Creamy Corn and Macaroni Bake

We all know macaroni is a potluck must. But this creamy macaroni recipe dresses up the classic dish a little more with corn, pancetta, and two different cheeses.

Creamy Corn and Macaroni Bake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
7 cups


  • 2 cup dried elbow macaroni

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

  • 2 cup frozen roasted whole kernel corn or regular corn, thawed

  • 4 ounce pancetta, crisp-cooked and chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoon melted butter

  • 2 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2-qt. casserole. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet melt the 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, dry mustard, and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheese, stirring until melted. Remove from heat. Stir macaroni, corn, pancetta, and green onions into cheese mixture. Transfer to prepared casserole.

  3. In a small bowl combine panko, Parmesan cheese, the 2 Tbsp. melted butter, and the parsley. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through (160°F). If desired, sprinkle with additional green onions before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
19g Fat
32g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2.8mg 14%
Folate, total 82mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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