Trader Joe’s Savory Corn Pie Review

Trader Joe's Savory Corn Pie

Fall is an exciting season for us here at Freezer Meal Frenzy. Not only do we get to experience the spectacle of the changing leaves, we also get to enjoy autumn-themed food and beverages, including pumpkin spice lattes and a whole bunch of stuff made from squash. On top of all that, Trader Joe’s puts out a killer fall lineup every year, and 2019 is no exception.

Today, we’re checking out one of the 2019 fall seasonal items, the Trader Joe’s Savory Corn Pie. Now, don’t go into this thinking it’s a corn bread (like one reviewer did); this is a corn pie. And corn pie has an entirely different consistency — it’s more like a corn soufflé than corn bread. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, but it can be a bit disconcerting to expect one thing and end up with something else entirely.

If you’re a fan of fast cook times, this corn pie might disappoint you a little bit — this must be heated in the oven, and it will take you at least 40 minutes. This is certainly not designed to be a grab-and-go-type meal. But after all that cook time, out pops a delicious-looking corn pie.

Trader Joe's Savory Corn Pie

This is a crustless affair, so you might want to serve it in a bowl rather than on a plate. It certainly won’t break into clean slices. In fact, one of our reviewers ate their batch with a spoon instead of a fork.

Now, this seems a lot like a corn-filled quiche, which is not too far from what this actually is. The primary ingredient here is egg, and it actually gets a little soggy on the bottom, which is mildly unpleasant.

We were really excited about the promised cheddar cheese and Anaheim chile peppers when we saw them listed on the box, but those things are hardly present here. We found a few small chunks of pepper, and a couple globs of cheese at the bottom of the dish, but they’re certainly not the main event here.

No, the main event is the corn, and this pie is loaded with the stuff. There are kernels of corn just spilling out of this thing. It’s enough that the corn pretty much overpowers the flavor of everything else here — you’ll struggle to even taste the eggs, which are the primary ingredient.

Trader Joe's Savory Corn Pie

Trader Joe’s considers a quarter of a pie to be a single serving, which seems pretty fair. We cut our pie into eight pieces and put two pieces on a plate for the image above. If you stick to that amount, you’ll be taking in 220 calories and 580 mg of sodium. Those numbers aren’t bad at all, but if you decide to eat more, they’re going to increase (that’s just basic math, folks). For instance, if you eat half a pie, you’re up to 440 calories and 1,160 mg of sodium. That’s not so pretty.

Of course, we really don’t think Trader Joe’s expects you to make a meal of this stuff. It seems like a side dish to be served with a larger meal, and we think it would be greatly improved with some salsa and sour cream.

The Trader Joe’s Savory Corn Pie is really just alright. Unless you’ve got a serious, serious craving for corn, you probably won’t go bonkers for this stuff — and if you do have a serious craving for corn, you’re probably better off just getting some cobbed corn, which should be readily available all fall.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Trader Joe’s frozen corn pie, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Savory Corn Pie
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