Easy Corn Casserole [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Corn Casserole requires only 7 ingredients, is fluffy, rich, creamy, and the perfect side dish for all your holiday meals! When it comes to best side dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, nothing beats this delicious Corn Casserole recipe.

We enjoy making comfort and easy side dishes, and this recipe is on top of the list. It can be served with various dishes, but we recommend mixing it up with some Corned BeefBarbecue Pork Ribs, or Meatloaf.

Corn Casserole Recipe

The Best Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole is always the first dish in mind when it comes to holiday season courses. It is always on our dinner table during this time of the year, and the recipe is nothing short of amazing. It has the perfect texture and balance – a little sweet, yet rich and creamy.

Also, it can be served as is, or alongside the main course. Usually, we make it as a side dish for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, and despite all of the delicious food we have for the holiday meal, this Corn Casserole is always a favorite!

This recipe also calls for creamed corn, which can also be made at home. However, for simplicity reasons, we used a store-bought version of it, and it works well. But if you prefer to give it a try, feel free to use our homemade version of creamed corn.

Another great benefit of this corn casserole is that you can prepare it a day ahead, and refrigerate it. Next day, simply put in the oven for about 50 minutes and happily enjoy it!

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WHAT IS CORN CASSEROLE?

Corn Casserole is traditionally served at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. It is made of corn, Jiffy corn muffin mix, butter, sour cream, and eggs. It resembles a little bit the cornbread, but is creamier, puffier and richer, with almost a custard-like texture.

The Corn Casserole is usually served as a side dish.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ADD TO CORN CASSEROLE?

This recipe is versatile and can be adjusted with your favorite ingredients. For a sweeter casserole, add 1/4 cup white sugar. Similarly, for a cheesier casserole, add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (one cup gets mixed in, one is sprinkled on top).

WHAT KIND OF CORN IS USED FOR CORN CASSEROLE?

Traditionally, the baked corn casserole asks for creamed corn and sweet corn, or whole kernel corn.

WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR CREAMED CORN?

You can use half and half or milk. For a dairy-free version, you can use soy milk or canned coconut milk for a creamier texture.

Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

HOW DO YOU MAKE JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX COPYCAT?

If you don’t have access to get Jiffy corn muffin mix, or would rather make your own, you can use the below recipe.

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt, mix well.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and mix until the dry mixture is smooth and with no lumps.
  3. Use this to replace the Jiffy corn muffin mix in this recipe.

CAN YOU MAKE CORN CASSEROLE AHEAD OF TIME?

This casserole can be prepared up to one day in advance, then cover tightly with plastic wrap, and put in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking. When ready to bake, put in the oven at 350 F for about 50 minutes.

HOW TO DOUBLE CORN CASSEROLE?

We often double this recipe and bake it in a larger pan. Depending on your oven, this may take an additional 10-15 minutes to bake, so plan accordingly.

CAN YOU COOK CORN CASSEROLE IN A CROCKPOT?

Yes! This is the perfect dish to make in the slow cooker as well. Simply, cook in a crockpot on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours. All slow cookers heat differently so watch the casserole closely. In addition, if you double the recipe it may take longer to cook.

The Best Corn Casserole Recipe

HOW TO FREEZE CORN CASSEROLE?

  • First, let the dish come to room temperature after cooking.
  • Then, cover in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

CAN YOU REHEAT CORN CASSEROLE?

Although is best to eat it fresh and warm right out of the oven, you can definitely reheat leftovers in the microwave (2-3 minutes), or oven (350 F for about 10 minutes or until warm).

MORE CORN RECIPES:

Recipe TIPS and Notes

  • If you don’t want to use sour cream, you can substitute by using half and half to help lighten up the recipe. Similarly, you can use light sour cream or plain yogurt to cut on calories.
  • For a larger portion, double the ingredients and use a 9X13 pan.
  • You can garnish with some bacon or green onion on top.

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Corn Casserole
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 1/4oz each)  whole kernel corn  (drained)
  • 1 can (14 3/4oz)  cream-style corn 
  • 1 package (8.5 oz)  Jiffy corn muffin mix  (see blog post for how to make your own)
  • 1 cup  sour cream  (or plain yogurt)
  • 1  large egg  (beaten)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup)  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 1  jalapeño  (seeded and finely diced, optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set up an oven rack into the middle of the oven.

  2. Lightly grease with butter or with cooking spray a 12.25x2.5 baking dish, or a baking dish that would hold at least 7 cups of batter.

  3. In a large bowl, stir and combine all the ingredients until well incorporated. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and level the top with a spatula.

  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The casserole is done when the edges are golden brown, the center is settled and it looks puffy, light and overall done. A toothpick inserted into the center of the casserole should come one clean or with just a few crumbs attached, but no raw batter.

