cumin corn soufflé cilantro & caramelized onions

cumin corn soufflé with cilantro & caramelized onions

Probably the very best corn souffle that you’ll ever dig your spoon into! And, wait til you see what this dish is topped with! OMG!

Easy Corn Souffle

First of all, don’t get look at the recipe and think, too many ingredients. Most of them are the spices. So, basically it’s a few ingredients other than that!

How to Make Corn Souffle

Whether you call it  corn pudding, corn casserole, or corn souffle, it’s pretty easy to make. 

And, you can use either fresh or frozen corn. 

If you’re looking for something really different in terms of creamy corn, then check out my Thai Red Curry Corn. It’s so easy to use frozen corn kernels as well as corn on the cob!

And, if you want some good ol’ Southern corn pudding with a Thai Curry twist, then just click here. It’ll be a holiday fave!  

Creamy Corn Casserole

It’ll be the hit at holiday dinners. In fact, while you’re looking at this recipe, you must check out another corn souffle casserole pudding that I’ve created. OMG! Caramelized onions, cumin, cilantro and more!

Corn Souffle from Scratch

Corn souffle! Yes, a dish that for me is synonymous with Thanksgiving, and here’s the backstory on this recipe! The best inspiration and ideas for new recipes come from folks who are my foodie followers. Whether it’s social media virtual friends, long-time flesh n’ blood friends, acquaintances I meet in random places or family.

Savory Corn Souffle

The subject of food is our common DNA. So, this recipe idea came from a former ‘student’ of mine. In my former ‘life’ I was a professional tutor, and I interacted with thousands of kids over decades, many of whom are still in my life.

Southern Corn Souffle

This idea for cumin corn soufflé with cilantro & caramelized onions came from sweet Valerie, a long-time friend!

She posted on Facebook that she’d just had the most wonderful corn soufflé and asked if I could come up with a recipe. Well, here you go, Valerie, and I must say, my taste testers, Nan and Noni, gave it two thumbs up! I’ll be serving this on special holidays like Easter, which is right around the corner. ~peace & soufflé nirvana~ xo ally

Here’s something great to serve with this recipe! OMG, you are going to love love this pot roast!

Leftover Corn Ideas

There were so many things I could have done with this corn other than a corn souffle. Besides just warming it, adding some butter, salt and pepper, I could have devoured it all myself. What other things could I have done with it?

  • Create a Breakfast Frittata
  • Make a Corn Salad
  • Toss in my Cornbread batter
  • Throw into a regular Salad
  • Make some Succotash
  • Use in a Tortilla with Cheese or add to this Pork Fajita Recipe!
  • Toss into the Blender with my Smoothie
  • Freeze and save for Later
  • OK, leave a comment and tell me what you’re thinking!

Baked Corn Recipes

Corn has been a staple in humankind diet for hundreds of years!

And, when you think about baked corn recipes, adding some creamy yogurt and a touch of heat from the spicy serrano, of course, that is if that’s your palate’s preference, then you’re making one special baked corn recipe.

Your family will love it.

corn souffle

cumin corn soufflé with cilantro & caramelized onions

cumin corn soufflé with cilantro & caramelized onions

Yield: One 8-10" skillet


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • 2 Tbl. butter, salted
  • 1/3 cup onions, minced
  • 1 Tbl. garlic, minced
  • 5 cups (frozen or fresh) corn, divided & thawed
  • 4 ½ ounce can green chiles, diced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. smoked hot paprika
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cups grated parmesan
  • ½ cups milk (2% or whole)
  • 3 Tbl. butter, salted
  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced in half moon pieces
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup Sour Cream


  1. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add the butter and melt. Add the onions and garlic and sauté about 3 minutes. Add 4 cups of corn and green chiles, toss and blend and cook about 10 minutes. Combine the salt, cumin, paprika and pepper in a small bowl, blend then scatter over the corn, toss and blend. Reduce heat to medium low.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, parmesan and milk and whisk together well. Add to the corn mixture and blend well.
  3. Put the skillet on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 325 oven about 18-20 minutes. Remove and let rest about 10 minutes.
  4. In another skillet over medium to medium high heat put the butter and onions and cook about 15-20 minutes until the onions are translucent, have some caramelizing going on them. Reduce heat to low and before serving atop the soufflé add the cilantro.
  5. Servings can option for sour cream and some onions atop each.


You can start caramelizing the onions as the soufflé is baking.

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