Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Casserole From Scratch

If you’re looking for a Southern twist on a classic holiday recipe, this cheesy jalapeno corn casserole will be just what you’re looking for! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up before popping it into the oven. The jalapenos add a delicious flavor profile and a mild heat. We can’t get enough of this dish, I hope it’s the same for you.

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Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Casserole Recipe Inspiration

Growing up in the Midwest, we always had corn casserole during holidays. Once my husband and I moved to Tennessee, I wanted to create a recipe of my own with a Southern touch. After one bite we fell in love with the mixt of flavors. It’ll for sure be a traditional recipe we make every holiday.

Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The entire dish is made from scratch with easy steps to follow.
  • Takes only 10 minutes to whip up before baking
  • Zero additives or preservatives
  • Tastes amazing with the jalapeno throughout
  • Adds a little Southern to your holiday

Tips for Easy Preparation

  • Make the dish ahead of time but instead of popping it into the oven, cover and place in the fridge until you’re ready to bake
  • Dice jalapenos and shred cheese beforehand to save time

How to Make Ahead

Make this dish ahead by following the steps all the way until it’s time to bake. Instead of placing the casserole dish in the oven, place it in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake it, let it sit on the counter to warm up while the oven preheats.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced jalapenos (small to medium size dice)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (organic is best)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or cream (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal (medium ground or fine)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need

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Step-By-Step Instruction

First, preheat oven to 400 degrees

Second, shred cheese and dice jalapenos (remove seeds) into small to medium size pieces.

Third, add all ingredients except the cheese into a mixing bowl and stir until combined.

Forth, pour mixture into a greased casserole dish (medium-sized) and top with shredded cheese.

Fifth, bake casserole for 45-55 minutes, add shredded cheese to the top when there’s 10 minutes left on the timer. Enjoy!

How to Serve

Serve this dish during the holidays or with any meal throughout the year.

Recipe FAQ

Can I use premade corn muffin mix in this recipe?

I don’t recommend using premade corn muffin mix for this recipe. The liquid to dry ingredient ration will be off. If you are in a pinch just add jalapenos and corn to your mix and top the dish with cheese.

What kind of cheese can I use?

You can use any type of cheese that you’d like for this recipe. My favorites are mild cheddar or sharp cheddar.

How do I make this corn casserole dairy-free?

If you’d like to make this a dairy-free recipe, use a plant-based milk such as my homemade cashew cream, dairy-free butter, and dairy-free cheese.

Can I leave the jalapenos out of this recipe?

You can definitely leave out the jalapenos but they really do taste amazing with a mild heat.

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Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Casserole

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
If you're looking for a Southern twist on a classic holiday recipe, this cheesy jalapeno corn casserole will be just what you're looking for! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up before popping it unto the oven. The jalapenos add a delicious flavor profile and a mild heat. We can't get enough of this dish, I hope it's the same for you.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup diced jalapenos (small – medium size dice)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (organic is best)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or cream (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal (medium ground or fine)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Second, shred cheese and dice jalapenos (remove seeds) into small to medium size pieces.
  • Third, add all ingredients except the cheese into a mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Forth, pour mixture into a greased casserole dish (medium-sized) and top with shredded cheese.
  • Fifth, bake casserole for 45-55 minutes, add shredded cheese to the top when there’s 10 minutes left on the timer. Enjoy!
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