Quick and Easy Corn Casserole

Quick and Easy Corn Casserole is a delightful dish that requires just a handful of ingredients – canned corn, butter, sour cream, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, diced jalapeno, and shredded cheese. Whether you’re hosting BBQs, tailgating, family gatherings, or holidays, this Easy Corn Casserole with Cheese is ideal for your menu.

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What Is Corn Casserole

Corn casserole is a versatile dish that features corn as the primary ingredient. This dish often includes sweet corn, cream-style corn, and a cornbread mix. It is baked until golden brown, resulting in a delicious and perfect side dish. This is a comforting, moist, and flavorful dish that is served on various occasions. The deliciousness and simplicity make this dish favored by many and a crowd-pleasing comfort food.

Why You Should Make This Recipe

This easy Corn Casserole Recipe with Jiffy (also called Corn Pudding Casserole) is one dish that always seems to disappear fast. It ensures a delightful side dish, making it perfect for the holiday table. This easy corn casserole is rated a fabulous side dish for several reasons. It is my family’s most requested side dish for its taste and combination of ingredients. The irresistible flavors balance sweet and savory, which elevates the dish. I can pull this dish together quickly, making it great for weeknight meals and hassle-free prep and clean-up. The versatility, appeal, and comfort satisfy a variety of tastes.

Easy– The simplicity of the prep will ensure you can whip this dish up in no time, making it ideal for busy schedules. 

Delicious– My family loves corn- creamed corncorn saladgrilled corn, and this corn casserole as well. The combination of corn and cheese makes this a delightful creamy corn casserole that is irresistible.

Great Side Dish– This side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, cookouts, and weeknight meals. It is requested often and always comes out as a winner. It will leave a lasting impression on your guests and family.

No-Fail Dish– Plus, you won’t need a bunch of fancy ingredients for this dish. Everything is baked in one dish and complements any meal.

Versatility – The versatility makes this a dish suitable for various occasions, from family dinners to potlucks, and compliments a variety of main courses.

Is Corn Pudding and Corn Casserole The Same?

Although corn pudding and corn casserole are similar, there can be slight differences in the ingredients and textures. Corn casserole often includes a combination of whole-kernel corn, cream-style corn, cornbread mix, butter, sour cream, and additional ingredients like cheese or jalapenos. The texture is typically denser and more casserole-like, with a structure that holds together when scooped. Corn pudding is known for having a creamier and more custard-like texture compared to corn casserole. It may include ingredients like eggs, milk, and sugar and can be slightly sweeter than corn casserole, giving it the smoother consistency of a savory pudding. Both dishes are beloved comfort foods and are quite delicious.


The ingredients are simple and easy to find at your local grocery store. This sweet corn casserole is a great recipe and a holiday favorite.  Please see the printable recipe card below for a detailed list of ingredients and amounts.

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Whole Kernel Corn and Creamed Corn: The texture and sweetness of the corn make this dish delicious. I use canned corn for convenience, but you could opt for frozen or fresh corn.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix– One small box of Jiffy mix makes this dish super easy and gives it a delicious flavor. The Jiffy mix serves as the base for this casserole, giving it a fluffy and flavorful texture. 

Butter – I usually use salted butter, but unsalted butter will work just fine. Use melted butter for easier incorporation into the mixture.

Sour Cream– Sour cream adds richness and tanginess to the corn casserole and contributes to the overall texture of the dish.

Jalapeno– Adds a little kick of heat and a burst of flavor to the dish. Not a fan? Leave it out.

Cheddar Cheese– Use cheddar cheese or your favorite. Some other choices might be Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, or Pepper Jack.

How to Make This Corn Casserole Recipe

The steps for making this cheesy corn casserole recipe are straightforward. Please see the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions. The bake time may vary according to the size of the dish and your oven. Adjust the cooking time as needed until the top is golden brown and the casserole is set. Allow the casserole to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving for the casserole to set.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl (except cheese).
  2. Spread in a casserole dish.
  3. Top with cheese.
  4. Bake.
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For a cream cheese corn casserole, check out this Crock Pot Creamed Corn. It’s delightful and made in the slow cooker, making it ideal for a weeknight dinner or holiday season.

