Cream Cheese Corn Casserole: A Heavenly Side Dish That Will Leave You Craving More!

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is a dish that exudes comfort and indulgence. Imagine sweet corn mixed with creamy cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and a hint of diced jalapeños for an extra kick. This recipe will become your go-to corn casserole!

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Are you ready to discover one of my best-kept secrets? Prepare to be blown away by the decadent Cream Cheese Corn Casserole! This recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, and it was love at first bite. Every time I serve this dish, it never fails to bring contentment to those who savor it.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole has become a staple on my holiday table, making appearances during every festive occasion. But it doesn’t stop there. I also whip it up as a side dish when I want to spread some love and joy to others, whether it’s a family in need or a family celebrating a new arrival. It’s always a hit, and people consistently ask for the recipe.

Ingredients That Are Right at Your Fingertips

Making Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is a breeze, thanks to its simple and readily available ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream cheese: The star ingredient that gives this dish its creamy goodness.
  • Butter: Unsalted or salted, either will work perfectly.
  • Milk: Provides a smooth and silky texture to the cream cheese and butter mixture.
  • Salt + pepper: For seasoning, with an optional touch of sugar to enhance the sweetness of the corn.
  • Corn: Use frozen and thawed sweet corn for the best flavor and convenience. Alternatively, fresh roasted corn or drained canned corn can be used.
  • Pickled jalapeños: Finely minced and optional, but highly recommended for a delightful hint of heat.
  • Cheddar cheese: Shredded and added to take this corn casserole to a whole new level of cheesiness.
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Easy Steps for a Mouthwatering Corn Casserole

Preparing Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is a walk in the park. Here’s a breakdown of the surprisingly simple steps:

  1. Melt together the cream cheese and butter until well combined.
  2. Stir in milk until you achieve a smooth and creamy mixture.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and the thawed/drained corn.
  4. Optionally, incorporate minced jalapeños for an extra flavor kick.
  5. Stir all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and smoothen the top.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  8. Bake until the casserole turns golden and begins to bubble.

Behold, your Cream Cheese Corn Casserole masterpiece is complete! Now it’s time to savor this delightful dish.

Get Creative with Variations

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are various ways to add your personal touch to Cream Cheese Corn Casserole:

  • Finely minced pickled jalapeños: These add a burst of flavor and can be adjusted based on your spice preference.
  • Diced green chiles: For a milder flavor, stir in a can of diced green chiles.
  • Rotel (diced tomatoes + green chiles): For an extra pop of color and flavor.
  • Crispy crumbled bacon: Because why not make it even more indulgent? This option adds a savory twist!

Feel free to customize your corn casserole to suit your taste buds. You can leave it plain or jazz it up with any of these additional ingredients.

Make It Ahead of Time

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is a popular choice for holiday meals. To make your life easier, you can prepare this dish in advance. Here’s how:

  1. Spread the cream cheese corn mixture into a casserole dish and top it with cheese as instructed.
  2. Once it has cooled, cover the dish tightly and refrigerate.
  3. When you’re ready to bake it, allow the dish to come to room temperature and preheat the oven.
  4. Bake the casserole (uncovered) as directed, adding extra baking time if needed.
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By following these steps, you can have a stress-free meal preparation experience without compromising on taste or quality.

A Slow Cooker Option for Convenience

If you’re short on oven space, don’t worry. Cream Cheese Corn Casserole can also be made in a slow cooker. For your convenience, I have already adapted the recipe to suit this method. You can find the slow cooker version here.

Believe me, this creamy, cheesy corn casserole is an absolute must-try! It might just outshine the classic green bean casserole as the star veggie side dish on your table this Thanksgiving.

Although it may be too rich for everyday dinners, it’s the ideal delicacy for holidays and special occasions. Moreover, it’s the perfect side dish when you want to pamper another family with a delicious meal.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is a cherished family favorite, and I hope it becomes a favorite in your household as well!

More Holiday Recipes to Delight Your Taste Buds

If you’re craving even more delectable holiday dishes, here are some recommendations:

  • Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Holiday Honeycrisp Salad
  • Make-Ahead Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes
  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole
  • Green Bean Bundles with Bacon + Brown Sugar Glaze
  • Cornish Hens with Citrus Glaze
  • The BEST Crockpot Ham

Originally published on November 18, 2013, and updated on April 1, 2019, October 25, 2020, November 28, 2020, and October 19, 2023.