5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

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This no-fail 5 ingredient jiffy corn casserole recipe is versatile and bakes up into a savory side dish that will complement any meal.

When you sit down to a comforting dinner, whether pot roastpork chops or grilled chicken, what side dishes do you make? This best Corn Casserole Recipe is easy and one of our favorite side dishes to make for everything from a weeknight dinner to a holiday meal.

corn casserole in a baking pan with a spoon

5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

One of my favorite things about winter time is sitting down together as a family around the dinner table with a hot home-cooked meal. It’s this time of year when we like to pull out all of the classic family recipes such as meatloafbaked chickenMexican soups….good, simple comfort food.

When we sit down together to eat, this simple 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole is often on the table because it is so simple and versatile. It’s a holiday staple as easy as green bean casserole.

This recipe was given to me by a friend, but if you’ve ever heard of Paula Deen’s corn casserole, it’s very similar.

Is corn casserole the same thing as corn pudding?

I’ve realized since we shared this recipe that many people call this corn pudding. My husband loves pudding so he’s totally on board with this. This recipe does have an almost creamy texture from the cream corn, butter and sour cream.

Call it either…corn casserole or corn pudding. We do have a recipe that we call “corn pudding casserole” which has more of a custard base than this recipe.

Jiffy Corn Casserole Ingredients

You’ll need just 5 ingredients for this easy corn casserole recipe:

ingredients for jiffy corn casserole on a table
  1. 1 can of corn, drained
  2. 1 can of creamed corn
  3. 1 cup of sour cream
  4. 1 stick of melted butter (½ cup)
  5. 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix

There are many variations of this corn casserole. You can add egg, a touch of sugar, or cheese. But in our favorite? These 5 simple ingredients.

Easy, right?

How to Make Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix

Make this family favorite corn recipe in just 2 steps:

  • Throw all of those ingredients in a large bowl and mix. *Do not use the ingredients on the back of the jiffy box mix. Just the dry mix.*
  1. Transfer the mixture to a greased 8×8″ casserole dish and bake at 350ºF for about 45-50 minutes. The exact baking time will depend on the exact size pan you use, so just be sure to watch the casserole closely. You’ll know it is done when the center is completely set.
baked corn casserole in a white dish

Jiffy Corn Mix Substitute

What happens if you can’t find jiffy corn muffin mix? Use a corn muffin mix substitute you can use instead.

Want to try a variation of traditional corn casserole?

Corn Casserole with Eggs

Mix in 2 eggs….this creates just a bit more of a lighter corn casserole.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Add ½ to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese….because cheese makes everything better, right?

Corn Casserole with Sugar

Add ¼ cup to ½ cup sugar depending on the sweetness of the corn….this of course makes it a very sweet corn casserole. If you add the eggs and sugar, it almost takes like a corn cake and could be eaten for dessert!

corn casserole in a baking dish with one serving missing

Make Ahead Corn Casserole

Make this creamy jiffy corn casserole up to 48 hours in advance. Mix up the casserole, place it in the baking dish and cover it with plastic wrap. When you are ready to bake it, remove it from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you put it in the oven. Then bake as the recipe suggests.

**For best results, remove the casserole 1 hour before baking to take the chill off.**

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you double corn casserole?

We often double this recipe and bake it in a 9×13 pan. Depending on your oven, this may take an additional 15 minutes to bake, so plan accordingly.

How do you make slow cooker corn casserole?

Save oven space by cooking in a slow cooker on high for 2 ½ hours or on low for 4 hours. Each crock pot heats differently so watch the casserole closely. If you double the recipe it may take longer to cook.

Can I freeze corn casserole?

For the best textured casserole, I would not recommend making this in advance and freezing the entire casserole to reheat later.
However, if you have leftovers, they will freeze okay if you store it in an airtight container.

This dish is truly thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner staple for our family.  We hope that it becomes a favorite for your family holiday dinners, too!

corn casserole in a baking pan with a spoon
corn casserole in a baking pan with a spoon

5 Ingredient Corn Casserole {Easy Jiffy Recipe}

4.72 from 3005 votes
This 5 ingredient easy corn casserole recipe is versatile and bakes up into a savory side dish that will complement any meal.
Servings 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces Jiffy Corn Muffin mix dry mix only
  • 15 ounces whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 15 ounces creamed corn (not drained)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8×8" baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix the dry jiffy mix, drained corn, cream corn, sour cream and melted butter together and pour into a the prepared baking dish.
  • Cook uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Notes

