Today’s Recipe: Old-Fashioned Escalloped Corn


2    cups ground crackers (about 7 ozs)
5    T butter, melted
4    cups corn (it can be fresh, canned, or thawed frozen corn)
2    cups milk
½   t salt
¼   t pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine ground crackers and melted butter.
3. Add about 2 cups of corn to the bottom of an 8”x8” casserole dish. Top with about ½ of the butter/cracker mixture. Pour in remaining corn.
4. Pour milk over entire casserole. Sprinkle in salt and pepper, and top with the remaining butter/cracker mixture.
5. Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Add 2 cups ground crackers to a medium bowl.

Add 5 T of melted butter.

Stir to combine.

Add about 2 cups of corn to the bottom of an 8”x8” casserole dish.

Then add about ½ of the butter/cracker mixture.

Then add the other 2 cups of corn.

Pour 2 cups of milk over the entire casserole.

Sprinkle in ½ t salt.

Sprinkle in ¼ t pepper.

Top with remaining butter/cracker mixture.

Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Leave a comment 13 Comments

  1. Susanne Takacs says:

    I would love to get your recipes

  2. Joe Hill says:

    Is that ground graham crackers or saltines?

    • MaryJane says:

      Try soup crackers. Something without too much salt. But saltines would work. Graham crackers would be brownish in color.

  3. Patricia Fisher says:

    Can the corn be blended a bit first? I love the idea of the ingredients but would like to try making it more like a spoon bread consistency.

  4. Denise Muir says:

    My family made the same thing when I was growing up, but instead of butter, we added 2 eggs and stirred it up instead of layering it. It makes it fluffy, and casserole like. Another optional ingredient to add with this is 1 chopped onion. It is really good. Thanks for the recipes!!

  5. Sharon Waldie says:

    My grandmother made this so often I had it memorized before I ever cooked my first meal. I use oyster crackers, not too salty, or unsalted saltine crackers.

  6. Sharon says:

    This is a traditional dish in my family for years. I remember my dad making it for holidays as I do now for my family. I mix it all up and add two eggs, dotting with butter on top before baking. I omit adding any salt. Seems everyone likes corn and this recipe! Thanks Mary Jane, for bringing back a favorite of families for decades.

  7. Cheryl Lowrimore says:

    Gotta try this.

  8. Gail Quarles says:

    I must have made this hundreds of times ! However, we always used the eggs, oyster crackers and a can of oysters..It was my go to dish for pot luck dinners, and friends waited eagerly for their “fix”

  9. Julie Pruett says:

    I always add 1Tbsp of brown sugar to the mix! It kind of brings out the sweetness of the corn. It a “secret” ingredient….

  10. StacyV says:

    This recipe sounds so wonderful! I love hearing everyone’s family variations on this recipe, it gives me some ideas to make it my own. Thank you all!

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