This recipe for keto corn pudding is so delicious and tastes so much like the real thing that you won’t believe it’s actually low carb!
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Corn pudding has always been a staple for my family’s holiday meals. It wasn’t until my husband and I spent our first holiday together that I realized it isn’t a universal dish.
Turns out corn pudding is a regional dish, popular in Appalachian communities. My husband grew up with family from Indiana and California, while most of my family was from Kentucky so this explains why he has never heard of it.
Corn pudding is a casserole typically made from sweet corn, butter, and eggs. I know it sounds strange, but it is really something special.
It really is a special dish to me as it is so much a part of my family’s holiday tradition. But, I am so happy that I did. The result is so close to my grandma’s original that my family didn’t even recognize the difference!
Ingredients and substitutions
The trick to making this low carb and keto friendly is substituting the traditional corn kernels with baby corn and diced yellow squash.
Baby corn, like the kind you find in Chinese takeout, is surprisingly low in carbs. It has 6 grams of total carbs with 3g of fiber making it super keto friendly. It does have that unsavory tinned taste, which is why I opted to mix in the fresh squash.
If you don’t mind the taste of the canned baby corn, you can skip the squash and just replace it with extra baby corn. Likewise, if you are opposed to using the baby corn you can replace it with extra squash – although you will want to add some corn extract to get the corn flavor.
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Keto Corn Pudding
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 3qt baking dish with non-stick spray or butter.
- Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk well. Add the heavy cream, baking powder, erythritol, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Next, add the melted butter, diced baby corn, and the squash. Gently stir until well combined.
- Transfer this mixture to a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and stir then return to oven for an additional 30 minutes, or until the eggs are set lightly and the top is slightly browned.