Corn has always been a side dish staple, but how do you feel about cooking with it in a casserole? These casseroles are quick comfort foods that are super easy to make -- the perfect side dishes for holidays or to bring along to a potluck.
Even better is that casseroles require minimal prep, and they don't require a lot of mess in the kitchen. Delicious food and easy cleanup — who doesn’t love that? If this describes you, check out the recipes below.
1. Cheesy corn casserole
The comfort part of this recipe comes from milk, butter, and shredded cheddar cheese. The real stars of the show, though, are the vegetables: frozen corn, tomato, green bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper (for a subtle kick). If you grow all these vegetables in your garden, this can also be a happy harvest meal.
2. Slow cooker cheesy corn casserole
Remember: You can always replace creamed spinach with creamed corn in your casserole ingredients. The sweetness of the corn and the bite you get from the skin is delectable, but sometimes the creaminess is just a bit much. This recipe uses cheese and eggs to make the perfect corn casserole that will likely remind you of creamed corn without the heaviness of cream.
3. Zucchini squash and corn casserole
Zucchini is one of those vegetables that you can do just about anything with. You can saute it, fry it, even bake it, and it will turn out delicious every single time. You can also add it to other vegetables, as in this recipe. While the zucchini is definitely delicious, no one vegetable is the star here. They all play a part in making up this side dish that's likely to become one of your favorites.
4. Fritos corn salad casserole
If you're looking for the ultimate potluck side dish, then you've come to the right place. The recipe below takes classic corn salad and makes it even better . I know – I wasn't sure that was possible! The addition of crunchy, flavorful Fritos makes this corn salad addictively good. I hope you're ready to hand out the recipe at every backyard barbecue this summer or at every potluck when the weather turns colder.
5. Mexican corn casserole
Mexican corn is a delicious dish, but it can take a lot of time to make this authentic street food. To make it, corn needs to be grilled before being slathered in mayonnaise and dusted with paprika and cilantro. For those who don't have a grill or simply don't want to spend the time making it, there is an easier way. This recipe takes all of those delicious flavors and packs them all into a casserole that's much easier to make than corn on the cob and doesn't take a lot of time at all.
6. Corn, broccoli and brown rice casserole
This dish uses fresh broccoli, but frozen would work just as well. Fresh corn really is best, as you get that sweet corn milk that will make the flavor shine through even more. If you can't use fresh, opt for frozen instead of canned. Not only is it sweeter, it also won't turn to mush, as the canned stuff usually does in casserole dishes. Get the recipe here.
7. Creamy confetti corn with bacon casserole
Confetti corn can be made with just the vegetables, and it is sure to be a delicious side dish everyone will want to dig into. To make it even better though, you can add heavy cream and then top the entire thing with bacon, because everyone knows that bacon makes everything better. The heavy cream makes that creamy corn even better. Just remember to take it off the heat before adding it. Otherwise, it could curdle -- and that's not the kind of confetti you're looking for! Get the recipe here.