Go Back
+ servings
Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
Print Recipe
4.82 from 27 votes

Creamy, Cheesy Corn

A deliciously creamy, cheesy side dish full of corn, ham, bacon, and cheese sauce, then topped with crunchy french fried onions!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Corn
Servings: 6 servings
Author: sara a.
Cost: $7

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Smoked Gouda Cheese or any smoked cheese
  • 20 ounces Frozen Corn
  • 4 ounces Smoked Ham cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Crispy Bacon*
  • 1/4 cup French Fried Onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Onions chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook for two minutes.
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
  • Slowly whisk in milk, then garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally for about five minutes.
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
  • Stir in cheese, one handful at a time, until completely mixed in.
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
  • Stir in the frozen corn, ham, and half of the crispy chopped bacon. Taste, and season with more salt and pepper if desired.
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
  • Transfer the cheesy corn to a small casserole dish (about 3 quarts). Sprinkle the chopped french fried onions across the top, and cover the dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 F.
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy
  • Carefully remove the foil from the dish, and bake for an additional 15 minutes at 350 F.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and the remaining chopped bacon. Serve hot!
    Cheesy Corn Recipe with Midwest Dairy

Notes

*Cook bacon on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes until crispy.  Or chop the bacon into small pieces, then cook in a skillet over medium heat until crispy.