Corn Casserole is one of my favorite holiday sides! The corny dish is a staple on my dad’s side of the family around the holidays and is something I get a little too excited about when I see it on the spread. True…nothing's stopping me from making it year round, but there’s just something about having it on Christmas day with all of my other holiday favorites melding together on the same plate that just makes it taste better!
Corn Casserole is like a classic cornbread on steroids! The dish combines the sweet cornbread mix with whole kernel corn, creamed corn, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and of course, a little bit of butter! What's a holiday casserole without a healthy serving of cheese and butter, amiright?!?
On its own, the casserole is subtly sweet and velvety and totally delicious. Sometimes, I like to add a little finely chopped jalapeño and sliced green onions for a little zesty kick (totally optional!) It will taste amazing with or without the added greens, but with them, you will get more of a Mexican cornbread type of flavor, which is dyno-mite!
The dish is extremely easy to throw together. You could skip the boxed cornbread mix and add the ingredients from scratch, which I've done before with a mixture of yellow cornmeal, all purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder....but this dish is meant to be a simple, quick casserole to add to your holiday spread. So, with that in mind, I don't see a dern thing wrong with using a boxed mix here! All you have to do is combine cornbread mix, corn, sour cream and butter in an oven safe baking dish (~2.5 quart or 8 1/2 x 11 dish). Top with cheddar cheese and bake, uncovered, at 350* for 45 - 55 minutes, or until the top is nice and golden brown. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes before you dive in!
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