If you're looking for a quick and easy side dish that everyone will love, this is a recipe you'll want to hold onto. We love Baked Corn, and it goes well alongside BBQ chicken or pork, ribs, with chili, with a nice salad, or as a side to just about any meat. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be dumped together, stirred and baked in about an hour, and you'll have a yummy side dish that everyone will be asking for more of!
Baked Corn- You Will Need:
1 Box corn muffin mix
1 Can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 Can creamed corn
1 Stick of unsalted butter (melted)
1 Pint sour cream
You probably already have these ingredients stocked in your pantry!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, fold together the melted butter and sour cream.
Your mixture should look like this- still thick, not runny.
Add the can of creamed corn...
...and then the drained can of whole kernel corn.
Gently fold the mixture together.
Add the corn muffin mix...
...and mix together, until well incorporated.
Pour mixture into your baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
*If you want this to be more like a cornbread, bake it longer. If you want it to be more like corn pudding, bake in a round baking dish. Baking it in the 9x13 will give you a cornbread-like consistency, but it will still fall apart, and you'll need to eat it with a spoon or fork.
Your corn bake should turn out looking something like this... not too runny, not too dry.
There are lots of variations on this recipe, and you can add in other ingredients, like jalapenos, shredded cheese, chopped onion, roasted red pepper, etc. I make it this way, because it's sort of plain Jane, and even the pickiest eaters in my family love this dish. I try to keep the ingredients to make Baked Corn on hand, because this is the perfect dish to take to a covered dish dinner, a last minute gathering, or it's wonderful to serve to the family with a weeknight meal at home.
This is the one recipe that my family really loves, and I receive requests for over and over again. When we have a get together, I usually make a double batch! I definitely plan on making this to serve with Thanksgiving dinner this year- it's so yummy, and reheats well, if there are leftovers.
I hope you'll give this easy, super comforting side dish a try this week! I'd love to hear your thoughts, if you do!