Once you make Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot you won’t be able to have a holiday meal again without it! This creamy and rich recipe uses canned corn, gluten-free cornbread mix, sour cream, butter, and cheddar cheese to make this classic side dish that is bound to be a crowd pleaser at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even summertime BBQs.
The sweet corn side dish also goes by the name Corn Pudding or Jiffy Corn Casserole! I have found so many different names like cream corn casserole, sweet corn spoon bread casserole, corn spoonbread, and sweet corn casserole. Whenever a recipe has that many different names I know it’s a tried and true recipe that has been handed down for generations because it is so loved.
The first time I had this recipe it was made by my Aunt Rose. She is famous for her pumpkin rolls and this creamy cheesy corn casserole. Once I had it I knew it needed to be at every Thanksgiving going forward! The sweet and creamy flavor pairs just right with the turkey and mashed potatoes. It gives you that sweet balance for all savory dishes on the table at Thanksgiving. I took her easy recipe and made it in the Crockpot to save room in the oven which is in high demand for holidays.
There is nothing better than having everyone request your recipe at the holiday table and I promise you this recipe is one of my most requested. If I am hosting or going to someone else’s house for the holidays Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot is always part of the menu. It is a great recipe to travel with since it reheats easily. Another popular holiday side dish is my steakhouse creamed corn recipe!
Ingredients Needed for Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot
This cheesy corn casserole is super easy to make and only needs 6 ingredients. Who doesn’t love a recipe that takes minutes to prep and only has a few easy ingredients?
- Corn Bread Mix– I use Krusteaz gluten-free cornbread mix for my version. Jiffy doesn’t make a gluten-free version yet.
- Canned Sweet Cream Style Corn– This adds the most important flavor of creamed sweet corn.
- Canned Whole Kernel Corn– This gives you the whole kernel corn boosting the corn flavor.
- Cheddar Cheese– I used medium cheddar but sharp cheddar would work too.
- Sour Cream– This gives the creamed corn a tangy flavor that balances out the sweet flavors.
- Butter– Everything is better with butter.
- Honey– I used honey for a sweeter taste with the sweet corn. You could swap this for regular sugar.
Crock Pot Holiday Side Dish- Corn Pudding
Finding recipes that cook in the crockpot for the holidays can be a space saver and life saver! This simple crockpot corn recipe could even be done with the kids to make some fun family memories. The prep only requires using a can opener and shredding cheese! If you are looking for more space-saving recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas I have made mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and even the turkey in the Crockpot!
Is there a difference between corn casserole and corn pudding?
The name is really used interchangeably. They are both corn-based dishes with thicking agents like cornbread mix or flour to create the dish. Corn pudding and corn casseroles really vary based on family recipes and the ingredients used.
Some people claim that corn pudding has eggs in it which makes it different. However, I know that some corn casseroles put an egg in their recipes so that is why it’s hard to tell the difference between them most of the time. Both of these dishes are called the same thing most of the time since the majority of their ingredients are the same.
How to Make Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot
Step 1. Add whole kernel corn, sweet corn, sour cream, melted butter, cornbread mix, and honey into a bowl.
Step 2. Mix ingredients together until combined. Pour into greased 6 qt slow cooker.
Step 3. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours. I like to use a towel under the lid to catch any condensation from forming and dropping on the bread.
Step 4. Once finished cooking top with shredded cheese and cover until melted.
What to serve with Corn Casserole in the Crockpot
Corn Casserole in the Crockpot is a perfect side dish for almost any meal. You can serve it with a simple family dinner, BBQ, or turkey on Thanksgiving. Chessy Corn Casserole pairs with any meat making it a simple and delicious side dish to prepare all year long. Here are my favorite recipes to serve with corn casserole.
- Herb Encrusted Turkey Breast
- Classic Crockpot Chili or White Chili Chicken
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- Crockpot Garlic Butter Chicken
How to Store Leftover Corn Casserole in the Crockpot
If there are any leftovers, which there might not be, store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Can you prepare Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot ahead of time?
Yes, I have prepared everything the night before and then just poured it into the slow cooker a few hours before it’s time to eat. I love anything I can prepare the night ahead of time to cut down on stress during the holidays.
Can you freeze Crockpot Corn Casserole?
I don’t recommend freezing this side dish. It doesn’t have the same consistency when reheated from frozen.
Want a more savory corn casserole? Skip the honey or sugar.
Spice it up with diced green chilies or jalapenos and swap the cheese for pepper jack.
Use cream cheese instead of sour cream for an even richer flavor.
Make this to-go since it reheats well and can be served right from the Crockpot. I love my Cook and Carry Crockpot that has a ceramic insert for easy clean-up.
Add pecans for a nutty flavor that goes great with the cheesy corn casserole.
Try crumbled bacon to add a more savory flavor.
I like to use a towel or paper towels under the lid of the slow cooker to catch any condensation from forming and dropping on the bread.
To make it in the oven use the same ingredients and steps but pour it into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and cook for 35-45. Test with a toothpick in the center until the toothpick comes out clean and the center is set.
All of the ingredients I use are gluten-free. My husband has celiac disease, which means you are allergic to gluten.
You will need to make sure to use gluten-free cornbread mix like the Krusteaz Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix or make your own cornbread mix. Jiffy Cornbread Mix contains gluten so do not use it if you are gluten-free.
Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot
- 1 cornbread mix 15 oz
- 2 cans whole kernel corn
- 2 cans sweet corn cream style
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Add whole kernel corn, sweet corn, sour cream, melted butter, cornbread mix, and honey into a bowl.
- Mix ingredients together until combined. Pour into greased 6 qt slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours. I like to use a towel under the lid to catch any condensation from forming and dropping on the bread.
- Once finished cooking top with shredded cheese and cover until melted.