This Crock Pot Corn Casserole puts an easy twist on this traditional Southern holiday season culinary staple. The sweet corn and cornbread mix side dish also goes by the name corn pudding.
Crock Pot Corn Casserole
Making this side dish in the slow cooker opens up more oven and stove top space. As we all know cooking space is at a premium while preparing a holiday meal. A large casserole dish in the oven can hold up dinner. I am also a fan of Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes for the same reasons.
Corn Pudding Casserole is not just served during the holidays though. It is also a popular side dish to serve with barbecue and at potlucks and picnics. It’s certainly a versatile comfort food.
This is a dish that has been around in some form for centuries. Native Americans made a simple version from fresh corn cob scrapings and the dried corn meal was made into corn pone. Corn pudding is a blend of the two, mixed with typical European custard ingredients. [source]To suit modern tastes other seasonings and ingredients are also often added (see variations below).
How to Make Corn Casserole in Crock Pot
Here is a visual guide to making this easy recipe with pictures. The printable recipe card can be found below.
Start by adding two cans of corn to a large bowl, one of kernels and one of creamed corn. This mimics the kernels being scraped off the cob along with the milky scrapings.
Then add the sugar, beaten egg, sour cream, and corn muffin mix. Skip the sugar if you prefer the pudding less sweet.
Then mix in the cheese. This is also when you would toss in other add-ins.
Coat the inside of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Then dump in your corn pudding mixture.
Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours. Check to make sure the center is fully cooked through before shutting the Crock Pot off.
Here are a few simple variations of the traditional Corn pudding Casserole.
- Though it could be called similar to stuffing, this corn casserole recipe is a little sweet. If you prefer it not to be, simply omit the added sugar.
- The cheese in this recipe adds a nice creamy texture and richer taste, but doesn’t make the casserole taste “cheesy”. If you prefer a spicier flavor try swapping the cheddar cheese called for in this version with some pepper jack cheese. Adding a teaspoon or two of Cajun seasoning would also spice things up.
- Crumbled fried bacon is a flavorful addition many families enjoy. It adds a delightful crunch and saltiness to the dish. Another favorite addition is chopped sweet peppers. This adds color and sweetness.
- If you have a crowd, doubling this recipe is pretty simple. Just adjust the quantity in the recipe card before printing.
More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Cranberry Orange Sauce
- Sauteed Asparagus and Mushrooms
- Broccoli Au Gratin Casserole
- Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Rings
Making corn pudding casserole in your slow cooker opens up space in your oven. It also tastes fabulous.
- 1 can yellow corn drained
- 1 can cream style corn
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese mild or medium sharpness
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 package cornbread mix 6-7 ounce package
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Spray the inside of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the corn casserole batter into the slow cooker.
- Cover the slow cooker and set to high. Slow cook for approximately 2 ½ hours, until the center has set.
- Transfer the corn casserole to a serving bowl and serve hot.