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Corn Pudding: Fred Rogers’ Family Recipe


There are no perfect parents…just as there are no perfect children. – Fred Rogers

That is one of my favorite quotes from Mister Rogers. He said those wise words many years ago, yet they still resonate today. The public’s love, respect and admiration for him is more palpable than ever, too.


March 20 is Fred Roger’s birthday. To celebrate, we are sharing his grandmother’s recipe for corn pudding, one of his favorite dishes. I think of corn pudding as an old-school comfort food that many families serve at special gatherings. There are plenty of variations; some use fresh corn, canned corn, sour cream, cream cheese–even jalapeños. This version from Mister Rogers’ grandmother is quite simple. (My kind of recipe!) I tweaked it slightly by reducing the salt, and adding pepper and sugar.

I hope you’ll give this corn pudding recipe a try. It’s a lovely way to bring a little bit of Mister Rogers into your home. From all of us at Kitchen Explorers, Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!


Thanks to the Fred Rogers Company for sharing this very special recipe with us!

Corn Pudding

Corn pudding that Fred Rogers' grandmother used to make.



  • 16 oz. can of cream-style corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Note: The original recipe is above. I altered it by using 1/4 teaspoon salt, adding a few shakes of black pepper and one tablespoon of sugar. I also preferred it with unsalted butter.


  1. Beat the eggs. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Put it into a buttered casserole dish. Bake at 350 for one hour or until well-set.
  2. If you are calorie conscious, you can use Egg Beaters instead of whole eggs, skim milk, and only 1 tablespoon of butter.

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