Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese: Very comforting and a decadent side dish packed with sweet corn combined with cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and diced jalapeños! You’ll absolutely love this, especially if you are a fan of corn casseroles!
Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
Corn lovers will fall head over heels for this Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese! It’s one of the recipes that I carry with me all these years! It’s a regular at our holiday table. Matter of fact, my family loves this so much that we make this multiple times per year! This casserole is a delicious side dish to almost any meal!
The best part is how this is shamelessly easy and quick to make! Also, the ingredients required to make this corn casserole are super simple, you probably already have them in your kitchen!
What You Need To Make This Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese:
- Cream cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
- A bag of frozen sweet corn
- Diced pickled jalapeños (optional)
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Steps To Make Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
Step 1: Melt the cream cheese and butter.
Step 2: Whisk in the milk until you have a smooth and creamy mixture.
Step 3: Add the salt, corn, and jalapenos (optional). Stir well.
Sharp cheddar cheese:
Step 4: Bake in a 2-quart baking dish for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees until golden and bubbly.
That’s it! Your Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese is ready! It’s easy, quick, and oh-so-good!
Try these variations
For a bit more flavor, I tossed on some finely minced, pickled jalapenos. Whenever I am adding jalapenos, I choose the mild variety because they are not even spicy! If you like a little kick, you are welcome to add some diced hot jalapeno instead.
If you do not want to add jalapenos, you can simply stir in 7 ounces of canned diced green chiles. This adds flavor to the corn casserole without too much spice.
Jazz up this corn casserole to your liking. You can leave this plain or add some diced peppers as you see fit.
But you know what’s great? Adding in some crispy, crumbled bacon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this in a crock pot?
A big fat yes! This recipe can easily be modified for a crock pot. For a quick start, melt the butter, cream cheese, and milk in a pot on the stovetop. Transfer the mixture to your crockpot and whisk in the salt, pepper, corn, and jalapeno (optional). Set to cook on low. When ready to serve, scoop the cream cheese corn onto serving plates and sprinkle with cheddar.
How to store
Keep any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
Rich and Creamy Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
Creamy, cheesy corn casserole with cream cheese. This is a staple at our house. We like serving this on holidays. This casserole also makes a perfect side dish to any meal all year round!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
4 tbsp butter
1 (8-oz.) package of cream cheese, cubed and at room temperature
⅓ c. milk
½ tsp salt
1 (18-oz.) bag of frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Diced pickled jalapeños, to taste (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Set the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the cream cheese and butter in a medium pot on low heat. Once melted, whisk in the milk until you have a smooth and creamy mixture. Next, add the salt, corn, and jalapenos (optional). Stir well.
Into an 8 x 8-inch square or 2-quart baking dish, transfer the corn mixture. On top, sprinkle the grated chees.
Place in the preheated oven to bake for about 20 minutes or until the casserole is golden and bubbly.
Once you measure out the frozen corn, an 18 oz bag of frozen corn equals about 4 c. of corn. If needed, you can use two 15-ounce cans of corn (drained) instead which is equivalent to around 4 cups. But for better flavor, I suggest using frozen corn instead of canned.
Once you whisk in the milk to the melted butter and cream cheese, the mixture will be smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 178
- Sugar: 2.6 g
- Sodium: 294.6 mg
- Fat: 15.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.9 g
- Protein: 5.6 g
- Cholesterol: 42.5 mg
Keywords: Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
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