I plan on sharing all of my family's favorite Thanksgiving dishes this week. Honey came home to corn casserole and pumpkin gooey cake that I had made for picture taking purposes and was thrilled. His response was, "I think I'm going to like this blog thing!"
Thanksgiving is my favorite family holiday. I grew up with a big family and even bigger family gatherings for Thanksgiving. We reserved Christmas for immediate family gatherings so Thanksgiving has always been a fun-filled, big family gathering.
Honey grew up a little differently and, bless him, my family was probably a little much to take in that first Thanksgiving. I knew it would be an adjustment for him so I promised to make his favorite Thanksgiving dish for the massive spread of food. I was hoping his response would be something that I already knew how to make because I was in my 2nd year of law school and extra time was not a luxury I possessed.
|What you will need|
I hardly ever make corn casserole throughout the year because, to be honest, I just don't normally cook with much butter. *GASP!* Terrible for a Southern girl I know. Honey teasingly claims that I am depriving the children of a Southern staple. That's ok though. This mama tries her best to provide a healthy version of things the children love but I'm not one to deprive them of the occasional chocolate chip cookie.
This recipe is very easy and always comes out perfectly. Be careful to not overcook the casserole. It can be easy to do with so many dishes in the oven at once.
Thanksgiving Corn Casserole
1 (15 oz) can of cream style corn
1 (11 oz) can of whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup sour cream (I always use 'light')
1 (8.5 oz package dry corn bread mix (I use Jiffy)
1/4 - 1/2 cup butter, melted
|This what your mixture will look like in the dish|
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x12 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray. In a mixing bowl, combine cream corn, whole kernel corn, eggs, sour cream, muffin mix, and butter. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until mixture becomes slightly firm in the middle of the dish. The cooking time really depends on your oven and if you are cooking other dishes in the same oven so you sadly have to 'babysit' this one if you are cooking multiple dishes.
I hope y'all enjoy this as much as my family does.