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This corn casserole without sour cream has all the creamy, buttery, golden-brown goodness you crave. This scrumptious Southern classic is comfort food at its finest!

easy corn casserole on a spoon

Casseroles are a Southern staple, and for good reason. Hearty casseroles like this easy sweet corn casserole are a breeze to prepare and substantial enough to feed the whole family.

This versatile and easy casserole is a beautiful choice for your next family get-together and simple enough to quickly whip up on a weeknight. 

And since this recipe is so simple, it’s also a great one to get the kids involved.  It’s never too early to encourage aspiring chefs!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post: 

  • A complete list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions for making this easy corn casserole. 
  • A few expert tips to get your casserole perfect every time.
  • Serving suggestions and recipe ideas to serve alongside corn casserole without creamed corn.

This rich homestyle masterpiece is so delicious, that you’ll hardly believe how easy it is to prepare. Gather your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

ingredients to make sweet corn casserole

How to Make Corn Casserole

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8×8 casserole dish. 

STEP TWO: Melt the butter and cream cheese in a skillet and stir until combined. 

combining ingredients for corn casserole

STEP THREE: Combine the Jiffy corn mix, eggs, corn, cheese (I used cheddar), and milk in a separate bowl. Add the melted cream cheese and butter mixture, then stir to incorporate.

STEP FOUR: Transfer the mixture to your prepared baking dish. 

sweet corn casserole in a dish before being baked

STEP FIVE: Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until set. 

freshly baked corn casserole without sour cream

What to Serve With Sweet Corn Casserole

One of the many fantastic things about this corn casserole without sour cream recipe is its versatility.

It makes a knock-out Thanksgiving side dish and also pairs perfectly with just about anything.

Bring a batch of this comforting dish to your next family potluck, or serve it alongside your favorite weeknight entree. Try some of these recipes to get you started:

Is Corn Casserole the Same as Corn Pudding?

Corn pudding and corn casserole are similar, but not exactly the same.

Corn pudding is a traditional staple dish in the Southeastern United States and is believed to have originated with the Indigenous peoples of the region. 

It is typically a much simpler dish, composed of stewed corn, water, and some combination of thickening and texturizing agent.

Corn pudding does not usually contain added butter, sugar, or other ingredients like this delicious sweet corn casserole. 

Corn souffle is another close cousin of these two dishes and is essentially a corn casserole without sugar. This is a great choice if you want a rich casserole on the more savory side.

All of these traditional dishes are fantastic, but I must admit that this dish is my absolute favorite corn dish of all time. You’ll see what I mean once you try it!

corn casserole on a plate

Why is My Corn Casserole Runny?

First, be sure that your casserole has sufficient time to cook. You want a golden brown top and no jiggling in the center. 

A runny casserole may also result from too much moisture, usually from the corn. Since this is a recipe for corn casserole without creamed corn, there is already less moisture.

Even so, be sure to drain the whole kernel corn thoroughly.

How Do I Know If My Corn Casserole is Done?

The center of your casserole should be firm, and the top should be a light golden brown.

Once the heat is off, I like to leave it in the oven (with the door open) for an additional 5-7 minutes before serving. 

overhead view of corn casserole

Can I Double this Easy Corn Casserole Recipe?

Yes, you can! This is a recipe that I often double, especially if I am bringing my casserole to a large holiday gathering. Everyone loves it so much, it disappears so fast!

If you want to make a double batch, double the ingredients and upgrade to a 9×13 inch pan.

Start by adding an additional 10 minutes to your cooking time, adding more as needed to achieve a golden brown top.

Can I Freeze Corn Casserole?

If you don’t gobble up this casserole immediately, leftovers are wonderful in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. 

In the event of lots of leftovers, it can last up to 3 months in the freezer. Once you are ready for your leftovers, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating and enjoying.  

casserole dish with sweet corn casserole

Other Easy Casserole Recipes You’ll Love:

Yield: 8

Corn Casserole Without Sour Cream

casserole dish with sweet corn casserole

Corn casserole is a savory and sweet side dish, perfect for all occasions. It's buttery, creamy, and filled with lots of tasty flavors!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cans of whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box of jiffy corn mix (8.5 oz box)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a skillet, melt your butter and cream cheese, till they are combined. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, jiffy corn mix, corn, cheese and milk. Once the butter and cream cheese is melted, incorporate them into the bowl. 
  4. Transfer the ingredients to a greased 8x8 dish. 
  5. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, until set.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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