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Cheesy Corn Casserole with Green Chiles

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Corn pudding gets a fun and flavorful makeover in this tasty cheesy corn casserole with green chiles. It is a cozy side dish that goes perfectly with almost any entrée.

piece of chili cheese corn pudding topped with sour cream, cilantro and pickled jalapenos.

Keeping plenty of interesting side dishes in the menu rotation is key to keeping dinner exciting. There is nothing worse than having the same boring vegetables over and over.

Corn casserole is an easy mashup of both a starchy side dish and vegetable. It is sweet, savory and comforting all in one dish.

Of course it is good just the way it is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice it up a bit. Luckily a can of chopped green chilis and some cheddar cheese is all it takes to turn it into a whole new thing.

What should I serve my chili cheese corn pudding with?

This corn casserole goes with just about anything. That is one of the best things about it.

hand sprinkling shredded cheddar on partially baked corn casserole.

This slightly spicier version is especially good with grilled meat. It would be fabulous with tequila lime grilled chicken.

It would also be great with BBQ pork chops or ribs. Or serve it with a pile of pulled pork or carnitas on top instead of making a sandwich or filling a tortilla.

You can serve it just the way it is or add some toppings for even more flavor. Sour cream, pickled jalapenos and a little cilantro were fabulous on top.

Pan of freshly baked green chile corn casserole with melted cheddar cheese on top.

It would also be wonderful with a little bit of salsa. Or go whole hog and toss a little crispy bacon on top when you add the cheese.

Making the casserole

Luckily putting the batter together is super simple. The base is a simple box of corn muffin mix.

You add a can of drained corn and another can of creamed corn. An egg, some sour cream and melted butter help bring it all together.

bowl full of corn pudding ingredients with green chiles, cheddar cheese, corn, sour cream, corn muffin mix, melted butter and more.

Stir in a little shredded cheese and a can of green chilies and you are ready to go. Bake it until it is mostly set.

Add a little more cheese on top and bake it until the edges are lightly browned and the center is mostly set. And voila! It is ready to go.

What is it like?

Just like you might expect with a name like corn pudding, the center is moist and soft. The edges are ever so slightly crunchy.

The corn and muffin mix give it a sweetness. The sour cream and cheese add the savory layer.

spatula lifting out slice of chili cheese corn casserole showing soft interior.

While the green chiles don’t make it spicy, they do add just a hint of zest. All together it packs quite the punch.

Serving of corn casserole with green chiles and cheddar cheese topped with sour cream and jalapenos in front of pan.

More Great Corn Side Dish Recipes:

Make creamy corn in the slow cooker for a family friendly recipe. It is easy to make and perfect with only any entrée.

Scalloped corn is a super tasty vintage recipe. The ingredients are simple but the results are delicious.

Summer corn salad is the full of fresh flavors and veggies. Corn, cucumbers and tomatoes come together to make the perfect summer side dish.

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piece of chili cheese corn pudding topped with sour cream, cilantro and pickled jalapenos.

Cheesy Corn Casserole with Green Chiles

Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Carlee
Corn pudding gets a fun and flavorful makeover in this tasty cheesy corn casserole with green chiles. It is a cozy side dish that goes perfectly with almost any entrée.
4.60 from 27 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 14.75 oz can corn drained
  • 14.75 oz can creamed corn not drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. can chopped green chiles
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and grease an 8 inch square pan.
  • Stir together everything but ½ cup of cheese.
    ¼ cup butter, 14.75 oz can corn, 14.75 oz can creamed corn, 1 cup sour cream, 1 large egg, 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 4 oz. can chopped green chiles, 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes. The edges should be golden and the center mostly set.
  • Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 440mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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