Don’t you just love the relaxed and lazy pace of Thanksgiving? Once the food has been prepared, everything slows way down as we enjoy a day of thankfulness for our many blessings, dine on our favorite dishes and spend time with loved ones.
It’s such a calm and restful occasion before the frenzy of December begins.
I’m pretty sure I’ve got everything I need for my meal already, but I couldn’t resist asking The Wisest Kid if I’m forgetting anything. (The kid cracks me up with his wit, and he gives good advice. Check out the video.)
The appeal of the food can’t be overstated, can it? There are certain things we look forward to every single year. As a child, I didn’t like everything though. (Kids are picky!)
I wouldn’t have touched green bean casserole with a ten foot pole (eww, beans), but I loved everything with corn. The Wisest Kid has put together some recipes for the kid’s table with fun spins on traditional favorites and I made one myself (with corn, of course) the other day.
The star of the show in this recipe is the Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese soup, but I can’t complain about any of the other ingredients either. 😉
The cheesy cream sauce and crunch of french fried onions makes me happy. There’s a little kick of red pepper in here but it’s subtle. (If you’re like me and love a little fire, add a little more red pepper.)
To turn this into a main dish, add some turkey or chicken!
Cheesy Chile Corn Casserole
- 1 can 10 3/4 ounces Campbell's® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- dash Ground red pepper
- 1 bag 16 ounces frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
- 1 can 4.5 ounces chopped green chiles
- 1 can 2.8 ounces French fried onions (about 1 1/3 cups)
Heat the oven to 350°F. Stir the soup, milk, butter, pepper, corn, chiles and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the corn mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the corn mixture. Sprinkle the remaining onions over the corn mixture.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
Campbell's Kitchen recipe.
Visit the Wisest Kid site for more recipes for the kid’s table and ideas on mini-snacks for kids to hold tummies over until meal time.
What are you most looking forward to on your Thanksgiving table this year? Are you trying anything new?
This post is part of my compensated ambassadorship with Campbell Soup Company. All opinions are my own.