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A close up or a spoon full of traditional corn pudding in a white baking dish

Traditional Corn Pudding

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Traditional Corn Pudding is a classic corn casserole recipe perfect for Thanksgiving but easy enough for weeknight dinners. Creamy corn with cheese and a buttery cracker topping.


  • 5 cups corn
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 24 crackers)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. If corn is canned, drain. If using corn that is frozen cook first and drain.
  3. Crush crackers into coarse crumbs.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine egg, half and half, and spices. Stir to mix.
  5. Fold in corn, cheese, half of cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  7. In a small bowl combine remaining butter and crackers and stir to coat. Sprinkle cracker mixture over casserole.
  8. Bake 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately.

Keywords: corn pudding