Sweet Corn Casserole

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 8 servings


This sweet corn-studded casserole is a great side to serve with practically any main dish. Goes well with Mexican, South American and American cuisine.


  • 1/2 cup masa harina flour (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, partially thawed
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons yellow corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 9-inch pie plate.

PLACE flour, butter and vegetable shortening in food processor; cover. Process until creamy. Add corn and water; process until corn is coarsely chopped. Combine sugar, corn meal, evaporated milk, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Stir in corn mixture until combined. Spread into prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with chili powder.

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until firm and lightly browned around edge. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before serving. Scoop or cut into wedges to serve.

With an added twist

by C. Connie , Anoka, MN on Jul. 2011

I think that with the chili powder sprinkling, I'd add a small can of drained green chilies to the corn when being chopped. If there were small children in the house party, I'd probably substitute a little paprika to sprinkle on top (no green chilies, of course).


by P. Pat , St Louis, MO on Jul. 2011

This is a fabtastic recipe and versatile to. The things you could add are ebdless. But keeping it as is taste fantastic. It has become a well used recipe.


by L. Lee , FAIRACRES, NM on Apr. 2009

This is great easy sweet corn casserole and I also add green chile to it for a little kick and cheese on top.

sweet corn casserole

by b. betty , Monticello, KY on Jan. 2009

my kids love this one.thay would eat it every day if i would let them.thank you


by E. Elsa , CEDAR PARK, TX on Aug. 2008

This was just wonderful and so easy. I omitted the sugar as we do not like sweet corn bread either, but I topped it with cheddar cheese. I will fix again for sure.


by a. angie , HAZLEHURST, GA on May. 2008

We enjoyed this, the only thing is make sure to use the type of flour this calls for. I had to use another brand and mine was kind of pasty. I will try again soon with the correct ingredient.

Sweet Corn Casserole

by d. donna , FERNANDINA BEACH, FL on May. 2008

I tried this recipe, adding some shredded cheddar cheese on top. It was easy and delicious. Thanks for another keeper!


by L. Lucero , PEMBROKE PINES, FL on Mar. 2008

Nice and easy recipe. Also good alone for breakfast, just add some white cheese on top and perfect.

Absolutely delicious!

by S. , Santa Rosa, CA on Jan. 2008

I have made this recipe several times now and it's always a winner. Had it for a luncheon today with some girlfriends and it was a huge hit. Tastes exactly like the little scoop of corn that you get at a popular Mexican restaurant. They're always a little stingy with it. I never have Masa, so I just substitute flour and it works fine.

sweet corn casserole

by M. Mark , GRAND ISLAND, NE on Dec. 2007

this recipes is REALLY good. I've tried something similar in the past, yet this tops it totally !