When it comes to the holidays, I like cooking. It’s one of my favorite times to be in the kitchen. But sometimes it feels like there’s so much to do! So I depend on my slow cooker and easy recipes like our favorite Crock Pot Corn Casserole to help lighten the load a bit.
If you’ve never used your Crockpot around the holidays, it’s a game changer! You can use it for almost any part of your holiday meals, but it works wonders when it comes to recipes like side dishes and desserts!
CROCK POT CORN CASSEROLE
My mom used to make a baked creamed corn recipe when I was growing up that I loved. She only made it around the holidays and there are so many memories attached to it. While it’s not exactly the same, using my slow cooker to make this baked corn casserole is definitely similar to what she used to make.
I think this recipe is just a bit easier. In fact, you might not believe just how simple it is to make this easy corn casserole (also called Crock Pot corn pudding)!
Whether you’re cooking at home or running around to get-togethers with your friends and family, the holidays are a very busy time of year! This baked cream corn casserole is a great option because it feeds a lot of people and doesn’t cost much either.
The key to the delicious with this recipe is Jiffy Corn Muffin mix! I have tons of memories associated with it and making corn muffins growing up, so it definitely has a place in my heart.
But it can do so much more than make some tasty corn muffins! It’s a key ingredient in Crock Pot Corn Casserole!
SLOW COOKER CORN CASSEROLE FOR FAMILY ENTERTAINING
I’m sharing this recipe now because it is one of my go-to Thanksgiving side dishes. I layer all of the ingredients in my CrockPot and let it cook while I work on other dishes.
If someone else is hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, I always volunteer for a side dish. Then I make Crock Pot Corn Casserole in my slow cooker with the travel crock. I cook it and take it with me!
The recipe below makes enough slow cooker corn casserole to feed a lot of people! It can feed 12-14 people easily depending on the serving size they enjoy.
If you want to make a smaller batch for your family, it’s easy to do! Just cut the ingredients in half and you’re good to go! It’s a great comfort food side dish on chilly evenings and pairs well with pretty much any main dish. We’ve had it with chicken, steak, and even hamburger patties!
It’s also a great dish for taking to potlucks at any time of the year!
CROCK POT CORN PUDDING RECIPE
Whether you call it corn casserole or corn pudding, there’s no denying it’s easy to make. If you’re looking to stretch your holiday budget, it’s also a recipe that feeds a lot of people without costing you too much at the grocery store!
Saving time and saving money is always a win, right?
All you need to make slow cooker corn pudding is canned corn, creamed corn, corn muffin mix, butter, sour cream, and cheese! What’s not to like about that ingredient list?
Prep time is minimal. It will take you as long as it takes you to open the cans, melt the butter, and get everything mixed together. Then the Crock Pot will do the rest of the work for you!
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients prepped, it all goes into your CrockPot. I like to use my casserole CrockPot for this recipe because then you can use it as a serving dish as well. You get a good rise on the corn casserole and it’s easy to either spoon or cut into servings. But you can use any slow cooker that you have,
If you’re using a round or oval CrockPot, I recommend going with a 6.5 quart or bigger to make sure it cooks through well. If you need to use a smaller one, you may need to increase your cook time to make sure it sets in the middle.
No matter which slow cooker you use, get it out! It’s one of the easiest ways to save time during the holidays! If your oven space is limited, it also helps with that problem too!
CROCK POT CORN CASSEROLE RECIPE
Crock Pot Corn Casserole
- 2 cans corn (drained)
- 2 cans creamed corn
- 2 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- Drain the cans of corn and melt the butter.
- Spray inside of CrockPot with non-stick cooking spray.
- Layer all of the ingredients in your CrockPot.
- Stir until combined.
- Cover and cook 2-4 hours on high heat until golden brown on top and middle is set up.
If you’re looking for a great holiday side dish that’s easy to make, try making Crock Pot Corn Casserole at least once. You won’t regret it!
Now, you might not be able to stop eating it, but that’s an entirely different issue and you have been warned! It’s that good!
And if you’re looking for another way to save time and oven space this holiday season, desserts are another way to go! Try our Crockpot Caramel Apple Dump Cake for an easy holiday recipe that feeds a lot of people! It’s packed with delicious fall flavors!
CROCK POT CORN CASSEROLE FAQs
Can I cook this recipe on low?
Absolutely! If you have a long day ahead of you, set the CrockPot to LOW for 7-9 hours.
Can I make a smaller batch of Crock Pot Corn Casserole if I want fewer servings?
Yes, it’s easy to halve this recipe if you just want to make it as a side dish for your next family dinner. Use the following ingredient measurements:
- 1 can of corn, drained
- 1 can of creamed corn
- 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
- 1/4 cup of butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
When I make a smaller batch, I usually start checking on my slow cooker after about 90 minutes to see how it’s cooking. My CrockPot usually still takes at least two hours but all slow cookers heat differently!
What’s your favorite holiday side dish? Leave a comment letting us know!
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My mom made something like this once and it was absolutely wonderful
This looks great and perfect for our Thanksgiving! Question: You listed sour cream in the ingredients, but I did not see it in the video?
Yes, all you do is layer it in when you’re layering all of the ingredients. You can even just stir all of the ingredients together if you want to prep this even quicker!
You said layer it in the slow cooker. Is there a particular order? Others commented they mixed it together and dumped it in. Please advise. Thank you.
Kayla Slice says
Can you double this recipe? How much does that increase cooktime?
I would cook it on HIGH for about 5 hours.
Karen Cooper says
Would putting a couple of paper towels under the lid help it brown?
I do this fairly often too. It works well.
What brand of slow cooker did you use?
Mariah Moon says
I use the Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker
If your slow cooker will be in use, how long and what temp could you do this in the oven? Thank you!
I would use an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and bake it for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees!
Mary Barnes says
Thanks, this is what I needed to know :)
What kind of cheese did you use – sharp cheddar? Why don’t you mix it before you pour it in the crock pot (are you trying to eliminate another dirty bowl)? Should we spray the bottom of the crock pot? Thanks!
For this recipe, I did use cheddar.
I just went to the grocery store to get everything I needed for Thursday and I’ll be using mozzarella this year.
And yes, I just mix it in the slow cooker most of the time so I don”t have to clean something else. But you could mix it in a bowl and dump it too! If I’m not using a slow cooker liner, I do spray the interior of the crock.
Can you sub canned corn for frozen corn? How much would i use? I have the cream corn but no regular corn. Thank you!
Hi Shawna, you definitely can! Use 2-2.5 cups of frozen corn. Just watch the cooking time. You may need a tad bit more.
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to make this for Christmas Eve dinner! My family would love it!
This looks yummy! I want to make 7 servings instead of 14. Do you think the 7 servings would fit in a 1.5 quart crockpot?
Hi Susan! I think it would work. My blue casserole one is 3.5 quart and I make half batches of this in it too. I think you’d just want to watch the cook time and maybe add a bit since all of the ingredients would be layered thickly.
This does seem easy and delicious. I need to start using my crockpot for holiday cooking.
Can I double the sour cream and eliminate the cheese?