Southern Style 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole – Tender golden brown 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is the perfect easy side dish. You are going to love this classic southern comfort food, it’s always the first to go at potlucks!
Southern Style 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole
Corn casserole is one of my favorite Thanksgiving sides. It’s also one of my go-to potluck recipes. It’s a tender, buttery mix of corn and cornbread mix. It only takes minutes to prep and everybody goes crazy over it. If you bring this to a dinner or potluck, you may want to print out a few copies of the recipe, I always have somebody ask for it! Several years ago I added this to our Thanksgiving menu, and it is the easiest dish to throw together. I also serve this at Christmas and Easter because I love how it pairs with ham.
This corn casserole recipe is adapted from Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole. I love Paula Deen’s recipe and over the years have changed it up just a little. I like it in a deeper baking dish and without the cheese on top. I love cheese, but with this dish, I prefer to leave it off. I think it’s easier to serve and reheat this way.
How to Make Corn Casserole
- Start by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. This is seriously going to take you less than five minutes.
- Transfer the ingredients to a baking dish and bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Mine took a little over an hour because I was using a heavier baking dish.
- If you are using a glass dish or a metal pan, it will cook a bit quicker.
- The top should be a light golden brown and spring back lightly when touched.
Can I make this Corn Casserole ahead?
Yes! If you are prepping for a holiday, this is one of the easiest sides to make ahead. You can mix up the ingredients and refrigerate to bake later. Keep the batter tightly covered and bring to room temperature before baking.
You can also bake ahead to save time and oven space on big holidays. This corn casserole is incredibly moist, so it reheats so well in the microwave. I always make this the night before Thanksgiving and reheat in the microwave right before serving.
- What to serve with Paula Deen Corn Casserole:
- Baked Ham Recipe with Pineapple Glaze
- Garlic Herb Butter Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
- Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Slow Cooker Stuffing
- Southern Style Banana Pudding
- 1 15.25 oz can of whole kernel sweet corn drained
- 1 14.75 oz can of cream style sweet corn
- 1 8.5 oz box of Jiffy corn muffin mix
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 2 or 2.25 quart casserole dish with non stick cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix just until combined. Don't forget to drain the whole kernel corn!
Transfer to casserole dish and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until top is a light golden brown.
You can also bake this corn casserole in a 9x13 baking dish. I use a 9x13 pan for serving a bigger crowd. It's technically the same amount, but people tend to take smaller scoops from the bigger dish so it will serve more.
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This looks delicious, but for those of us who are not in America and cant get “Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix”, very dissapointing 8-(
Oh no! Do you have access to Amazon? Could you order it from there?
good idea, but by the time I would pay for the mix, plust P&P, plus wait for it to get to Europe, it sort of makes the effort for a veggie side (albeit one that looks so yum) a bit too much 8-} Enjoy reading (and drooling) your recipes though!
I’ve been making my own mix since my local stores have started charging $1 or more for Jiffy mix. You should try this recipe using your own dry mix. This is the recipe I have used with success.
Excellent replay Sara I make my own Jiffy mix to avoid folic acid.
You might just try making your own cornbread mix and substituting it. There are lots of recipes out there for cornbread muffins, you might just have to experiment with your liquids, since a cornbread recipe would include them but the mix obviously would not. It’s too bad that this would not be as easy of a side for you, but who knows, yours might even turn out better!
Use any brand just make sure it’s muffin mix because that is what gives it the hit of sweet…..If you make your own cornbread mix add a little sugar….
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
I’m not sure I’ve ever had corn casserole, but it looks great.
I make this for all the holidays at our house. I add a small can of diced jalepeno peppers and put shredded cheese on top of mine….big hit wit everyone!
If you double this recipe, does it need to be cooked in two separate casseroles or can you combine them and cook it twice as long?
I haven’t tried doubling it one one pan. Let me know if you do!
Recipe doubles nicely. Bake in 9 X13 pan or size appropriate. Baking temp is the same but may need to increase baking time to 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1hour and 30 minutes. Don’t over bake. Sides will soft. Test with a toothpick in the center. Should not come out gooey but with a little moist crumb. Not as if you were testing a cake. Hope this helps.
I’ve seen some receipes with and without eggs. Which ones are better? I’m trying this for thanksgiving.
I’ve never tried one with egg, and I think this recipe is great:0)
I want to make this for Thanksgiving this year and I am trying to prep some things ahead of time. Do you think if I made it Tuesday and reheated it Thursday it would be okay? Also, do you think I could get away with reheating in the microwave to save precious oven space?
I think you can! The texture would be best straight from the oven, but reheating will work in a pinch!
No joke, this is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. Love this corn casserole.
This is the perfect way to use up fresh summer corn! It’s so delicious!
This is the best comfort food ever! I love how easy this recipe is!
Served this with chili and it was awesome!! Thanks for the recipe!
Perfect side dish for our Sunday Family dinner.
Serving with chili on Halloween night. This is an amazing side with the perfect texture and flavors.
Why is corn casserole soooooooo good?? This is one of the best recipes for it that I’ve tried. REALLY looking forward to Thanksgiving JUST for this!
Such a perfect comfort side dish for the holidays! Yum!
This casserole is pure comfort food! I love it!
Great corn casserole recipe! The best comfort food for fall time!
Daughter made this for a luncheon, and was a hit, a guy she works with loved it. He took home the spoonful of leftovers, now his son will only eat corn this way and crockpot corn which was another way she fixed corn. He told daughter she has a lot to answer for!!!!!!
This corn casserole was perfect, fluffy inside but I gotta tell you the corners stole my heart with the crunchy bits. I served this with chili for dinner it made the perfect side.
Absolutely fantastic and so easy to make!
A favorite with all our holiday meals! I also love these with soups & chili. It makes the perfect compliment & so very easy to make!
This looks like something I would love! Can’t wait to try it.
Made this on Thanksgiving,This will be a staple in our home, everyone loved it and requested the recipe and made it for Christmas!