Creamy Cheesy CrockPot Corn Casserole

This post may contain affiliate links which means we receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Throw together CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese and Jiffy mix. Easy side dish recipe for a crowd. Make ahead for Thanksgiving and Easter.

Every Thanksgiving (and sometimes Easter too), I make my family's favorite Jiffy corn casserole. It's one of our favorite holiday side dish recipes.

Last Thanksgiving I was away from home and didn't have an oven; however, I did have a slow cooker. So I decided to take my recipe and make it into a slow cooker corn casserole.

wooden spoon scooping CrockPot corn casserole out of gray slow cooker

You talk about delicious. I love this CrockPot cheesy corn casserole even more than the traditional oven baked casserole, if that's possible.

What I love even more about this slow cooker rendition is that I literally throw everything in the slow cooker, give it all a good stir, set it to cook, and walk away. It's perfect for the morning before a big holiday dinner.

Plus you can keep this Jiffy CrockPot corn casserole warm while waiting for dinner to be served. It's a win win!

Now if you're like me and love a little Tex-Mex, you can change it up and make a Mexican corn casserole too.

serving of slow cooker corn casserole, sprinkled with green onions, on teal plate with fork, on wooden countertop

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my slow cooking tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the CrockPot corn casserole recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

IS CROCKPOT CORN CASSEROLE THE SAME AS CROCK POT CORN PUDDING?

Yes, it's the same as Crock Pot corn pudding. Just like corn pudding, you are basically mixing a bunch of ingredients together all at once to make a creamy side dish.

On the other hand, this is far different from corn bread. Corn bread is stable, and you can eat it with your hands; creamy corn casserole is spooned onto your plate.

close up look at CrockPot corn casserole in slow cooker

INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:

  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Salted butter
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Frozen corn
  • Corn muffin mix – I prefer to use either Jiffy mix or Aldi's gluten-free cornbread mix.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onions
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Colby Jack cheese

Keep in mind, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Slow Cooker – I use my 7-quart slow cooker.

Cutting Board and Knife – for chopping the green onions.

Cheese Grater

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CORN CASSEROLE

Before you get started making corn casserole in the slow cooker, be sure to chop the green onions. You'll also need to grease the slow cooker with cooking spray to help prevent sticking and scorching.

  1. Add the cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, salted butter, sugar, sour cream, thawed frozen corn, corn muffin mix, salt, black pepper, and green onions to the slow cooker.
CrockPot corn casserole ingredients in gray slow cooker
  1. Combine everything together with a good stir.
stirred ingredients for Crock Pot corn casserole in gray slow cooker

HOW LONG TO COOK CROCKPOT CORN CASSEROLE WITH CREAM CHEESE

  1. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, or on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Then sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the cooked casserole, and stir into the casserole 'til it's melted.
grated cheddar cheese on top of CrockPot corn casserole in gray slow cooker

And that's it. Your slow cooker corn pudding is done and ready to serve!

scoop of Crock Pot corn pudding on wooden spoon over gray slow cooker

CAN I MAKE CORN CASSEROLE AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! Jiffy CrockPot corn casserole is a great make-ahead recipe; in fact, it's a great recipe to dump into the slow cooker later in the morning, allowing it to cook for the rest of the day until dinner.

One way to make this recipe even farther ahead of time is to mix everything together except the cheese, waiting to add the cheese until you're ready to cook. Store the mixture in an airtight container up to 2 days in your refrigerator before cooking.

You can also mix it up and cook it all at once as the recipe states, later storing the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat your casserole, bake it in the oven at 300°F for 10-20 minutes, or until warmed throughout.

The latter storage method will result in a slightly drier, less creamy texture. That being said, it is still delicious.

serving of Jiffy CrockPot corn casserole on teal plate with fork

HOW TO FREEZE CORN CASSEROLE

CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese can freeze just fine; in fact, it'll store up to 3 months in the freezer. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.

