Creamy Corn Bake

Creamy Corn BakeKids love sweet corn baked in a small dish, just the right size for them!

My Granny used to make this with canned creamed corn, but in this updated version I use whole corn kernels and add spinach and red pepper for extra nutrition. Skim milk and eggs add lots of protein and creaminess for a side dish fit for weeknight meals or potluck summer gatherings.

Serves 8

Creamy Corn Bake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 120 calories

Fat per serving: 5 g fat (0 g saturated)

Creamy Corn Bake

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 large red pepper, seeded diced
  • 1 cup skim or fat-free milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernel or 2 cups frozen corn, defrosted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 4 1-cupramekins or an 8-inch round soufflé dish with cooking spray. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour, paprika, and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often until a thick paste forms.
  • Add the red pepper and cook a minute more. Add the milk and whisk well. Bring to a slow boil and cook 2 to 3 minutes more until the mixture thickens. Stir in the spinach and stir 1 minute more until the spinach wilts. Turn the heat off and stir in the corn, eggs, bacon, and baking powder.
  • Distribute the mixture between the ramekins or spoon into the soufflé dish nearly to the top with the corn batter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until center is firm or a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/2 cup): 120 calories. 5 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (0 g saturated), 53 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 264 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 3

Make It A Meal: Serve with Chipotle Chicken or Sauteed Spinach.

Wine Pairing: Rioja, Rose

http://skinnychef.com/recipes/creamy-corn-bake

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