Corn Casserole (Cheesy Corn)

LAST UPDATED: May 05, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 21, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese – this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser!

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

I’m not sure how I escaped 6 years in Kansas City without a love for barbecue, but I’ve never really cared for it. Any time we had guests in from out of town, they wanted to experience the barbecue. I can’t blame them, I love doing the same when I travel!

I’ve made a meal on anything-but-barbecue during our time there. Joe’s Kansas City BBQ has the best french fries. Seriously. I could live on them.

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

The Best Cheesy Corn Recipe – Just Like Jack Stack

Another local favorite bbq side dish is Jack Stack Cheesy Corn, which is absolutely incredible. I realized years later that they share their recipe on their website and have made it at home a few times. But when it comes to all things cheese, I’m almost an expert. I’ve developed my own Cheesy Corn casserole that’s even creamier and doubles as a dip!

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

It’s so good that I’ve called creamy cheesy corn dinner more times than I care to admit. I think it’s perfectly acceptable since it includes a couple different food groups! It reminds me a little of the sweet cream corn that we ate when I was a kid, but so much better.

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

The Best Ingredients For Corn Casserole

  • sweet corn (yes, you can also use canned, frozen corn or fresh cooked corn kernels)
  • velveeta (please don’t judge me – when it’s right, it’s right!) *you can certainly use freshly shredded cheddar cheese in place of velveeta, but this is a rare recipe where velveeta wins, in my opinion!
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • minced garlic
  • diced ham

What Readers Are Saying About This Cream Cheese Corn

  • Rebecca says: “All 7 of my children loved it and asked for seconds.” Rebecca that’s a WIN! 
  • Linda says: “I’m gonna try this but adding bacon instead of ham!” Always a delicious option.
  • Cheryl says: “I love how versatile this recipe is! Whether you enjoy it as a side or a dip, it’s a crowd pleaser!” I completely agree, Cheryl! Glad you’re enjoying it! 

Keep reading for the incredible printable Cheesy Corn recipe!

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

The Secret to Making Cheesy Corn Dip

There are a couple notable differences in this Cheesy Corn recipe that set it apart from the rest.

First and foremost, I don’t bake it! This recipe can be made entirely on the stovetop, which makes this Cheesy Corn Dip recipe so creamy and really quick and easy to make. Oven space is always a commodity at our house especially during the holidays.

While some cheesy corn recipes call for bacon, I prefer diced ham in this particular recipe. I think it coordinates better with the texture of the corn kernels. However, feel free to modify if your family prefers bacon!

How To Serve This Creamy Cheesy Corn

As noted, this dish doesn’t need to be baked – it’s perfectly delicious and creamy right off the stove. However, if you’d like to keep it warm in the oven you certainly can! Just use an oven safe pot or simply transfer to a casserole dish.

Keep warm at 350 degrees for up to 45 minutes or an hour if necessary. (Cover with foil) Some people prefer this extra step simply because they like the crispy baked edges of cheese! Our family prefers it un-baked.

Feel free to serve this dip in your crockpot! Leave the crockpot on the lowest/warm setting to keep it warm. This can be ideal for potlucks, too.

corn casserole

Corn Dip Recipe

Oh, I should also mention that this is an incredible Corn Dip recipe! Serve cheesy corn as a dip with tortilla or corn chips. You won’t regret it. It’s not just a side dish…it’s so much more than that! In fact, if you’re serving a large amount of guests, I would certainly double the recipe. It’s just that good!

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser! #corncasserole #cheesycorn #sidedish #appetizer

Where To Serve This Corn Casserole With Cream Cheese

One of the things that makes this such a crowd-pleasing side dish or dip is that it is seasonless! This delicious cheesy corn works as well for your summertime parties as it does throughout the year.

  • Perfect for backyard barbeques in the summer
  • The ultimate Thanksgiving side dish your family will devour
  • The perfect appetizer for your Christmas spread
  • Delicious for Easter as it coordinates beautifully with ham

cream cheese corn with ham

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corn casserole in casserole dish

Corn Casserole (Cheesy Corn)

Julie Blanner
Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese - this cheesy corn doubles as a dip and is always a crowd pleaser!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans corn drained or 8 ears of corn, boiled
  • 8 oz velveeta cubed
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/3 lb slice of ham (1 thick slice), cubed

Instructions
 

  • In a pan on medium heat, add corn, velveeta, cream cheese, butter and garlic. Stir until melted.
  • Stir in ham & serve.

Video

Nutrition

Calories:179kcalCarbohydrates:17gProtein:8gFat:9gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:32mgSodium:520mgPotassium:227mgFiber:1gSugar:5gVitamin A:580IUVitamin C:3.9mgCalcium:121mgIron:0.5mg
Keywords cheese, cheese dip, christmas, corn, dip, easy recipe, easy side, side, side dish, thanksgiving
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