Easy Cheesy Cornbread Casserole

EASY CHEESY CORNBREAD CASSEROLE – Super easy and truly tasty side dish for Thanksgiving, any holiday, or simply when you fancy a good cornbread casserole in a flash! Sure to please everyone’s tastebuds!

I have just made this Easy Cheesy Cornbread Casserole tonight with some chili. And, what a yummy dinner we had! Glad that fall is already in the air and it’s starting to be a little bit chilly now which means I can turn on the oven without fear and begin making tasty baked dishes.  Yay for fall!

For making this yummy side dish, I actually use a gluten-free cornbread muffin mix from Trader Joe’s because hubby is on a gluten-free diet and I am so glad that it worked pretty well with it. It also tasted so yummy!

I have also tried this with the regular Trader Joe’s cornbread muffin mix and it worked equally well. The addition of sour cream made this casserole so moist, tender, and tasty.

I am so glad that I tried this recipe which I found in a church pot luck cookbook.

I believe the original recipe makes use of the jiffy corn muffin mix and you can certainly use that if you prefer.

I just use TJ’s mix because that has worked so well for us and we often make this gluten-free. Certainly, we love this with chili but it is such a versatile dish you can pair this with many other meaty dishes, too (roast chicken or turkey comes to mind).

But as far as my family is concerned, we love it even on its own and just eat it like a sweet dessert! It’s that good. Enjoy!

Easy Cheesy Cornbread Casserole

Manila Spoon
This never fails to please everyone's tastebuds! Super easy and truly tasty side dish for Thanksgiving,  any holiday or simply when you fancy a good cornbread casserole in a flash!
4.87 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 8.5 oz or (15 oz) package corn muffin mix
  • 1 8.5 oz can cream-style corn
  • 1 8.5 oz or (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1-2 cups cheese, Cheddar or Swiss


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients except the cheese. Spread in a 9 x13 baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes (or 40 minutes if doing double the corn muffin mix and corn). Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for another 5 minutes or just until the cheese is melted. Cool completely or serve warm-ish, if preferred.


I use the Trader Joe’s regular or gluten-free corn bread mix for this but the Jiffy one should be fine, too. Sometimes, I only use half of the package (8 oz) but also use the entire packet and simply adjust the amount of corn. The measurement above reflects the adjustment I make when I make either the entire corn muffin mix or just half. The good thing is this is such a versatile and forgiving recipe that, either way you make it, it comes out so yummy. Enjoy!
Keyword cheesy cornbread casserole, cornbread casserole, cornbread casserole with sour cream, holiday casserole, thanksgiving side dish,
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Last updated on September 12th, 2022 at 08:06 pm



  1. Melanie
    February 16, 2021 / 10:57 pm

    5 stars
    I made this tonight, came out perfect… and so tasty. My new go-to recipe for cornbread!!

  2. Kalu Lor
    February 17, 2021 / 12:41 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this amazing cheesy cornbread recipe. So easy and it comes together in no time.

  3. Rachna
    February 17, 2021 / 12:52 am

    5 stars
    I love this cheesy cornbread. What a glorious yellow color. I am definitely trying out your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Jamie
    February 17, 2021 / 2:19 am

    5 stars
    My family loves this cornbread and the cheese just takes it to another level! Satisfying and easy to make. Thank you!

  5. Jeannette
    February 17, 2021 / 4:27 am

    5 stars
    I just LOVE how easy this cheesy cornbread recipe is. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners but also fancy enough to enjoy as part of a weekend feast. Yum!

  6. Dannii
    March 8, 2021 / 12:26 pm

    5 stars
    You had me at easy and cheesy. This Easy Cheesy Cornbread Casserole looks delicious.

  7. Michelle Boule
    March 8, 2021 / 12:47 pm

    5 stars
    We loved this cheesy cornbread when we tried it at dinner last night. It’s safe to say there were no leftovers!

  8. Helen
    March 8, 2021 / 12:56 pm

    5 stars
    Can’t believe how easy this cheesy cornbread recipe is! Fantastic!

  9. Sue
    March 8, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    5 stars
    Love this Cheesy Cornbread Casserole recipe. So easy and yet so good. Thank you!

  10. Kay
    March 8, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    5 stars
    I love the addition of cheese to this cornbread recipe, as do the kids!

  11. Wanda Ellis
    December 16, 2021 / 11:38 am

    Made it a few minutes ago and it was delicious with chili best combo ever

  12. Kris
    April 13, 2022 / 9:39 am

    Can I make this a day or two ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until time to bake?

    • abigail
      April 13, 2022 / 1:21 pm

      For me, I would simply bake this ahead of time rather than refrigerating then baking hours later because the leavening agent in the corn muffin mix might be rendered ineffective. It might become a little watery too if it sits too long because of the sour cream content.

  13. Yi
    November 21, 2022 / 9:13 am

    If i plan to use the whole package of TJ’s cornbread mix, 15oz, the only thing i would adjust is using a 15oz can of the whole kernal corn ? Or do i also use a 15oz can of cream of corn? What about the eggs, sour cream and the butter (do i need to adjust those too?) Thank you for your help!

    • abigail
      November 21, 2022 / 9:37 pm

      Just follow the recipe as written. Use the adjusted measurement (in parenthesis) if you like and whatever is not in parenthesis – that means there’s no need to adjust them. In other words, they don’t need to be adjusted even if you increase the amount of canned corn or corn mix. You can opt to use the lesser measurement or the doubled one – I’ve done both and they both work well. Hope you enjoy.

  14. Mickie M Enders
    November 20, 2023 / 4:31 pm

    can you stir the cheese in the mix and bake???

    • abigail
      November 20, 2023 / 7:09 pm

      That’s fine if you prefer it that way. Enjoy!

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