Cheese Lover's Corn Casserole

Cheese Lover's Corn Casserole


  • Creamed Corn: 1 can
  • Beaten Egg: 1
  • Whole Kernal corn: 1 can
  • Jiffy corn muffin mix: 1 box
  • Light Sour Cream: 1 cup
  • Melted unsalted Butter: 1 stick
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar): 1 cup


So, I sat around thinking one day that what makes holiday cooking such a hard task? The answer in my opinion is that holidays are the one time of the year when we want to put in our best foot (read as food) forward. So, we take on the complex recipes so that the meal table is a delight for everyone. We are willing to spend all the time in the kitchen thinking this is only once a year so I can do this. Well, I thought to myself that I can definitely not do this every year for the rest of my life.

I understand spending hours on making a perfect main dish but for the side dishes to be more painstaking than the main dish, I am not okay with that. This is what exactly led me on my quest to look for side dishes which are easy to make but which do not make me look like someone who didn’t put in enough effort. The dish in the end had to be something everyone enjoyed and praised. After all, what is the holiday season without a little bit of cheesy love? Cheese is one item in my kitchen which I find is equally loved by all my friends and family.

Any dish seems to get better with even a sprinkle of cheese. Now, I had had corn casserole recipe at so many family and friends gatherings that I did not want to make the same recipe that everyone knew by heart. To add to the surprise I decided to make a cheesy corn casserole recipe for this holiday season. This is the dish that I count on whenever I want a delicious dish on the table but cannot really be bothered to get into a lot of hassle. So, if you are ready to let your hair down and cook a perfect side dish, let us get going!

Before you even touch the ingredients, do this:

  • Put your thinking hat on and to make things easier for yourself, set the oven to pre heat at 350 degrees.

  • Well, there is no baking happening without a casserole dish. So, take it out of the cabinet. Clean it and spray it with cooking spray or brush the grease at the bottom of the dish – whichever way you prefer. I have also brushed the bottom with butter a couple of times. You can try it too. Have this ready and set aside because the rest of the preparation is not going to take much time.

Instructions to prepare the mixture and cook:

  1. Once you have neatly arranged all the ingredients on your shelf, get a medium sized bowl to form the mixture which will later go into the casserole dish and then into the oven.

  2. There is no pre cooking required of any of the ingredients. You are cooking straight out of this bowl. Toss in all the ingredients, starting with jiffy corn muffin mix, the cans of corn (both creamed and whole kernel), egg, melted butter and finally the sour cream. I strongly advised stirring after adding every ingredient. This will result in an evenly mixed paste which will be smooth enough to run a spoon through.

  3. Put this mixture into the casserole dish that you prepared earlier. Put the dish in the oven for around 50 minutes. Add the cheese layer on the top and pop the dish back into the oven for 5 minutes. Since the oven will be quite heated by now, 5 minutes should be enough for the cheese to melt and turn into a creamy crust on the top.

The golden cheese layer on the top should be the signal to get the dish out of the oven. You have successfully cooked a cheesy corn casserole recipe with minimum effort. Now, put that dress on and get ready for the people to arrive.