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Corn Pudding

Corn and Grits Pudding with Green Chilies and Cheese

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 - 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 85 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This corn pudding is made with three types of corn-corn meal, corn grits and corn! Totally corny and this spicier version is so good as a side dish or as the main course!


Units Scale

1 T softened butter
1/4 c corn meal
1 c cooked grits, cooked according to package instructions, slightly cooled
3 c cooked corn kernels or about 3 ears scraped from cob
1 c milk
6 large eggs
4 t sugar (depends on sweetness of corn)
2 t coarse salt
1 t freshly ground black pepper
1 c grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 c roasted green chilies (I use frozen Hatch chilies)


Preheat oven to 325. Place a heavy baking sheet on the lower rack of oven. Grease a 3 quart souffle dish with butter. (I used a 12″ cast iron skillet.) Sprinkle with cornmeal to cover sides and bottom of pan.

Cook grits according to package directions. Cool slightly.

Using a food processor or a hand held blender, puree the corn with the milk. Process until a rough puree is formed. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the grits. Stir in eggs, one at a time and then stir in sugar, salt and pepper, cheese and chilies.

Pour or scrape into prepared dish and set on the baking sheet in oven. Bake until firmly set in the center and beginning to brown around edges, about 50-60 minutes. Serve immediately, but this can also be served at room temperature. Garnish with cilantro, tomatoes, more corn and cheese and chilies if you’d like!


From Mary Lou Milliken and Susan Feininger