Most-Requested 20-Minute Southern Corn Casserole Recipe by Donna John

Most-Requested 20-Minute Southern Corn Casserole Recipe

When corn and bacon meet cream cheese, magic happens. This is one of my favorite vegetable casserole recipes to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This creamy southern corn casserole recipe is one of my most requested side dish recipes.

To make this creamy corn casserole you will need bacon, frozen corn, onion, a red bell pepper, green onions, cream cheese and half and half. The bacon is cooked crisp, then the vegetables are softened in the bacon fat (flavor!). Add the cream cheese and half and half, season with salt and black pepper, and the vegetable casserole is ready to be served.

Serve this easy corn casserole as a side dish for dinner with chicken, pork, beef, lamb or that holiday ham or turkey. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 small bags frozen corn (about 4 cups)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, chopped  
  • 3 - 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup half and half

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Recipe Notes

  • This easy confetti corn casserole recipe can easily be doubled for larger families. 
  • I love red bell pepper, so sometimes I add the whole thing depending on how big it is. 
  • When I double this recipe, I do not double the amount of bacon.
  • You can substitute evaporated milk for the half and half.
  • If you make this ahead of time, add a little more half and half to loosen it up before serving.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  2. Add the onion, red bell pepper and green onions to the bacon drippings. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the corn, cream cheese and half and half. Cook until everything is melted and combined. Season with lots of black pepper and salt, to taste.
  4. Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle the top with the bacon. You can also stir some of the bacon into the corn, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 189

Total Fat: 11.5g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 392mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.5g

Dietary Fiber: 2.2g

Total Sugars: 3g

Protein: 8.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 29mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 322mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Holy moly! That sounds really good. Not too late to add this to Christmas dinner, thanks Donna John!
Donna John
Forgot the recipe was on 30Seconds, Katie Smith !
Lovely! Would be a nice addition to Thanksgiving meal...

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