Healthy Swiss Corn Casserole is a healthier holiday side dish made with sweet corn, egg, milk and Swiss cheese that’s ready in just 45 minutes.
HEALTHY SWISS CORN CASSEROLE
Corn Casserole (aka Corn Pudding) is such a favorite comfort food side dish. You’ll find it at most holiday dinner tables alongside mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes but with only 10 minutes of prep work, it makes a great addition to any weeknight dinner too.
Traditionally corn pudding or corn casserole are heavier dishes made with ingredients like creamed corn, sour cream, and melted butter. Those all sound pretty terrific but aren’t really going to help us meet our health goals. Instead, I’ve made some easy swaps to still get all that yummy flavor without having to declare a cheat day.
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VARIATIONS ON SKINNY SWISS CORN PUDDING
- Corn: This recipe works great with any type of corn. You can use sweet corn, frozen corn or even shuck fresh corn from the cob.
- Cheese: Swap out the reduced-fat Swiss cheese for another type of reduced-fat cheese, such as cheddar cheese or Gruyere.
- Spices: You can make it Mexican style by adding taco seasoning, jalapeño and cumin to the dish or add an Italian flair with red pepper flakes and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
- Individual Sizes: Make it even easier for your guests to grab their portion by making them in 6-ounce ramekins. You may need to reduce the baking time, so the mini puddings don’t burn.
- Gluten-free: Use rice flour instead of all-purpose flour to make it a gluten-free side dish.
- Vegan: Use Vegan Swiss cheese, flax eggs and make your own dairy-free alternative for evaporated milk by simmering almond milk to reduce by half.
- Serve with: Try serving it up with a side of fresh cilantro, extra cheese, or slices of avocado.
MORE HEALTHY SIDE DISHES
- Mashed Cauliflower: A quick and easy substitute for mashed potatoes and no lumps!
- Healthy Green Bean Casserole: The twist on this classic is a lightened-up cream sauce and caramelized onions.
- Rotisserie Roasted Chicken Potatoes: These potatoes taste just like all the best parts of a crispy rotisserie chicken and spoiler alert, they’re healthy!
HOW LONG IS SKINNY SWISS CORN PUDDING GOOD?
- Serve: This dish is best eaten within 2 hours from the point you take it out of the oven.
- Store: Store any leftovers in a sealed container or wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge. It should last for up to 2-3 days.
- Freeze: You can freeze Skinny Swiss Corn Pudding if wrapped tightly or placed in a freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 1 month. When ready to use, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat.
- 2 large eggs
- 12 ounces evaporated milk , (1 can)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 4 cups frozen corn
- 1 red bell pepper , chopped
- 1 yellow onion , chopped
- 2 cups reduced-fat Swiss cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper.
- Add in the corn, red bell pepper, onion and cheese.
- Pour into baking dish and bake 40-45 minutes.