Corn Casserole

March 22nd, 2010 by katie

Life has been hectic.  The sort of hectic that only comfort food can cure.  I saw this recipe on eCurry (which I highly recommend) and have been wanting to try it ever since.  It is the perfect combination of corn, creamy cornmeal, peppers, cilantro, and cheese.

Corn Casserole

serves 4-6, prep 15 min, cook 30 min, adapted from eCurry
  • 3 cup corn kernels
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup cheese, grated, such as Jack
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease a medium casserole dish with butter or spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine corn kernels and 1/2 cup of milk.  Pulse several times or until about half of the corn is pureed.
  3. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Saute onions and jalapenos in butter until soft.
  5. Sprinkle with flour and cook for a couple of minutes or until golden.
  6. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk and whisk until smooth.
  7. Cook, whisking often, until thick and smooth.
  8. Salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
  9. Stir in corn mixture, cornmeal, sugar and cilantro.  Taste for salt and pepper again.
  10. Pour mixture into the casserole dish and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  11. Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is golden and beginning to brown (you can put the broiler on for a minute at the end if your cheese isn’t brown enough).
  12. Allow casserole to sit for about 10 minutes and then sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro before serving.

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17 Responses

  1. Tasha

    This looks delicious! (And FWIW, I use Google Reader and saw the photo in my feed.)

  2. Soma

    Thanks for the link and so glad that you enjoyed 🙂

  3. krysta

    this make me want to try corn off the cob…i think it would go well with dinner tonight!

  4. DailyChef

    YUM! I love corn myself, so a corn casserole is right down my alley. The jalapenos must give it just the right amount of kick!

  5. Karly

    Yum. Yum yum yum.

  6. grace

    this is a food that might not occur to some as a source of comfort, but i’m right there with ya–plenty of cheese goo, yummy cilantro, and sweet corn. great dish!

  7. Nancy

    This kind of dish definitely counts as a comfort food in my book. Looks so good.

  8. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    Looks wonderful – I make something similar but I sneak in a few red and green peppers! YUM

  9. Richard

    Looks great, will give a try first chance I have!

  10. kathy

    This corn casserole recipe of yours will surely make my hubby happy. He likes corn so much. I even make corn stew with squash and malunggay leaves (horseradish plant). Thanks for posing this. 🙂

  11. Mrs. L

    This looks absolutely wonderful and definitely comfort food. I’ll have to give it a try (and I love the addition of jalapenos).

  12. Valen

    This looks so good and I really want to make it, but I can’t think of what to serve it with, got any ideas? I’m vegetarian.

  13. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    That corn casserole looks so good!

  14. april

    Just wondering… I want to make this for Thanksgiving… but don’t have a food processor. Can I use a blender instead?

    Yes, you can use a blender or simply omit the pureeing step. -Katie

  15. april

    lovely. thank you!

  16. Emily

    You say that this can be made ahead of time and then refrigerated – do you mean after it’s baked and then just reheated, or should we leave it to bake until right before serving? Love the site – thanks!

    Either way will work, so you can decide what works best for you. Typically I bake it and just reheat because then I don’t have to worry about it getting enough oven time when shuffling between several dishes. -Katie

  17. Patricia

    This looks delish!!! I would like to know what type of corn was used. Kernels right off of the cob, canned,frozen???

    You can use fresh or frozen but I would not use canned. I think I typically use frozen because it is convenient. -Katie

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