Sarah Paterson-Farrand Recipe

Creamy Corn Macaroni n' Cheese

By Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats

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4 main dish servings
Prep Time:
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Sarah's Story

This is such a simple idea, but is personally one of the best macaroni and cheese dishes I've had, even without a roux! Even if you aren't a fan of corn, you'll love this dish!


8 oz cans of creamed corn
1 c
milk (whole if possible)
1/4 tsp
onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 heaping Tbsp
2 c
elbow macaroni, uncooked
4 oz
mild cheddar, freshly shredded
4 oz
sharp cheddar, freshly shredded
12 oz
mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c
croutons (garlic butter work well), roughly crushed
1 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and move a rack to the top. Boil water for pasta.
Simmer corn, milk, and onion powder. In small bowl, add cornstarch to 2 Tbsp water to dissolve. Add cornstarch mixture to corn and whisk over medium heat to thicken, around 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook pasta and drain thoroughly.
Combine corn mixture, pasta, cheddar cheese, egg, and half the mozzarella. Pour into 4 cup casserole dish. Top with remaining mozzarella.
Toss croutons with olive oil and spread on the casserole. Cook on the top rack until golden and bubbly, 15-20 minutes. Drizzle with Sriracha or hot sauce to serve (or serve on the side)

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Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats
Aug 28, 2012
Good catch, Cassie. I added it into the ingredients!
Cassie Ford redzingirl
Aug 28, 2012
FYI, I didn't see the amount of cornstarch to use listed anywhere above. But I found Yvan's recipe on Food Network and it called for 1 heaping tablespoon. Made this over the weekend and it was delicious.
Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats
Jul 20, 2012
Diane, it is 2 of the 8 oz cans of creamed corn.
Diane Whitbeck IRPELLC
Jul 20, 2012
Hi Sarah! Is it 2 cans of creamed corn (8 oz each)? Thanks!
Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats
Jul 20, 2012
That was the inspiration. We made some tweaks of our own, and it was fantastic!!