Corn (Yellow Corn, White Corn), Heavy Cream, Liquid Pasteurized Egg (Egg, Citric Acid), Whole Milk (Milk, Vitamin D3), Mozzarella Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Microbial Rennet, Salt), Onion, Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Microbial Rennet, Powdered Cellulose), Butter (Pasteurized Cream, Salt), Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cane Sugar, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea Salt, Basil, Black Pepper.
Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat.
Microwave (1,200 watts):
Microwave cook times may vary depending on oven wattage. Remove cooking tray from outer packaging, lift one corner of film and heat on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Contents will be hot, please remove film carefully.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove film. Place on baking sheet on center rack of oven (do not place plastic tray directly on oven rack). Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 2 minutes. Serve right away.
We cooked a few different varieties of ready-made TJ’s sides at once, in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes. Not exactly as prescribed in the directions, but it worked perfectly in our tests.
When we saw this Corn Pudding at our local TJ’s Thanksgiving section, we had to jump on it. It sounded like it was going to be delicious, and we were excited to streamline the Turkey Day prep (there’s no shame in pre-made side dishes – especially when they look this tempting).
The verdict? We’re happy to report that this side dish is as delicious as it sounds. It was really tasty. It’s packed with corn, and the cheese is flavorful. It had a nice, subtle crust and it wasn’t too cheesy or creamy. It’s arguably more of a “casserole” than a “pudding”, but we’ll let that slide 🙂
To round out our Test Thanksgiving dinner, we paired this Corn Pudding with Scalloped Potatoes with Quattro Formaggio, Cauliflower Gratin, Carrot Souffle, Cornbread Stuffing Mix, and Kettle Cooked Turkey Gravy. Definitely a hearty spread!
Have you tried this side dish from Trader Joe’s? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!