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Our top-save Thanksgiving side is a classic comfort food, but with a flavor-spin that makes it memorable. It’s buttery, cheesy, rich, and creamy—and it is: Jiffy Corn Casserole.
Think of this dish as a moist, tender cornbread baked in a 9×13 baking dish and served with spoons. Onions, peppers, and green chives give it Southwestern flavor, while dollops of sour cream on top create a tangy, rich dose of creaminess throughout.
This corn pulao is not as sweet as you may have made before, but it has a spicy, salty flavor that balances the sweet batter perfectly. And, to really bring it home, the entire dish is garnished with a gorgeous golden cheddar cheese crust that will grab the attention of everyone in the room.
“My mother won an award with this recipe in the Arizona Republic newspaper several years ago. I think it’s delicious and very different from many other corn casseroles,” said recipe creator Janice Conley. “I know everyone asks for this recipe so I’m giving it to everyone!”
This crowd-favorite casserole comes together in just three simple steps, yet it’s guaranteed to get just as many compliments as the complex, scratch-made sides next to it. Fuss-free and scrumptious, it’s the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving! User Dennis Moffatt praised it.
Tips for Making Our Jiffy Corn Casserole
Because this casserole is so simple, you can easily adapt it to make it the perfect fit for your family table. Depending on the type of green chilli you choose, it can be made as mild or spicy as you like. Many users stop using pimentos and green chilies altogether.
One Allrecipes member suggested, “Add some crispy crumbled bacon and it’s perfection.”
Not a fan of sour cream? You can leave that out too, or replace it with ricotta cheese or Greek yogurt for a different kind of creamy appeal. Some users also add sour cream to the batter instead of spooning it on top to add richness to each bite.
Our final reviewer tip: Drain the canned vegetables before adding them to the batter to ensure the casserole doesn’t get soggy. But otherwise, this recipe is best without any changes.
User SilverSky said, “I made this exactly as the recipe says and it was amazing.” “I’m adding this to my collection of recipes that I’ll make again and again!”
So, go ahead and click on that save button. This is a tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipe you won’t soon be replacing.
Get the recipe: Jiffy Corn Casserole
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