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Amazing Jalapeno Cream Cheese Corn

Written by Jennifer Sill

I’m a spoiled Nebraska girl.  I only eat corn when it is fresh off the stalk.  In fact, I can hardly eat it a day or so after it’s picked.  FRESH.  That’s how I like sweet corn — until now.

You see, I recently ate at a new restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is wonderful.  Jethro’s.  If you get a chance, eat there.  They have Jalapeno Cream Corn.  

I took a chance.

I fell in love.

Then I came home and made my own version.  But now I see there are similar recipes all over the ‘net.  Oh, well!   If you know me, get ready.  I’m going to be making this for many of our upcoming potlucks and family get togethers.  YUMMY!!

 

Amazing Jalapeno Cream Cheese Casserole

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1/2 stick softened butter
1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
(or use the jalapeno cream cheese for more spice.)
1 (15 1/4 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15 1/4 ounce) can creamed corn
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green jalapenos
(or 1/4 cup from a jar. Or use a can of green chilis for less spice.)
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers – crushed
1/2 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese
Preheat over to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.

In large bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Stir in corn, cream corn, chilis (jalapenos).
Pour into prepared dish.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir in crushed crackers and cheese.

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 Bake 15 minutes longer.

 

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

2 Comments

  • There’s a restaurant in Montour, IA, Rube’s Steakhouse that has been serving this for years, My husband always gets it. It is good, too much cream cheese for me..

  • Jen, I feel the same way about Jethro’s BBQ Smoked Cream Corn Recipe, and I was was glad you paid homage to them on your recipe page, But where is the “smoked” element? What do you think about adding 2 tblspns of Wright’s Liquid Smoke to your recipe? And I wanted to ask you why you added the Ritz crackers?