serve with spicy BBQ!

Southern Corn Pudding in a purple baking dish

This is one of the few classic southern dishes that I did not grow up eating.

To be honest, I didn’t have it until a few years ago when Jorge and I were visiting Savannah, GA. After one bite I was immediately obsessed with the sweet cornbread-y mixture.

I had no idea what it was and had to ask about three times for someone to explain it to me.

It reminds you of sweet cornbread that hasn’t cooked long enough…and has more flavoring and bites of corn mixed in it.

That description does not make it sound appetizing, but I swear to you it’s a casserole full of true comfort food — and it is the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table!

If you love this Southern Corn Pudding recipe, make sure and and also check out my other family favorite Thanksgiving recipes: Best Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato PieCorn CasseroleSweet Potato CasseroleCranberry Relish and Fried Apples!

Spoonful of Southern Corn Pudding in a purple baking dish

Some people make something like Corn Pudding, but with whipped eggs…which makes it a lot more like a soufflé to me.

I like to make mine with some chives and cheddar cheese for more flavor, but this recipe can be made the classic way by taking out those two ingredients.

I normally cook it in a 9×13 casserole dish (as the directions say), however for photos I made it in individual ramekins.

If you have enough ramekins and want to make personal servings, bake them for about 20 minutes (watching to make sure they don’t brown too much on top).

Spoonful of Southern Corn Pudding in a purple baking dish
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Yield: 10 servings

Southern Corn Pudding

This Corn Pudding is a cheesy, creamy, corn-filled dish with just the right balance of sweetness. It's a little bit cornbread, a little bit casserole, and a whole lot of delicious.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour


  • 1 package (8.5 oz) corn muffin mix
  • 1 can (14.75 oz) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 casserole dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into prepared dish.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until center is no longer jiggly and top is turning golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve warm.


Serving: 1 serving, Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 467mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 558IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 116mg, Iron: 1mg


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