This easy corn casserole is a must-try for corn lovers. It’s loaded with the creaminess and sweetness of the corn, so it satisfies your cravings in the most delicious way.
Corn casserole is a great side dish that goes with almost any main dish, and it makes great leftovers. This cream cheese corn casserole is perfect for any special occasion, including a holiday table. You can either make the green chili corn casserole or leave out the chilis.
Just keep in mind that once you make it, your family will expect it to be a holiday staple. That’s why it belongs on the table for Thanksgiving dinner, special birthday meals, and Christmas dinner.
It’s delicious with pork chops as well as a turkey dinner. I even enjoy it with air fryer tilapia. After you try this corn casserole, you’ll understand why it was one of my most popular recipe posts in 2023.
Versatile Corn Casserole Recipe
Not only is this corn casserole a delicious comfort food, but it also packs a spicy punch. You can swap out the chilies for your favorite hot peppers if you like a little bit of heat. Or you can add more if you simply like the flavor.
I recommend cutting back on spicy ingredients if you’re serving children. Or you can make a couple of batches—one with mild chilis and one with spicy peppers. Or simply have one without any type of peppers—to satisfy everyone.
Some people call this corn pudding. Regardless of what you call it, the flavor is amazing. It’s one of those yummy corn recipes that you’ll want to make often.
This is a Jiffy corn casserole, but you can use whatever box of cornbread mix you prefer. The Jiffy mix is sweet. So if you like less sweetness and more of a savory flavor, keep that in mind.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious corn casserole:
- Jiffy corn muffin mix
- Can of whole kernel corn, drained (or cooked fresh sweet corn)
- Can of creamed style corn
- Large eggs
- Sour cream
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Butter, melted
- Cream cheese, softened
- Chopped green chili peppers
- Parsley flakes (optional for garnish)
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How to Make Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese and Green Chiles
You’ll love how easy this is to make. It only takes a few minutes of preparation before you put it in the oven.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Either spray a baking pan (either 8” x 8” or 7” x 11”) with nonstick spray or grease the inside of the pan.
Put the Jiffy cornbread mix and the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir until well mixed.
Pour the corn and cream cheese mixture into the greased baking pan. Smooth it out so that it’s even.
Leave the baking pan uncovered and put in the preheated oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The top of the casserole should be a light golden brown.
Remove the corn casserole from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before you serve it. This gives all of the ingredients a little extra time to meld.
Additional or Alternative Ingredients
You can add more ingredients if you like. Or you can swap things out.
Here are some delicious additions and swaps:
- Chili powder
- Taco seasoning
- Worcestershire sauce
- White corn instead of yellow corn
- Red bell peppers, chopped or diced
- Green bell peppers, also chopped or diced
- Black pepper, preferably freshly ground
- Shredded cheddar cheese (for the top) – I like sharp cheddar.
- Pepper jack cheese
- Colby jack cheese
- Use jalapeños if you don’t have green chilis.
- If you know that everyone can handle extra spicy, consider poblano peppers.
- Cajun seasoning (like Tony Chacheres)
Easy Corn Casserole Recipe with Jiffy Cornbread Mix
Although you don’t have to use Jiffy mix, it makes the process much easier. That’s because the mix has a lot of the ingredients that you would otherwise have to add.
It’s such an easy casserole to make for any occasion. Since I spend a lot of time preparing food for dinner parties or holiday celebrations, I appreciate any and all shortcuts.
Cheesy Corn Casserole Side Dish for Potluck
Add your favorite shredded cheese to the mix, on top of the casserole, or both. I usually do this when I’m bringing it to a potluck since people love cheese so much. My favorite cheeses to add are medium or sharp cheddar cheese, Colby jack cheese, or Monterey jack cheese. Parmesan cheese is good too, but it seriously changes the flavor of the casserole.
If you’re not sure what type of cheese to try, experiment with small amounts. You might even decide to divide the mixture and make 2 different smaller casseroles rather than one big one.
Tips for Making the Best Corn Casserole
Make sure you follow these tips for the most successful corn casserole:
- Always preheat the oven first to ensure even cooking.
- Either grease or spray the bottom of the casserole dish or baking pan to prevent sticking.
- Use a large mixing bowl to make sure you have plenty of room to stir the ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients well before putting them in the casserole dish.
- Smooth out the top of wet ingredients before putting the casserole in the oven.
- You may need to cook the casserole an addition 5-10 minutes if it isn’t done yet.
- If you want a cheesy corn casserole, wait until the last 10 minutes of baking to add the cheese. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese, or if you prefer, use shredded Monterey jack cheese.
- For extra flavor, top it with salsa. Add as much or as little as you want. Or you can leave it off the full casserole and offer it as a condiment at the table.
- Another delicious sauce you can offer is this amazing creamy green sauce inspired by some of the best taco trucks I’ve visited.
- Make it more appetizing by adding garnish, such as parsley flakes.
Slow Cooker Corn Casserole
If you want a delicious side dish for a weeknight dinner, feel free to cook it in your slow cooker. Start it before you leave for the day, and it should be ready when you get home. Simply pour the mixed ingredients into the Crock Pot, put the lid on, and cook it on low for 7 to 8 hours.
What to Do with Leftover Corn Casserole
Chances are, you won’t have much if any corn casserole left. However, if you do, either cover it in plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container. Then refrigerate it.
You can also freeze corn casserole. It’s a simple process that prolongs the life of this delicious side dish.
More Delicious Side Dish Casseroles
I love having side dish casseroles because they’re usually easy to make. Here are some we really enjoy:
Green Bean Casserole Deluxe – This is a twist on one of the most common side dish recipes for holiday dinners. It’s just as yummy but looks a lot more festive.
Squash Casserole – This squash casserole is one of my favorite dishes to bring to potlucks. Most people love it, and I always bring home an empty dish.
Zucchini Casserole – What do you do with the rest of the zucchini from the garden? You make this delicious zucchini casserole from Back to My Southern Roots!
Mac and Cheese Casserole – I consider this the perfect side dish because it goes with everything. And it provides everything you want, including great flavor and comfort.
Loaded Baked Potato Casserole – Save the time and table space by putting all of the wonderful baked potato toppers right in this casserole. It’s one of the most flavorful dishes you’ll ever eat.
Delicious Side Dish
No matter what you serve for dinner, this corn casserole with cream cheese and green chilis will take the meal to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s easy to make, and everyone will love it!
- 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix (8 ounce box)
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained (15 ounce can)
- 1 can creamed corn, not drained (15 ounce can
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup chopped green chili peppers
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease 8” x 8” or 7” x 11” baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour mixture into the greased baking pan.
- Bake (uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown.
- Allow the casserole to rest for 5 minutes before serving. It will still be hot.
- Garnish with parsley flakes before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 251Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 88mgSodium 337mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 5g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.