Baked Sweet Corn Croquettes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


5-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
These delicious corn croquettes are baked like muffins instead of fried. They can be served with butter, but my family prefers salsa as an accompaniment. —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas
Baked Sweet Corn Croquettes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups fresh corn, divided
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and minced chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 2 cups corn kernels in a food processor; process until pureed. Transfer pureed corn to a large bowl; whisk in cornmeal, milk, sugar, remaining corn and, if desired, cinnamon until blended. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and eggs until pale yellow and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Fold in cheddar cheese. Stir in corn mixture.
  2. Fill greased mini-muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm; top with sour cream and chives.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 52 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.