I have heard that corn was more than likely served at the original Thanksgiving meal. It was probably some kind of porridge made from ground corn kernels. Whether or not this is true, corn seems to be one of those items that people love during Thanksgiving, or absolutely hate. Corn stuffing vs. bread stuffing, corn bread vs. hot rolls, green bean casserole vs. corn casserole. I like corn, but whatever side you come down on, having one more dish at the table especially when it is as good as a corn soufflé, cannot do anything but make your dinner even better. While there are a ton of corn soufflé (casserole, hot dish, pudding) recipes out there and most are very similar, I have made a few changes to mine that makes it one of my favorites.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring cups and spoons, a heat proof rubber spatula or wooden spoon, a large bowl, a grater, a casserole dish, and the oven.
If you are not allowed to use a grater or the oven by yourself you can ask an adult for help.
ChefElla’s Corn Soufflé (8-10 Servings)
1 Can Corn Kernels, Drained (15 oz. Can)
1 Can Creamed Corn (15 oz.)
8 oz. Crème Fraiche (If you prefer you can use sour cream or Neufchatel cheese instead)
1 ½ Cups Queso Fresco, Grated (6 oz.) (If you prefer you can use cheddar or your favorite cheese)
2 Tbl Parsley, Minced, Fresh or Dried
1 Box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 oz.)
1 tsp Tabasco
Optional Ingredients: Diced Cooked Bacon, Fresh Diced Tomatoes, Minced Marjoram or Flat Leaf Parsley, or Smoked Paprika
3. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
4. In your large bowl mix the corn, creamed corn, Crème Fraiche, 1 cup of Queso Fresco, parsley, and Tabasco. When the ingredients are mixed add the corn muffin mix and mix well. There should be no lumps from the muffin mix.
5. Pour the mixture into your baking dish and top with the ½ cup of Queso. Bake for 1 – 1 ½ hours or until the middle sets and does not look soupy.
Serve your corn soufflé with the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner. Your guests who like corn will thank you.
ChefElla’s helpers can help by:
Adding all of the ingredients to the bowl
Mixing the ingredients
Pouring the corn soufflé into the casserole dish
Older helpers can help by:
Grating the cheese
Making the corn soufflé with some supervision