  • Mix in 2 eggs….this creates just a bit more of a lighter corn casserole.
  • Add ½ to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese….because cheese makes everything better, right?
  • Add ¼ cup to ½ cup sugar….this of course makes it a very sweet corn casserole. If you add the eggs and sugar, it almost takes like a corn cake and could be eaten for dessert!
  • Sour cream is best added into the mixture when it is not straight from the fridge. Set it at room temperature or warm it slightly in the microwave to take the chill off.
  • Frozen sweet corn kernels work well. I add about 12 ounces to this casserole in place of the canned corn.
  • If there are leftovers of corn casserole, put them in a storage container or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8 people, with 1 serving being ⅛ of the recipe. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 351
Keyword casserole recipe, corn pudding, corn side dish, easy corn recipe, easy thanksgiving dessert, jiffy corn mix

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Jerry
5 years ago

I use two boxes of Jiffy, two cans of cream corn, two boxes of sweet corn (drained), two eggs, 16 oz of sour cream, and 3/4 cup of sugar. This will fill a 9 X 13 pan. I preheat the oven to 350* and usually bakes for about 70 min. or until the top is lightly golden. I know everyone asks me to make it for all our events.

Lori
6 years ago

5 stars
For big family dinners, I double the recipe and replace one of the cans of whole kernel corn with a 10 ounce can of Mexicorn (corn with red and green peppers). Even more delicious than regular recipe!!!

Rita Lebo
3 years ago

5 stars
I use 2 cans of creamed corn and put it in my mini food processor. It works wonderfully. I do this because of Crohn’s disease since corn is not digestible. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous
7 years ago

I just made this for dinner but it’s the first time I’ve had it. Is it supposed to be very creamy inside? Or is it still supposed to be like original cornbread? I stuck a fork through it at the 50 minutes but it didn’t seem done so I left it in for another 10-15 mins. The edges were starting to brown so I pulled it out and it’s still gooey.

Debbie
6 years ago

I leave out the sour cream and use 1/2 the butter but add jalapeño peppers and cheddar cheese. Bake it in a 10 × 13 dish. Comes out more like corn bread.

Miranda
7 years ago

This would be such a great recipe to try for Thanksgiving! I always have corn and this would be a fun spin on it!

Mary
6 years ago

I made this for the first time and used less sour cream and added just one egg and some sugar. Baked 45 minutes & we loved it. This cornbread recipe is moist and not dry like regular cornbread nor is it meant to be

Sonia
6 years ago

Has anyone tried this recipe in muffin form? I have been making this for years (substituting sour cream with Greek yogurt) but have never made it as a muffin. Wondering how they’d hold up Asa finger food.

Tish
1 year ago

5 stars
I add 1 egg for every box of jiffy mix. I also add 1/2 half cup of cheese and sprinkle in some sugar roughly 1/4 cup.
I do double this recipe and never had any issues. I have never tried this without eggs. I believe the eggs helps make it set perfect.

Monique
1 year ago

Great basic recipe. Took the author’s suggestion and did a variation by adding 1 egg and a tablespoon of sugar(1/4 – 1/2 a cup seemed a bit excessive). Turned out great! Just a tad bit sweeter and creamier. With a buttered baking dish it seemed to have a good texture contrast between the slightly crisp edge and creamier interior. I find the bake time needs just a bit longer when an egg is added to the recipe, maybe 5 minutes or so. I test doneness by inserting a toothpick(or knife) in the center and making sure it comes out clean… Read more »

Rita
5 years ago

5 stars
I want to thank you for this recipe. I have Crohns and end up with bowel obstructions if I eat corn. This dish was amazing. I used 2 cans of creamed corn instead of regular corn. Then I put it in an electric chopper so the corn was super fine. It was so easy to make and out of this world. I missed eating corn but this will work for me. Thank you!!!!

Christy Kuppler
5 years ago

I made this two different ways. The first one, I stuck to the original. The second one I added 1/2 of a finely diced green (or red) bell pepper and 1 small finely diced onion, and lots of cheese. OMG, I think the bell pepper and onion took it over the top! Got one in the oven now, with the bell pepper, onion, lots of cheese inside and on top, and some finely crushed leftover nacho cheese chips on top. Such a great recipe, with room to be a little creative. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it’s a wonderful… Read more »

Kristin
6 years ago

5 stars
This recipe is a family favorite and we make it every year. We also add the two eggs for a cake like texture. Also, we use the disposable 11×13 pan and cook for around 45 minutes and then top it with cheese and pop it back in for another 10 or so.

So good!!!!

Kaitlynn
1 year ago

4 stars
Its a really good recipe but I feel like no matter how long I end up cooking it, its still gooey and looks/feels undercooked. Maybe its just me? Still really tasty though!

Miriam
1 year ago

Who has tried it in a Crock-Pot??