Creamy and delicious, this easy crock pot corn casserole is the BEST side dish recipe! It’s especially great at family gatherings for the holidays as it makes the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter!Need a great side dish for your holiday meals? Have a party to attend and need to bring a tasty dish to share? Just need some warm comfort food during the cold weather months? No matter the occasion, this corn casserole recipe is the PERFECT side dish option!
Slow Cooker Holiday Meal Prep
During the busy holiday season, utilizing your slow cooker is a great way to save on time and oven space. And anything you can do to make meal prep less complicated or labor intensive (especially during the holidays) is a WIN! So, we actually often have more than one crock pot going during holiday meal prep. I’ve done overnight pumpkin pie oatmeal in the slow cooker for a great Thanksgiving breakfast. And, slow cooker cherry dump cake is a PERFECT time-saving holiday dessert! So good and SO easy!
But to really make holiday meal prep easier, I especially love making side dishes in the slow cooker! Our go-to options are slow cooker mashed potatoes (I still need to post a recipe on how I like to do that) and this corn casserole!MMmmmmm!! So good! It tastes delicious as a Thanksgiving side dish with turkey, but also works well as a Christmas or Easter side dish to pair with the holiday ham!
Making Slow Cooker Corn Casserole
While it might not look like anything fancy, this corn casserole is incredibly tasty, only requires a few ingredients, and is SO easy to make in your slow cooker. Plus, it’s a crowd favorite – don’t plan on a ton of leftovers. So, this one is definitely a win for your holiday meals.
Once you have the ingredients, it’s a completely uncomplicated recipe. With only 5 minutes of prep time, the longest part of making this recipe will be just opening the cans of corn! All you do is dump everything into the crock pot, stir, and let it cook. Honestly, it’s so easy the kids can make it!I love recipes like this with so little work involved, leaving you more time to prepare other food or do other fun holiday things with your family. And more time during the busy holiday season is something I think we could all use! So you really can go wrong with trying this easy and simple recipe.
Other Holiday Side Dish Recipes
While the corn casserole is SO good, here are some other side dish ideas that you might want to consider for your holiday meals (especially Thanksgiving and Christmas)! Any of these would taste great with the corn casserole as well!
- Cheesy Broccoli Bake
- Easy Skillet Fried Apples
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
- Cranberry Cheese Pastry Bites
- Bacon Cranberry Green Beans
- Lighter Broccoli Cranberry Salad
- Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
So throw the corn casserole in the slow cooker and then make one of these other sides in the oven. Or go with one of the no-bake options, like the cranberry cream cheese dip (Sooooo good) or the broccoli cranberry salad!
Crock Pot Corn Casserole Recipe
And it’s also important to note that this corn casserole doesn’t HAVE to just be for the holidays! It’s so easy to make that you can whip it up for a side dish anytime. Pair it with just about any favorite meat option, some tasty veggies, and/or a big salad. You really can’t go wrong with this corn dish!
Here’s the easy printable recipe for making corn casserole in the slow cooker:
Easy Crock Pot Corn Casserole
- 2 cans cream style corn
- 2 cans whole sweet corn drained
- 2 8.5 oz boxes Corn Muffin Mix
- 8 oz 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 stick butter 1/2 cup melted
- Dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker.
- Stir to combine well.
- Cover and cook 2-3 hours on high heat, until cooked through and center is set.
Soooooo good!! Hope you and your family enjoy this dish!
What are YOUR favorite slow cooker side dishes?
First thing I made in my crock pot that I got for Christmas. My family LOVES it! So easy, too.
Made this tonight as a side dish to bring to my Mom’s house for Easter. It was outstanding! It’s the perfect dish if you want simple yet flavorful, it was a huge hit. Thanks!
looks delicious, love corn casseroles
this sounds amazing but I wonder how it would taste without the cheese? I am lactose intolerant and even a little cheese is mserable. I tolerate sour cream just fine. Thanks!
Holly- I haven’t made it that way, but it would probably still be good! If you try it, let us know!
Holly, have you tried it without cheese yet? I’m thinking about doing that tomorrow for our company Thanksgiving meal 🙂
I’ve made corn casserole for years and have never put cheese in it. I was looking to see if I could make it in the crock pot when I found this recipe. It’s exactly like the one I use except for the cheese. Believe me—it’s delicious even without the cheese! And thanks, Sara, for showing me how long to cook it in the crock pot.
cheese is just added as an extra on my recipe. on top. you wouldn’t need to have cheese
I make this every year in the oven and have never added cheese. However, my recipe calls for 2 beaten eggs.
i’m going to try it without the eggs this year in the crock pot !
How was it without eggs? I add eggs as well when making in oven.
I don’t have a crock pot and going to try and bake this…any tips on how long to bake? Asking since youve baked one before. 🙂
Hi there! Try 350 for about 45-60 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out fairly clean). You don’t want it to get too dried out, but the casserole should be fairly set in the middle.
I never use cheese in mine and it’s still awesome.
It tastes fine! It does take about 3+ hours, though. I didn’t allow enough time before my dinner.
It actually taste great. The first time I made this using this recipe, I forgot the cheese. Of course, the cheese does make it even better!
This is a time honored traditional recipe at our house at Thanksgiving. In fact the kids request it other times during the year. I have never made it with cheese. Its still amazing!
Cabot aged cheddar is naturally lactose free. If you can’t get Cabot, check a local cheese shop.
I’ve never had corn casserole. It looks delicious. Is it a side dish? What do you typically serve it with?
It is SO yummy! It works great as a side dish for the holidays I think, but really anytime. Serve it up with a main meat dish – chicken, ham, turkey, pork chops, ribs – and serve up a green veggie too. YUM!
