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Sweet Corn Casserole

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It All Started With Sweet Corn Spoonbread…and a Gracious Friend

I will admit, when I thought about writing this post about Sweet Corn Casserole, my brain froze up and I couldn’t think of anything to say.

How many ways can I say, “This Sweet Corn Casserole is freaking awesome and you definitely need to make it!”

As I pondered what to write about, words and thoughts began coming to me and suddenly, I knew what I needed to tell you.


As Thanksgiving quickly approaches and millions of people all over the United States gather with their families and friends to celebrate a day of thankfulness, I have to wonder, are we truly and mindfully expressing our thanks for all that we have been blessed with?

At only 21 years old and 5 months into marriage, I was diagnosed with B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which was centralized over my right lung.

I underwent multiple biopsies which resulted in the diagnosis and then we began a whirlwind of chemotherapy treatments for the next 8 months which were followed by 30 days of radiation.

Basically, we went through H-E-double hockey sticks for the first 2 years of our marriage, but our God was faithful!

I remember one Thanksgiving seven years ago that I spent in the cancer ward of my local hospital because my body had once again shut down due to the chemotherapy.

On this particular Thanksgiving, I was feeling extra glum. I had been put in quarantine and could only see a handful of people due to my compromised immune system so it was a cold and lonely day.

 Right about the time we would normally be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, a knock sounded on the hospital door and my sweet friend who looked exactly like an angel that day, stepped in with a plate full of her family’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

 

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Southern Corn Casserole and Thanksgiving Gratitude

She left her own Thanksgiving dinner early just to make sure her sick friend had a hot, home cooked Thanksgiving meal and y’all, I have never been more grateful or more touched by anything in my life.

She had ham, deviled eggs, green beans, and of course, Sweet Corn Casserole.

Something as simple as bringing me homemade food brightened my day so very much.

A little later my new family (my in-laws) came with Thanksgiving dinner for all of us again. We celebrated big that day!

During this time of year, I just want to remind you that you my friend, are the hands and feet of Jesus.

You can show light, love, and hospitality to someone hurting and in need by simply opening your arms, your doors, or just bringing them a plate of food.

In many ways, that act of kindness sparked what would become The Speedy Spatula years later. My friend’s hospitality had such an impact on my life that I wanted to share that with others through good food and easy recipes.

This Thanksgiving I am filled with thankfulness and gratitude for all the good I have been so blessed to receive in my life.

I have been cancer free for 6 years now, I have a beautiful, healthy, son that the doctors gave us no hope of having, and I have a wonderful and loving husband.

Oh, and I get to eat my Corn Casserole at home this year, surrounded by my family and those who love me most. I am so blessed.

 

A white casserole dish filled with Corn Casserole is coming in on the right hand side of the frame with a silver spoon in the dish dipping the casserole out. A white plate is to the left of the casserole dish with a slice of Corn Casserole just visible on the plate. Everything is sitting on a wood backdrop.

How to Make Creamed Corn Casserole

If you’ve ever wondered or searched the internet frantically on how to make Creamed Corn Casserole, let me just show you how easy it is.

Start off by grabbing a large mixing bowl and adding in one, 14.75 ounce can of sweet creamed corn and one, 14.75 ounce can of whole kernel corn that has been drained.

 

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Corn Casserole Ingredients

After you’ve added in the sweet creamed corn and the whole kernel corn, add in 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and 1 egg.

You might could use a different brand of cornmeal mix, but I’ve always used Jiffy and it always turns out the best.

 

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How to Make Corn Casserole Without Sour Cream

Now, if you’re wondering, I do add 1 cup of sour cream to my Sweet Corn Casserole, but there is a way around that.

If you don’t want to use sour cream, you can replace it with 1 cup of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt for a healthier version.

 

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Once the sour cream of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt has been added to your other ingredients, place 1 stick of butter in a bowl and heat it in the microwave until completely melted.

Please, for the love of all that’s good and Southern, use real butter! This butter can be salted or unsalted but it dare not be fake and plastic. 😉

 

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Best Creamy Corn Casserole Recipe

After adding in the melted butter, sprinkle in 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder.

Stir the seasonings into the other ingredients and then stir everything again to make sure all of the ingredients are well combined.

Make sure there are no dry lumps of cornmeal mix on the bottom of the bowl and that the egg gets beaten in sufficiently.

 

A clear, glass mixing bowl with Sweet Corn Casserole inside that has been stirred but is not cooked. A wooden handled spatula is resting in the bowl and the bowl is sitting on a black granite counter top.

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Now that your ingredients are ready to go, grab a 8×8 casserole dish or the equivalent.

Spray the casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray just to ensure that your corn casserole won’t get stuck in the pan.

