Cheesy Corn

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We went to a wedding celebration BBQ this weekend and were asked to bring a side and dessert. The dessert was easy, we made the ever popular Whoopie Pies. Justin wanted to bring his favorite side, Cheesy Corn (which can be found in some midwest BBQ joints). We found a knock off recipe a couple years back and it’s been Justin’s favorite side dish ever since!

2 tablespoons butter/margarine
4 teaspoons all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (Very little, don’t over do it!)
3/4 cup milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1 (3oz) pkg cream cheese, cubed
1 (32oz) pkg frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
3oz diced ham

In a large saucepan, melt margarine/butter. Stir in the flour and garlic powder and stir to make the roux paste. Add the milk and stir constantly over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese (sharp cheddar and cream cheese) and cook until melted. Stir in corn and ham and transfer mixture to a 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.