Monday, November 16, 2009

My Girl, Paula: Corn Casserole

This week's My Girl, Paula! dish is a member's choice, and I knew exactly what I was going to make for it: corn casserole.  Our family celebrated Thanksgiving a little early this year, so we gathered Saturday afternoon for the feast!  On the menu:  Roast turkey, honey ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberries, sweet potato casserole, green beans with caramelized onions, corn casserole, dinner rolls, cranberry crumb pie, pumpkin gooey butter cake and an apple butter Bundt.  Yum!  Holiday food is the best ♥ (Items in purple will have recipes posted later this month, so be on the lookout!) 

Corn casserole has been a family favorite for a few years now.  I've lightened up the texture by adding 2 eggs (my grandmother prefers it with eggs), and the reduced the fat a bit by cutting the butter amount in half.  I've tried it without butter completely, and it's just not the same without it.  Sometimes I add cheese, sometimes I don't.  I've noticed that the online recipes (both at Paula Deen's site and the Food Network) have cheese listed, while the original printed in The Lady & Sons, Too! does not.  Curious...

Corn Casserole (adapted from Paula Deen)
Serves 8-10

2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup melted butter
15¼ oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
14¼ oz. can cream-style corn
8 oz. pkg. Jiffy® corn muffin mix
garlic powder, to taste
black pepper, to taste
Creole seasoning (like Tony Chachere's®), to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease a 2 or 3 quart casserole.  In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, and melted butter.  Add both cans of corn and corn muffin mix to bowl.  Stir together with a spoon or rubber spatula.  Season to taste.  Pour into greased casserole dish, and bake at 350°F for 40-60 minutes, or until set and golden brown.  (The time given varies widely depending on the size and depth of your casserole dish.)


  1. With or without cheese it would be delicious to me :)

  2. I think I prefer the no-cheese version for Thanksgiving...with so many other side dishes to feast upon, it doesn't hurt to lighten it up a little! Sadly, this was the only side dish that got completely devoured. I was so looking forward to leftovers :(

  3. I love this. Planning to make the casserole for Thanksgiving dinner!

  4. This was delicious, as was everything you served. Thanks so much for having us be a part of your Thanksgiving celebration!