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Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

This easy corn casserole recipe from Paula Deen requires a box of Jiffy mix and 5 other simple ingredients! Make it up to two days ahead of time before baking in the oven or the Crock Pot!

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Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

It doesn’t get much easier than this dump and go recipe from Paula Deen. This side dish is perfect for the holidays and goes with SO many of my favorite dinner recipes.

Ingredients

See recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities and full instructions.

  • Creamed Corn
  • Whole Kernel Sweet Corn– Don’t forget to drain it!
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese– Buy a block and shred it yourself. It’s creamier and has better flavor.

How to Make it

This Corn Casserole recipe can be made in the oven or in the Crock Pot:

Oven Method:

Combine all of the ingredients except for the cheese.

A mixing bowl before and after mixing ingredients for corn casserole

Place in a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish or a 10-inch cast iron skillet.

Bake uncovered at 350°F for 45 minutes.

A cast iron skillet with corn casserole before and after baking.

Top with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is golden.

Let stand for 5 minutes prior to serving.

A corn casserole topped with cheese before baking, and a spoon scooping some out after baking.

**An alternative method is to top the unbaked casserole with cheese right away, and bake it (covered), for 55-60 minutes. Paula’s method is as described above, but I have done it both ways with equal success.

Crock Pot Method

  • Combine all ingredients except for the cheddar cheese. Be sure to drain the whole kernel corn first. Add it to a lightly greased Crock Pot.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4.
  • Add the shredded cheddar during the last 20 minutes of cooking.
  • Ensure the center is firm and set prior to serving.

Make-Ahead Method

This is an easy recipe to make up to 2 days ahead of time. Here’s how:

Method 1: Assemble and Refrigerate 

  • Combine all ingredients except for the cheese and place in casserole dish. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking, then bake as outlined

Method 2: Bake and Reheat

  • Bake covered at 350° for 50 minutes, let it cool, and refrigerate. Add the shredded cheese, cover it, and bake it at 300° for 10 minutes to warm it up. Bake again, uncovered at 350° for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Adding Sugar

-If you prefer a sweeter corn casserole, you can add up to 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar to the mix, although the cornbread mix does have some sweetness to it already.

Storing Leftovers

-Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

-You can freeze this for up to three months, but it tastes best when eaten fresh.

What To Serve With Corn Casserole

 

A plate full of corn casserole with a fork.

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Paula Deen's Corn Casserole

4.97 from 92 ratings
This easy corn casserole recipe from Paula Deen requires a box of Jiffy mix and 5 other simple ingredients! Make it up to two days ahead of time before baking in the oven!

Ingredients

  • 14.75 oz. creamed corn
  • 15.25 oz. whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 8.5 oz. Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

Oven

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the cheddar cheese. Be sure to drain the whole kernel corn.
  • Pour into a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish or 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. 
  • Top with shredded cheddar. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the top begins to brown.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Crock Pot

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the cheddar cheese. Be sure to drain the whole kernel corn first. Add it to a lightly greased Crock Pot.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4.
  • Add the shredded cheddar during the last 20 minutes of cooking.
  • Ensure the center is firm and set prior to serving.

Notes

Note: The Jiffy mix is not prepared and then added, just the contents of the box itself is added to the mixing bowl.

Make-Ahead Method:

Method 1: Assemble and Refrigerate 
  • Combine all ingredients except for the cheese and place in casserole dish. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking, then bake as outlined
Method 2: Bake and Reheat
  • Bake covered at 350° for 50 minutes, let it cool, and refrigerate. Add the shredded cheese, cover it, and bake it at 300° for 10 minutes to warm it up. Bake again, uncovered at 350° for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve.

**An alternative method is to top the unbaked casserole with cheese right away, and bake it (covered), for 55-60 minutes. Paula's method is as described above, but I have done both ways with equal success.


Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 772mg, Potassium: 291mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 520IU, Vitamin C: 4.8mg, Calcium: 201mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Recipe Source: PaulaDeen

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369 comments on “Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole”

  1. When adding the cheese in crockpot, do you just put it on top or do you stir it in?

  2. Hi, has anyone doubled this recipe?

    • I am wondering the same thing, Donna-Jean. Did you try doubling the recipe? If so, how was it?

      • You can double it, I would increase the baking time by 10 minutes and check to see if the middle is firm and set. If not, check every 5 minutes after that. Or you can use 2 (9 x 13-inch) baking dishes and keep the cooking time the same.

  3. This is a show stopper!  Everyone absolutely loves this!

  4. This recipe is one of my favorites, so delicious! I make it every holiday dinner and there’s never any leftovers! 

  5. Very good. 

  6. I made this recipe but added 2 pickled jalapeños diced small and about 8 pieces of cooked bacon crumbled and it was a hit at Thanksgiving

  7. Love this especially in the crockpot

  8. I made this recipe for my Christmas work party. The theme was smoked bbq. It was outstanding and people were looking for more. Should have made two. Easy and delicious!!

  9. Have you ever included an egg to this recipe?  Many corn casseroles add eggs! 

    Thanks

  10. Not sure what I was thinking but added 8oz cream cheese instead of sour cream. I did make ahead and baking tomorrow. Do I need to mix in anything else like egg or milk. I could dump back in mixing bowl and add ingredients if need be. 

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