This 5 Ingredient Jiffy Corn Casserole is a classic side dish made with a few ingredients and 5 minutes of work. Bring this easy corn casserole to any dinner, potluck, or holiday meal, and everyone will ask for the recipe.
Why Make This
Let's be real. Holidays are really all about the side dishes and desserts. Am I right? I feel like I just go through the motions by making some type of meat.
I usually just take a tiny sliver of turkey or ham and then fill the rest of my plate with stuffing muffins, classic green bean casserole, easy sweet potato casserole, and lots of this easy Jiffy corn casserole!
This 5 ingredient corn casserole is one of those side dishes that I just can't get enough of. It is always a crowd favorite at picnics, potlucks, and holiday dinners.
We love making and serving this easy corn casserole with pulled pork, shrimp burgers, or homemade chicken tenders. And it is always on our holiday dinner table!!
If you are looking for cornbread, try my skillet cornbread.
What is the difference in corn casserole and corn pudding?
These two side dishes are essentially the same thing. The difference comes from adding different ingredients or using a different combination of ingredients.
- Corn Casserole is a creamy version of cornbread. It will usually hold the shape when cut or scooped.
- Corn Pudding is much more moist, and has a looser more custard-like texture. It generally falls apart when scooped.
Whether you call it sweet corn casserole or easy corn pudding, it is a classic side dish that always gets rave reviews.
You will only need 5 ingredients to make this creamy corn casserole. It's easy to mix up and tastes amazing.
- Whole Kernel Corn - Canned corn is the traditional ingredient because it is affordable. Drain the canned sweet corn before adding it to the mixture. You can also use fresh or frozen corn.
- Cream Style Corn - This creamy canned corn will add the moist and creamy texture to the corn casserole. Do not drain this corn!
- Corn Muffin Mix - I use a box of dry Jiffy corn muffin mix because that is our favorite.
- Sour Cream - The tangy flavor balances out the sweet flavor from the corn and adds moisture. Full, light, or fat-free will work.
- Butter - Adds a rich and buttery flavor to the side dish. I use unsalted butter, but you can also use salted butter.
BRUCREW TIP: Jiffy also has a honey corn muffin mix and a yellow cake mix that you can use in place of the regular Jiffy mix. Either of those will make it more of a sweet corn casserole.
How to Make
- Butter an 8x8 or 9x9 casserole dish.
- Stir everything together gently.
- Pour into buttered dish and bake until set.
BRUCREW TIP: Save time by mixing everything together in the baking dish.
- Sugar - Add 2-4 Tablespoons sugar to make it a sweet corn casserole.
- Cheese - Stir in 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese before baking. Add ½ cup of shredded cheese to the top for a cheesy corn casserole.
- Green Chiles - Add some spice by stirring in a can of drained green chiles before baking.
- Eggs - Mix in 1-2 eggs, so the easy corn casserole bakes up firmer.
- Bacon - Cook or fry bacon ahead of time and stir 1 cup crumbled bacon into the batter.
Can you make a sweet corn casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can mix up the corn mixture and spread it in the pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake it, remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Be sure to take off the plastic wrap before baking.
Can easy corn casserole be made in a crock pot?
It sure can. Just spoon the corn mixture into a buttered crock pot. Using a crock pot can save on oven space during the holiday season.
Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 ½ hours. Make sure to watch the casserole as all slow cookers are cook differently.
How do you serve this Jiffy Corn Casserole recipe?
It's totally a preference on whether to serve it as scoops or squares. When the corn casserole is hot, it is easier to serve it with a spoon. When the corn casserole cools slightly, you can cut it into squares to evenly portion the dish out.
Do you need eggs in this corn casserole?
No. This particular corn casserole recipe is egg free.
Baking for a crowd?
Make a double batch of the 5 ingredient corn casserole and bake it in a 9x13 pan. You may need to add a few extra minutes for baking.
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I made this as one of my Thanksgiving Day sides. My husband and our guest really liked it and I plan to make it again. I added a finely chopped hot green pepper and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. We left it slightly spoonable, rather than sliceable, and I called I called it corn pudding, Thank you Jocelyn. I loved that I could make it ahead of time and then pop it into the oven an hour before dinner.
Thank you Jocelyn.
I did not want to mess up this recipe thats why I had to ask. This really looks good. Thank you quick reply.....
Do you mix the cornbread mix as directed on the box then add the corn, butter, sour cream after mixing cornbread mix.
No, you are just using the dry corn bread mix along with the other ingredients in the recipe. I hope that helps and you enjoy the casserole.
I have a HUGE box of the Jiffy Mix. Will a CUP be equal to the 8oz? Love your recipes!
Unfortunately that isn't the same because the Jiffy mix doesn't have the cornmeal in it. You could use 2/3 cup of the baking mix and add 1/2 cup cornmeal to that, so the casserole has the same taste and consistency. But if you have to buy cornmeal to do that, you might as well just buy the .50 box of corn muffin mix instead. I hope that helps and that you enjoy this recipe. It's one of my favorites!
It is the Corn Muffin Mix. Sorry ? I didn't make that clear.
Ok, gotcha. So I just looked on the back of the 8 ounce box of corn muffin mix, and it has 1 1/2 cups in it. I hope that helps and you enjoy the casserole.