Although this casserole will be delicious whether or not you freeze it, freezing it will somewhat alter the flavor and texture. After thawing, it may not be quite as rich, and it will be less creamy. This is where you'll have to make your own judgment based on your schedule and preferences.

slow cooker corn pudding in slow cooker and on teal plate with fork, on wooden countertop

CORN CASSEROLE SUBSTITUTIONS YOU CAN MAKE

  • You can make this recipe gluten-free by using a gluten-free corn bread mix; I prefer to use Aldi's gluten-free mix because it tastes very similar to Jiffy and makes a delicious corn casserole. You can also make your own Gluten-Free Jiffy-Style Corn Muffin Mix. Of course, if you are trying to make the casserole gluten-free, be sure to check labels on all your ingredients to ensure they're truly gluten-free.
  • Sprinkle corn bread over the top for a crunchier texture.
  • Use creamed corn. This will add more moisture to the casserole, so be sure to cut down on the heavy whipping cream accordingly.
  • Adapt the liquid to your preference. Some people prefer to use whole milk instead of heavy whipping cream for an even creamier but less rich result, and some people just use half and half for the best of both worlds!
  • Add more cheese. Other cheeses that might pair well with this casserole include parmesan, mozzarella, asiago, Monterey jack, and even pepper Jack.
  • Add some jalapeños for an extra kick, or chopped bell peppers for added texture and flavor.
  • Diced ham and bacon pair delightfully well with this recipe.
CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese baked in gray slow cooker

MORE CORN RECIPES:

Here are a few more corn recipes you may enjoy:

GET THE PRINTABLE RECIPE

If you love Crock Pot corn casserole as much as I do, please write a 5 star review, and help me share the recipe on Facebook and Pinterest!

double image of CrockPot Corn Casserole, including top image of scoop of corn casserole on wooden spoon and bottom image of serving of slow cooker corn casserole on teal plate with fork

CRAVING MORE DELICIOUS RECIPES? Subscribe to my newsletter, and follow along on PinterestFacebookYouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates!

Yield: 12

Creamy Cheesy CrockPot Corn Casserole

Creamy Cheesy CrockPot Corn Casserole

Throw together CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese and Jiffy mix. Easy side dish recipe for a crowd. Make ahead for Thanksgiving and Easter.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Before you get started, be sure to chop the green onions. You'll also need to grease the slow cooker with cooking spray to help prevent sticking and scorching.
  2. Add the cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, salted butter, sugar, sour cream, thawed frozen corn, corn muffin mix, salt, black pepper, and green onions to the slow cooker. You can also add the bacon, if desired.
  3. Combine everything together with a good stir.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, or on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. Then sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the cooked casserole, and stir into the casserole 'til it's melted.
  6. And that's it. It's done and ready to serve!

Notes

*You can make this recipe gluten-free by using a gluten-free corn bread mix. I prefer to use Aldi's gluten-free mix because it tastes very similar to Jiffy and makes a delicious corn casserole. Of course, if you are trying to make the casserole gluten-free, be sure to check labels on all your ingredients to ensure they're truly gluten-free.

CAN I MAKE CROCKPOT CHEESY CORN CASSEROLE AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! Jiffy CrockPot corn casserole is a great make-ahead recipe; in fact, it's a great recipe to dump into the slow cooker later in the morning, allowing it to cook for the rest of the day until dinner.

One way to make this recipe even farther ahead of time is to mix everything together except the cheese, waiting to add the cheese until you're ready to cook. Store the mixture in an airtight container up to 2 days in your refrigerator before cooking.

You can also mix it up and cook it all at once as the recipe states, later storing the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days. To reheat your casserole, bake it in the oven at 300°F for 10-20 minutes, or until warmed throughout.

The latter storage method will result in a slightly drier, less creamy texture. That being said, it is still delicious.

HOW TO FREEZE CORN CASSEROLE

CrockPot corn casserole with cream cheese can freeze just fine; in fact, it'll store up to 3 months in the freezer. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.

Although this casserole will be delicious whether or not you freeze it, freezing it will somewhat alter the flavor and texture. After thawing, it may not be quite as rich, and it will be less creamy. This is where you'll have to make your own judgment based on your schedule and preferences.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g

Did you make this recipe?

Tag us on Instagram @mellockcuff and hashtag #aomrecipes so we can see! You can also click the buttons below to share on Pinterest or Facebook.

.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.