Corn Casserole {Jiffy Mix or from Scratch}

November 3, 2020

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Corn Casserole – A delicious, popular Southern side dish that’s made with whole corn, creamed corn and Jiffy corn muffin mix. Here I’ve also included copycat directions to make it from scratch.

Corn Casserole

Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

Also known as creamed corn casserole or spoon bread casserole. It’s a comforting, corn side dish that is very moist, perfectly sweet, slightly creamy, deliciously buttery and oh so tasty when served warm from the oven.

It’s incredibly easy to make whether you opt to go with the corn muffin mix or make it from scratch. Both variations are perfectly delicious – it must be all the butter!

The nice thing about making it from scratch though is that is the option to control amount of sweetener used, you can adjust according to personal preference. Whereas the box mix version may be a little sweet to some.

This is the perfect thing to serve at your Thanksgiving meal, or pair it with a pot roast dinner this weekend!

Single serving of corn casserole shown on a white plate with a spoon to the side.

Jiffy Corn Casserole Ingredients

For this recipe you’ll only need 6 ingredients:

  • 1 (8.5 oz) Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (original or vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can cream style corn

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Image of ingredients used for easy corn casserole with jiffy mix.

Corn Casserole from Scratch Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (or reduce for a less sweet option)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15 oz can) creamed corn
  • 1 (15 oz can) whole corn, well drained

Image of ingredients needed to make corn casserole from scratch. Includes canned corn and creamed corn, flour, sugar, baking soda, sour cream, corn meal, salt, eggs and butter.

How to Make Corn Casserole with Jiffy Mix

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl in microwave until melted, let cool slightly.
  3. Mix in sour cream and eggs.
  4. Add corn kernels and cream corned and mix.
  5. Pour in Jiffy muffin mix (break up any large clumps) and fold mixture until combined.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until set, about 40 – 50 minutes. It should come out free of batter when toothpick is inserted into center and it should no longer jiggle.

Variation to Make It From Scratch

  1. Instead of using Jiffy mix, mix together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Use 10 Tbsp butter instead of 8 Tbsp (because Jiffy corn muffin mix has added fat in it and we are trying to mimic something very similar).
  3. Fold flour mixture in at the end where it listed to add Jiffy mix.

Collage of four images showning how to make corn casserole batter in a mixing bowl. Collage of six images showing how to mix corn casserole batter and pour into a baking dish and bake in the oven.

Possible Mix-In Additions

There are some delicious ways to switch things up here. Here are some great options you can add:

  • Cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese or pepper jack cheese
  • Roasted green chilies
  • Roasted jalapeños
  • Green onions
  • Cooked bacon

How to Store

  • Because of all the moisture in this recipe it should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Cover once cool or store in an airtight container.

How to Reheat

  • Reheat casserole in a preheated 300 degree oven 10 – 20 minutes until heated through.
  • Or reheat individual servings in the microwave.

Can it be frozen?

  • Yes corn casserole can be frozen. 
  • Cool completely.
  • Wrap and keep in an airtight container.
  • Freeze up to 2 months.

Corn casserole shown from the side with a scoop removed.

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Single serving of corn casserole shown on a white plate with a spoon to the side.
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Corn Casserole

A delicious, popular Southern side dish that's made with whole corn, creamed corn and Jiffy corn muffin mix. It's very moist, perfectly sweet, slightly creamy, deliciously buttery and oh so tasty when served warm from the oven. I've also listed ingredients to make it from scratch in the notes below.
Servings: 9
Prep15 minutes
Cook45 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 (8.5 oz) Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (original or vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, well drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can cream style corn

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9-inch or 11 by 7-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl in microwave until melted, let cool slightly.
  • Mix in sour cream and eggs.
  • Add corn kernels and cream corned and mix.
  • Pour in Jiffy muffin mix (break up any large clumps) and fold mixture until combined.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and bake until set, about 40 - 50 minutes. It should come out free of batter when toothpick is inserted into center and it should no longer jiggle.

Notes

Optional mix-ins

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies, well drained
  • 2 jalapeños, roasted, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions or 1 Tbsp minced chives
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

FROM SCRATCH

  • 1/2 cup (71g) unbleached all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/2 cup (82g) fine cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar (or reduce for a less sweet option)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 10 Tbsp (113g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1 (15 oz) can creamed corn
  • 1 (15 oz can whole corn, well drained
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking soda. Use same directions as listed above replacing Jiffy with flour mixture here.
Nutrition Facts
Corn Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 598IU12%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.