Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tonight's Dinner

I am going all out for dinner tonight and making a HUGE delicious meal for myself and my mother. We are having Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Fritter Casserole. YUMMY!

Corn Fritter Casserole is one of my favorite side dishes to make with a wide variety of meals. It does great in the place of stuffing or potatoes and has a decent amount of vegetables in it to make it healthier. That is not to say this side is healthy by any means. It is definitely a sinfully delicious side.

Corn Fritter Casserole (adapted from Cooking Light)

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 oz) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8.5 oz) package corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy)
  • Cooking spray

-Preheat oven to 375°.

-Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth.

-Stir in onion, bell pepper, whole-kernel corn, and cream-style corn; mix well.

-Add muffin mix stirring until well combined and just moistened.

-Pour into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

As a note, if you like things spicy you can dice up a jalapeno and add it when you add the onion and bell pepper. It would make this a bit more like a Mexican version of the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. What's your Roast beef recipe??? I'm looking for good ones? Enjoy your meal and say hello to your mother for me :-) ~Claire S.