Cheesy Corn Pups Recipe - Cheddar and Cornmeal Delight

Cheesy corn pups

Cheesy Corn Pups Recipe - Cheddar and Cornmeal Delight
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8


Cheesy corn pups
Cheesy corn pups

Cheesy corn pups are a delicious and fun twist on traditional corn dogs. These tasty treats are perfect for parties, picnics, or just a fun family dinner. The combination of cheesy cheddar, sweet corn, and savory hot dogs is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.


The exact origins of cheesy corn pups are unclear, but they are believed to have originated in the United States as a variation of the classic corn dog. This recipe puts a cheesy spin on the traditional fair food favorite, adding an extra layer of flavor and richness.


How to prepare

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  • Try using different types of cheese, such as pepper jack or mozzarella, for a unique flavor twist.
  • Add diced jalapenos or bell peppers to the cornmeal mixture for a spicy kick.
  • Experiment with different types of hot dogs, such as turkey or veggie dogs, for a healthier option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use refrigerated dinner rolls for the best results. The dough is easy to work with and creates a light and fluffy texture.

- Be sure to fully cook the hot dogs before wrapping them in the dough to ensure they are heated through.

- Use wooden skewers to make it easy to dip the cheesy corn pups in the cornmeal mixture and to hold them while they bake.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cheesy corn pups with a side of ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce for dipping. Pair them with a simple salad or coleslaw for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Bake the cheesy corn pups in the oven for a crispy and golden brown finish. This method ensures that the dough cooks through and the cheese melts perfectly.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have refrigerated dinner rolls, you can use homemade or store-bought biscuit dough instead.

- Feel free to use any type of hot dog or sausage that you prefer in place of traditional hot dogs.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cheesy corn pups up to a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This makes them a convenient option for parties or gatherings.

Presentation Ideas

Serve cheesy corn pups on a platter with the wooden skewers sticking out for a fun and festive presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair cheesy corn pups with a cold beer or a glass of lemonade for a refreshing and satisfying meal. They also go well with a side of potato salad or macaroni and cheese.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cheesy corn pups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheesy corn pups contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of cheesy corn pups contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cheesy corn pups contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of cheesy corn pups contains approximately 8 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheesy corn pups are a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and iron.


Cheesy corn pups contain dairy (cheese) and wheat (dinner rolls).


Cheesy corn pups are a tasty and satisfying snack or meal option that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Cheesy corn pups are a delicious and easy-to-make snack or meal option that is sure to please a crowd. With their cheesy, cornmeal-coated exterior and savory hot dog filling, they are a fun twist on a classic favorite. Enjoy them at your next gathering or as a fun family dinner option.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I discovered this recipe for Cheesy Corn Pups. It was a hot summer day, and I was visiting my Aunt Maggie's farmhouse in the countryside. Aunt Maggie was known for her delicious homemade meals, and I always looked forward to eating her scrumptious dishes whenever I visited.

On this particular day, Aunt Maggie had invited me to help her in the kitchen as she prepared a special snack for us. As we gathered the ingredients, she explained that we were going to make Cheesy Corn Pups, a recipe she had learned from a friend many years ago.

I watched in awe as Aunt Maggie expertly mixed together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. She then added in shredded cheddar cheese, canned corn, and eggs to create a thick batter. The smell of the cheesy corn mixture wafted through the kitchen, making my mouth water in anticipation.

Aunt Maggie spooned the batter into a hot skillet, sizzling with oil, and fried the corn pups until they were golden brown and crispy. The cheesy aroma filled the farmhouse, and I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into one of those delicious treats.

As we sat down at the kitchen table to enjoy our Cheesy Corn Pups, Aunt Maggie told me the story of how she had first learned the recipe. It was many years ago when she was just a young girl living on a farm with her parents.

One summer, a family friend had come to visit and brought along the recipe for Cheesy Corn Pups. Aunt Maggie's mother, who loved trying new recipes, decided to make them for dinner that evening. The whole family gathered around the table, eagerly awaiting the first bite of the cheesy, corn-filled goodness.

From the first bite, Aunt Maggie was hooked. The combination of sweet corn, sharp cheddar cheese, and crispy exterior was unlike anything she had ever tasted before. She begged her mother to teach her how to make the recipe, and from that day on, Cheesy Corn Pups became a staple in their household.

As Aunt Maggie recounted this story to me, I could see the fondness in her eyes as she remembered that special summer evening. She explained that she had made the recipe countless times since then, each time adding her own twist or variation to make it her own.

After our snack, Aunt Maggie handed me a handwritten copy of the recipe for Cheesy Corn Pups. She encouraged me to try making them for myself and to share the recipe with my own friends and family. I promised her that I would, and as I left her farmhouse that day, I knew that this recipe would become a treasured part of my own culinary repertoire.

Over the years, I have made Cheesy Corn Pups for countless gatherings, potlucks, and family dinners. Each time I fry up a batch of those golden-brown treats, I am transported back to that hot summer day in Aunt Maggie's farmhouse, watching her expertly mix together the ingredients and fry them to perfection.

The recipe for Cheesy Corn Pups has become more than just a snack for me; it is a reminder of the special bond I share with my Aunt Maggie and the tradition of passing down delicious recipes from generation to generation. And every time I take a bite of those cheesy, corn-filled delights, I am reminded of the love and memories that go into every dish I create.


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