Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bacon Cheddar Corn Pudding

      If you're looking for a nice side dish to bring to your next dutch oven gathering or Thanksgiving dinner, this spoon bread/corn casserole from Kraft is easy and very filling.  In my 10 inch dutch oven, it baked with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom of the oven, 14 placed around the edge of the lid and 6 briquettes spaced evenly in the center.  After 35 minutes, or when the middle was firm to the touch, I sprinkled on the topping and let it bake for 10 minutes more. It has all the elements of a great campfire recipe, can be mixed in one bowl, is easy enough for the beginning dutch oven cook to master and best of all, it's smothered in cheese and bacon.  

Bacon Cheddar Corn Pudding
2 eggs, beaten
1 15 oz can cream-style corn
1 11 oz can corn with red and green bell peppers, drained
1 8.5 oz package corn muffin mix (Jiffy sized)
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 8 oz. package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
4 green onions, sliced
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

     Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven.
     Mix first 5 ingredients until well blended; stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
     Pour into prepared dutch oven.
     Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until center is firm to the touch.
     Meanwhile, combine remaining cheese, onions and bacon.
     Top casserole with cheese mixture, bake 10 minutes more or until lightly browned.
     Makes 8-10 servings as a side dish.

Pour batter into prepared 10 inch dutch oven

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until firm
to the touch in center

Top with bacon, Cheddar, scallion mixture and bake for
10 minutes more or until melted and lightly brown

An easy spoon bread pudding for your next dutch oven gathering 


  1. I made a double batch of this last night at our Cub Scout campout in Cincinnati, ohio.
    It was amazing!
    There were many disappointed folks who came back for thirds, only to find the dutch oven scraped clean.

    1. Thank you for letting us know the recipe can easily be doubled, very happy to hear everyone liked the pudding! Liddy

  2. How would you adjust recipe for 12 inch Dutch Oven??

  3. I make a similar recipe . It is a 2x of each for a 12. It didn't have the bacon or onions. I added them on my own. A great twist is Rotel hot whole can in a 16 or 1/3 in 12. If you like Mexican corn have as a topping Mexican Crema and Tajin. Have them put just a touch on part try one then they amped. At an event of size i will give the recipe out to at least 5 people. so on a 16 i'm using 6 of each. Glad tio see a similiar recipe out there. Enjoy!