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Jalapeno corn casserole recipe is super easy to throw together and really delicious. The sweet corn combines with the hot jalapeno peppers for a tasty casserole.

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Jalapeno corn casserole recipe

I decided to jazz up traditional corn casserole with a little heat. The results? Amazing!

This new recipe has just enough heat to really spice things up. My kids will still eat it even if we have added Jalapeno to this recipe.

The entire casserole is moist and really savory. I just know you will love it. We love serving this quick and easy casserole as a side dish.

This corn casserole is perfect for a weeknight meal. But it is a must at our holiday dinner every year.

ingredients for corn casserole: cream corn, green chilies, cheese, jalapenos


  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Creamed Corn
  • Whole Kennel Corn -drained
  • eggs
  • green chiles
  • Jarred Diced Jalapeños
  • Jalapeño juice from the Jar
  • Cheddar Chees-, Shredded

How to make jalapeno corn casserole:

  • First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Second, beat the eggs together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Next, stir in the cream corn, whole corn and Jiffy corn mix.
  • Then add the green chilis, diced jalapenos, jalapeño juice and half of the cheddar cheese. Make sure this is well combined.
mixing bowl with corn casserole mixture
  • Now, pour this mixture into the prepared casserole dish and bake until the casserole is cooked through.
Close up image of corn casserole in baking dish ready for oven
  • Once the casserole has finished cooking in the baking dish, add the remaining cheddar cheese on top. Let this cook for a few more minutes to melt the cheese.

It’s best served warm. Enjoy! This cheesy corn casserole is so yummy.

Close up image of corn casserole in baking dish with a serving on a spatula.

Fresh Jalapenos vs Canned Jalapenos

I usually use jarred jalapeños for this recipe but fresh jalapeños work great too! I prefer jarred because they are softer and blend easily into the corn casserole mixture.

However, you can certainly use what you prefer or have on hand. Either one will taste yummy.

Close up image casserole dish of corn casserole.

Can I make corn casserole ahead of time?

Yes, assemble the casserole as instructed and bake as normal. Cover with aluminum foil. When ready to enjoy, allow the casserole to come to room temperature.

Bake at 350 covered for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the casserole is heated.

This is a great option for holidays, potlucks and more. You will save time and everyone can still enjoy a great casserole.

Close up image corn casserole square served on plate

Tips for jalapeno corn casserole:

  • Don’t overmix. This can make the casserole dry.
  • Be sure not to overbake. You don’t want to have a dry corn casserole. Be careful not to overbake as this will definitely dry out the casserole!
  • Cheese- Sharp cheddar is delicious. But we have also used mild cheddar, pepper jack, Colby and anything else we had on hand.
  • Cornbread- The recipe calls for Jiffy mix but you can also use this delicious homemade cornbread recipe. It’s yummy and also perfect in this casserole.
  • Sour cream- You can also add a ½ cup of sour cream to the corn casserole mixture.
  • You can also use frozen corn. Fresh corn works well too.

How to store:

We love having leftovers of this corn casserole. It is so moist and flavorful that it will last for days in the refrigerator.

To store, make sure that your corn casserole has cooled to room temperature. Cover in the casserole dish with plastic or place in an airtight container. The casserole will last about 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Try this easy jalapeno cheddar corn casserole!

This cheesy corn casserole is the best comfort food. My family loves this casserole at just about all holidays but it is easy enough for during the week too.

The entire recipe is so versatile and really easy. I think your family will really enjoy it.

It is so easy to adapt to your preference. You can add extra cheese or reduce the amounts of jalapeno peppers or add more green chilis for extra heat.

As you can see, it really is so easy to make based on everyone’s preference.It is so easy and delicious!

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Jalapeno corn casserole

4.84 from 6 votes
Jalapeno corn casserole recipe is easy to make and so tasty. The sweet corn combines with the jalapeno peppers for a tasty casserole.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 273
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 Package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 8.5 oz
  • 1 can Creamed Corn 15 oz
  • 1 can Whole Kennel Corn 15 oz, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can green chilis 4 oz
  • 1 Tbsp Jarred Jalapeños diced
  • 1/4 cup of the Jalapeño juice from the Jar
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese Shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat the eggs together in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the cream corn, whole corn, Jiffy corn mix, green chilis, diced jalapeños, jalapeño juice and 1 half of the cheddar cheese.
  • Pour this mixture into the 9X13 baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until the casserole is cooked through.
  • Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and cook for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 273kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 10g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 587mg, Potassium 156mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 411IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 210mg, Iron 1mg

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