Southern Corn Pudding

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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).

Head on over to Dixie Crystals to check out the recipe for Corn Pudding!

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  1. Krystle

    I’ve never had corn casserole before but didn’t want just a bowl of plain ole’ corn on my Thanksgiving buffet table. This was easy and DELICIOUS! Everyone asked what it was and complimented the amazing taste. Thank you so much!

  2. Madeline

    This looks delicious! I want to bring this for my Thanksgiving this year. Is it ok to make it ahead of time and reheat before serving? What do you suggest is the best way to handle bringing this somewhere?

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      While this cools, it does sink down a little and it doesn’t look as pretty. It is truly best served fresh.

      You could possibly mix everything together and then just bake it at your destination. However, I have no tried this myself so I can’t promise perfect results!

  3. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    Oddly enough, corn pudding was one of the first things I tried when I started experimenting with cooking back when my now teenage daughter was still a baby. I haven’t made it in a long time, but I think it’s going on the Christmas menu this year. I love it’s indescribable quality. It’s just pure goodness.

  4. Beth @ bethcakes

    Love corn pudding! My mom does an awesome casserole version every year for Thanksgiving. I love your idea of making it in ramekins. Yum!

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I only had corn pudding once and that was in Iowa! I’ve been missing out man! And I love the idea of the individual ramekins – that way I don’t have to share!

  6. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    Anything with corn in it , sign me up. The way you described it sounds amazing! I can not wait to try my hand at southern cooking


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