Yes it’s a side dish and it’s great with Turkey or Ham at the holidays. It can be served at other holidays as well with pretty much everything.
Hi! I’ve always made this dish in the oven but my husband signed me up to make it for his office Christmas party and I needed a way to keep it warm, so I am excited I found this slow cooker version! This side dish is great with anything, but I always make it with my beef or chicken enchiladas. It also works as an appetizer – just double the amount of sour cream and cheese to make it creamier and cheesier. It is delicious. Thanks Sara for the recipe!
This was delicious, and so easy to make. I, also, would half the recipe next time, as this made a lot for just the two of us. I sent some over to a neighbor and they loved it also. Would be great to make for company or for a pot luck. Thanks for this great recipe.
This was really, really good. Cooked perfectly following your directions, thank you. Will be making again this weekend to go with a bean / sausage stew. ?
Great dish. I make it with Mexican corn. Taste great with or with out cheese. Also, I didn’t have sour cream so I made it with cream cheese works the same. Only 2 hrs at high in crockpot. Take lid off for a little to great it crispy on top.
I’ve never thought to do this in a crock pot. I’ve always done it in the oven. This dish is always a pot luck and holiday dinner hit. There’s rarely a drop left.
I plan on doubling this recipe. Will the cook time be the same or should I plan on another hour?
Sorry – not sure. This recipe was already pretty big, so I’ve never doubled it! If you try it, please let us know!
Did you double the recipe? How did it turn out? How long did you cook it for? Thanks!
I make a corn casserole every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas. sometimes with cheese and diced green chili or cheese and diced ham. I make it in the oven and use eggs as one person stated. This year I signed up to make it for our Thanksgiving pot luck but didn’t think about how to keep it warm or reheat it when its time to eat. Thus, I found this recipe! I am excited to try it. I think I will leave out the eggs but add my green chili and salt and pepper.
This would be DELICIOUS with green chiles!
So I made it with the green chili for my work potluck and it was a huge success!! Everyone loved it. No leftovers and many asked for the recipe!! I am huge on cheese too so I used two cups. It was perfect. Mixed it all before I left home. Let it cook at my desk until set up. Oh, I did turn the pot half way through to cook evenly!! Thank you so much for saving my behind with this easy recipe!!
Can it be made ahead of time and reheated in crockpot?
I’ve never done it that way, but I assume you could. You just might need to watch it burning/sticking on the sides I’d think.
I made this the first time for a large family reunion, where we have soooo much food. I have been asked for the recipe over and over. It is a requested item for the reunion now. I am going to try to double it, so I will let you know it goes
Did you double the recipe? How did it turn out? How long did you cook it for? Thanks!
I doubled the recipe (without cheese) in a 5 quart crock pot. It came pretty close to the top as it puffed up some while cooking, but it worked. I cannot give you an exact time as I did not leave enough time to completely cook it before I had to leave for my event. Cooked it for 3 hours and 20 minutes, then put it at a large box surrounded by dish towels. Closed the box and surrounded it with a blanket to keep the heat in. It sat like that in the car for over an hour, and when I got to my destination, it was almost completely cooked. Just a small area in the center that was not quite set. My guess is that 3 hours and 45 minutes to 4 hours would be the correct cooking time on high. I would check it at 3:45 so that it doesn’t dry out if it’s done. So yummy,!
Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you enjoyed!!
Barbara, or any that doubled the recipe, how did it go doubling it?
I am trying it by 1 whole recipe and 1/2 recipe.
3 cans creamed corn
2 can corn
1 of fresh corn we froze
12 oz sour cream
Chrese a guess.
this was fabulous! And different! And easy! Saving this recipe for sure – thanks much!!
That looks so delicious!
Made this today for family Thanksgiving! So good!! Thank you!
Most of my slow cooker dishes are pretty bland but I received a lot of compliments about this one. Definitely a keeper.
BTW, I used a 4-qt slow cooker. 3 hours was way too long, 2.5 hours still too long, next time will try 2 hours. Also I discovered slow cooker liners really help in the clean up. I found them at Aldi’s (4 for about $1.50).
P.S. I didn’t know the capacity of my Hamilton Beach crock pot so I did an internet search for my model. Turns out there is an outstanding product recall. 4,700 users reported their handles breaking with a couple of people getting burned. I initiated the process but don’t know what they will offer. I did have to cut the power cord and send them a picture.
I made this for a camping trip of 4 families including 8 kids, it was the perfect amount. Cooked on high for 3.5 hours. It was still a little gooey than I prefer when I make this in the oven but still good and everyone liked it. Thanks!
Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.
I would like to make this receipt in the oven instead of crockpot because I’m travelling. Would I use the same ingredients?
Yes – same ingredients. Try 350 for about 45-60 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean). You don’t want it dried out, but it should be fairly set in the center.
What size crockpot for this recipe?
The slow cooker pictured in this post is 5qt and as you can see from the photos, the crock is only about 1/2 full. So, you could probably do as small as a 2.5/3 qt for this. Just keep in mind that if the crock pot is more tall/round, it may take longer for it to cook in the center.
I’m going to make this tomorrow for thanksgiving! I wanted to clarify the sour cream amounts though. “8oz 1 cup” is what it says. Is it “8oz aka 1 cup” or is it 2 cups?
Hi Nikki –
Sorry about that. We switched recipe cards recently and that must have been a glitch. It’s just 8oz (or 1 cup) of sour cream! Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!
Sorry to hear. This recipe does stay a bit wetter in the crock pot than when made in the oven. But it should have been hot throughout and at least somewhat set in the middle (as you can see in the photos). Was your crock pot more circular by chance (so round and deep)?
Made this for our church potluck and it is so easy to make, throw it all together in the crockpot, and let it cook up. Very tasty and filling. Recipe is a keeper!