Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

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4.89 from 35 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon is a classic creamy comfort side dish that everyone loves. Your family will be begging for more. It is the perfect dish to fill you up and keep you satisfied, anytime of the year.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon in a white bowl.

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole is not a new dish, in fact, I thought of this dish as a southern staple but in actuality this dish goes back to Native Americans. It was a staple dish for their diet. To find out more check this out.

This Cheesy Corn Casserole is a perfect side dish. It fits right in on the Thanksgiving or Christmas table. The casserole also is great for family picnics, tailgate parties or even evening dinners.


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What We Love About This Sweet Corn Recipe

This Cheesy Corn Casserole works because it is a perfect side dish for even the most finicky of eaters. In fact, it has all the favorites corn, cheese and bacon. Additionally, it comes together super quick and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal from weeknight dinners to your Thanksgiving table.

  • 10 Minute Prep: Only 10 minute of prep time and 40 minutes of total time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Between the delicious corn, the salty bacon and the cheese, it is super popular.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc… Simply change the ingredients to suit your needs.
A top shot of Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon.

Ingredient Notes for Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

  • Butter: Salted or unsalted butter or a butter alternative can be great for this recipe.
  • Cream Cheese: An 8 ounce package. A low fat or fat free version can also work.
  • Milk: A low fat or fat free version can also be of use here.
  • Salt and Pepper: As directed in the recipe or to taste.
  • Corn: Two 16 ounce bags of frozen corn.
  • Bacon: 5 Strips of bacon. Cook and finely chopped.
  • Cheese: 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, separated.
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Equipment Needed for Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

How to Make Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

These are the basic steps for making cheesy corn casserole. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the casserole.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin by preheating your oven and then in a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, cream cheese, milk, salt, and pepper until well combined. Next, add the corn, bacon, and one cup of shredded cheese. Stir to coat the corn with the cream cheese mixture.

STEP 2: POUR

Then pour the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Next, remove the casserole and top with remaining shredded cheese.

STEP 3: FINISH

Finally, return to the oven and bake for an addition 10 minutes and the cheese is melted.

Prep and Storage Tips for Old-Fashioned Creamed Corn Casserole

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can get ahead with your meal prep by making this cheesy corn casserole up to 24 hours in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftover easy corn casserole in an airtight container for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Absolutely, this corn bacon casserole can be frozen. It is a great to make extra of this casserole and bake in a disposable pan. Let it cool and then wrap tightly and freeze for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

When you are ready to eat, defrost in the refrigerator overnight and cook time for thirty minutes at 350 degrees. Leftovers can be warmed up in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cream Cheese Corn Casserole Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Low fat or low calorie versions of the ingredients can be of use for this Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SPICES?

Of course, you can make this corn pudding with any spices or spice blends that you enjoy.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this sweet corn casserole is a great recipe to double or even triple for a holiday dinners or even for a potlucks.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF CORN CASSEROLE AND CORN SOUFFLE?

Corn souffle has egg so it creates a fluffier texture and thicker end result than the corn casserole.

A casserole pan of the Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon.

Expert Tips for Making This Sweet Corn Casserole Recipe

  • Add Onions or Peppers: To add more flavor use green onions or mushrooms to the creamy sauce of this baked corn casserole.
  • Short cut tip: Cook in the crock pot to free up your oven space. The slow cooker does not change the texture or creaminess of the casserole.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Fresh corn kernels or corn in the can also work in this recipe. Add a little heat with jalapeno peppers or green chilies or top with sour cream to this cheesy corn casserole.
  • Alternate Cheese: Use any cheese that is able to melt well for this cream corn casserole recipe.

What to Serve with Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

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Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon in a white bowl.
4.89 from 35 votes

Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon

Yield: 8 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon is a classic creamy comfort side dish that everyone loves. Your family will be begging for more. It is the perfect dish to fill you up and keep you satisfied, anytime of the year.
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Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 32 ounces packages frozen corn, 2 packages
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, separated

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, cream cheese, milk, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Add the corn, bacon, and one cup of shredded cheese. Stir to coat the corn with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then, remove the casserole and top with remaining shredded cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Onions or Peppers: To add more flavor use green onions or green chiles etc to the creamy sauce.
  • Short cut tip: Cook in the crock pot to free up your oven space. The slow cooker does not change the texture or creaminess of the casserole.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Fresh corn kernels or corn in the can also work in this recipe.
  • Alternate Cheese: Feel free to use any cheese that is able to melt well.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1348IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute, corn, side dish

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20 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Bacon”

  1. 5 stars
    Made this for coworkers for a Christmas luncheon…. Omg they couldn’t get enough!!!! It’s very good. I would agree somewhat with one review that said too salty… i love salt so didn’t bother me, but maybe use a little less. I also used the pre-crumbled bacon (not bacon bits.. I can’t think of the name) but it saves time and I believe gave more flavor (that could’ve added to the saltiness too) and I also used half and half instead of milk, to make it creamier!
    Either way you make this, you won’t go wrong!!!!!
    Oh and it’s super easy too!!!!!

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  2. 5 stars
    This is so amazing! We love corn and so I tried making it and it turned out so good! My family can’t get enough of it. Would make this on repeat.

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    • I am sorry that you did not enjoy it. Seasoning, especially salt is definitely subjective, the bacon you are using could have also been salt cured. However it is easy to adjust the salt to your personal tastes.

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  3. 5 stars
    Cheesy, creamed corn with bacon? Yes, please! This looks like a fabulous side dish for any meal. I also think it’s a simple, delicious contribution to a potluck.

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  4. 5 stars
    I love corn casserole and this one is a perfect addition to the holiday menu line up! Thanks so much for this recipe.

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  5. 5 stars
    Mmmm…. bacon. I love the bacon with the corn! Plus the jalapeños add just the right amount of heat. I’ve gotta have the jalapenos. 🙂

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  6. 5 stars
    OMG! I would have never thought to add bacon to my corn casserole, but I am so glad that I found your recipe! My boys ate it all up in about 2-seconds this Thanksgiving. yum!

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