Cornbread Casserole

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Get ready to wrangle some serious flavor with this downright delicious Cornbread Casserole. Whether you’re craving a savory cowboy dinner or a zesty taco twist, this Jiffy-based recipe will become your new weeknight dinner go-to.

Suitable for vegetarian diets.

Cornbread casserole served in a casserole dish.

Let’s unravel the magic behind this Cornbread Casserole recipe. Picture a blend of corn’s richness, accented with a creamy, buttery twist and a dash of vibrant onion and garlic.

And guess what? You can sneak in extra veggies or a generous sprinkle of cheese without anyone being the wiser. A win-win for everyone’s taste buds, right?

But this dish isn’t just a dinner star; it’s a lifesaver for busy evenings and the ultimate comfort food for any occasion. With simple storage tips and easy reheating tricks, it’s a no-fuss solution for a warm, homely meal whenever you need it.

I love it as much as this John Wayne Casserole and family favorite Walking Taco Casserole.

Cornbread casserole served in a casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooped.

Plus, get creative with various flavor twists, from extra cheese to a spicy kick, and watch this casserole transform into your unique favorite. Pair it with a Southern classic like this Air Fryer Fried Chicken.

Why Make This Cornbread Casserole Recipe

  • Time-Saving Meal – This Cornbread Casserole is a lifesaver on busy evenings, providing a quick and hearty meal option without compromising flavor.
  • Customizable – With its flexible ingredient options, this Cornbread Casserole allows you to tailor it to your preferences, making it a versatile and personalized addition to your meal rotation.
  • Comfort Food – This is the ultimate comfort with this Cornbread Casserole, a warm and inviting dish that brings a touch of home to every bite.
  • Family-Friendly – This Cornbread Casserole is a hit with kids and adults, offering a delicious way to sneak in extra veggies and make dinnertime an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Cornbread casserole served in a casserole dish.

Ingredient Notes

  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – The Jiffy mix adds classic cornbread flavor to the Jiffy Cornbread casserole, but you can use any preferred cornbread mix.
  • Creamed Corn – Creamed corn contributes to the creamy texture, and you can opt for the low-fat version if you prefer.
  • Whole Kernel Corn – Drained canned corn is convenient, but frozen or fresh corn can be used for a slight textural variation.
  • Melted Butter – Unsalted butter works best for a rich, buttery taste, but you can adjust the salt content to your liking.
  • Sour Cream – Sour cream provides a tangy twist, and you can replace it with cream cheese for a different creamy element.
  • Large Egg – A beaten egg helps bind the ingredients together.
  • Onion Powder and Garlic Powder – These pantry staples offer a convenient way to add flavor, but fresh onions and garlic can be used for a stronger taste.
the ingredients for this Cornbread Casserole recipe.

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How To Make Cornbread Casserole

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  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C and grease an 8-inch baking dish or casserole dish with oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. While you wait for the oven to heat, mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and pour the cornbread batter into your prepared baking dish.
  3. Lastly, bake uncovered in your oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Finally, serve immediately and enjoy.
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Pro Tips

  • You can use frozen corn instead of canned corn if you like.
  • Double the recipe and store half of it in the freezer for a busy weeknight when you need dinner in a hurry.
  • If you do not have (or do not like) cream-style corn, you can use whole corn kernels. Just use two cans of regular kernel corn instead.
  • You can use any cornbread mix. It does not have to be Jiffy Cornbread Mix. In fact, you can use your homemade cornbread recipe.
  • If you use unsalted butter, you can add a dash of salt if you like.
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Delicious Variations

