Our 10 Best Corn Casserole Recipes of All Time Are Down-Home Delicious

Chef John's Creamy Corn Pudding in a casserole dish and on a plate
Photo by Chef John.

Corn casserole, or corn pudding, is a comfort food known to many Southerners as a creamy side dish staple at holidays and family gatherings. The casserole only requires a few ingredients — usually creamed corn, whole kernel corn, butter, eggs, and cornbread mix or another thickening agent. It's exceptionally easy to make, and it's just as easy to customize to create your own new creation. Whether you're planning for the holidays, a potluck, or simply a weeknight dinner, you'll want to include these corn pudding recipes at your table. Scroll through to find our best corn casserole recipes of all time.

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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole in a blue dish
My Hot Southern Mess

"I have been making this for a solid 5 years and has been a hit every time! But I always add something green, usually chopped green onions. Can also make ahead and refrigerate before you need to bake, just let it sit at room temperature. Great for making ahead for a dinner party. Be sure to print out recipes because you will get asked," says reviewer MommyFromSeattle.

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Hot Corn

hot corn
Baking Nana

Spice up your corn casserole with this recipe that adds jalapeños and Cheddar cheese. "We love corn and this is a new definite keeper. Also followed another reviewers' advice and mixed half of the Cheddar cheese into the corn and then added the rest to the top. It was perfect for us," says reviewer Aspiring Chef Rita.

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Grandma's Corn Pudding

a white ceramic casserole dish of baked corn casserole with appealingly brown crusted edges
Debi Clark Bickmore

"Eleven years later and this is STILL a favorite Thanksgiving dish! I've started using 4 eggs and SOMETIMES adding some crushed buttery crackers. It always turns out great, it all gets eaten, and I love it so much! Enjoy, it's amazing," says home cook Melissa Boos.

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Ba'corn Cheese Corn

Ba'corn Cheese Corn
Jacob Bryant

"This bacon-studded 'cheese corn' is a popular bar snack in Korea, made of pure bacon-y, creamy, cheesy, corny decadence. I used frozen corn with great success. You can make this ahead by waiting until serving time to top with cheese and broil. Garnished with green onions, this would be amazing with a cold beer," says recipe creator Chef John.

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Baked Corn

slice of baked corn on a white dish
Cindy Rodgers Devlin

This corn casserole is made extra easy with a package of corn muffin mix. "This old Southern recipe goes well with all kinds of meals. Especially at the holidays. It is always requested at all the holiday meals, and there is never any left! This is a very easy recipe to prepare," says recipe creator Rhonda Mellott.

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Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cheesy Corn Casserole
Vikki S

Upgrade the traditional corn casserole by adding in a cup of Cheddar cheese. "This recipe was a definite hit. I made it for a family reunion and Thanksgiving dinner and both times I took home an empty dish. Very very good and easy to make," says home cook MAGIKALKISSEZ.

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Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole on a white plate
My Hot Southern Mess

You only need five ingredients to make this comforting favorite. "I've tried a few cornbread casserole recipes, and this is by far the best! I love that there is no egg in it! I will never bother to try another corn casserole recipe again, this one was perfect," says reviewer Michigan Mommy.

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Sweet White Corn Casserole

Sweet White Corn Casserole

This corn casserole has a hint of sweetness alongside the traditional corn casserole flavors. "So easy to make and cooked perfectly at one hour. Good old-fashioned comfort food at its best. Really moist and full of corn flavor. Thumbs up on this one," says Allrecipes Allstar lutzflcat.

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Smoky Poblano Corn Pudding

casserole dish of Smoky Poblano Corn Pudding
Ashley Baron Rodriguez

This corn pudding uses frozen corn and poblano peppers to create a flavorful dish. "This dish was part of my Thanksgiving menu and it is surely a keeping. If you want a twist on a traditional corn pudding this is a great go-to. We followed the recipe as is since it was the first time making, and there was nothing left after my guests made a first pass at the buffet," says home cook Kathryn Bludis.

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Chef John's Creamy Corn Pudding

casserole dish of corn pudding and a serving on a plate
Chef John

The secret to Chef John's corn pudding is maple syrup and a little bit of cayenne pepper. "I made this exactly as written. It was delicious. Everyone at the table was crazy for it. I had never made or eaten corn pudding and I'm glad I found this recipe. It will make regular appearances at my dinner table," says reviewer PATTYMCNAMARA.

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