December 10, 2023

Trini Corn Pie is a dish that I first had when a friend, who’s parents are from Trinidad, brought it to a potluck dinner. It was a hit with everyone there. This recipe is one that I created after trying a few different recipes, and I think it’s on point. I was excited to show my mother how to make Trini Corn Pie since she hadn’t had it before. Well, as you’ll see in the video, she loves it! A perfect casserole side dish, Trini Corn Pie is perfect for a potluck buffet and goes well with fish and meat dishes. If you like Jamaican Turned Cornmeal or Coo Coo, a Bajan dish, you’ll really love Trini Corn Pie! Not only is it easy it’s colourful and delicious, too.

Easy Trini Corn Pie Recipe


1 Tbsp (15 mL) Cooking Oil
1 small Onion, chopped
1 large clove Garlic, minced
1 cup (250 mL) Carrots, grated
1 12-oz can (340 mL) Corn Kernels, drained
1 14-oz can (398 mL) Creamed Corn
1/4 cup (125 mL) Parsley, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) Evaporated Milk (or Whole Milk)
1 tsp (5 mL) Salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Black Pepper
3/4 cup (325 mL) Cornmeal
1 1/2 cups (500 mL) Cheddar Cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 350°F or 160°C

Step 1: Set aside 1/2 cup of cheese for topping the pie.

Step 2: Heat cooking oil on medium-high and add onions, garlic cloves, carrots and sautee for 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are translucent

Step 3: Add cream style corn and drained kernel corn and stir in salt and black pepper.

Step 4: After 2 minutes, turn heat down to low. Stir in milk and 1 cup of cheese.

Step 5: Slowly add the cornmeal to the mixture and keep stirring. When the mixture comes away clean from the side of the pan, and the spoon stands in the mixture for a few seconds before falling to the side, then the mixture is ready for the oven, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Step 6: Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish (8″x 8″). Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup grated cheese. Place the dish on the middle rack of pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Step 7: Remove pie from oven, and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Serves 9 to 12

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Growing up my mother taught me and my sisters how to cook and bake, but the Jamaican dishes were always her territory. So now, years later, Iike you I'm learning how to cook like a Jamaican! From time to time I also share my own recipes that feature modern twists on traditional Jamaican dishes and ingredients.


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