Smoky Poblano Corn Pudding


This corn and poblano casserole is a great addition to your Thanksgiving table. This simple recipe transforms frozen corn into a decadent, richly flavored dish in no time at all.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 1 1/2-quart casserole


  • 4 medium poblano peppers

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen corn

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place poblano peppers on a baking sheet.

  2. Roast peppers in the preheated oven until slumped and charred, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Remove stems, seeds, and charred skin from peppers; roughly chop flesh.

  4. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

  5. Whisk milk, cream, sugar, flour, melted butter, eggs, and salt together in a bowl. Stir in corn, Cheddar cheese, and chopped poblanos. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  6. Bake in the oven until set, slightly puffed on top, and golden around the edges, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Garnish with chopped chives.


Substitute Monterey Jack cheese for Cheddar and scallions for chives if desired.

If you have a gas stove, you can roast the peppers over the flame, flipping every 2 to 3 minutes, until blackened and soft.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 39mg 196%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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