While we all enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas, finding that perfect dish to bring to the family can be stressful. Luckily, I have just the thing. In this article, I will teach you how to make a dish that I truly love – aka my famous corn casserole recipe. While it looks gourmet, baking this dish is actually incredibly simple. Have fun and make your own spin on it if you’d like. Let’s get started.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday’s hands down. There is something magical about getting the family together, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and bonding over a good old game of football. Add in some pumpkin pie, Martinelli’s, red wine, and you’re set. Over the years, I have squeezed countless friends and family members into my little home and bonded over good food.

I’ve had my fair share of encounters with burnt sweet potatoes, dried out turkey, and stuff that just didn’t make the cut. I’m here to help you move past all of that. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. This recipe is one that even the pickiest of eaters are sure to love. Let’s just put it this way: this easy corn casserole recipe is one my friends have asked me to make year after year. It is so much more than just a side dish.

Quick Enough for a Netflix Session, Delicious Enough for a Dinner Party

Alright, here’s the good stuff. I’m sure you’ll be excited to know that only 6 simple ingredients stand between you and this easy corn casserole recipe. Yes, you read that right.  It’s perfect for Thanksgiving yet easy enough for a weeknight dinner. The ingredients go together in minutes and into the oven, it goes. And you don’t have to reserve this treat for just the holidays. Make it whenever you would like. Surprise your husband after a long day of work. Bring something extra to that parent-teacher night. Treat yourself to a lovely dinner in. The options are endless and this dish is quite versatile. I’m going to tell you one thing right off the bat: the secret to this deliciousness is cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Yum.

I have talked about my love for cornbread. Not just any cornbread, but perfectly textured, fluffy, sweet cornbread. Well, I have to let you know, I have stepped it up a notch – or maybe two notches with this recipe. Regular cornbread is amazing with chili or soup. Its comforting, warm flavors and aroma make it a wonderful pairing with a cold, drizzly day.

Imagine going to your family or friends house for the holidays. You are craving cornbread but feel like that might be kind of ordinary for the festive occasion. This is definitely what you should take.

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You Want Easy? This Corn Casserole Recipe is the Way to Go

It’s super easy to put together and then you let the oven do the work. All you will need are some eggs, sour cream, butter, a Jiffy Corn Muffin mix, 1 can creamed corn, and 1 can of whole kernel corn. You can add some cream cheese if you’d like too. In fact, it gives the casserole much more moistness and holds it together better when you cut it out of the pan. If you have never tried putting cream cheese in an easy corn casserole recipe before, I highly recommend it. Try it out once and see what you think. My bet is that everyone will be asking you what that secret ingredient is. Everything goes in together and after it’s baked, a masterpiece comes out.

The combination of sour cream and the creamed, whole kernel corn adds moistness and flavor that cannot be duplicated with any other ingredients. This is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. It goes great not only with turkey but with ham as well. It also tastes fantastic alongside mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and of course some cranberry sauce too.

Only 6 simple ingredients stand between you and this AMAZING Easy Corn Casserole Recipe! It's perfect for Thanksgiving yet easy enough for a weeknight dinner. The ingredients go together in minutes and into the oven it goes! - corn casserole recipe

The texture of this will be a little softer than regular cornbread, so be prepared to eat it with a fork. Unlike regular cornbread, I personally don’t think it needs any added butter or honey as it is filled with delicious ingredients that make it sweet enough. Don’t let that stop you from adding those if you would like, though. There are a couple of other ingredients I would highly recommend that you add. Do you want to give your creamed corn casserole a little something extra? Read on to find out.

Alright, here’s the good stuff. When in doubt, add more cheese. And when you think you may have added enough, add some more. After all, you want the dish to be creamy. More specifically, add some cheddar cheese. This will be one of the most distinctive flavors of your cheesy corn casserole. While some like using mild cheddar cheese, I love the sharper flavors. It really makes the dish stand apart from the rest.

Second, let’s not forget the essentials. Be sure to add in some creamy corn. If you’re not a fan of creamy corn, feel free to use fresh corn, sweet corn, corn that’s fresh off the cob, or canned corn -whatever gets the job done. Is it fancy? No, not at all. Is this the kind of comfort food dish you’ll crave when you are watching Netflix in your PJs? Yes, absolutely. And that’s what makes it a winner in my book.

