I tried this out last night in anticipation of making a double batch for a neighborhood open house. It was very good but not outstanding. To be fair, and simply because of what I had on hand, I substituted butter for the margerine, low-fat sour cream for the fat-free, and shallots for the onion. Three small tweaks should improve the flavor - freshly ground pepper, more salt, and lightly saute the onions first so they are not crunchy. My husband said it's a keeper - for many years we've made his mother's high fat/calories version - so if he's happy with this dish I'm sure the neighbors will be too. Plus it's a snap to put together which is a very good thing!
Triple-Corn Spoon Bread
pana47 Posted: 11/09/09
Kaliko Posted: 12/31/08
This recipe is so easy and very tasty. It is definitely a comfort food. I also added a pinch of cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes to add a different flavor and bit of a kick. I made it twice during holiday season this year.
NikkeeB Posted: 04/14/11
not bad, but not as good as corn spoon bread a friend of mine had made. i usually add onions to everything, but i didn't think the flavor went well with the corn at all.
Barbawana Posted: 12/26/12
Been making this as is for years! Everyone always loves as is except onion.
rphedlund Posted: 12/19/12
So this is an oldie but goodie. I have used this dish for about the last 10 yrs or more, and it never fails. Countless people have asked for and used the recipe with great success and complements. There is usually never any left over except for a small glob. The only change I have done in the past is cook the onions prior to adding to the dish, it gives them more flavor and ensures they are cooked. I have also added bacon to the dish to give it a even more comfort food style. In all cases it comes out great.
HeidiSt Posted: 07/15/12
We have been making this recipe at the holidays for several years now. We also make it when we prepare the Cooking Light meatloaf recipe. It is so easy to make and it is always a hit at gatherings. Our very picky sons both eat it and ask for more. The left overs always disappear. We follow the recipe exactly since our little ones aren't into spicier foods. It has been a keeper for our family!
irishmaiden222 Posted: 11/27/13
This will be the 12th year I make this dish for Thanksgiving! It is absolutely perfect as is...no substitutions needed. The years that I don't host I make this ahead of time and use a microwavable warmer to transport and hold it until the meal is ready. It is great to not need to use the oven as it is so busy with the holiday!