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The baked dish of Southern Scalloped Corn
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5 from 3 votes

Southern Scalloped Corn

A simple old fashioned delicious recipe for your holiday (or anytime) table!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scalloped corn, holiday corn dish
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $12


  • bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • large mixing spoon
  • 9x13 baking dish


  • 3 large eggs well beaten
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbs whole butter melted
  • 1 Tbs granulated white sugar
  • ½ small yellow onion diced
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 1 Cup shredded SHARP cheese divided in half
  • 2 15.5 oz cans whole kernel corn drained
  • 4.5 oz chopped green chilis one small can
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, divided
  • ½ Cup Panko bread crumbs unflavored
  • 4 Tbs melted butter
  • ½ tsp paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 325
  • Spray a 9x9 square casserole dish with cooking spray or use shortening or butter to grease the pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and sour cream together until well blended.
  • Add the melted butter, sugar, onion, salt, pepper, mustard, ½ Cup cheese, corn, green chilis and ½ of the crumbled bacon.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheese over the top, then sprinkle the remaining bacon crumbles over the top.
  • Mix 4 Tbs of melted butter with the Panko and gently sprinkle that over the top.  Dust with the paprika
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Sometimes this puffs in the center as it cooks, that’s fine, just let it puff!



  • Beat the eggs well so that they become well incorporated into your dish
  • Bake this dish in the center of your oven so that it bakes evenly.
  • It is ok to leave out the onion if you have someone sensitive.  Add a tsp or two of onion powder to replace the onion.
  • This dish really needs the salt and pepper.  You will likely need even more than I stated in the recipe.
  • It is ok to substitute heavy cream for the sour cream, if that is what you have.  If you use heavy cream instead of sour cream, you might have to bake the dish a few minutes longer.
  • It is ok to substitute plain greek yogurt for the sour cream, but honestly, just use the sour cream.
  • You can substitute Dijon or whole grain mustard for the yellow mustard.
  • A word about cheese in this recipe.  The kind of cheese is very important.  You want cheese with a LOT of flavor. Please pick something like a Cabots or a “Helluva Good” cheese.  Don’t skimp, it’s important.
  • It is really important to spray your baking dish well with cooking spray before you start (or grease the dish, either way).
  • Please use a good quality bacon.  Something like a thick sliced, applewood smoked bacon is perfect!
  • Feel free to use WAY more paprika!


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg