Fluffy Corn Pudding

There are many recipes for corn pudding out there, but this one is a must-try because it bakes up wonderfully light, like cross between a custard and a souffle. The secret? Pureeing a portion of the corn kernels in the food processor until they are smooth. You can use fresh or frozen corn in this recipe, depending on availability.

Fluffy Corn Pudding
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 serves


  • Baking spray with flour

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen yellow or white corn kernels, divided

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat a 9-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with baking spray with flour. Stir together flour, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, and set aside.

  2. Pulse 1 cup of the corn kernels in a food processor until smooth, about 5 times, and set aside. Whisk eggs by hand in a large bowl until smooth and lightly beaten. Stir in flour mixture and milk until combined. Whisk in melted butter. Add corn puree, parsley, 1 tablespoon of the scallions, and remaining 2 cups corn kernels. Stir to combine well.

  3. Transfer corn mixture to prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, puffed up all over, and fairly firm, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle corn pudding with remaining 1/2 tablespoon scallions. Serve hot or warm.

Related Articles