This easy creamy Cornbread Casserole includes butter, sour cream, and two kinds of corn. It’s pure comfort food and an excellent side dish for the holidays or all year round with only 5 minutes of prep!
More ways to enjoy corn include our incredible Honey Butter Skillet Corn and Creamed Corn.
Cornbread Casserole Recipe
There are a ton of different ways to make cornbread – some recipes incorporate whole milk, some buttermilk, some use honey. There’s our from-scratch cornbread recipe made in a cast iron skillet and this cornbread casserole. ALL GOOD.
This cornbread casserole recipe (also known as corn pudding) incorporates sour cream, corn kernels, and creamed corn. I got it from a Minnesota friend when we lived there years ago and have been making it ever since. It’s super easy and delicious, and a great side dish for a holiday dinner or all year round.
This corn pudding recipe only requires a few ingredients.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Cornbread muffin mix (such as Jiffy) – Our star ingredient.
- Sour cream – Makes the casserole creamy.
- Butter – Adds necessary moisture.
- Eggs – Provides richness and structure to the mixture.
- Granulated sugar – Just a touch for a hint of sweetness.
- Canned corn – We includes a can of whole corn kernels and creamed corn. You could also use an equal amount of our homemade creamed corn.
- Omit the sugar. We prefer our cornbread a little sweet – I know that’s like sacrilege to many, but we think it balances out the other ingredients. You can omit it, if preferred.
- Add in some sausage: You can add in a 1/2 pound cooked and crumbled Italian sausage, mixed into the batter before baking.
- Double the recipe: This recipe easily doubles and baked in a 9×13 dish.
How to Make Cornbread Casserole
It’s so incredibly easy to make this cornbread casserole recipe in just three simple steps.
(Scroll down to the printable recipe card for details and measurements, and don’t miss the video below.)
- Combine ingredients. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, butter, and sugar until combined and smooth. Add in the cornbread mix, whole corn kernels, and creamed corn, stirring until combined.
- Pour into baking dish. Pour mixture into a 9×9-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
- Bake. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 55-60 minutes until top is golden.
Video: Watch It Being Made
- Storing leftovers. Allow the corn casserole to cool, then transfer any leftovers to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- Reheat. Reheat until warmed through in the oven or in the microwave.
- To freeze. Because of the dairy content in this casserole, the texture changes a bit once thawed, which isn’t our favorite. But you can freeze it, if necessary. Allow to cool, transfer to a freezer-safe dish if it wasn’t baked in one, then wrap the entire pan tightly in 2 layers of foil. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
More Easy Casserole Recipes:
- Mashed Cauliflower Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Green Bean Casserole
- Yellow Squash Casserole
- Creamy Carrot Casserole
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Easy Creamy Cornbread Casserole
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 8.5 ounce package cornbread mix
- 15 ounce can whole corn kernels , drained
- 15 ounce can creamed corn
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, butter, and sugar until combined and smooth. Add in the cornbread mix, whole corn kernels, and creamed corn, stirring until combined.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes until top is golden. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Reader Questions and Reviews
I make this every thanksgiving now! It is a demanded item.
I made this but add coarse ground pepper and honey ,for sweet and savory ,everyone loves it
Made this the past couple of Thanksgivings, everyone loves it. Do I need to refrigerate it? I made it tonight, the night before Thanksgiving, trying to manage my oven space for tomorrow! Thanks!
What if I don’t have cream corn
There is a recipe for creamed corn. I have not made it yet but supposedly it’s easy to do.
When you double yhe recipe does the cook time increase?
Hi Judy – if you double the recipe, make sure to cook it in a 9×13 pan and then the cooking time stays the same.
This is my favorite!!
Amazing mix of corn cake and corn casserole
Its been a staple ever since I found this recipe!! We all thank u! Absolutely delicious
Super delicious! I’ve not had Cornbread Casserole with sugar and was pleasantly surprised. I made it as the recipe states and it is SO GOOD! I ate more then my fair share. My grandmother used to make a similar dish she called “Creamed Corn Casserole” which is very similar to this. She added in pimentos and sharp cheddar. It was one of my most favorite recipe of hers and, thankfully, she made it many times throughout the year and not just on Thanksgiving. I like to make a version that has no sugar but had green chilis, sharp cheddar, and sometimes a 1/4 cup of (cooked) diced up bacon.
Love this recipe but in Mexico I can´t find creamed corn. How can I substitute this?
You can make the creamed corn. It’s easy
Do you cover the dish when you bake it?
