This vintage recipe is a hearty filling side dish that was a staple at many family dinners of my childhood and those of the generations before me. Great-grandma’s scalloped corn is a perfect side to so many dinner entrees!
Scalloped corn is a vintage comfort food side dish recipe that deserves a spot on your plate. Twists on this recipe happen to be in the recipe boxes of great grandmas on both sides of my family and both families loved it when they would whip some up. Serve scalloped corn for a simple, filling and delicious way to round out your dinner plate. Your family will be glad you did!
This recipe is definitely a retro recipe that deserves a relook. I had great-grandmas on both sides of my family that were known for making this recipe.
One from Indiana and one from Wisconsin, so I am guessing it was a popular recipe with a lot of families in that generation.
It is a simple to make comfort food side dish that is equally at home alongside a turkey at Thanksgiving or a meatloaf during a family dinner. I can imagine my great-grandma McCallum serving it up with some fresh fried chicken or my great-grandma Schwanke with some sausages or schnitzel.
This particular recipe is grandma’s mom’s recipe. I never had the chance to meet her, but it sounds like Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Schwanke were wonderful people. Grandma says they didn’t have much money, but they were always inviting people in anyway.
She grew up near lake Michigan during World War II and any sailor that came through needing a meal could find one at her house. I can just imagine the comfort it gave those sailors having a home cooked meal before departing and this is just the type of food that can feed a crowd without breaking the bank.
Even when I was younger, scalloped corn was still making a regular appearance on the dinner table. My grandpa would often request it and I can remember my mom bringing it to quite a few holidays at their house. Somehow things like this tend to fall out of the rotation, but I am happy to be bringing back to life!
I am lucky enough to be the current holder of my Great-Grandma’s china, so it is fun to get that out and cook up a few of her recipes to feel a little closer to her. There is just something about cooking a vintage recipe steeped in family memories like this that puts a smile on my face.
Little Dude loves corn, so I knew this would be a hit with him as well. After three helpings, I think it’s safe to say there are at least 5 generations of adoring fans!
Some more favorite family recipes include everything from our favorite cheese soup that never gets old to great-great-grandma’s dutch apple cake. What are some of your old family favorite recipes? Do you still make them or have they also fallen out of the rotation?
More great corn side dishes:
Soft and delicious corn casserole, also known as corn pudding, is a family friendly and filling side dish.
Creamy Parmesan skillet corn is a quick and easy side dish and it goes with just about anything. Make it a regular addition to your dinner menu.
Creamy slow cooker corn is always a hit as well. It is rich and delicious with a ton of dairy mixed in.
For something bright and fresh, try summer corn salad. It takes summer vegetables at their peak of ripeness and lets them shine!
- 3 cups uncooked corn
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cracker crumbs
- 1 cup milk
- (grandma likes to add some grated onion, but don't tell grandpa... he hates onions!)
- Combine corn, eggs and salt.
- Put half of the corn mixture in the bottom of a well greased baking dish (I used a 9x9 pan)
- Place half of the cracker crumbs on the corn
- Repeat layers and pour milk over the casserole
- It says to bake slowly for about 30 minutes. I baked it at 350 F and it took about 35 minutes to firm up
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.