Corn casserole is a popular dish in American cuisine that typically consists of a mixture of corn, eggs, milk, butter, and cornbread mix, baked together in a casserole dish until golden brown and slightly crispy on top. It is a creamy and savory side dish that can be served alongside a variety of main courses, such as chicken, turkey, or pork. Sometimes, additional ingredients like cheese, bacon, jalapenos, or onions may be added to give the dish more flavor and texture. Corn casserole is often enjoyed during holiday gatherings and potluck dinners, and it is a comforting and delicious way to enjoy sweet corn as a side dish.
PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour
- 1 can (15 oz.) corn kernels, drained
- 1 can (15 oz.) cream-style corn
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup cornbread mix
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the corn kernels, cream-style corn, melted butter, flour, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
- Stir in the milk and eggs until just combined.
- Stir in the cornbread mix until just combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the casserole is golden brown and set in the center.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of the casserole and return to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Let the casserole cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve as a side dish with roasted or grilled chicken, turkey, pork, or beef.
- Top with chopped green onions or chives for added flavor and color.
- Serve with a side of green vegetables such as steamed broccoli or green beans.
- For a creamier texture, you can add 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt to the mixture before baking.
- To add a little spice, you can add 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the mixture before baking.