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Cheddar Corn Casserole

Cheddar Corn Casserole

Creamy and savory-sweet, this casserole pairs with turkey and ham alike. Try the different stir-ins and toppings to make it your own – your family will love it lots of ways.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, about 12 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 (15.25 ounce) cans Del Monte® Whole KernelCorn, well drained
  • 1 1/2 cups croutons (or crackers), finely crushed(about 3/4 cup), optional topping
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional topping
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper, optional topping

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss together cheese, flour and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir together milk, cream cheese, 1/3 cup green onions and hot sauce in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  4. Add corn and shredded cheese mixture; stir well to blend evenly.
  5. Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup green onions and optional toppings, as desired.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes longer.

Serves 12 | Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 35 min

To soften cream cheese, microwave 30 seconds on HIGH.

Try serving with a variety of toppings for a fun make-it-your-way dinner, like taco night. Prepare Cheddar Corn Casserole as the recipe directs, then serve with toppings such as bacon, chopped cooked chicken, taco meat, chopped ham, sliced grilled steak, shredded lettuce, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, sliced jalapenos, hot sauce or taco sauce.

Variations:

Prepare recipe as directed, except:

Cheddar Corn and Ham Casserole: Add 2 cups leftover chopped cooked ham with corn in Step 2.

Cheddar Corn and Green Chiles Casserole: Add 1 (4 ounce) can fire-roasted diced green chilies, drained, with corn in Step 2.

Cheddar Corn Casserole for 6: Reduce all ingredients by half and bake in an 8-inch baking dish.

Recipe and photo credit: Del Monte


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