Southern Corn Casserole

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Southern Corn Casserole

This is the typical recipe that I've added a couple of things to. It is VERY easy and VERY delicious!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword corn, corn casserole, corn pudding
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author misangela

Equipment

  • 9x9 or any 2 quart casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbl mayo optional, but gives a little acidity
  • 4 oz butter (one stick), melted COOL before adding to mix!
  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 can whole corn drained
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 4 oz can diced mild green chiles, drained Use 2 if you'd like the chiles more prevalent
  • 1 med shallot, finely diced sub fine dice onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt (Dixie Crystal Kosher) taste before cooking, this can take up to twice as much salt!
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese or just cheddar
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced on bias, white and green topping, optional
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese or just cheddar, topping

Instructions

  • Preaheat oven to 350°F and spray baking dish with food release (PAM).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayo and eggs.
  • Slowly whisk in cooled butter, then whisk in Jiffy mix.
  • Fold in corn, cream corn, chiles, shallot, garlic, 1/4 C cheese and S/P. Mix until homogenous.
  • Pour mix into baking dish and top with scallions, then 3/4 C cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in 350° oven 45 minutes. Check to see if center is cooking well (140-145º). If not, recover and check again in 10 minutes. Cook until the center of the casserole reaches 150ºF, then proceed.
  • Uncover and bake at 375º for another 10-15 minutes. The casserole will puff up and become browned. It is done when the center is fully cooked. Look for 160°F with a thermometer. Be careful not to brown the cheese too much.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

It may take a few minutes longer to bake than stated. I've had variances up to 10 mins. Check the casserole as indicated. If you do not have a thermometer, you're looking for the center to be just barely jiggly. 
Get a thermometer! 
Put the baking dish on a sheet pan to prevent any spill over into your oven.