Baked corn casserole is a family favorite at our house for the holidays and beyond! Sweet corn baked into a hearty casserole is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a family dinner!
A Favorite Family Recipe
Every family has their food must haves for the holidays. For Thanksgiving, it’s mashed potatoes. For Christmas, it’s my grandmother’s butter cookies. And for New Year’s Eve, we make a bunch of finger foods like this taco cheese ball and these chicken meatballs.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without my grandmother’s sticky buns for breakfast on Christmas morning, Santa leaving presents in wooden train cars made by my grandfather instead of stockings, and this baked corn.
In fact, we love this baked corn casserole so much that its been getting dished up at every family dinner for as long as I can remember.
It’s that good.
Baked Creamy Corn
I’m not sure how to describe this recipe other than a mix between creamy creamed corn and a corn casserole but the flavor is insane and everyone loves it. Even our picky eater has at least two helpings of this whenever the entire family gets together for dinner.
Whenever we have a big family dinner then, naturally, we have to serve this baked corn casserole, too. It just wouldn’t be family dinner in our house without it.
And while we do serve this pretty much whenever we’re all in the same house it’s definitely a holiday must-have.
Can you make baked corn casserole in the slow cooker?
I tried making it in the crockpot one year and it just. Just no. It lost that crunchy crust and didn’t hold together like it does when you bake it so it was running all over the place.
No one was a big fan. The flavors were there but the texture was all wrong and we just couldn’t wrap our minds around it. I guess we’re particular that way.
So while you technically CAN make this in the slow cooker I definitely recommend making space in your oven. The texture and consistency will be so much better!
Can you make this baked corn casserole without eggs?
I’ve gotten quite a few questions asking me if you can make this without eggs and my answer is…I have no idea!
You need the eggs in this recipe to bind everything together but if you have an egg allergy you might be able to try using a flaxseed egg as a substitute instead. That should provide the binding agent that you need without altering the flavor or texture.
And if you do try substituting with flax seed eggs please come back and let us know how it worked!
Can you make it with Jiffy mix or cornbread mix?
Yes, you can. My recipe is made entirely from scratch, with flour, sugar, butter, milk, and eggs. This recipe is how my grandmother made it and our family adores the smooth texture of the casserole. Jiffy mix has a rougher texture – cornbread is gritty like that. Some people make a similar dish and call it “corny cornbread” or “corn pudding casserole” or “corn bake.”
If you want to save a little time, use a box of Jiffy mix instead. The Jiffy website has a recipe that you can follow – it has sour cream in it and no added sugar. So the flavor will be more savory than sweet.
So if you need a new side dish for a family dinner this year then try my grandmother’s baked corn casserole and you won’t be disappointed!
Need more holiday side dish recipe ideas? Here are some of my favorites:
Ok so these aren’t technically what you’d normally see on a holiday table but they are a fantastic leftover recipe!
So if you made too many mashed potatoes this year and you can’t eat one more spoonful then I highly recommend you give this recipe a go. It does involve a little bit of frying but frying makes everything better. AmIright?
All the mac and cheese!! My PA Dutch family looks down their nose at mac and cheese on a holiday table but I love the stuff. My southern roots shine here.
And this simple, creamy mac and cheese mimics my favorite mac ever. It comes in a little red box from the freezer aisle, it’s creamy and cheesy and I don’t care how many preservatives it has. Same goes for this recipe. It’s not the healthiest thing you’ll ever put in your mouth but it’s the best stovetop mac and cheese I’ve ever had.
Enjoy and happy holidays!
Baked Corn Casserole
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 can corn, drained
- 3 Tbs flour
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbs butter, cut into 20 equal pieces
- In a medium sized bowl beat eggs then add sugar and flour and mix well.
- Stir in creamed corn and drained corn then carefully mix in milk until well blended.
- Pour into a buttered 2 qt casserole dish and dot top with cut butter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes or until casserole is set.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Saturday 19th of November 2022
ok, novice question. with all the liquidity of the milk, creamed corn, eggs, melting butter pats on top how does this not result in a watery/runny casserole? it doesn't seem like 3T of flour is enough to thicken things up.
is the final consistency suppose to be custard-like ?
Wednesday 23rd of November 2022
The eggs also act as a thickener here. I wouldn't quite describe it as a custard but we've been making this recipe for decades and it always sets up when measured and baked properly :)
Tuesday 8th of November 2022
I love your recipe! It is now a family favorite, thank you!! I am serving 10 adults for Thanksgiving and would like to double or even triple the recipe. Can I do that in one pan? What is your suggestion? Thank you in advance for your advice!
Friday 11th of November 2022
I have successfully doubled this recipe before but never tripled it. We double it all in one baking dish and then just check it regularly to make sure it's set and cooked properly :) Enjoy!
Thursday 15th of September 2022
can I use hominy instead of corn
Friday 16th of September 2022
I'm not sure. I've never used hominy in this recipe. If it has cooking times similar to corn, you might be able to substitute it with good results.
Friday 17th of December 2021
I made your Baked Corn Casserole for Thanksgiving and they loved it. I need to double the recipe for Christmas. What size baking dish do I need to double the recipe. Or do you recommend I make to singles. If so can I put them in the oven at the same time?
Friday 17th of December 2021
Our family always makes two separate recipes if we're going to double it. It has a tendency to not set up properly if you try and double it and bake it all in one dish. You should be able to bake them both at the same time though!
Sunday 14th of November 2021
I'm glad I found this recipe for my sister. She had it but lost it long ago, and requested it for Thanksgiving. Any idea what I can do if I don't have access to creamed corn? I moved to Mexico after I retired and I've never seen cans of creamed corn here.
Friday 19th of November 2021
You can make your own creamed corn with a can of regular corn. Drain and rinse the corn well then cook it over a medium heat with 1-2 Tbs of butter. Add in about 1/4 cup of milk and heat until bubbly. Make a slurry using 1 Tbs cornstarch with 1 Tbs water, add to the pan and cook until slightly thickened. Let cool before adding to the recipe so you don't scramble the eggs. I haven't had to use this substitute in several years though so use your best judgement, the creamed corn acts as a thickener when it bakes.