Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

This easy Cream Cheese Corn Casserole has it all and it will pair well with so many different main courses. It’s the perfect side dish and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday meal.

spoon scooping out some casserole from a white dish

This cheesy, corny casserole is no joke.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole Recipe

If you are a corn lover like me you know that corn makes everything better. With a few simple ingredients, you can put this creamed corn casserole together in no time.

This recipe has similar flavors to cream-style corn, but cheesier! It is always a crowd pleaser and family favorite – even the pickiest eater will love this homemade creamed corn.

Corn is the ultimate comfort food and should always make an appearance on your holiday dinner table. Make this easy side dish today!

If you love vegetarian casseroles, try my Black Eyed Pea Casserole, my Sweet Onion Casserole, or this Mashed Potato Casserole.

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my disclosure policy here.
casserole ingredients in individual bowls and spoons

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream cheese – Substitute Neufchatel cheese for a lower calorie version.
  • Butter – You can use margarine instead of butter. Opt for unsalted.
  • Milk – I prefer using whole milk but half & half or cream would also work.
  • Corn – You can use canned corn, fresh corn or frozen. I prefer using frozen sweet corn and steaming it in the microwave before assembling recipe. You can also just defrost it in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • Ranch seasoning – You can buy ranch dressing packets or ranch seasoning in a shaker bottle. You can also make your own ranch seasoning by combining 1 tsp. Dried chives, ½ tsp. Dried parsley, ¼ tsp. Onion powder and ¼ tsp. Garlic powder.
  • Cheese – You can use any shredded cheese that you like – cheddar, jack, or parmesan would be good in this recipe.
  • Salt and black pepper

How to make Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish (8×8 pan). In a pot over medium heat, combine the cream cheese and butter. Stir gently until butter and cream cheese are melted.
  2. Add the milk and stir until the mixture is creamy. Remove from heat and stir in seasonings and ¾ cup of cheese. Continue to stir until cream cheese sauce is combined and smooth.
  1. Add the corn – you can do this 2 ways: Place corn in a large bowl and pour the cheese sauce over it. Or, if you have a large enough pot you can add the corn into the cream cheese mixture. I think this is the easiest way and will save you from cleaning an extra bowl.
  2. Pour into the prepared pan and top with remaining cup of cheese. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm. Enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

baked corn casserole on a wood table

Is cream cheese corn casserole the same as creamed corn?

This cream cheese corn casserole is definitely more robust with the addition of the two cheeses, therefore making it a casserole.

Creamed corn has similar ingredients but is thickened by cream or milk and flour and lacks cheese. 

What is corn pudding?

Corn pudding, also known as spoon bread, is a corn dish that has a base of cornbread. It is thickened by cornmeal, often utilizing a cornbread mix such as jiffy corn muffin mix. Basically a moister, creamier version of cornbread.

big spoon of corn casserole

Can I make this in the crockpot?

Yes, you could also make this corn recipe in your slow cooker. Grease the bottom and sides of your crockpot and combine all the ingredients and set on low for 4 hours.

Stir once halfway through cooking time. Easy-peasy!

fork with corn casserole on it over a plate

Best Casserole Tips

  • Grease the baking dish with nonstick spray or melted better for added flavor.
  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature before using by setting it on the countertop for 30-60 minutes.
  • Many corn casseroles call for sour cream. You could experiment with using half the cream cheese and substitute sour cream for the other half.
  • You can play with the flavors of this recipe by adding different ingredients such as pepper jack cheese, green onion, sautéed onion or green chilis. You can change up the seasonings and make this a little spicier with cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  • A Ritz cracker crumb or potato chip topping would also be yummy and add a little crunch.
  • If you have leftover corn casserole store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 4 months.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, pin this to your favorite casserole Pinterest board and share it on your favorite social media channels!

big spoon of corn casserole and blue banner with text

With just minutes of prep time, you can make this cheesy, creamy Corn Casserole today. It will be at home on your holiday table or served any day of the year.

Yield: 6 servings

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

scoop of corn casserole from a white dish

This creamy and cheesy corn casserole is the perfect side dish for any meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 6 cups corn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons Ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups Shredded cheese, I like Monterey Jack

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 2 quart baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.
    2. In a pot over medium heat, combine the cream cheese and butter. Stir to melt butter and cream cheese.
    3. Stir in the milk until mixture is creamy. Remove from heat and stir in seasonings and ¾ cup of cheese. Stir to combine.
    4. Add the corn and stir to combine.
    5. Pour into prepared pan. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is melted.
    7. Remove and serve warm.

Notes

  • Use 3 cans corn, drained or 32 ounces frozen corn, thawed.
  • Grease the baking dish with nonstick spray or melted better for added flavor.
  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature before using by setting it on the countertop for 30-60 minutes.
  • Many corn casseroles call for sour cream. You could experiment with using half the cream cheese and substitute sour cream for the other half.
  • You can play with the flavors of this recipe by adding different ingredients such as pepper jack cheese, green onion, sautéed onion or green chilis. You can change up the seasonings and make this a little spicier with cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  • A Ritz cracker crumb or potato chip topping would also be yummy and add a little crunch.
  • If you have leftover corn casserole store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 4 months.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 17g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

Craving More Casseroles?

BestCasseroleRecipes.com. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encourages and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to Recipe