Get ready for the perfect side dish. This Corn Casserole Recipe with Cream Cheese is made with simple ingredients and is perfect for adding to your holiday spread. Fair warning - this cheesy corn recipe is addictive.
This really is the best corn casserole. With minimal prep time and maximum flavor, it's an easy side dish that the whole family can enjoy. Grab your favorite casserole dish, and get ready to steal the show on the holiday table. This comforting side dish is a great addition to any family gathering, party, holiday, or simple weeknight meal.
If you're looking for the ultimate comfort food, be sure to add this easy cheesy corn casserole to the list. All you need is a little bit of oven space and a baking time of less than an hour to create this classic side dish. Start planning now to add it to Christmas dinner.
If you're a fan of simple corn recipes, be sure to check out my Cornbread Casserole. It's very similar in flavor but with a few different steps.
Creamed corn - This is a great way to give the casserole a creamy texture so that it doesn't dry out.
Whole kernel corn - I like to use sweet corn so that each bite has a pop of sweet flavoring.
Cream cheese - This adds richness to the casserole and makes it moist and delicious.
Sour cream - Another great addition to keeping the casserole moist.
Milk - Helps to thin out the casserole and give a creaminess.
Egg - A great binding agent for holding all the ingredients together.
Chopped onion - For flavor. Just a bit of onion is enough.
Salt - For flavor. Salt naturally enhances other flavors.
How To Make This Corn Casserole Recipe
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth. It will look wet but the egg helps it set.
Step Three: Pour the casserole mixture into a 9X13 baking dish.
Step Four: Place the casserole into the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
Add cheddar cheese - You can easily add cheese to this great side dish or save some shredded cheese to put on top as a topping.
Use fresh corn - The great thing about this creamy corn casserole is that you can use fresh or frozen corn. Just be sure that you drain any excess water off the corn kernels before mixing with the cream cheese mixture.
Add a cornbread mix - You can quickly take this easy corn casserole recipe to a whole new level by adding a cornbread mix to the bowl and baking it. It makes the casserole more like a cornbread. It won't be gluten-free any longer unless you add a gluten-free mix.
Spicy - For a spicy corn pudding add a can of drained green chiles. Or add meat and make a Mexican Cornbread Casserole Recipe.
What foods pair well with this cream cheese corn casserole recipe?
Anything that you serve for Thanksgiving dinner or holiday meals always pairs great. You can pair this with pork chops or have it as an option with green bean casserole as well. The cream-style corn is a crowd pleaser and is simple to serve in individual portions.
Pairing it with ham or turkey is probably one of the most popular main dish options!
What other ingredients pair well with corn recipes like this?
Honestly, you can add so many other flavors to this dish. You can add green chilies for a bit of flavor and heat, or even add diced onion for some crunch. Adding some bacon bits is a fast and easy way to add flavors as well.
If you want to turn this into a main dish, added leftover shredded chicken would be a really great pairing, too.
How do I store leftover corn casserole?
If you find that you have leftovers of this addition to a holiday meal, all you have to do with this sweet corn casserole is let it cool down to room temperature, cover it, and keep it stored in the fridge.
You can put it into an airtight container with a lid or cover it with plastic wrap. Your choice. When it's time to eat, just reheat the cream corn casserole, and it'll be like a whole new side dish. For the best results, eat within 1-2 days of storing it.
Can I freeze this for later?
This simple casserole recipe is best served fresh. One of the reasons that it's not a good idea to freeze it is because it has cream cheese and sour cream in it. While they might thaw just fine, there is a high possibility that they will freeze and have a different texture once they unthaw.
If you can't eat it all during the time frame that it is fresh and baked, store it in the fridge and enjoy it as leftovers over the next few days.
- 15 oz creamed corn (1 can)
- 15 oz whole kernel corn (1 can)
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Stir together all the ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and no longer jiggly.