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Cornbread Casserole

Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this cornbread casserole for him. —Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until the top and edges are golden brown.

Cornbread Casserole Tips

What can I add to this cornbread casserole?

You can jazz up this recipe and use up leftovers at the same time! Add whatever is in your refrigerator, such as chopped bacon, diced chicken or cooked broccoli. To make this a Spanish-style cornbread casserole, add some crumbled cooked chorizo into the mix. If you love Mexican street corn, try topping this recipe with crumbled cotija cheese, cilantro and a sprinkle of lime juice.

Can you freeze cornbread casserole?

Yes! You can freeze a whole cornbread casserole or individual pieces of it by following these steps for how to freeze a casserole. You can also keep cornbread casserole in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days.

What goes well with cornbread casserole?

Cornbread casserole makes a great side dish for holiday or potluck meals. However, you can also make it a main dish by adding protein, veggies and other mix-ins, like in this Taco Cornbread Casserole recipe.

Is corn casserole vegetarian?

If you want to make this dish vegetarian, look for a cornbread mix that doesn't contain animal lard. (Jiffy, one of the makers of the best cornbread mix, according to our Test Kitchen, makes a vegetarian corn muffin mix.)

Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant and Teddy Nykiel, Taste of Home Associate Digital Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 311 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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