Are you in the mood for a delightful side dish that will impress everyone at the table? Look no further than this creamy Corn Casserole with Green Chiles. Not only is it perfect for special occasions and weeknight dinners, but it also doubles as a fantastic party appetizer. Even the pickiest eaters, like my own toddler, can’t resist its deliciousness!
What sets this corn casserole apart is its lighter version. Made with reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, it delivers all the flavors you would expect from a traditional corn casserole with only half the fat. Plus, its versatility makes it even more appealing. You can serve it as a creamy dip with crackers or veggies, spread it on toast or pita bread, or enjoy it as a casserole all on its own. For some added excitement, pair it with appetizers like Caprese Focaccia Bread!
Now, you may be wondering about dietary restrictions. While this corn casserole is not gluten-free due to the Triscuit crackers, you can easily substitute them with gluten-free alternatives for that satisfying crunch. Additionally, if you follow a dairy-free diet, you can swap out the dairy ingredients for non-dairy alternatives, although be aware that this may slightly alter the texture and taste.
Let’s dive into the recipe and discover the main ingredients that make this creamy corn casserole so irresistible:
- How to Make Creamy Corn Casserole – Step by Step
- Storing Instructions and Serving Ideas
How to Make Creamy Corn Casserole – Step by Step
Step 1: Preheat & Prep
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, prepare a casserole dish by generously coating it with cooking spray. In a microwave-safe dish, melt some butter.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients
Combine all the necessary ingredients to create the creamy corn casserole. The full recipe, along with nutrition facts and detailed instructions, can be found in the recipe card below.
Step 3: Pour into a Casserole Dish
Transfer the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, ensuring it is evenly spread out.
Step 4: Bake
Pop the casserole dish into the preheated oven and let it bake for approximately 35-40 minutes. Keep an eye on it until it turns hot, bubbly, and golden brown, like in the image below.
Step 5: Garnish, Serve & Enjoy
Once the corn casserole is ready, garnish it with fresh cilantro, parsley, or chopped green onions according to your preference. Then, dive in and savor every spoonful of this creamy delight.
If you’re planning ahead for an event, you’ll be happy to know that you can prepare this corn casserole the night before and bake it just before serving. Just remember to hold off on adding the crackers until you’re ready to pop it into the oven.
Storing Instructions and Serving Ideas
This easy corn casserole is the perfect accompaniment to a variety of main dishes. For a mouthwatering combination, pair it with grilled teriyaki chicken or cast iron flank steak. And if you’re making it for the holidays, it pairs wonderfully with my Green Bean Casserole and my macro-friendly twist on my Mom’s best-ever Holiday Stuffing.
When it comes to storing the leftovers, simply place the cheesy corn casserole in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to three days. To reheat, just pop it in the microwave until it’s warm and ready to be enjoyed again.
If you’re craving more delicious recipes, check out some of our other easy appetizers and side dishes:
- Caprese Focaccia Bread Recipe (2 ingredient dough!)
- Easy 5 Layer Dip Recipe with Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Easy Air Fryer Butternut Squash Recipe
- Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls
So, gather your besties, share these juicy secrets, and enjoy this creamy and delightful low-carb corn casserole with a twist. It’s guaranteed to leave everyone wanting more!