How to Make Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix

Get a large bowl and prepare to mix up your ingredients. You’ve got your corn fresh off the cob and your cheddar cheese. Now, add in two eggs and a little bit of milk and stir it up until the yolk is blended. Next, add in eight ounces of sour cream and two-thirds a cup of melted butter, 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, and some more corn. You want about two cans of corn in total. My recipe calls for one canned and one cream, but feel free to use whatever you would like. If you’re not a fan of creamed corn, add more milk, sour cream, and cheese in to get the desired effect.

Do you like spicy food? For those of you who crave a little extra kick, I have just the treat for you. Consider adding in some jalapenos and green chiles to your cheesy corn casserole.  This will give you just the kick you are looking for. I love making the dish a little spicy and savory. Add the spiciness into the mix along with a pinch of salt and black pepper. You’ve got to have a little flavor, you know. At this point, the kitchen smells so good you’ll be pulling in all the folks from the living room. If you can’t help but taste test, so be it.

Now’s my favorite part. Pour it all into your glass baking dish and garnish it with bread crumbs and a little parmesan cheese on top if you would like. How about a handful of herbs? Some fresh basil and thyme always seem to do the trick. What I love the most about this dish is that you can prep it the day before if you would like. Just wait for the bread crumbs until you are ready to pop it into the oven. You can also save yourself the unnecessary Thanksgiving Day stress and prep it in a slow cooker. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare corn casserole recipes.

When it’s bake time, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake it at this temperature until the cheese is melted and bubbling like gooey, delicious lava. This creamy, cheesy dish is set to be the star of the show. Once you set it on the table and that first bite of ooey, gooey deliciousness is in everyone’s mouth, prepare to get all of the cooking compliments. Little do they know that this is a simple dish to make. But that can be our little secret.

When You Double the Recipe on Corn Casserole, Do You Double the Cooking Time?

Are you cooking for a large party? More often than not, you will want to double the corn casserole recipe. But that probably has you wondering, does that double the cooking time? I’ve got your answer: no, it does not. Are you using a larger pan? If so, it should be done in the same amount of time. It might take five minutes or more at the maximum, but that is it. Set it for the same time, bake it, and make sure to check in. Another option is to divide the recipe into two dishes and bake them separately on two different racks.

You Might Be Wondering – Is This the Same Thing as Corn Pudding?

Here is another favorite question: is this the same thing as corn pudding? Since I have shared this recipe with family and friends, I have gotten asked this a lot. This recipe does have a very creamy texture because of the cream, butter, milk, and sour cream, so yeah, it basically is the same thing. So, the next time people ask you for your corn pudding recipe, don’t be afraid to share this with them. Pass it on and share the love.

I encourage you to tell your friends and family you are bringing this dish to your Thanksgiving celebrations. Guaranteed, they will want you to bring it back to Christmas and possibly New Years. They may even start looking for reasons to come over for dinner. Make sure to keep the recipe handy to either give out or write down at the time. Keeping a note in a smartphone or tablet is also an easy way to get this recipe out to people in bulk. We guarantee you’ll need it, because everyone is going to love this.

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Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

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  • Author: PocketChangeGourmet.com
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


Only 6 simple ingredients stand between and this AMAZING Easy Corn Casserole Recipe! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving yet easy enough for a weeknight dinner. The ingredients go together in minutes and into the oven it goes!


  • 2 eggs


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl
    1. Pour into prepared baking pan
    1. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until slightly browned
  1. Note: you can also bake in an oval baker, adjust cooking time
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Casserole


  1. Sounds good. I have put corn in cornbread before, but have forgotten exactly how I did it, so happy to have this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy holidays.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. Thank you for your basic Gourmet Corn Casserole recipe. I loved reading about all the ideas of your choices of other ingredients to add, but I really wish you had actually listed them in the ingredients section of the recipe even if you felt it was necessary to add a “, optional” after the name of the ingredient. This is because now I have to scroll all the way up and down your narrative to check out what I might choose to use on any particular occasion. Oh well, I guess you can’t always get what you want, but you can always get what you need, Mick Jagger. LOL. I hate split infinities, but songs and quotes are full of them. LOL, again.

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