Earlier this week, a very sweet lady from church passed away. In our congregation, we have food groups made up of about 5-6 ladies. There are quite a few groups that take turns whenever someone needs food taken to them. We provide dinners for families who have lost family members, families with new babies, and people who have been in the hospital. Each member of the group provides one or two items such as a main dish, salad, sides, bread, dessert, or drinks. If there is a particularly large number to feed such as a big family coming in for a funeral, more groups are called on to participate for that family. The way the groups have been organized works extremely well and efficiently.
This week, my group was called upon to fix food. I had a rather busy week, so I wanted to do something that could be done ahead, something I already had ingredients for to avoid a trip to the grocery store, and something quick to put together. This corn casserole fit the bill!
I’ve always loved corn most any way it is fixed. Of course fresh summer time corn on the cob is the absolute best! In the south where we live, “corn pudding” is a common side dish, especially at a potluck dinner. Until just a few years ago, I’d never heard of “corn pudding”, but this Creamy Corn Casserole recipe is essentially the same thing. It is kind of a combination of corn side dish meets corn bread.
This recipe fits into an 8×8 baking dish. This morning when I made it for the funeral meal, I doubled the recipe to fit into a 9×13 baking dish. I saved out a small amount to bake separately in a very small dish for my husband who loves it!
Creamy Corn Casserole
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 package Jiffy Corn Bread mix
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can creamed corn
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, cornbread mix, both cans of corn, and sour cream. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
Bake for 45 minutes. During final 10 minutes, sprinkle cheese on top to melt.