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Cheesy Bacon-Corn Casserole

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  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8
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A yummy twist on the classic creamed corn casserole side dish.
by: Girl vs Dough
Updated Nov 14, 2014
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  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated or cubed soft cheese (mozzarella, Brie, etc.)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 (15-oz) cans frozen whole kernel sweet corn
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until brown and very slightly crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Add butter and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, then whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Add cream cheese, soft and cheddar cheeses, and paprika and cook until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and stir in corn. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Pour mixture into a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish and bake until top is a golden brown and bubbling, about 35 to 40 minutes. (After baking, you might want to skim off any excess oil that is resting on the top with a spoon, if desired). Cool slightly before serving.

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  • It’s the final countdown: You’ve got T-minus four days before Turkey Day.

    Do you know what you’ll be putting your dinner table?

    With hosting Thanksgiving dinner again this year, I’m starting to feel like I’m on a countdown to liftoff when it comes to planning the menu. If things aren’t perfectly organized and thought through way ahead of time, I go bonkers. It’s the neurotic perfectionist in me, I’m sure, but it’s also the wish to have the best dinner possible ready for my family to enjoy.

    Don’t get me wrong – I know that in the end, it still won’t be perfect, and yet my family will have a great time (and so will I). But avoiding all the stress prior to the big day? That is something I would like to work on. That’s where dishes like this Cheesy Bacon-Corn Casserole come in.

    I like splitting up my menu into two parts: Food that can be made ahead of time, and food that can be made day-of but with very, very little effort. This casserole falls in the latter category. In just less than an hour – and with only 15 minutes of active prep time – you can have this yummy, indulgent twist on classic creamed corn casserole on your Thanksgiving table without even breaking a sweat.

    Just pop it in the oven, get your table set and your other menu items prepared, and by the time you come back, you’ll have a piping-hot, ooey-gooey, ultra-cheesy side dish with which to celebrate all your hard work.

    Bonus: There’s bacon in it. Enough said.

    So if you’re finding yourself in that all-too-familiar stage of frazzledness in the critical days before Thanksgiving, add this casserole to your menu to save yourself some time and worries. And take heart – when all is said and done, sharing a dinner with your family and friends is something to be more thankful for than having a “perfect” meal.

    Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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