This Jiffy corn casserole recipe might be the easiest casserole you’ll ever make. Moist and tender, it’s no wonder it’s one of my family’s favorite side dishes.
Today, I’m introducing you to my Mama’s Jiffy corn casserole recipe. If you’ve never had cream corn casserole and you have even the smallest inkling of a liking for corn or cornbread, you really should pick up the stuff to make this today! You can serve it as a side dish, a bread, or just close the blinds and eat it all by yourself. Corn casserole is like a moist and soft alternative to Jiffy cornbread. It’s sweet yet savory and has a deliciously creamy and corny taste and flavor.
This easy corn casserole recipe includes an old tried and true corn casserole staple: a Jiffy corn muffin mix. Jiffy mix added a lot to my childhood. They were (and are) incredibly cheap and only required one egg and 1/2 cup of water to make a single-layer cake. My mother was from the old school set who thought every supper had to include a meat and three, plus dessert, so we had a lot of Jiffy cakes! Jiffy mixes ran about 4 for a dollar back in the day and are still very affordable now. They were and are awfully handy to have around for quick desserts and I love that they make a single layer of a cake, which is perfect for a family of four.
Is this a corn casserole or corn pudding?
You can call it whatever you like. It will taste great either way. But I can tell you that corn pudding is more pudding-like and often has sugar added. This corn casserole is more moist and tender versus a custardy thickness of corn puddin’.
- Creamed corn (Check out our creamed corn recipe here)
- Whole kernel corn
- Sour cream
- Jiffy corn muffin mix
- Cheddar cheese (optional)
How to Make Mama’s Jiffy Corn Casserole
And now for my favorite cooking instructions: dump everything in a bowl.
Leave the cheese out until later though.
Neither my recipe nor Mama’s says to drain the whole kernel corn. We pour a little of the water off of it if there is a lot and then just dump it right on in.
Stir the mixture.
Pour the Jiffy corn casserole mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Bake this for about 30 minutes and then top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
Return to oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese melts and the center is firm.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or air fryer. You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.
- Here are some delicious additions to add to your Jiffy corn casserole:
- Crispy crumbled bacon bits
- Minced garlic clove or garlic powder
- A small can of green chiles
- Diced onion, whether that’s white onion, green onion, or freshly chopped chives.
- 1 diced bell pepper or jalapeno pepper
- Substitute the cheddar cheese for a different kind of cheese, like Pepper Jack cheese or parmesan cheese.
What do you serve with corn casserole?
Corn casserole is one of my favorite Southern side dishes and is the to pair with some turkey breast for Thanksgiving or roast chicken year-round. It also tastes great with chili to soak up all those delicious juices. I love warming leftovers in a skillet and adding a fried egg on top for a different kind of breakfast dish too.
Can I make my corn casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this corn casserole recipe up to 48 hours in advance. You can either prepare the casserole up until baking and place the wrapped casserole dish in the fridge for up to 2 days. Place it on the counter for 30 minutes before cooking as instructed. Alternatively, cook the casserole and simply reheat leftovers in the microwave or air fryer before serving. Leftovers last up to 5 days in the fridge.
You may also enjoy these recipes:
- 1 can cream-style corn 15-ounce
- 1 can whole kernel corn 11-ounce
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix can use other muffin mix
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream corn, whole kernel corn, eggs, sour cream, muffin mix, and butter. Pour into the prepared dish.1 can cream-style corn, 1 can whole kernel corn, 2 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1/2 cup butter
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Return to the oven for 15 minutes or until the center is firm.1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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~Submitted by Southern Plate Reader, Micha.