Family Recipe Fridays: Scalloped Corn

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Scalloped Corn - A Midwestern Favorite

Tricia’s post about holiday recipes today had my wheels churning and my mouth watering.

My favorite Thanksgiving side dish, by far, is our Grandma’s scalloped corn.

I’m not sure if this terminology is an Ohio thing or what. (Pam?) I’ve never heard anyone else call this scalloped corn. Around these parts, they have corn pudding, but it’s very sweet. This is not, except for the sweetness of the corn itself and a teensy bit of sugar.

When we’ve had holidays in Tennessee (rare, but a few times), I’ve insisted on having this corn and my mom’s sweet potatoes. Those are really the only things I care about. Turkey, I can take it or leave it. I’d rather have candied sweet potatoes than pie (but NO marshmallows). But, oh, corn. Yummmm.

Is it Thanksgiving yet?

Scalloped Corn

Scalloped Corn


  • 1 can (15 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14.75 oz.) creamed corn
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 T), melted
  • 1 T sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 c. cracker crumbs (Ritz is best)
  • paprika


Mix together everything but the paprika. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika (lightly). Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 F, until mixture is set.

P.S. Here are a few of my other favorite holiday recipes.

19 thoughts on “Family Recipe Fridays: Scalloped Corn

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  2. We absolutely love scalloped corn! It's a recipe that's been handed down for years in the family. I've never heard of anyone else making it. Glad to know it really is a thing other people eat. 🙂

  3. We make something very similar to this, but not exactly. It has cream cheese and sliced jalepenos (or green chiles) added to it. Delic!

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  5. Scalloped corn has been in our family for years. I never got the recipe from my mother before she passed and this one sounds pretty close. I have also never heard it called scalloped corn in other stated than Ohio. LOL I can't wait to try it this Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for the great site!!

    • Originally from Ohio, been in NJ for 40+ years and No One here calls this scalloped corn. It’s all corn pudding here, and not quite as good as what we all grew up on in northern Ohio.
      Thank you! Will be making this for Thanksgiving!

  6. Mmmmm, I love scalloped corn. Can't wait for it next week. Perhaps we should suggest one for just the two of us to split? 🙂

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  8. I grew up in north central Indiana and this was one of the few dishes my grandmother could make. She was a teacher and food preparation was not her strong point. She was very good explaining English and Histroy though!

    • That’s funny. My paternal grandma was kind of the same way. I think the only thing she ever made for our holiday gatherings was oyster dressing. She was a wonderful writer, a music teacher, and a librarian … but she was not a cook.

  9. I grew up in southern Illinois. My mom always made scalloped corn for every holiday, and sometimes just because. We moved to Missouri and people here had never heard of scalloped nor ever eaten it. My husband and daughter in laws ask for this every get together. In fact my daughter in law makes it for her family and they love it. Although she has’t quite convinced her parents and siblings to try it.

  10. I’m the family scalloped corn person. I make it for Thanksgiving and also for Christmas, and if there’s a summer picnic I usually get asked to make if for that as well. I’m in Upstate NY, and a lot of people call it Corn Pudding, but it isn’t the same. Maybe a little savory and not sweet like the pudding.

  11. I grew up in north central Indiana, I remember eating certain Amish recipes that you just don’t find anywhere else, and this is one of them. Thanks for the recipe on scalloped corn. People in Wyoming are in for a treat.

  12. I am from WI and we call this Scalloped corn too. Always have, my Grandma still makes this dish as well. Gotta love the Scalloped corn! God Bless.

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