This was so good. Didn’t change a thing and it was delicious!!!! Very good. Will be making this again and and again. : )
This recipe looks delicious, but I cant find cornbread mix in any of the grocery stores where I live, do you know what I can use along with yellow cornmeal, amounts?
Made this casserole but I added a can of fire roasted green chilies. It was fantastic with brisket and Hillbilly beans! Great recipe!
My sister has been making this for the last 3 Thanksgiving. My first time I tried it I fall in LOVE!! I make it just because.
I am so keeping this recipe! I just tried this just now & it is delicious! I added more sugar. Thank you for sharing this.
I love this recipe!
I add diced green chilies , 1-2 cans per box of cornbread mix. and chopped jalapenos or serranos, 1 or 2 . Green Tabasco is great on the side
Been making this for years I love it and so does all my family.
So creamy and delicious. It was a hit with even the most picky eater at the Thanksgiving table. Will definitely be making this recipe over and over!
I tried this recipe today for Thanksgiving 2019 it was a big hit. I did use cream cheese instead of sour cream and I added 1/2 cup of heavy cream and used frozen corn instead of canned corn but did use can of creamed corn. It all turned out great still. Thank you for the recipe!
I always make this dish Thanksgiving and Christmas. I also add the corn undrained. I mix it up in a covered cassarole dish the day before the holiday and refrigerate so it’s time saving on the holiday.
Did you cook it the day before? Or leave in the dish overnight in fridge uncooked. Thx!
When you don’t drain the whole kernel corn doesn’t it come out watery?
This is absolutely one of my favorite corn bread recipes. Really easy and delicious. Only thing I do different is I add one 4 ounce can of mild green chilies.
Should I make the cornbread like the box says and then add the corn?
I used honey cornbread mix and it was delish!
I wonder if I just use the can of cream corn n omit the other corn will it be as good
I’ve been making this for several years. I add in a medium chopped onion, a small green and red diced bell peppers, and a cup of shredded cheddar cheese. My wife said it’s all she needs for dinner. Delicious!
Oh yeah. Mexican cornbread. It’s sort of good too.
We all loved this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
OMG this is so good I want to punch someone!!! thank you very much for sharing this recipe!
Is this on the sweeter side? If I add just a bit more sugar…would that be considered more of a dessert?
It’s sweet-er, but I don’t think terribly sweet. I definitely don’t think adding a tad more sugar would put it in the dessert category. But, I personally, also prefer traditional cornbread on the sweet side.
I can’t get enough of this corn casserole! Made it twice in one week!
My family loved this! Made per recipe directions, not changes.
I want to bring this to my work potluck but will have to cook the night before. Would you think heating up in microwave next day would be fine?
This is definitely a dish I prefer fresh, but reheating the next day will be ok.
Do you have a changeup for the cornbread mix? I live on the Prairies in Canada, and haven’t seen cornbread mix! So…flour, cornmeal…etc. measurements needed. I so want to try this! I have added corn to cornbread…num….but this is way more interesting and a SIDE dish. I also have a rice dish that uses cream corn, niblets, and lots of cheese.
Hi Charmaine! Unfortunately, I don’t. But maybe Google for “homemade cornbread mix” or something like that? And then make enough so that it renders 8 ounces.
My MIL taught me to make homemade cornbread and her recipe was simple
2 cups corn meal
1 cup flour
enough milk to mix it up until creamy
She would also add sugar to hers according to taste.
Bake in an iron skillet in a 425 degree oven for 45-1hr
When it browns, it is done.
Hope you have luck with it
Probably a dumb question, but I’m a “new” cook. Do you use Self-rising or All purpose flour? If AP, do you have to add baking powder? Thanks! I’ve been wanting an easy cornbread recipe for ages!
I first had this recipe at a potluck and loved it so much I asked for the recipe. I tried to replicate it on Thanksgiving without success. The inside was super runny and the top burned. Same luck at Christmas. I REALLY want to get it right- any tips?
I don’t use the sour cream. It’s still creamy but not liquid in the middle.
This turned out great…..everyone loved it!
I added shredded cheddar cheese. It’s delicious!
Could I just use the creamed corn without affecting the recipe?
I’ve only made this as written, so I can’t vouch for altered results, but you could try it.
Can I double this ??
I doubled the recipe and also added some cheddar cheese, as suggested by another review. Loved it!
Maybe a dumb question but how do you know it’s done?
My folks were in town so I made this – they loved it! Thanks!
Do I drain the corn or use the liquid?
You drain it, as per the recipe instructions.
Such a classic holiday recipe for a reason – so darn good!