Celebrate Cinco De Mayo: Kicked-Up Corn Pudding Recipe

New England Corn Pudding may be one of my favorite foods ever.  It's sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy.  I often bring it to family events, and then happily bring most of it home to eat by myself.  It's an affordable dish that takes the simplest of ingredients to make, so, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I adapted my favorite recipe to kick it up a notch!

For this version of Kicked-Up Corn Pudding, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 package steamable frozen corn
  • 1 cup Mexican four cheese blend
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablesspoons salt
  • diced cerrano or jalepeno peppers to taste
  • diced green onions to taste
  • Optional ingredients include cilantro, cooked chorizo, or any other flavors you'd like to add
To begin, combine the salt, sugar, flour, butter, corn, and any other chopped veggies in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk.

Pour both bowls into your greased baking dish.  Mix together with a wooden spoon, and then add in the cheese and any additional spices or meats.

Bake in a 425 degree oven for 45 - 60 minutes.  You'll want to stir 3 times during the baking process, being careful not to break the top too much.  Remove the pudding when it's still jiggly, but cooked through.  Let sit for 20 minutes, or until warm, but not watery.

This is a delicious side dish, breakfast, or snack!  It makes great leftovers, as well!

Do you have any favorite Cinco De Mayo dishes?