There is nothing better than corn pudding. It’s also known as spoon bread. (I used to call it my “Oscar Party Corn Thing” which I’ll explain later!) In any case, if you’re looking for pure comfort food, it doesn’t get better than this. So check out the best ever creamy corn pudding recipe with Jiffy. It’s going to be your go-to side dish from now on. And I have a couple of twists of flavor you’ll want to try!
What is corn pudding?
Corn pudding is a mixture of ingredients that’s a bit like cornbread but much creamier. All you need are a few ingredients: eggs, kernel corn, creamed corn, butter, a box of Jiffy corn mix, and cheese. And what makes this different from other recipes? Cheese. Yep… CHEESE!
What is spoon bread?
I never really knew the difference and wasn’t sure what to call my dish, but basically, spoon bread is cornbread that’s soft enough to eat with a spoon. It is made from a cornmeal base and less of an egg/dairy based pudding.
Put it this way: whatever you call it, it’s “to die for” — as my mother, Bernice used to say. It’s so easy to make, it’s my favorite go-to party recipe when someone asks me to bring a dip or a side dish to a potluck — and since I’ve made it so many times, it’s honestly gone beyond just being a ‘corn thing’ for an Oscar party – because it’s perfect for any get together. If you want to hear about my LA parties, keep reading!
How to make corn pudding
You basically just need a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand, and you can make it in the oven or the Instant Pot! Plus, you can prepare it the day before — assemble the ingredients and when you’re ready, pop it in the oven.
Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
Why do I use Jiffy Corn Bread Mix? Because my mother, Bernice used it all the time. She was a brilliant cook, but didn’t bake. She loved corn bread… so, she’d always have a box on the pantry shelf. And so do I. It’s pure Americanna. It’s made by an amazing family and still run like a small family business. And did you know, it Jiffy was started by a woman? I had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and grandson of the founder, Mabel White Holmes. As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated by women who came before me and paved the way. Her story is fascinating.
What to add to your corn pudding
Aside from the cheese making this dish beyond delish — you can toss in other flavors to create a twist: I love to add a small can of mild Poblano Green Chiles. It gives this recipe a Southwestern Mexican twist.
The Story Behind the Recipe:
As many of you know, I spent my career as a television writer and producer. And every year for the past I-can’t-even-count-that-high, I’ve had an Oscar Party.
First, because I lived in LA and second because it’s “the thing” one does when one lives in LA. In any case, being a part of the industry, (a very small part) everyone who attended our parties either knew someone who was in the film, knew someone who wrote the film, knew someone who fired the agent who made the deal, had slept with someone who worked on the crew, or just secretly wished they were there so they could finally give the damn acceptance speech they’d written in their heads since they were nine. And of course, it was always a great excuse to get together and talk trash while commenting on who’s wearing what as they strolled down the red carpet. This year, we predominantly wondered why most of the women seemed to be wearing their dresses backward. I spent most of the pre-show filled with anxiety, praying no one would sneeze.
But I digress.
So, as I said, every year, I have a party. Some years, there was a theme where everyone had to bring a dish that best represented one of the films nominated for Best Picture. Given “The Shape of Water” was in the category one year, I had visions of too many Jello molds showing up, so, I decided to make it an “Eat What You Want” and “Bring Whatever” party. I made “The Corn Thing” which I was told would win the Oscar if there was an “OMG This Is So Good I’m Dying” category. In England, they call this a “corn pudding” — here in the US, this is a corn spoon bread recipe.
Now I live in Chicago and no one here gives a shit about the Oscars, so when I invited friends over, they didn’t even realize this was “a thing” to do. Mention you’re having a Cubs party and that’s a no-brainer, but a party to celebrate Hollywood is like throwing a disco-rave on national donut day.
But everyone loves an excuse for a party and no reason is ever needed to trash talk celebrities in gowns that cost as much as a mid-sized sedan, so, my Chicago friends were down to make this a tradition.
In any case, this is the perfect side dish to serve all year round… great at the holidays and a good alternative when you are sick of making string bean casserole. And here’s the best part: it’s amazing at breakfast with a bit of maple syrup drizzled on top. And for our British friends: Golden Syrup. For American’s not familiar with Golden Syrup, it’s a must.Print
Corn Pudding with Jiffy
Made with JIFFY corn bread mix!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 50 mins
- Cuisine: American, Side Dish
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can cream-style corn
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
- 1 cup shredded cheese of choice
- Mix the first 3 ingredients.
- Add beaten egg
- Add Jiffy mix
- Fold in the shredded cheese
- Spread mixture in a 9 x 13″ greased baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
INSTANT POT RECIPE:
- Combine the ingredients as per the instructions.
- Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
- Place casserole dish on trivet inside the Instant Pot and cover with aluminium foil.
- Secure the Instant Pot Lid and set the valve to SEALED.
- Set on Manual/High Pressure: 15 minutes
- Natural Release – about 15 minutes.
- When it’s done, if you want it brown you can place it in the oven or under the broiler for a couple of minutes.
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