Jiffy Loaded Cornbread Casserole, a quick and easy recipe for busy weeknights
Jiffy cornbread casserole is a classic Southern dish that is perfect for any occasion. This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients, including Jiffy cornbread mix, and can be customized to suit your taste.
Whether you are looking for a side dish for Thanksgiving or a quick and easy weeknight meal, this Jiffy corn casserole recipe is sure to be a hit.
This is a rich, moist corn casserole made with cornbread mix, butter, cream cheese, creamed corn and corn. You load it up with scallions, bacon and cheese to really put it over the top! Best new addition to all your holiday dinners.
- Butter, Softened. Softened butter is easier to incorporate into the recipe.
- Cream Cheese, Softened
- Jiffy Cornbread Mix
- Creamed Corn adds moisture and a creamy texture to the casserole.
- Corn, Undrained: Including the liquid from the can of corn adds extra moisture to your casserole. It’s essential for the right texture, so don’t drain the corn.
- Cheddar Cheese, Divided: Divide the shredded cheddar cheese as specified in the recipe. Using one portion for mixing into the casserole and reserving the other for topping ensures an even distribution of cheese throughout the dish.
- Scallions, Chopped: Chop the scallions finely for a subtle onion flavor. If you prefer a milder taste, use just the green parts of the scallions.
- Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled: For the best results, cook the bacon until it’s crisp, then crumble it. Drain any excess grease on paper towels before adding it to the casserole for a satisfying smoky flavor.
How to Make Southern Cornbread Casserole
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use a large mixing bowl to combine your softened butter and cream cheese. This duo will give your casserole a rich and creamy texture.
For a quick and efficient way to melt the butter and cream cheese, microwave them in 30-second intervals until they are completely smooth. This will make the mixing process easier.
Once melted, whisk the cream cheese and butter together until you achieve a smooth, homogeneous mixture.
Combine the cornbread mix, creamed corn, undrained whole corn, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, and chopped scallions into the creamy mixture using a wooden spoon.
For extra visual appeal, you can save some scallions and bacon to sprinkle on top.
Transfer the casserole mixture into a baking dish and place it in the preheated oven.
Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top of the casserole for that irresistible cheesy finish.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top turns a lovely golden hue, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
After removing the casserole from the oven, garnish it with additional scallions for a burst of freshness. Then, serve and enjoy your delicious cornbread casserole. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Substitutions Corn Casserole Recipe
If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, you can make some substitutions to still make a delicious corn casserole. Here are some common substitutes:
- Instead of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, you can use any other brand of cornbread mix
- Instead of whole kernel corn, you can use fresh or frozen corn kernels
- Instead of cream-style corn, you can use canned sweet corn
- Instead of shredded cheddar cheese, you can use any other type of shredded cheese
How to Store Cornbread Casserole
If you have any leftovers, you can store your Jiffy Cornbread Casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and heat in the oven or microwave until heated through.
Serving as Main Dish
Jiffy cornbread casserole is a hearty weeknight dinner recipe that can be served as a main dish. The ground beef mixture adds protein and flavor to the dish, making it a satisfying meal. To make it even heartier, you can add other ingredients such as black beans, diced tomatoes, and jalapenos. Simply layer the cornbread mixture and the ground beef mixture in a casserole dish and bake until golden brown. This easy side dish recipe is perfect for any night of the week and can be served with
- Pico de gallo
- Kidney beans
- Green onions
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Serving as Side Dish
Jiffy cornbread casserole is a great side dish that pairs well with many main dishes. It’s a delicious side dish that is perfect for any occasion. Serve it alongside your Thanksgiving turkey or as a side dish for a hearty weeknight dinner. The cornbread mixture is sweet and buttery, while the ground beef mixture is savory and flavorful. This tasty side dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
Serving for Special Occasions
Jiffy cornbread casserole is a holiday staple that is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner. It’s a great side dish that can be made ahead of time, freeing up oven space for other dishes. Serve it alongside classic holiday dishes like green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. The sweet and savory flavors of the cornbread and ground beef mixture are sure to complement your holiday meal.
That’s it for serving suggestions! Whether you’re serving it as a main dish or a side dish, Jiffy cornbread casserole is a delicious and easy recipe that everyone will love.
Variations of the Recipe
If you’re looking to switch up the flavor of your Jiffy cornbread casserole, there are plenty of variations to try. Here are a few of my favorites:
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
For a spicy twist on the classic recipe, try making a Mexican cornbread casserole. Start by adding a packet of taco seasoning to the ground beef mixture and layering in some diced green chilies and black beans. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake as usual. The result is a flavorful, hearty casserole that’s perfect for a cozy night in.
Spoon Bread Casserole
If you’re looking for something a little creamier, try making a spoon bread casserole. This recipe is more like a corn pudding casserole, with a custard-like texture that’s perfect for soaking up gravy or sauce. To make it, whisk together a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix with some cream-style corn, heavy cream, and a little sugar. Bake until golden brown and serve warm.
No matter which variation you try, Jiffy corn casserole is always a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re looking for a great recipe for a potluck or just a quick and easy side dish for a weeknight dinner, this creamy Jiffy corn casserole is sure to be a hit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between cornbread and cornbread casserole?
Cornbread is a bread made from cornmeal, flour, eggs, milk, and leavening agents. Cornbread casserole, on the other hand, is a dish that includes cornbread mix, corn, and other ingredients like cheese, sour cream, and creamed corn. The mixture is baked in a casserole dish, resulting in a moist and flavorful side dish.
Can I make corn casserole without Jiffy?
Absolutely, if you don’t have Jiffy cornbread mix, you can still make corn casserole by mixing together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, and butter. Add in corn and any other desired ingredients, and bake the mixture in a casserole dish until golden brown and fully cooked.