I can’t wait to share with you my favorite easy corn casserole recipe you can make in a jiffy! That’s because you start with a Jiffy Cornbread Mix! You won’t believe how easy and yummy this corn bake is. Not only do I make this year round, but it’s yummy enough to bring to the holiday table.
Favorite Recipes of the Rich and Famous
My daughter gave me this recipe years ago. I think Paula Deen had made something similar, and there are many variations that you can do to this casserole dish.
Not only is it the perfect side dish (I love making it for Thanksgiving dinner) but I serve it with chili, Mexican food year round, and any other holiday meal that I can use as an excuse to make it. It is, indeed, a family favorite.
If you have the chance to decide between making a green bean casserole or a corn pudding casserole, this will win every time! Green beans who? Sometimes it is the simple recipes that are the best!
Easy Side Dish Recipe
The best part of this savory side dish it is super quick, and you can just make it and bake it all in one pan. Here is what you will need to make it:
- one box of Jiffy corn muffin mix
- one can of cream-style corn
- one can of whole kernels corn
- sour cream
- stick of butter at room temperature
These are the main ingredients, but I will share with you some variations below that you can do that will make this Jiffy corn casserole recipe the best corn recipe you will ever have!
Somehow I always figure out a way to get this at family gatherings because it is so yummy. Plus it is super economical to make, which is great for this time of year. It seems that everything is so expensive, but you can always get a box of Jiffy mix for way under $1 at the store, and the other ingredients are things you tend to have.
How to Put Together This Great Side Dish
First, set your oven to 375 degrees F. Then grab the pan that you will be mixing and baking this in. You can use a square pan, but I use a larger baking dish so I have room to mix the ingredients.
Grease it using a little butter. I like to wad up a bit of plastic wrap and wipe the butter all around. When I use paper towel, sometimes I lose too much butter in the paper.
Then I make sure my stick of butter for the recipe is softened, and I mush that in the pan so it will get incorporated nicely.
Next, put all the ingredients into the pan. No need for a large bowl you’ll have to wash, but if you want to mix it in a different bowl, of course you can. But using the same pan saves minutes of prep time. Mix ingredients well and stick it in the oven. Pretty easy, right? I love a great recipe that is super quick too!
Baking Time for This Tasty Side Dish
The best part of making this side dish at a holiday season is that it can be cooked anytime at a variety of temps. If I have oven space, I will cook it along side other dishes.
You can cook it in a 350-375 degree oven, and it will be fine with the fluctuation. Cooking time may vary, depending on how you like it as well.
I prefer it golden brown on the top, but not quite all the way done throughout. Especially if it will be an accompaniment to chili or Mexican food, as I like to scoop it.
Overcooking will make anything dry, but once you start making this holiday staple, you will know when to pull it. It can also sit and be served at room temperature.
It has a delicious flavor, and is always a good choice. Most of the time, it takes about 30 minutes to cook.
The Versatility of the Creamy Jiffy Corn Casserole
Another reason this is one of my favorite side dishes, is you can switch things up. It goes with so many types of food.
Yes, it is a great thing to pull out for your Thanksgiving holiday spread. But many years ago, we used to go to a chain Mexican restaurant called Chevy’s. Man, they had good salsa!
Anyway, they also served most of their meals with a scoop of a cream corn casserole that was a bit sweet. Like, it was served from an ice cream scoop, like a cornbread pudding. I loved it so much! Then the Chevy’s by us closed, but I always remembered their best corn casserole thing!
So when I first tasted this, I was like WHAT????? And then when I got the beyond easy recipe, I was hooked! Here’s how I have switched it up over the years.
Ways to Switch Up the Original Recipe
- For Mexican food when you want sweetness – add 1/4 c. of sugar to the recipe
- For chili – add 1/8-1/4 c. sugar to the recipe
- For extra creaminess – replace the sour cream for 8 ounce of cream cheese
- For savory Mexican food – add chopped jalapeños to the batter and top with cheddar cheese
- Add chopped green onions
Your Favorite New Side Dish
I know you will love this crowd favorite dish. Last year, we had one of our dear friends get very teary at Thanksgiving, knowing the next year they would be moving and not be spending the holidays with us and the corn casserole anymore! I love that memory. I seriously know he was more bummed about the corn casserole than us!
And I know you will love this dish. If you get lucky and you have leftovers, just store it in an airtight container in the fridge. I usually hide mine, so I’m the only one who finds it the next day! Have a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones. If you are looking for holiday inspiration, follow me on Pinterest.
- butter, 1 stick softened
- sour cream, 1 cup
- 1 can of whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can cream style corn
- 1 box of Jiffy cornbread mix
- extra butter to grease pan
- Grease pan with softened butter.
- Place all ingredients into a 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.