Easy Cracker Barrel Corn Casserole Recipe for Beginners


Hey there! Ever craved the warm, comforting taste of Cracker Barrel’s corn casserole but didn’t want to leave your house? Well, you’re in luck! Today, we’re breaking down how to make this delicious dish right in your kitchen. It’s super simple, and I promise, you’ll have a blast making it.

Recipe Details

This corn casserole is a hit because of its creamy inside and golden top. It’s perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or when you just need a little comfort food. Let’s get into what you’ll need to make it.


  • 1 can of whole kernel corn, drained (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 can of cream-style corn (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 box of corn muffin mix (8.5 ounces)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

These are all the goodies you’ll need. Pretty straightforward, right?

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Get a baking dish ready by lightly greasing it.
  2. Mix together both types of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter in a large bowl. Stir until everything’s nicely combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into your greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes. You’re looking for the top to be golden and the sides to start getting a bit crispy.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole. Then, put it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese melts and gets bubbly.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Spice It Up: Feel free to add a diced jalapeño or a dash of cayenne pepper if you like things spicy.
  • Make It Meaty: Toss in some cooked bacon or ham for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Cheese Please: Experiment with different types of cheese for the topping. Pepper jack can add a nice kick!

Serving Suggestions

Serve this corn casserole hot from the oven. It’s perfect alongside BBQ chicken, pulled pork, or just a big, leafy green salad if you’re keeping things light.

Nutritional Information

While this dish isn’t the lightest, it’s definitely a treat worth indulging in once in a while. For specifics on calories, fat, and other nutrients, it’ll depend on the brands of ingredients you use. Generally, this is a richer dish, thanks to the cheese and sour cream, but hey, we all deserve a delicious treat now and then!