Try this easy Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole recipe at your next holiday. Jalapeño corn casserole is amazing and so easy!

Overview of this Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole in a white casserole pan.

This corn casserole is perfect for the holidays

Everyone has to have creamy corn casserole around the holidays. At least I know that it is a tradition in our family. This year I decided to jazz it up and make a delicious Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole recipe.

I love jalapeño poppers and I love corn casserole so I thought the two combined would be amazing! I’m not going to lie to you. This recipe turned out amazing. It is a big thicker and crumblier than your traditional casserole, but you are going to love it. It is simply packed with flavor!

A piece of this jalapeño popper corn casserole on a plate with a slice of jalapeño on top.

Easy Jalapeño Corn Casserole Recipe

Give this easy recipe a try. I know it will not disappoint! Make sure you click print recipe below so you can keep this delicious side dish recipe handy!


  • All Purpose flour
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • White sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Cream cheese
  • Unsalted butter; melted
  • Creamed style corn
  • Corn, drained
  • Egg
  • Fresh jalapeños; seeded and diced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bacon; cooked to a crisp and chopped
Ingredients to make this easy corn casserole recipe.

How to make Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole:

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Then you need to combine all of the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat the softened cream cheese, butter, and egg with a mixer until all of the ingredients are combined.

The cream cheese, butter and egg blended together in a large mixing bowl.

Next, in another mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cornmeal, salt,  and baking soda. Whisk everything together until fully combined.

The dry ingredients mixed together in a large mixing bowl.

After that, combine cream cheese mixture and flour mixture together in the large mixing bowl and beat everything until combined.

Then add to the mixing bowl, the creamed corn, the regular corn, shredded cheese, and the diced jalapeño peppers. For the whole kernel corn, you can use either one can of corn that has been drained or you can use frozen corn. If you’re using frozen corn you’ll need roughly 1 ½ cups.

A large bowl with the wet and dry ingredients combined and then the remaining ingredients stirred in.

After everything is added to the bowl, stir until combined.  Next, pour your mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. You can also use a 9×13 pan if you want a corn casserole that isn’t so thick.

The raw corn casserole mixture poured into a casserole pan.

Lastly top the unbaked casserole with the chopped bacon.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the corn casserole begins to brown.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

I know you are going to love this fun Jalapeño Poppers Corn Casserole recipe. Make it for Thanksgiving, for Christmas, or any special occasion and you will impress your guests!

Close up of this Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole in a white casserole pan.

Variations for Jalapeno Popper Corn Casserole:

If you’re worried about the heat in this jalapeño corn casserole, you can easily sub green chilies in place of the jalapeños, just make sure that you get the mild canned variety instead of hot.  I’ve been guilty of that mistake before!

You can easily cut the calories down a bit by using a lower fat cream cheese, like Neufchatel. Or another great substitution that I’ve done when I was running low on cream cheese is to cut the cream cheese in half and add ⅓ cup of sour cream in its place. Again, you can use a lower fat sour cream, if desired as well.

A piece of this Jalapeño Popper Corn Casserole being removed from a pan with a spatula.

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Delicious Jalapeño Poppers Corn Casserole recipe

5 from 6 votes
Try this easy Jalapeño Poppers Corn Casserole recipe at your next holiday. This Jalapeño Poppers Cornbread Casserole recipe is amazing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cool 5 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 451
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • (8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (½ cup)
  • (1) 15 ounce can creamed style corn (do not drain)
  • (1) 15 ounce can corn (drained)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 fresh jalapeños seeded and diced (use two jalapeños if you want it spicier)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon (cooked to a crisp and chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine soften cream cheese, butter, and egg. Beat with a mixer until combined.
  • In another mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, cornmeal, salt, and baking soda. Whisk together until combined.
  • Combine these dry ingredients and wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl and beat until combined. The mixture will be thick.
  • Add to the mixing bowl, the creamed corn, the regular corn, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, and the diced jalapeños.
  • Stir by hand until well combined.
  • Place in a 9X13 baking pan (or a 2 quart baking pan) sprayed with a baking pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the center is set.
  • Top the casserole with the remaining cheddar cheese and diced bacon
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 451kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 11g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 750mg, Potassium 239mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 829IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 226mg, Iron 2mg

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