This delicious gluten free corn casserole is a hybrid of cornbread and corn pudding. Moist, tender, flavorful, and a must have on your Thanksgiving menu.
Today I want to share a favorite side dish of mine. It’s unique in that it is not quite cornbread or corn pudding but a mixture of both. It takes the qualities of both that I love so much.
First, this casserole is full of all the corn flavor that you love in cornbread. Whole corn kernels, cream corn, and cornmeal all come together to produce a dish that truly pays homage to one of America’s favorite ingredients: corn.
Where cornbread can often tend to be dry, and at times, a bit grainy, this casserole is moist, rich, and smooth. This is not a pick-a-piece-up-and-eat-it type of casserole; it’s a dig-your-spoon-in-and-enjoy kind of dish. It is requested at every holiday table, and without fail, is completely devoured leaving zero leftovers.
Simple ingredients, simple instructions
What I really love about this dish is its simplicity. It truly is a dump, mix, and bake type of recipe. No fuss, no fancy ingredients….something that comes together with such ease I often put one of my children in charge of making it.
This casserole is more decadent than I usually make, but for Thanksgiving, I am willing to make an exception. First, melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and cream corn are mixed together until smooth. Then, whole kernel corn, corn meal, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder are added. Everything is mixed together until smooth.
Next, spread the mixture into a lightly greased 8″ x 11″ baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. That’s it. Simple and easy with amazing results.
Other options for your gluten free corn casserole.
While this casserole can be served as a side dish on its own, I also find that it is delicious served with chili. Simply cut six generous squares from your pan, place onto a plate, and top with a generous serving of your favorite chili and toppings.
Also, while I opt to keep the flavor profile rather simple, you can certainly add 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite ingredients such as:
- cooked, crisp, crumbled bacon
- sundried tomatoes
- sauteed peppers
They would all be great add ins. Simply stir into the batter prior to baking
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- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, salted, melted
- 14.25 ounces (1 can) creamed corn
- 15 ounces (1 can) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 cup very finely ground corn meal, yellow or white
- 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend with xanthan gum (I used Bob's 1 to 1)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Place the egg, sour cream, and creamed corn into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Cream together until smooth. With the mix running on low, slowly pour the melted butter into the bowl. Mix until incorporated.
Add the whole corn, corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper to the wet ingredients. Mix until all of the ingredients come together.
Lightly spray a 8" x 11" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Spread the corn batter into the prepared dish. Smooth out with a silicone spatula.
Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
As always, be sure to read labels to check for hidden glutinous ingredients or shared equipment. Ingredients vary from one company to another so please pay close attention to the labels on corn meal and creamed corn, being sure that these items meet your dietary requirements and are gluten free.
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