Surely you’ve heard of scalloped potatoes, but what about a more summery take on the beloved dish? Something a little sweeter, a little brighter, a little more corny? Well, a lot more corny, really. Scalloped Corn Casserole is a creamy, savory bake with a lot of flavor packed into it, with a crunchy breadcrumb topping to boot! You can’t really go wrong with the Scalloped Corn Casserole: not the speed and certainly not the taste!

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more, to taste, for greasing the pan
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 cups corn kernels, canned, fresh, or frozen, cooked
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft fresh breadcrumbs
  • paprika, to taste
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

Step 3 –Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Step 4 –Stir the flour into the melted butter and cook, stirring, until golden and the raw flour smell disappears, about 2 minutes.

Step 5 –Gradually stir in the milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken.

Step 6 –Season with the salt and the pepper.

Step 7 –Add a small amount of the sauce to the beaten egg, stirring briskly as you add the sauce to help temper the egg.

Step 8 –Stir the egg mixture back into the sauce in the saucepan.

Step 9 –Cook and stir constantly for about 1 minute to incorporate; do not boil.

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Step 10 –Add the corn, the green pepper, and the sugar to the sauce mixture and cook until heated through.

Step 11 –Melt the remaining butter in a small microwave-proof bowl.

Step 12 –Add the soft breadcrumbs to the melted butter and stir to combine.

Step 13 –Pour the corn mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Step 14 –Cover the corn mixture with the buttered breadcrumbs and sprinkle with the paprika.

Step 15 –Bake in the oven until hot and bubbly and the breadcrumbs are browned, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 16 –Serve.