Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cheddar Corn Casserole

Creamy and savory-sweet, this casserole pairs with turkey and ham alike. Try the different stir-ins and toppings to make it your own – your family will love it lots of ways.

3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, about 12 oz.
2 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. black pepper
¾ cup milk
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
⅔ cup sliced green onions, divided
1 tsp. hot sauce
4 cans (15.25oz.ea.) Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn, well drained
1½ cups croutons [or crackers], finely crushed (about 3/4 cup), optional topping
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional topping
½ cup diced red bell pepper, optional topping

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss together cheese, flour and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
2.Stir together milk, cream cheese, 1/3 cup green onions and hot sauce in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add corn and shredded cheese mixture; stir well to blend evenly. Cover and bake 30 minutes.
3.Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup green onions and optional toppings, as desired. Bake 5 minutes longer.

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