Mouthwatering Corn Casserole Recipe to Elevate Your Holiday Meals

Let’s be honest, when it comes to Thanksgiving, the real stars of the show are the side dishes. And if you’re anything like me, you load up your plate with all the delicious sides. Well, get ready to make some room because this creamy and fluffy Corn Casserole is about to become the star of your holiday spread.

What Makes Corn Casserole So Special?

This mouthwatering corn casserole is like a moist and creamy version of cornbread, but with an extra twist. It’s made with TWO types of corn to give it that ultra-creamy texture and subtle sweetness that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

The Perfect Combination of Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to whip up this crowd-favorite side dish:

  • Creamed Corn: Cream-style corn is the secret ingredient that makes this casserole ultra moist and tender.

  • Sweet Corn: Add a pop of texture with sweet corn kernels. You can use canned corn or frozen corn for convenience.

  • Granulated Sugar: Enhance the sweetness of the corn with a touch of sugar. Feel free to adjust the sweetness level to your liking.

  • Unsalted Butter: This adds richness and that irresistible buttery flavor.

  • Sour Cream: Provides even more moisture and a tangy flavor to balance out the sweetness. Greek yogurt or cream cheese can also be used as alternatives.

  • Eggs: Bind everything together, giving the casserole its shape.

  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix: The MVP of this recipe! You can’t have creamy corn casserole without a cornbread mix.

  • Salt: Balances out the sweetness and enhances the other flavors.

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Easy Preparation for Stress-Free Holidays

The best part about this recipe? It only takes 5 minutes of prep time! Whether you make it on the day or prepare it a day ahead, this dish will be a breeze.

  1. Start by whisking together the butter, sour cream, and eggs until fully combined. Then stir in the sugar, cream-style corn, sweet corn, corn muffin mix, and salt.

  2. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish, and it’s ready to go into the oven.

  3. Bake for 20-35 minutes or until the casserole has set. You’ll know it’s done when it doesn’t jiggle and the edges turn golden-brown.

Serving Tips and Variations

This delightful corn casserole can be enjoyed on its own or paired with other Thanksgiving favorites. Here are some serving tips and variations to consider:

  • Add Cheese: For an extra cheesy twist, stir in 8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese.

  • Make It in the Crockpot: If oven space is limited, try making a slow cooker version of this recipe for a slightly looser and creamier texture.

  • Omit the Sugar: Some prefer their corn casserole without added sweetness. Feel free to omit the sugar if you prefer a less sweet dish.

  • Tex-Mex Twist: Give it a Tex-Mex twist by trying a Mexican Street Corn Spoon Bread variation.

  • Egg-Free Option: If you need an egg-free version, replace the eggs with two flax or chia “eggs” made from flaxseed meal or chia seeds mixed with water.

  • Different Corn Mix: Feel free to experiment with different corn muffin mixes or even make your own homemade mix.

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Make-Ahead and Storage Tips

To save time on the big day, you can prepare this corn casserole the night before. Just cover it with foil and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake, let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes before popping it in the oven.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. To reheat, simply let it come to room temperature, then bake at 350ºF until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual servings.

Elevate Your Holiday Feast with Corn Casserole

Make your holiday meal truly memorable with this fluffy and creamy corn casserole. The perfect combination of ingredients and easy preparation make it a standout dish that will delight your family and friends. Give it a try and get ready for a culinary masterpiece this Thanksgiving!

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