Thanksgiving Fried Corn and Corn Casserole

Are you looking for an easy fried corn casserole recipe that your family will love for Thanksgiving or a Sunday Dinner? This fried corn casserole is simple and delicious and sure to please a crowd.

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I am always looking for simple, easy recipes that my family will love.  This corn casserole is not only a family favorite, but a favorite potluck meal recipe as well.  This recipe combines the traditional corn casserole with southern fried corn.  It is absolutely delicious!

Recipe Tips and Instructions

This recipe requires multiple steps, but it is totally worth it to get that traditional fried corn taste in a casserole.

Start with real butter, not margarine. If you keep your butter refrigerated, it’s best to lay it out to come to room temperature and soften a few hours before you begin cooking. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Note: make sure you chose a sauce pan that is large enough to add all of your ingredients.

Next add your corn to the sauce pan.

The perfect corn casserole for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas or any potluck dinner occasion.

What is the best corn for fried corn?

Choosing the right type of corn is key to giving this dish an authentic southern flavor. If you don’t have frozen or canned corn from your garden, canned shoepeg corn from the grocery works the best.

After adding your corn, you will stir in the remaining ingredients and stir until the flour is completely mixed in. Then transfer the mixture to a buttered casserole dish. I prefer White Lily brand flour for this recipe if I am not grinding my own.

Can I use heavy cream powder in Fried Corn Casserole?

I have recently bee introduced to heavy cream powder. I’ve tried it in my bullet proof coffee and even in a my night time tea to add some extra fat, and I love it. I had some on the shelf and tried it in this recipe and also in my Loaded Potato Soup, and it worked perfectly. It is also lots less expensive than liquid heavy cream.

Can I use cooking spray instead of butter for the casserole dish?

You can use cooking spray to prepare the casserole dish, but the extra butter really helps the flavor and it gives the edges of the fried corn casserole a little bit of a crisp. (That’s my favorite part!)

Specialty Ingredients

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Canned Shoepeg Corn
Heavy Whipping Cream Powder
White Lily Flour

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Serving Suggestions

  • This delicious side dish can be baked in a large casserole pan or in individual sized souffle cups.
  • Prepare the mixture ahead of time and freeze or mix one day before baking.

Thanksgiving Fried Corn Casserole

This recipe is a must have staple at our family Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  Everyone looks forward to it, especially me. Howeever, I cannot take credit for this recipe. I got it from my friend Kim who is not a blogger, but she is an author and you can find her books and resources here.

Yield: 10 Servings

Thanksgiving Fried Corn Casserole

Thanksgiving Fried Corn Casserole

Fried Corn Casserole is a delicious twist on a traditional southern favorite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1.5 sticks butter
  • 4 cans shoepeg corn
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and perrer to taste


  1. Melt 1 and 1/2 sticks of butter in sauce pan.
  2. Add corn.
  3. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  4. Transfer mixture to buttered casserole dish and bake uncovered for one hour.
  5. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes, then serve.

The perfect corn casserole for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas or any potluck dinner occasion.
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