How To Make Corn Casserole For The Holidays

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It isn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas if your roasted turkey or chicken is not accompanied by a side dish that is deep-rooted in nostalgia. Childhood memories are the secret ingredient that makes holiday meals even more special – one that no seasonal flavoring can match. For most, that side dish is the delicious corn casserole – an earthy side dish with a homely feel which adds to the festive warmth on the winter days.

How to Make Corn Casserole?

To some, corn casserole might be the same thing as corn pudding or scalloped corn. Others might have a whole different recipe for a pudding, or they might be making slight adjustments to their corn casserole to call it a pudding, maybe make it a bit sweeter or creamier. No judgments here! Whichever way you make it and whatever it is being called in your house, this corn dish is the right amount shy of cornbread. It is gritty yet gooey, and so yummy!

Close up shot of casserole dish with of unbaked creamy cheese corn casserole kept on a wooden table, next to bowls of cheese and asparagus

Corn Casserole

Corn casserole is a hard-to-miss accompaniment during the holidays. The most humble ingredients come together to make an easy-to-bake holiday side-dish which is golden on the outside and full of warmth on the inside. Here's how you can bake your own!
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Course: Side Dish, Holiday Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn, corn casserole
Appliance: oven, Baking Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Prachee

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, canned corn, and creamed corn. Instead of the canned corn, you can also use fresh kernels shaved off the cob. Mix these ingredients together.
  • To this bowl, add the eggs & butter, and sugar & salt as required. Mix these ingredients well to ensure uniformity.
  • Add sour cream and mix it lightly.
  • Grease your baking dish or casserole dish with a layer of butter or spray with cooking spray.
  • Transfer the mixture in the bowl to the greased dish. Make sure that the dish is only half or three-fourths full.
  • Bake this in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Ensure that the top is golden brown and the center is not too solidified, but a little gooey.
  • Garnish with chives, parsley, green onions, cilantro, or any toppings of your choice. You can also top it with a dollop of sour cream.
    A flatlay pic of tasty casserole with corn in a baking dish

Notes

Corn casserole can be prepared a day ahead. It can also be made in your slow cooker if you are looking to save oven space. While it is an apt accompaniment to your holiday mains, we wouldn't mind a scoop before the table is set!

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Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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