Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Found a delicious new recipe:
Creamy Corn and Bacon Casserole

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and whether you look forward to it or dread it, I have the casserole you will want to bring to the table.

You’ll be happy. The guests will be happy. Most importantly, you’ll be happy (because you get to eat something yummy) and yes, I know I said that already.

Every year I am asked to bring a green bean casserole. It’s a boring old thing to make and so over the many, many years this joke of dish is required, I have made adjustments to liven it up. I have added different cheeses. I have added bacon and that was the most popular. Even vegetarians must love bacon or they wouldn’t make a textured vegetable protein version of bacon. Am I right?

Anyway, I made this corn casserole this week to serve with grilled lamb and it was hit. My husband said this one is a keeper. We all like hearing that when trying a new dish! We had the leftovers with grilled pork chops the following evening. (Doug is THE grill master!)

But seriously, it was very good. Despite the cream it wasn’t a heavy dish and it had lots of color in it. A tasty festive dish. If we were having T-Day at our home I would surely make this casserole, it would be the star! :-)

Ok, here is the recipe. If anyone tries it please do let me know what you think.

Creamy Corn and Bacon Casserole

6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, cored and chopped
1 bag of frozen corn kernels (16 oz) thawed
¼ cup parsley
2 large eggs
½ cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper
¼ tsp. cumin
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. cornstarch

Heat oven to 375 F. Grease up a casserole dish or spray with PAM.

Heat a large skillet and cook bacon, onion and pepper until soft.

Stir in corn and parsley.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir veggie mixture into the wet ingredients.

After mixing gently add the cornstarch and cheese.

Slide this mixture into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until set.

Definitely a keeper.


Catherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful side dish. Catherine

~~louise~~ said...

Yum, Yum, TIna! This is definitely better than that old boring bean casserole! The only addition I would make would be to add just a tad of jalepeno pepper jelly that I've fallen in love with from Trader Joe's! I've been adding it to roasted corn kernels and it's so yummy, I'm sure I would need to add it to this Creamy Corn and Bacon Casserole!

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

Tina said...

Thanks Catherine, it's very good.

Tina said...

Thanks for that suggestion, Louise, I beg that Kelly would be good. I like Trader Joe's store v much.

Carole said...

Tina, hope you bring this on over to Food on Friday. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Debbie said...

It sounds really good Tina. I love a corn casserole at Thanksgiving dinner. How have you been?

Tina said...

You are v welcome, Carole. Happy to participate.

It is super good, Debbie. I have been well with the exception of twisting my lower back somehow and will be happy when that works itself out! How about you?

Joanne said...

Man do I love a good casserole! I'm thinking these would be perfect for turkey day!

Tina said...

If you try it I think you'd love it, Joanne :-)

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Bacon, cream and corn? Sounds like something I'd make a pig of myself over. Plus I like the addition of cumin. Thanks for a great recipe.

mail4rosey said...

Some people say bacon makes the world go around... 3 of my 4 kids would agree. ;) The casserole looks good.

Pam said...

I'm glad I found your blog as this sounds delicious and is a must try! It would be devoured quickly here. Love your dog!!!

Tina said...

Thank you for visiting Lea Ann!

Mail4Rosey, so true about the bacon. Love it.

Thank you Pam. I have our shiba inus as the header on this blog and my book blog. Love them both. Thanks for visiting.

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