The Ultimate Cream Corn Casserole Recipe: A Cheesy Delight!

Are you ready for the most incredible cream corn casserole with cheese you’ll ever taste? This recipe is a game-changer! With a delectable combination of Ritz crackers, Jiffy corn muffin mix, and plenty of cheddar cheese, this dish is sure to become your favorite holiday side dish. Whether you’re serving it with ham or turkey, this sweet, cheesy casserole is a must-have on your holiday menu.

The Story Behind the Recipe

Once upon a time, my sister-in-law introduced me to this amazing corn souffle recipe. She had tasted it at a friend’s house and couldn’t stop raving about it. Since then, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without this incredible dish. It has become a family favorite, and the leftovers the next day are absolutely divine. You can even add some leftover ham to make it heartier. Trust me, this quick and easy casserole will become one of your favorites too.

How to Make the Corn Casserole

To make this mouthwatering side dish, simply mix together all the ingredients listed (except for 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar and melted butter). Remember to drain the cans of corn before adding them in. If you prefer a smaller batch, just halve the ingredients. However, I wouldn’t recommend doubling the recipe, as it may not cook evenly. This recipe serves a group of 8-12 people perfectly during Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

The Cheesy Twist

Some call it corn pudding, while others prefer to call it corn souffle. No matter what you choose to call it, this dish is sure to impress your guests. You might be surprised to learn that it includes Jiffy corn muffin mix and Ritz crackers. And of course, don’t forget to add a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese on top. For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle some fresh green onions or chives over the casserole. You can even prepare it in advance and let it sit for an hour with foil on top – it won’t lose its amazing flavor.

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The Secret Ingredient: Ritz Crackers

This recipe requires 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers (or a generic brand). Simply put them in a gallon storage bag and crush them until they are small. Then add them to the mixture. This is a great task to involve your kids in – they’ll love smashing the crackers!

The Key Ingredients

To make this creamy and flavorful corn casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy corn muffin mix)
  • Milk
  • Ritz crackers (although wheat thins can work too, Ritz is the preferred option)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream corn
  • Whole kernel canned corn (regular or sweet, not creamed corn)
  • Eggs

You can easily find these ingredients at your local grocery store. If you’re unable to find the specific cornbread mix mentioned, you can try using another brand that only requires you to add egg and milk – use 8.5 oz of that mix. However, ordering the Jiffy corn muffin mix from your preferred online store is your best bet.

Crushed Ritz Crackers

How to Prepare the Casserole

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Slice small pieces of butter and place them on top of the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese over the butter. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until the edges turn slightly golden brown. The key is to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overcook. You want the middle to be moist, akin to corn pudding.

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Corn Casserole Recipe

The Best of Both Worlds: Oven and Crockpot Cooking

While a slow cooker can be a convenient option, I have to admit that this corn casserole is best cooked in the oven. It ensures even cooking and gives the top that golden crispiness we all love. However, if you’re hosting a large gathering with multiple dishes, you can cook it in the oven and transfer it to a crockpot to keep it warm. This way, you get the best of both worlds! Looking for more easy holiday side dishes? Check these out:

  • The best green bean recipe
  • Instant Pot corn casserole recipe
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  • Pressure cooker mashed potatoes
  • Easy Instant Pot corn on the cob
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Freezing and Reheating

Although we’ve never had any leftovers of this amazing cream corn casserole, if you do find yourself with extra, you can freeze it. Simply cool it to room temperature, transfer it from the casserole dish to an airtight container, and place it in the freezer for up to a few months. To reheat, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, place the casserole in an oven-safe dish, and heat for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. If you prefer, you can also use the microwave.

The Perfect Presentation

You can serve this cream corn casserole straight out of the baking dish, or you can transfer it to a bowl for a more elegant presentation. I personally prefer to leave it in the dish, as it looks better and allows you to cover the top and save the leftovers in the fridge. Trust me, this dish is worth every second of preparation!

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Jiffy Corn Casserole

Try This Cracker Barrel-Inspired Corn Casserole Recipe

If you’re craving a delicious Cracker Barrel corn casserole, look no further! Here’s a quick rundown of the recipe:

  1. Drain 3 cans of corn. Smash crackers and add corn, cream corn, milk, eggs, corn muffin mix, and 3/4 cup of cheese into a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a sprayed 9×12-inch pan. Cut the butter into 4 equal pieces and place them near the edges of the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese on top.
  3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes, or until the edges are browned and the middle is slightly firm yet soft.

Tips for a Perfect Corn Casserole

To ensure the best results, here are a few handy tips:

  • Be mindful not to overcook the casserole, as it may become dry. The ideal consistency is a bit loose and moist, resembling corn pudding.
  • Serve it warm and enjoy the leftovers too. Trust me, it tastes even better the next day!
  • If you want to halve the recipe, refer to this post for guidance. And don’t forget to spray your pan with non-stick spray to make cleanup a breeze.

You’re now equipped with the ultimate cream corn casserole recipe that will leave everyone asking for seconds. Don’t hesitate to print out the recipe card at the very bottom of this article. Happy cooking and enjoy the holiday season with this corn casserole delight!