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Holiday Side Dish Recipe: Corn Casserole

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Is there anything more comforting than sitting around a table with loved ones and eating familiar recipes? Food is one of my love languages — I love to eat, and I love to make good food for others to enjoy. A good dish really does have the power to bring people together. I’ve been preparing this corn casserole side dish every holiday season for the last ten years. This holiday side dish recipe is guaranteed to win hearts.

Side dishes during the holidays are one of the best indulgences of the year. This casserole capitalizes on everything that makes a side dish so irresistible. It’s creamy, full of flavor in every bite, and is wholesome and comforting. A corn casserole could also be a refreshing new treat for some tables. Tables that have been traditionally weighed down by green beans and sweet potatoes. Now it’s time to make room for corn!

Corn is a classic, hearty ingredient. Corn is so widely available and does not take a huge amount of resources as other, more finicky crops might. You may be surprised to learn that the juicy kernels can be eaten raw straight off the cob in many cases. It is also a great source of fiber. The fiber in corn helps slow down the digestion of sugars. Fiber can play one small part in helping to prevent diabetes in this way.

Friends and family of all ages will love this classic corn casserole. I eat at least three helpings every Thanksgiving! This recipe is easy to double, and it reheats perfectly.

Holiday Side Dish Recipe: Corn Casserole (serves 8-10)

One package of Jiffy corn muffin mix

One can whole kernel corn, drained

One can cream style corn

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 stick of butter, melted


Heat oven to 350. Combine the first 5 ingredients, then stir in melted butter. Pour into a large rectangular baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.

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Original recipe written by Laura Rennie for Sass Magazine.

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