Fiesta Corn Casserole – Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipe

Sweet corn, red peppers, cream cheese, and Cheddar Jack, combine to make a delicious Fiesta Corn Casserole that looks almost as good as it tastes! 

Sweet corn, red peppers, cream cheese, and Cheddar Jack, combine to make a delicious Fiesta Corn Casserole that looks almost as good as it tastes! 

I love finding easy side dish recipes. And I especially love it when those recipes call for very little prep and clean up, yet taste like you spent hours making them! That’s why this Fiesta Corn Casserole recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

This cheesy casserole recipe is so darn good it gives other side dishes a bad name! Made with everyday ingredients, it’s ready for the oven in just 10 minutes.

And while this recipe tastes great as is, you can always dress it up by adding a variety of bell peppers, green chiles, fresh poblano peppers, or even jalapeño peppers!

simple side dish recipe Fiesta Corn Casserole

How to Make Fiesta Corn Casserole

Fiesta Corn Casserole is quick and easy to make. This recipe makes enough for a crowd, so it’s perfect for a party, a potluck, or even a barbecue. If making it for a smaller family, simply cut the recipe in half.

Below are some highlights of the recipe as well as a few common questions I get about it. Hopefully, if any questions pop up on the recipe for you, this will answer them. If not, please feel free to ask them in the comments and I’ll answer any I can. The complete ingredients and instructions are listed in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Fiesta Corn Casserole Ingredients

This colorful and festive Fiesta Corn Casserole recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a comforting casserole the whole family will enjoy. All you need is some frozen corn, a red bell pepper, some cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and a few basic spices.

Fiesta Corn Casserole Recipe Instructions

Making this tasty Fiesta Corn Casserole is incredibly quick and easy. It takes about 10 minutes to prep, then your oven does the rest. In about 35 minutes you’ll have a side dish that’s full of cheesy goodness!

To get started, you simply combine all of the ingredients except the shredded cheese into a large skillet and cook over medium heat until the corn is cooked through and cream cheese is melted. You then stir in one cup of shredded cheese and pour the whole thing into a baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese, and bake until it’s ready.

casserole fresh out of the oven

Once it’s done, all that’s left is to serve and enjoy!

What to Serve Fiesta Corn Casserole With

And speaking of serving, this Fiesta Corn Casserole makes a great side dish for pretty much any meal you want to add a little more deliciousness to. It really packs a punch when you serve it with anything Mexican-inspired, Tex-Mex-inspired, or any classic American meat dish.

Here are a few meals that I think work perfectly with this dish:

  • Tacos
  • Carne Asada
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Grilled steak
  • Baked chicken
  • Kabobs

Can I Make this Fiesta Corn Casserole Recipe Lighter?

To make a lighter version of this recipe you could try using light cream cheese instead of regular, and perhaps cut down on the amount of shredded cheese used as well. However, I have never tried it, and it may impact the flavor of the dish. I’d love to know if you do try it though, and how it turns out! Leave me a comment below.

Can I Use Canned Corn Instead of Frozen?

I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use canned corn, as long as you use the same amount and drain it first. It may also alter the taste just a bit. I personally prefer the taste of frozen corn over canned corn though. I bet using fresh corn would taste amazing!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!

This colorful and festive Fiesta Corn Casserole recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a comforting casserole the whole family will enjoy.

Fiesta Corn Casserole Recipe

simple side dish recipe Fiesta Corn Casserole

Fiesta Corn Casserole

Alaina Bullock
Sweet corn, red peppers, cream cheese, and Cheddar Jack, combine to make a delicious Fiesta Corn Casserole that looks almost as good as it tastes! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 8 servings
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 12 oz packs Frozen corn
  • 1 8 oz Cream cheese cubed
  • 2 cups Cheddar Jack Cheese (shredded) divided
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsps Butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 2-quart casserole dish by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add frozen corn, bell pepper, salt, pepper, paprika, butter, and cream cheese to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until corn is cooked through and cream cheese is melted.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Pour the ingredients into prepared baking pan and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Keyword casserole, corn

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What’s Next

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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