Corn casserole, a heartwarming and versatile dish, is a delightful blend of rustic charm and comforting flavors. At its core, this dish is a harmonious amalgamation of sweet corn, often both in creamed and whole-kernel forms, creating a texture that’s both smooth and satisfyingly chunky. The base typically combines these corn elements with a rich mix of sour cream and melted butter, infusing the casserole with a creamy, velvety texture.

In most variations, a leavening agent, like baking powder or a combination of baking soda and an acidic component, is included to give the casserole a slightly fluffy, bread-like consistency. This is further enhanced by the addition of a binding element, commonly eggs, which helps to unify the ingredients into a cohesive whole.

Corn casserole recipes often call for a box of cornbread mix, which lends a sweet, cornbread-like flavor and texture to the dish. This is where the magic of corn casserole lies: in the delightful contrast between the savory, buttery richness and the subtle sweetness of the cornbread.

The versatility of corn casserole allows for various additions and tweaks. Some cooks like to add a kick with diced jalapeños or green chilies, while others prefer a more pronounced cheesy flavor, incorporating shredded cheddar or a blend of cheeses. Herbs and spices, such as thyme, basil, or paprika, can also be added for extra depth and aroma.

Cooked in a baking dish until it achieves a golden-brown crust, the top of the casserole often crisps beautifully, providing a delightful textural contrast to the soft, moist interior. This dish is typically served warm, making it a perfect side for barbecues, holiday gatherings, or as a comforting meal on its own. Its simplicity in preparation, combined with its rich, homely flavors, makes corn casserole a beloved dish in many households.


  • 1 (15.25 oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 oz) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8 oz) package Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 cup sour cream (can use light)
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

How To Mak Corn Casserole

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
In a large bowl stir together corn, cream-style corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Stir in cheese. Pour into casserole dish.
Bake, uncovered, 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until set in middle and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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