How Long To Cook Corn Casserole

The time to cook this dish depends on how large and thick your casserole might be. As a general rule, cook for about 45-55 minutes. If you pull it out of the oven and it juggles, it needs a few more minutes in the oven.

Expert Tips and Variations

Experiment with these tips and variations to make this Quick and Easy Corn Casserole to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few suggestions to customize the basic recipe to make it unique.

  • If you don’t like the spice, leave the jalapeno out of the recipe.
  • Drain the whole corn before adding to the mix.
  • Use a bell pepper instead of a jalapeno pepper.
  • Swap out the cheddar cheese for your favorite cheese. 
  • Add some diced onion to the mix.
  • Add some bacon, green onion, and chopped cilantro to the top of the baked casserole before serving.

Can I Use Fresh Corn Instead Of Canned Corn?

Yes, fresh corn can be substituted for canned corn in this recipe. Cut the corn off of the cob and continue with the instructions.

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Recipe Add-Ins

Corn casserole is a versatile dish and allows room for add-ins to customize and enhance its flavor. Here are some suggestions you might add to your homemade corn casserole recipe. Add your favorite things and adjust the quantities to make this recipe suit your taste preferences, and make each bite uniquely yours.

Cheese – Experiment with different cheeses such as Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, and Mexican Cheese Blend.

Bacon – Crispy bacon bits can add lots of flavor to this comforting side dish.

Green Onions – Green onions add flavor to the dish and are fantastic sprinkled on top of each serving.

Green Chiles and Jalapenos – For a bit of heat, add diced jalapenos and green chilies. 

Cilantro – Add some freshness to this classic side dish with a bit of chopped cilantro.

Black Pepper, Chili Powder, and Paprika– These seasonings can enhance the flavor profile of this dish.

Bell Pepper – Diced bell pepper will contribute to the color of this dish. Feel free to use green, red, or yellow bell peppers.

Check out Easy Frito Taco Pie, Chicken and Dumplings, and Hamburger Casserole for more straightforward, one-pot recipes.

Storage Tips

Allow the casserole to cool to room temperature and store all leftovers in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap or cover with aluminum foil in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To Reheat: Place individual servings in the microwave until hot or in a 350-degree oven until warm. When reheating, the texture might change slightly, but the flavors will stay delicious.

Recipe FAQs

Yes, corn casserole with Jiffy mix is moist and a little mushy. It has a pudding-like consistency.

Make sure you drain your cans of whole corn. These need to be drained well and as much of the liquid removed before adding to the mixture.

This casserole does not require you to cover it while it bakes. 

Main Dishes to Serve with Jiffy Corn Casserole

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This corn casserole is a delicious dish and pairs nicely with fried pork chops, meatloaf, grilled chicken, or Thanksgiving turkey. 

Corn Casserole is a great side dish to serve during the holidays. It goes great with sliced turkey. Check out How to Cook a Turkey for a moist and delicious turkey every time.

Other Corn Dishes I Should Try:

Mexican Corn Salad

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

More Easy Recipes (Easy Casseroles)

Green Bean Casserole

Cornbread Casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

A few Delicious Desserts

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Cobbler

Sweet Potato Pie

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Quick and Easy Corn Casserole

Gina Abernathy
Quick and Easy Corn Casserole is comfort food in every bite. It's simple to make with only a few ingredients. Perfect for holidays, BBQ's, tailgating, and family dinners.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 (15 oz. cans) Whole Kernel Corn drained
  • 1 (15 oz. can) Creamed Style Corn
  • 1 (8.5 oz.) box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno (optional) seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix all ingredients (except cheese) in a large bowl until combined. Spread into the prepared casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.


The time to cook this dish depends on how large and thick your casserole might be. As a general rule, cook for about 45-55 minutes. If you pull it out of the oven and it juggles, it needs a few more minutes in the oven.
Keyword Quick and Easy Corn Casserole
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  1. 5 stars
    This was an excellent side dish alongside dinner tonight. It was easy to make, and so tasty. Definitely will be making again!

  2. 5 stars
    Corn casserole is one thing we can never go without during Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s definitely a family favorite!

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