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Mexican Corn Casserole with Bacon

How to make the most delicious Mexican corn casserole recipe with Jiffy cornbread, green chiles, cream cheese, and bacon. The best holiday comfort food!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 whole green onions minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 ounces green chiles chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 32 ounces frozen corn
  • 1/2 box JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces Cotija cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 325°.
  • Cook the bacon and set it aside.
  • Mince the green onions, shred the cheddar cheese, and set both aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the cream cheese, mayo, heavy whipping cream, salted butter, sugar, and sour cream.
  • Cook the mixture on low heat until the cream cheese is fully melted. Constantly stir to keep the mixture from scorching.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese mixture, crumbled bacon, green onions, green chiles, chili powder, frozen corn, 1/2 the box of JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix, shredded cheddar, salt, and pepper.
  • Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Pour the casserole mixture into the baking dish, making sure it's evenly spread throughout the pan.
  • Bake at 325° for about 55 minutes or until the mixture is set.
  • Add crumbled Cotija cheese* to the top of the casserole, and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.**
  • Serve while warm and enjoy!

Notes

*Cotija cheese is a small, round, white block of cheese; you can usually find it next to the Queso Fresco and other Hispanic-style cheeses at your grocery store.
**Cilantro is totally optional. Some readers love it, and some don't... I chose not to use it, since some in my family don't care for it either.
Mexican corn casserole pairs deliciously well with a good burger, a Chicago Hot Dog, Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs, and Maple Pork Chops with Apples and Onions, just to give you a few dinner ideas!

Nutrition

Serving: 10servings | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 796mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g
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