This is the simple and Classic Corn Casserole that’s been around for years. It’s a great side dish with a delicious sweet cornbread base, that’s a cross between corn soufflé and a creamy soft corn pudding.
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Easy to make
It’s also super easy to make. Just toss all the ingredients into a casserole dish, and bake. And everyone loves this dish, always asking for more, and for the recipe.
This easy to make casserole dish is a perfect complement for weeknight meals, as well as the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Perfect side dish
My husband says that this corn casserole is everything he wants cornbread to be, but cornbread just misses the mark sometimes. This casserole comes out moist, buttery, and full of flavor every time.
This recipe is a staple at holiday dinners, and it’s perfect for potluck family gatherings. It can be prepared in advance and brought with you. Just pop it in the oven to reheat while the turkey rests.
I always make this easy casserole with Jiffy corn muffin mix. Though, be warned, traditional Jiffy mix his made with lard so it isn’t vegetarian friendly (a fact I learned all too late in life!).
They do make vegetarian Jiffy mix, though I have yet to find it in stores.
Or, you can try making your own cornbread mix. This recipe from Savory Experiments would be perfect.
How To Make Classic Corn Casserole
Corn casserole is possibly the easiest dish you’ll make for the Thanksgiving dinner table.
The first step is to melt the butter. This can be done right in the same casserole dish you’re going to bake it in, either in the microwave or pop the butter in the casserole dish in the oven and let it melt. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
Then all you need to do is mix the ingredients, pour it in a casserole dish, and bake it for about 45-65 minutes.
Like I said above, this is a great dish to make ahead of time. After baking, just cover it with aluminum foil. Simply pop it back in the oven when you’re ready for it.
You can customize the flavors of this classic dish too.
Toss about ½ to 1 cup shredded cheese, cheddar or Jack cheese to the mix
Add in some chopped green onions
Some fresh herbs are lovely in this dish. Try rosemary, thyme, or parsley.
Of course, you can add in some bacon too.
Other great side dishes you’ll love
Side dishes are just as important, if not more important than the main dish at the holidays. Here are some great ones you’ll love serving and eating.
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Classic Corn Casserole Recipe
- ½ cup butter melted
- 2 cups corn canned (drained), frozen, or fresh
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix or other brand 8.5 ounce
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Combine all ingredients and spread into the casserole dish.
- Bake 45-60 minutes or until the center no longer jiggles, and the top is nicely browned.
Makes about 8 servings
The ingredients can be doubled and baked in a 9x13-inch baking dish in almost the same amount of cooking time.
This is a great dish to make ahead of time. After baking, just cover it with aluminum foil. Simply pop it back in the oven when you’re ready for it.