Cornbread casserole is an easy dish to make and full of sweet, savory, & cheesy flavor!

It bakes up into a yummy and moist cake-like casserole; the perfect side dish.

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Cornbread casserole is a favorite holiday side dish and there are many variations but we love this version because it is moist and flavorful with a cake-like texture.

It can be enjoyed next to turkey dinner or served hot with a hearty Texas chili, or a spicy chicken taco soup.

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Ingredients for Cornbread Casserole

It doesn’t take much to make this mouthwatering treat!

CORN Creamed corn, cornmeal, and corn kernels are all loaded into this dish!

DAIRY Cheese, sour cream, butter.

Other ingredients include eggs, a pinch of baking soda, and some cheddar.

Variations for Corn Casserole

One of our favorite things about corn casserole is so many things can go in it and on it! Stuffed corn casserole makes a meal in a minute!

  • MIX IN…. bacon bits, or crumbled sausage, diced green chilis, or jalapeno peppers!
  • DRIZZLE WITH… maple syrup and top with toasted, chopped pecans. Add melted butter.
  • SEASON WITH… Experiment with seasoning mixes like chili mix, taco, or ranch mix, and create your own signature side dish! Add fresh herbs if you have them.

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How to Make Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread casserole is one of those dishes that everyone is happy to see on the table. Here’s a quick overview of the easy steps!

  1. Whisk dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  2. Combine the two and then stir in fresh corn, cheese, or other mix-ins at this point.
  3. Bake according to the recipe below.

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Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to reheat and serve, and it should be good for about 5 days.

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Easy to Freeze

To freeze portions: Cut into portion sizes and wrap individually in plastic, then store in a zippered bag and they’ll keep about a month.

To freeze an entire casserole: Bake the casserole on an aluminum-covered casserole dish with 6 inches of foil overhanging on both sides horizontally. Once the casserole is cooked and cooled, cover it with the long foil edges and gently lift it from the casserole dish (this saves the dish for another use). Wrap in plastic wrap and label with the date on it. It will keep frozen for about 3 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.

PRO TIP: Leftover cornbread casserole can be cut into cubes and baked at 250°F to make cornbread cubes for stuffing or croutons!

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Cornbread Casserole

This sweet, flavorful Cornbread Casserole is a must-have side dish, perfect for a family gathering!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
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  • cup flour
  • cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 14-15 ounces canned creamed corn
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded, optional
  • 15 ounces canned corn drained, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate dish, combine butter, eggs, creamed corn and sour cream.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in cheese and corn kernels if using.
  • Spread into prepared dish and bake 45-55 minutes or until lightly browned.


Canned corn can be replaced with 1 1/2 cups thawed frozen corn.
Variations: try changing up the cheese, adding bacon bits, or crumbled sausage, diced green chilis, or jalapeno peppers!
Leftovers can be sealed and refrigerated up to 5 days or frozen. I recommend heating leftovers to serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 263 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Holly, my sister is vegetarian…for YEARS, and I would like to find a good recipe for vegan burgers. Do you have one?
    I see you have a new recipe book. I feel guilty NOT ordering it…you have been so helpful in providing recipes I like. At 85, I don’t need more books. But I appreciate your blog so much, I feel I should send you the money anyway. As you know…every thing is online now. Even if you charge to be on Spendwithpennies, it would be worth it.
    Thank you, Virginia of Sarasota, Fl.

    1. Hi Virginia, at this time we do not have a vegetarian burger recipe. I hope you find one that works well for you! We appreciate all your support ❤️ You should feel absolutely no guilt for not ordering our cookbook! While there are cookbook exclusive recipes. our website will still contain a large collection of tried and true recipes for you to enjoy!

  2. Oh my goodness!!!!!! This is so delicious!!! I added bacon, because everything is just better with bacon and jalapeños. I also used a mix of shredded cheddar and some shredded Kraft Italian 5 cheese blend. It makes a very large casserole so I shared with my neighbor who loves spicy food as much as we do and she gave it 10 stars!!! Thank you Holly for another wonderful recipe!!!5 stars

    1. Hi Petra, we have not tried this recipe with self-rising cornmeal so I am not sure of the ratios but you will definitely want to reduce the baking powder if using self-rising cornmeal.

  3. So good! Not usually a fan of cornbread but this recipe changed my mind. Followed the recipe exactly except did not add the last can of corn. Even my husband loved it. Thank you.5 stars

  4. I make this also, except I do not add sugar. Reason the creamed corn and other can of corn is sweet enough w/o the sugar. One of my fav recipes, that the fam enjoys as well ❣️5 stars

    1. Creamed corn and canned corn have different consistencies. In this case, the recipe calls for both. The canned corn can be replaced with thawed frozen corn but both are needed for this recipe.