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Easy Sweet Corn Casserole

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This super Easy Baked Sweet Corn Casserole is a mix, dump and bake recipe that’s great for entertaining. Using a corn muffin mix is a shortcut that makes quick work of getting this corn pudding casserole on the dinner table!

Easy Sweet Corn Casserole on a plate with a red fork

Easy Sweet Corn Casserole

I try to avoid using cake mixes, canned soups and other packaged products when I cook. But on the 4th of July, one of our neighbors brought her corn casserole to the potluck gathering. We all wanted the recipe.

She laughed and said we wouldn’t believe how easy it was. Who doesn’t need more simple recipes in their repertoire?? As Thanksgiving approaches,  I decided to give this corn pudding casserole a trial run.

Easy Sweet Corn Casserole in a white baking dish

Thanksgiving Menu

Do you have a set Thanksgiving menu? I have a little room to play, but there are a few must make dishes. There’s the turkey, of course, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Spinach souffle is one vegetable side and the other is up for grabs! We have my great-grandmother’s fruit salad, which is loaded with whipped cream and marshmallows with enough fruit to earn the salad moniker. Dessert includes pumpkin pie and usually a chocolate pie, but any chocolate dessert will do. This year, this corn may be our second veggie, in the form of this sour cream corn casserole!

Tips for Making This Easy Sweet Corn Casserole

This is a pretty cut and dry recipe. Mix everything together, dump and bake! But, as with all recipes, you can tweak it a bit.

  • Had I planned ahead, I would have frozen some fresh sweet corn cut off the cob. Indiana has marvelous local corn and it would definitely be a fabulous addition. It would need to be cooked first, plus the liquid that would have been added from the canned corn would need to be replaced.
  • Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese and a can of chopped green chiles would make this into a spicy corn casserole. Maybe not for Thanksgiving, but it sounds good to me! I’d probably cut down the added sugar.
  • Add an extra egg if you want a lighter, more souffle like casserole.
Easy Sweet Corn Casserole on a small white plate garnished with basil

What sides do you make for Thanksgiving?? We often have glazed carrots and I adore roasted brussels sprouts, but I’ve also had my eye on this Brussels Sprouts Salad and this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower. So many delicious vegetables and preparations!

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Easy Sweet Corn Casserole in a white baking dish

Easy Sweet Corn Casserole

A super easy corn casserole suitable for potlucks to holiday meals!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Side Dish, Vegetables
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

2 cans creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn (do not drain)
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, melted
2 eggs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan or an equivalent sized baking dish. Set aside.

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until browned and fully cooked in the center.

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17 comments on “Easy Sweet Corn Casserole”

  1. As I sit here at O’Dark 30 with a nice strong cuppa… I’d be tempted to have this for breakfast too if it was in the house:@)

  2. Totally agree with Lynn above. Reading this post with a cuppa and thinking to myself this would be so good for breakfast. ok or well Thanksgiving too or side for an autumn dish. Love these make ahead recipes. Just pinned.

  3. I love surprise recipes like this. It looks wonderful! 

  4. My family doesn’t like for me to take too many liberties on Thanksgiving but I always throw a few new things into the mix–and I think I’ll have to add this casserole this year.  It sounds amazing!

  5. What a lovely addition to the Thanksgiving table. I would have thought sweet corn would be sweet enough without the added sugar but it probably adds texture too. I love your idea of adding the green chiles. We usually have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes (or more recently, cauliflower mash, roasted brussels sprouts and cucumber salad (it’s Hungarian) but this casserole would make a very tasty addition.

  6. I love that golden crisp topping! This looks amazingly delicious and moreish, Liz.

  7. This is my sister’s favorite way to eat corn. It’s so good! Mom always had it on Thanksgiving and special holidays. I need to make it! Pinning!

  8. This recipe does sound simple to make. I think it may find a place on my Thanksgiving table as well.

  9. This casserole is my kind of comfort food. All I need is a little green salad to pair with it and I’m in heaven! So perfect for the holidays ahead too!

  10. This is one of those recipes that will become a family classic! Looks terrific, Liz!

  11. I found this recipe about 20 years ago and it’s always a big hit. It was in the early days of the internet and came from a recipe board that died (due to continual hacking) many years ago. It was the bomb….hate that it’s gone. The recipe title on that board was “Like Chi Chi’s Corn Cakes”. Now, we never had a Chi Chi’s where I live so I had no idea what they were like but once I took this somewhere people would beg me to bring it again. Mine didn’t have the sugar and instead of sour cream it had green onion dip! I used that for years but it has been impossible to find for a long time now even in the holiday season.

  12. Love simple recipes like this when there is so much to prepare. Of course I also love that they are knock your socks off delicious!

  13. Well, this takes me back. I’m not sure if it’s the same, but my mother used to make a sweet corn casserole and I know she used creamed corn and Jiffy mix. It was so good. What a great way to add some good old southern comfort to our holiday table. Thanks Liz!

  14. This would be a great dish for the holidays, easy to make and it tastes great . I like that. 

  15. Geez, such a great casserole xD I would love to try it as soon as possible because corn has been my favourite for ages!
    – Natalie

  16. Corn is one of a few vegetables that our granddaughter Gabbi will eat without hesitation. Fingers crossed that she likes in prepared this way. If not, I’ll take her portion!

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