Scalloped creamed corn for holiday dinners? Yes, please.
Scalloped cream corn is a traditional, favorite side dish with many families. See how your corn can become even tastier with a little tweaking. You may want to add this side dish to your special traditional dinners, or at least your weekly menu.
Furthermore, what kid doesn’t like corn?
My kids, when small, rejected most vegetables. Corn was one of their exceptions. The grandkids also favor those buttery kernels. I’m thinking most small children react in a similar manner, towards their green veggies vs. corn.
Well, instead of serving your everyday plain corn, why not dress it up a little for your holiday dinners? Serve it at the “kid’s table,” as well as your adult table. It’s sure been a winner with our families.
Scalloped creamed corn is also quick and easy.
Mix it together in 5 minutes. You can even adjust measurements without too much effect on your outcome.
Have your kids help prepare it. They will feel have a sense of satisfaction, knowing they contributed to your family feast.
Below is our “kid-friendly” recipe. No onions, spices or colored vegetables, for suspicious little eyes to see. Tips at page bottom for tasty additions.
- 2 cans of corn, drained
- 1 can creamed corn
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 & 1/2 sleeves of Ritz crackers smashed (48) Or Saltines
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese (or your choice)
Topping (optional) choices: (I used all 3 in photos)
- 1/2 sleeve of Ritz crackers broken (16) with
- 1/2 stick butter cut into small pats, OR
- 1 cup grated cheese
Mix the milk and the eggs together. Add the can of creamed corn and the 2 cans of drained corn. Next, mix in the cheese and the cracker crumbs.
Spoon into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Cover top with cheese, crackers and top it with butter pats.
Bake in uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, until top is lightly browned to your liking, for a tasty cheesy-crunch.
Tip: Best to double or triple the recipe for bigger crowds. It’s that good!
Tip: Cans of corn can be switched for more or less, creamed or textured corn.
Tip: Add color and spices: Onions, green onions, green chilies, pepper, bell peppers, pimento…
Tip: Crunchy toppers: Parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, french-fried onion rings…
This is our kid-friendly version. Try it with your family. If they like corn, they’ll love scalloped creamed corn.