  • Creamed corn casserole – Using creamed corn makes your dish creamy, but adding some cream cheese would make it incredible.
  • Mexican cornbread casserole – Add a tablespoon of taco seasoning for Mexican cornbread casserole, or make a taco cornbread casserole with seasoned ground beef, taco seasoning, corn, and a layer of cornbread batter, all baked together
  • Cowboy cornbread casserole – boasting flavors like savory ground beef, wholesome beans, and a fusion of zesty southwestern spices. This casserole is fit for a cowboy dinner.
  • Spicier dish – If you are a fan of spicy foods, add a teaspoon of chili powder and a pinch of red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or diced green chilies.
  • Make it a meal – Feel free to add some meat mixture to make this a meal. Ground turkey, chicken, or pork would be awesome.
  • Got beans – Why not add beans to make this a heartier meal? Some great ideas include pinto beans, kidney beans, chili beans, and black beans.
  • Add veggies – You do not have to stop with corn. You can add as many veggies as you like, such as diced tomatoes (Rotel tomatoes would be perfect), chopped bell peppers, diced onions, and minced garlic.
  • Make it rise – Add a teaspoon of baking powder for a light and fluffy casserole.
Cornbread casserole scooped into a wooden spoon.

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – You can prepare the entire corn casserole in advance and refrigerate it before baking. Another option is to mix all the dry ingredients and store them in an airtight container, then combine the wet ingredients when ready to bake.
  • Store – Store your leftover casserole in an airtight container after it cools to room temperature. It will keep well for 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • Freeze – To freeze your cornbread casserole for up to three months, put it into a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer. Be sure to put your frozen leftovers in the fridge the night before serving for the best flavor and texture.
  • Reheat – To reheat, put it in a baking dish in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C. Or you can reheat a smaller portion in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.
Cornbread casserole served in a white plate.


How do I make beefy cornbread casserole?

You can make a beefy cornbread casserole by making a beef mixture with ground beef and Italian seasoning to make this a hearty meal.

First, cook ground beef for several minutes. Once you brown ground beef, drain well to remove all the grease. Then, add seasoning and a half cup of water.

Let it simmer until the water is gone, and then you can add the ground beef mixture to your cornbread casserole.

What else can I make with cornbread mixes?

There are many different recipes you can make with Jiffy corn muffin mix.

First of all, you can make a cornbread topping for any casserole recipe. It is the perfect topping for any savory or sweet dish.

You can also make tamale pie, corn pudding, cornbread pancakes, mini corn dogs, or cornbread stuffing.

It would also work great as a breading for fried foods like chicken or pork chops.

Can I make this in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can make this in a slow cooker. Add the mixed ingredients to a greased slow cooker or crockpot and cook on high for about two hours. The middle should no longer be jiggly when it is done.

For cheesy cornbread casserole, add a cup of shredded cheddar cheese or whatever kind of shredded cheese you like about 15 minutes before it is done cooking. Then, let it cook until the cheese melts.

A serving of Cornbread casserole on a fork.

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Serve This Cornbread Casserole With:

  • Serve a scoop of this delicious casserole on top of Ground Chicken Chili for a chili cornbread casserole.
  • This casserole makes a great breakfast dish with a side of Sausage.
  • Cornbread casserole pairs well with any meat but would be perfect with turkey or Air Fryer Ham for Thanksgiving.
  • Go for a good-sized casserole dish to guarantee even cooking. We want every bite to be perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor.
  • Cooking spray so you don’t need to spend time soaking the casserole dish, making washup a breeze.
  • Choose sea salt flakes to ensure the perfect seasoning balance tailored to your liking.
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Cornbread Casserole

This Cornbread casserole is satisfyingly creamy and utterly delicious.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1 box (240g) Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 15 ounces (432g) whole kernel corn 1 can, drained
  • 15 ounces (432g) creamed corn 1can, not drained
  • 1 cup (250ml) sour cream
  • ½ cup (125ml) butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C. Set the rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Lightly grease an 8×8 baking pan and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir together until fully combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and level the top with an offset spatula.
  • Cook uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean.
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  • You can use frozen corn instead of canned corn if you like.
  • Double the recipe and store half of it in the freezer for a busy weeknight when you need dinner in a hurry.
  • If you do not have (or do not like) cream-style corn, you can use whole corn kernels. Just use two cans of regular kernel corn instead.
  • You can use any cornbread mix. It does not have to be Jiffy Cornbread Mix. In fact, you can use your homemade cornbread recipe.
  • If you use unsalted butter, you can add a dash of salt if you like.
  • Storage – Store your leftover casserole in an airtight container after it cools to room temperature. It will keep well for 3-4 days in the fridge.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

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