Healthy Swiss Corn Casserole

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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.

Easy holiday friendly Side Dish Recipes don’t have to be heavy or hard to make. Serve this corn pudding alongside Healthy Green Bean Casserole.

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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.

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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.

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Skinny Swiss Corn Pudding

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper.

  3. Add in the corn, red bell pepper, onion and cheese.

  4. Pour into baking dish and bake 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 223 calories, Calories: 223g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 322mg, Potassium: 458mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 780g, Vitamin C: 34.6g, Calcium: 365g, Iron: 1.4g

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  1. Hello. This sounds like a wonderful casserole. However, I wonder how it is considered healthy? Calories depend on the person, but your 1 serving gains you 32 g or if you ate 3 portions in a day 95 carbs. A moderate diet should have 225-325 per day. If you divide the higher amount, 325, between 3 meals a day, that would equal 108 per meal. Then there’s salt. A moderate portion is 1500 gms per day. Your portion was 322 gm. If you think 1500 gms of salt is a lot, try reading the labels on everything you eat. You’ll be surprised. There are many recipes and store-bought food that are over 1000 gms.

    Six months ago I was diagnosed as Diabetic Type 2. I weighed 200 pounds and was 5’10”. Diabetes scares me, so I threw myself in “whole hog.” I followed the dietary directions, followed charts, kept track of what I ate. I didn’t look at calories at all. I looked at the carbs and the salt. In four months, I dropped 35 pounds. It was darn hard. At first I’d walk in my kitchen and not know what I could eat. It’s easier now because I keep the right amount of food around. I tell you this to let you know that I spent over 20 years at 200 pounds. I knew the regs about food. But being diagnosed with diabetes and all the future could behold: blindness, lack of circulation resulting in toe or partial leg amputation, strokes, heart attack, etc. I didn’t want to go there. I had already saved your recipe and then I read the nutritional facts. It scared me. It was way more than I would even consider safe for a single portion of food in a meal where there are other things on the plate that have carbs and salt. I hope this will help someone.

    1. Hi Terri, thank you for your incredibly sincere comment. I agree with you, this is not the healthiest of the recipes on the site. This recipe is meant to be a makeover for one of the heaviest and fattiest side dishes people make, corn casserole. I tried over and over to lighten it up further but this was as far as I could take the recipe before it bore zero resemblance to the original. On another note, I am so impressed with your path to health. Not a lot of readers know this (especially given the recipes that appear on the other site I run) but I recently put a lot of focus on my health as well and have dropped my bmi by almost 10 pts. It’s been life changing. So yes, I’m right there with you. And I agree with all the concerns you have about not being careful about nutrition. This is a recipe I’ve enjoyed as a small portion alongside white meat turkey over a healthy Christmas dinner and it served me well, but I can also see your point. I hope you find many more recipes you can use on this site.