 

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How to Make Corn Casserole Ahead of Time

Pour the ingredients for your Sweet Corn Casserole into the casserole dish and use a spoon or spatula to spread it out evenly in the pan.

If you’re making this dish ahead of time, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for up to 2 days.

 

A white, oval casserole dish filled with unbaked Sweet Corn Casserole and sitting on a black, granite counter top.

 

Baking Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

When you’re ready to bake your corn casserole, remove the plastic wrap if you have had it covered in the fridge.

Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake it at 350F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

 

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Corn Casserole Should Not Be Mushy

Now that the corn casserole is cooked through, remove it from the oven carefully.

In doing some research for this Sweet Corn Casserole recipe, I noticed quite a few people were asking if Corn Casserole should be mushy.

The answer is that Corn Casserole should not be mushy.

Corn Spoon Bread will be moist and will have a wetter texture than cornbread, but it shouldn’t be gooey or watery.

 

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Cheesy Corn Casserole

It might sound weird to add cheese to Corn Casserole, but believe me, the combination of slightly sweet and savory is absolutely delicious!

Top the still-hot corn casserole with shredded 1 cup of mild cheddar cheese.

 

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Place the Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread back in the oven and bake at 350F just until the cheese is completely melted.

Melting the cheese should only take a few minutes.

 

A white, oval casserole dish filled with cooked Sweet Corn Casserole and topped with shredded and melted cheddar cheese. The casserole dish is sitting on a white stove top.

 

Food that Pairs Well with Corn Casserole

Now that your Corn Casserole is cooked and ready to serve, let’s talk about what to serve this Sweet Corn Casserole with.

We usually serve our Corn Casserole at Thanksgiving and Christmas so some of the food also gracing our table include Skinny Green Bean Casserole, Easy Sweet Potato Casserole, and Granny’s Southern Cornbread Dressing.

 

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Store Leftover Corn Casserole in the Refrigerator

If you have any leftover Cheesy Corn Casserole, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

However, this Sweet Corn Casserole is so delicious, I seriously doubt you will have any leftovers!

 

A white casserole dish filled with Corn Casserole is coming in on the right hand side of the frame with a silver spoon in the dish dipping the casserole out. A white plate is to the left of the casserole dish with a slice of Corn Casserole visible on the plate. Everything is sitting on a wood backdrop.

Show Love Through Hospitality…and Sweet Corn Casserole!

Well, my coffee is finished and our time together is coming to a close but before you leave, let me encourage you once again to show hospitality to others.

Biblical hospitality is so simple and yet so powerful.

All you need is a smile and some good food to bring light into someone else’s life!

Don’t worry about making anything fancy, just stir some extra love in (as my Granny would say).

The beautiful thing about showing hospitality to others is that you don’t have to wait for the holidays to do it!

Every day you can demonstrate your love to your own family and your compassion for others through the food you cook for them.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that you open yourself to show love and light to someone today.

-Amy

 

 

 

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Sweet Corn Casserole

Sweet Corn Casserole is a Southern Corn Spoonbread, filled with sweet corn, and melted cheese. This Corn Pudding uses Jiffy Cornbread to create a delicious, sweet and savory dish. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn Pudding, Southern Corn Spoonbread, Sweet Corn Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
  • 14.75 oz sweet creamed corn
  • 14.75 oz whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Combine the corn muffin mix, creamed corn, whole kernel corn, egg, sour cream, butter, and seasonings in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir well.

  2. Spray an 8x8 or 9x10 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour the corn casserole mixture in. 

  3. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  4. Once cooked through, top with the shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350F until cheese is melted. 

  5. Serve hot and enjoy! 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    November 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I am so thankful for you my sweet friend and so glad to have connected with you. I’m thrilled that you kicked cancer’s hiney and that you’re here to share yourself, your family and your wonderful stories and recipes with us. Happy Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family.

    • Reply
      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      November 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      And I am so thankful for you! You have been such a wonderful friend to me and I am so grateful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

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    Nanette
    November 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Do you this could be made in a crock pot?

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      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      November 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Yes it can! Just spray the slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray and I recommend using a 4-6 quart oval or rectangle crockpot slow cooker. Cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours.

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    Michele
    November 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm


    Amy, that’s such a lovely story. That’s so sweet that your friend did that for you. This corn casserole looks so delicious! Isn’t it funny how certain foods can bring a good memory to your mind? I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I loved reading your post.

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    Amy - The Speedy Spatula
    November 18, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    I have been blessed to have some really wonderful friends! I love how food connects us to people, memories and loved ones. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving as well!

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 21, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    Miz Helen
    November 27, 2018 at 7:44 pm


    We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you had a great thanksgiving and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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