  5. Serve warm garnished with chopped fresh green onion or diced chives.

Calories: 367 Carbohydrates: 42 Protein: 6 Fat: 19 Saturated Fat: 10 Cholesterol: 61 Sodium: 655 Potassium: 260 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 8 Vitamin A: 575 Vitamin C: 6.3 Calcium: 67 Iron: 1.2
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Amanda

this is one of my favorite dish to make during holidays, really love it, and it will be on my list next!

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

Thank you for the recipe! I am going to make it with coconut milk, as you suggested, as I can't have dairy!

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Claudia Lamascolo

what a delicious casserole so much better than the ordinary corn in a dish. Everyone would love this one!

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Ann F. Snook-Moreau

Yum! My family calls this baked corn and I haven't had it in years. Such a comforting dish to serve at the holidays that everybody loves!

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Mahy Elamin

This is pretty much comfort food where I'm from. I love that it's quick and easy to get together. I should make it this week!

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Dan Zehr

This looks fabulous! Such a comfort food side for the holidays! I’m sure this will make an appearance on many holiday menus!

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Chrissie Baker

This will quickly become a favorite in my house! So delish! I love how easy to make this side dish, so simple and absolutely delicious!

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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Mmmm, I bet this is a hit whenever you serve it. I am bookmarking this to use for next Sunday dinner. SO delish.

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Demeter

This looks so good! I'm going to add this to the menu for Christmas. I know my family is going to love it!

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Sabrina

My family requests this at every get together! It's so delicious!

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Kylee from Kylee Cooks

Darn it - where was this when I was looking for this kind of side last week?! So bummed!! saving for next year.

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Brandy O'Neill

YUM! This looks so good! Saving!

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Marysa

I've made something similar to this, but it comes out very dry - I think I'll have to try your recipe as it sounds much better! I love making big portions and saving the leftovers for easy meals.

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Rachel

Corn casserole is a family favorite at holidays. I didn't know how easy it was to make.

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Cheese Curd In Paradise

I love this recipe! I bet the addition of the jalapeno puts this recipe over the top!

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Mirlene

My husband always makes this every year for the holidays and we always devour it. Your recipe seem very easy to follow. I cant wait to try it.

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Krista

What a great comfort food! I have to make this over Christmas I think!

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Jamielyn

Yum!! one of my favorite holiday sides! Looks perfect!

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Kathryn Fox

Is there a way to convert this to a pressure cooker recipe? My oven doesn't work and I'm living from the pressure cooker :)

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oh sorry I haven't tried this in the pressure cooker yet, maybe soon I will get a chance.

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Jyothi (Jo)

Must I say it's a co-incidence?! I just shot my corn casserole recipe today and I plan to it soon. And my goodness your corn casserole photos are so amazing. It made me drool

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Jen

This looks absolutely comforting. I am going to add some extra hot chilis and serve it with eggs and sausage for breakfast. Yum.

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Cathy

This looks SO delicious! The perfect side dish!

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Amy

I love a good corn casserole! I have to make this!

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Marisa Franca

What a pretty dish!! But beyond its prettiness it sounds like it's just the type of corn casserole we love. The addition of the jalapeño is right on. You have to have that kick with the corn. The recipe is a keeper.

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Melissa

Oh my goodness I didn't even know that corn casserole was a thing! This sounds divine, perfect comfort food!

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Sara Welch

I love casseroles. They are so versatile. They are great for a family dinner or to take to a pot luck.

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Yes, they are perfect for potlucks!

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Thena Franssen

This looks super delicious and yummy! Will be trying for the holidays!

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You will see, everyone will ask for seconds!

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Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

I love it! Looks really easy to make!

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very easy!

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Cherri Megasko

I can't wait to try this. I've never met a corn dish I didn't like. I've even made corncob jelly before.

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I love corn too, even in desserts. I juts had some sweet corn popsicles and they were amazing!

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Peggy

Can someone help…… I have a large pkg of corn muffin mix ……when they ask for 8oz pkg of corn muffin mix… is that 8oz weight or 1 cup…..??? Thanks :/

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please use 1 1/2 cups.

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Paddy Bateman

Where do I find Jiffy corn muffin mix?  We live in Canadian and do not think I have seen it .Is there something else I could use to make this yummy side dish?Thank you

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Hi Paddy, its very popular in US, its in every supermarket and also on Amazon. Please check my post, I have updated it with details on how to make your own.

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Mmm! What a fabulous side dish! This needs to be a dish added to my holiday meals!

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Its always a success!

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Cathy

Just made this as a test and will be making again for Christmas. I have skipped the jalapenos and the end result was amazing! This will be my go to corn casserole recipe!

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Definitely easy and delicious!

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Ivanka

One word - super delicious casserole!!! made it already twice and can’t be happier, just perfect texture and balance!

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Marisa

I just made this with my fiance and we love it! We topped it with mozzarella because that's what we had in the fridge.

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