Mexican Corn Casserole

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Not every #tacotuesday or burrito night needs rice and beans on the side. Don’t get me wrong – I love me some rice and beans. But sometimes you need variety, especially if you love making Mexican food at home as much as we do. Mexican Corn Casserole is a perfect stand in. You get the same great flavors without the the same old same old.

The cheesy goodness is what makes this side dish such a win. The combination of cream cheese and cojita marries so well. This is such an easy side dish that packs so much flavor punch. It is really good for a main dish that requires a lot of attention. It is also a great additional dish if you are trying to stretch a meal for a crowd. Honestly, it would also be a great potluck meal, as it does great as a held dish.

Mexican Corn Casserole

I served this up with my Crispy Cheesy Chicken Tacos. An attention requiring main dish, this is the perfect side dish to make. It is a great way to add vegetables and protein to your meal. It is also so simple to throw together and put in the oven, so that you can do other things.

Crispy Cheesy Chicken Tacos

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Mexican Corn Casserole

A cheesy delicious side dish for your next Taco Tuesday
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword corn, cream cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 15oz can Sweet Corn (no salt added) drained
  • 10 oz Cojita Cheese crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • Add corn, half of the cojita cheese, and seasonings to a 13×9 baking dish. Stir to combine.
  • Drop cream cheese chunks evenly around the baking dish. sprinkle with cheddar cheese and remaining cojita. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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