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Sweet and Spicy Corn Casserole

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What vegetable is more summer-y than corn?  None, I say, none! So in honor of the most summerific vegetable, I’ve adapted a corn casserole that has been served in my family for years to suit my spice-loving taste.  I added in some fresh bell pepper and onion for a bit of crunch and an extra spoonful of sugar to rev-up the flavor a bit.  

This casserole is really versatile as far as add-in possibilities.  Or, it’s just as tasty with just corn and no other veggies at all.  For occasions when my guests prefer dishes to be extra-spicy, I’ve added two seeded and chopped jalapeรฑo peppers to this casserole and it is always a big success. 

If you wanted to give this a try for your 4th of July celebration it would be a great choice…it’s a simple, inexpensive, and crowd-pleasing little number.  Also, I find that this corn casserole is a perfect partner to any and all things grilled.   This dish also works served as a main course with a green salad, or just something green for that matter.  I’m willing to bet that no complaints would be received even though it makes for a meatless meal.  

And as an added perk, your house is gonna smell terrific while this baby is baking.

Sweet-N-Spicy Corn Casserole                    printable recipe    recipe

  • 1 15 oz. can whole kernel, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can cream-style corn
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 8 oz. package of Mexican-style corn bread mix
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar 


1.  Pre-heat oven to 350ยบ.
2.  In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the all ingredients and mix well.



3.  Transfer corn mixture to a greased, 9 x 9 inch pan.


4.  Allow to bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.  Serve warm.


5.  Enjoy!



  1. This thing is awesome! Just had to look it up again for a Thanksgiving potluck.

  2. Hi LaLa!! Thank you! We still love it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Marcelle, yours was the link just before mine at #DIDI, and I couldn't resist a corn casserole. This would be absolutely delicious, I know – I can taste it right now!

  4. Hi Jean, we think this casserole is addicting and it never last long when I bake one! Thank you so much for your visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It’s that time again! I love this and I shall eat the entire pan. Goals!!

    • Hi Laura! Hahaha, thank you!! I’ve been craving this casserole too and I need to update this old post from 2012!! Wow ๐Ÿ™‚ Time flies when you are having fun <3 Enjoy it, my sweet friend!

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