Cheesy Sweet Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix is a quick and easy side dish. The sweet, custardy, and creamy corn casserole recipe is made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. Baked it in the oven or prepare it as a crockpot corn casserole. This recipe is a popular holiday classic that can be enjoyed year round!
When it comes to comfort food, there are a lot of incredible side dishes out there. Deciding on one can be tough. But if you're already a cheese and corn fan, the choice becomes clear. Easy, cheesy sweet corn casserole is perfect as a side to a great meal, and there's a good chance you have already had some version of this southern classic at a potluck or holiday meal!
For the perfect combination of moist, cakey, sweet, and creamy you can really only make one thing and that's Jiffy corn casserole.
You may know sweet corn casserole as corn pudding or spoon bread. All of these are common and interchangeable terms for the Jiffy corn casserole we are all so familiar with. This cheesy corn casserole recipe falls somewhere in between corn pudding and cornbread.
Corn casserole with Jiffy cornbread mix is a bit breadier and more substantive, making it a very appealing side dish, especially as a sweet accompaniment to a savory turkey meal.
And if you're looking forward to crockpot corn casserole for Thanksgiving don't forget to try this delicious and Easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Jiffy Corn Casserole is so easy to make!
- It is a tried and true classic recipe that most everyone loves.
- The recipe requires only a few ingredients.
- There are many ways to change this recipe up.
- Aside for one cup of shredded Cheddar that is reserved for the topping, this a dump all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix kind of recipe.
- This is a corn side dish recipe that you can make ahead.
Ingredients in Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix
All you need is a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and a few other ingredients to make this delicious corn casserole. It is always great to have a few easy side dishes in your recipe repertoire.
- Creamed Corn: Gives the casserole such wonderful creaminess.
- Kernel Corn: This adds important texture to the dish (fresh, canned or frozen corn that is defrosted can be used.
- Sour Cream: Adds a little bit of tanginess and helps with the creaminess of the casserole.
- Eggs: Acts as a binder.
- Melted Butter: Helps create a light and tender texture.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar melts well and is a great choice for casseroles.
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix: An essential ingredient for this recipe.
- Salt and Pepper
How to Make Sweet Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix
Here are step-by-step photos and instructions for making this cheesy corn casserole. For the complete instructions, check the recipe card further down on the page.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add all of the ingredients and cheese, if using, to a medium sized bowl.
3. Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
4. Pour the corn casserole mixture into a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
5. Top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese and bake an additional five minutes or until the cheese is melted.
6. You can tell that your corn casserole is done when it's lightly brown on top and the center is set—but still soft. It should come out free of batter when toothpick is inserted into center and it should no longer jiggle.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this creamy corn casserole made with Jiffy mix.
- Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Greek yogurt has a similar texture, consistency, and taste to sour cream making it a great substitution.
- Buttermilk instead of sour cream. This substitution will result in the recipe being more of a cornbread than a casserole, but you certainly can replace the sour cream with 1 cup of buttermilk.
Want to personalize this Jiffy corn casserole? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Cheeses: One of the best and quickest ways to make any dish better is to add cheese to it. This recipe already calls for Cheddar cheese, but you can certainly stir in some additional cheese or use a cheese blend. Monterey jack, Pepper Jack, Fontina, and Smoked Gouda cheeses would all be good options.
- Herbs: You can enhance the flavor of a sweet, creamy corn casserole simply by adding an herb to the mix. Rosemary is a very good choice with a distinct flavor and aroma that immediately elevates a side dish or casserole. Chopped parsley or thyme would be great.
- Make it Tex-Mex: Spice it up with green Chiles, cilantro, jalapenos, chili powder, a little taco seasoning, chipotle salsa, etc. Use Cotija cheese or a Mexican cheese blend to top it all off.
- Make it sweeter: If you prefer your corn a little sweeter, add about 2 teaspoons of sugar to the wet mixture.
If you love recipes like this, you may also like Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Casserole.
- 13 x 9 inch baking dish or casserole dish
- Refrigerator: Let it cool and then cover in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, including the day you made it.
- Freezer: Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to two months.
- Reheat: Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating, preferably overnight. Allow casserole come to room temperature on your counter for about one hour before starting to reheat. Preheat the oven to 300 and bake for 10-15 minutes. Check regularly that the casserole is heated through to avoid overcooking. Unfortunately 15 minutes may not be enough time.
- Grate your own cheese. Pre-shredded cheese contains anti-clumping agents that do have an effect on how the cheese melts while cooking. Freshly grated cheese is always best for melting.
- Use room temperature ingredients. Bring the eggs and sour cream to room temperature before stirring into the other ingredients. This will help everything combine more easily.
- Be careful to not overmix. This will keep your casserole stays fluffy and tender.
Do you have questions about this corn casserole recipe? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this creamy corn casserole made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.
Yes, the eggs help the casserole bake up moist and tender. It is best to combine the eggs and other wet ingredients first, before adding the dry ingredients to the bowl.
Simply prepare your slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the casserole mixture, and cook on high for 2 ½ hours or low for 4 hours. All slow cookers work differently, so keep a close eye on your casserole to make sure you end up with the best possible result.
You can tell that corn casserole is done when it is lightly brown on top but the center is set, but still soft. You do want it to be moist in the middle, almost pudding-like in texture.
Though I have not tried this recipe myself, I did find this online. Combine 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour, 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal. 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter. Be sure to use this additional oil and butter, in addition to what is already called for in the recipe. There is added fat in the Jiffy Mix that you will need to make up for, when replacing Jiffy mix with this homemade version.
Here is the full Jiffy Mix copycat recipe online.
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Creamy Sweet Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine. Add all of the ingredients, including 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.
- Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
- Pour the corn casserole mixture into a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
- You can tell that your corn casserole is done when it's lightly brown on top and the center is set -- but still soft.
- Top with the remaining ½ cup cheese of shredded cheddar cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Serve warm and enjoy every bite.