Family Recipes :: Out of This World Corn Casserole

My favorite family memories include food.  I think of my grandmothers and the heritage of big Sunday lunches they provided for their families.  For a large part of my life, both sets of my grandparents lived in my hometown, and I love remembering the joy of racing to one of their homes after church knowing it would be filled to the brim with my aunts, uncles, and cousins and some good Texas food.  When all of my family was together on either side, it was a big gathering indeed!

corn casseroleOne staple at my Grannie’s house in particular has been and always will be Out of This World Corn Casserole. Someone will, without fail, make this dish, whether it’s her or my mom, be it Sunday, Christmas, or Thanksgiving. This isn’t your average turkey’s corn casserole.  We’re talking cream cheese and jalapeños, just like we like it here in the Lone Star State. I love it so much that I included it in our church’s cookbook a couple of years ago. (Side note: I love a good church cook book.  Also, I love a good, easy recipe as I have stated before!) When I take a bite of this corn casserole, I am immediately comforted.  It’s the best kind of comfort food–love, tradition, and cream cheese, all wrapped together with a warm blanket of jalapeño kick.

From my family to yours, enjoy!


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Emily G
Emily is married to Brad and mother of the handsome Jack and precious Annabelle. After more than a decade as a software engineer (two of those as a working mother), she cleaned out her cubicle and can be found most days at one of the beautiful parks Cowtown has to offer, without a WiFi hotspot in range. These days, Emily spends her time exploring our fair city with her babes in tow, volunteering at her church, cheering on the Fightin' Texas Aggies, and shopping her way through DFW at large. You'll find her journaling her daily life at Being Mrs. Gentry.


  1. I made this last night–it was easy to throw together between doorbell rings of trick-or-treaters. My husband and I both loved it; we had it with turkey fennel sausage and a green salad–Delicious! Thanks for sharing your family’s recipe.


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