Bacon & Corn Casserole

The best side dish. With each bite of this Bacon Corn Casserole, you get a spoonful if rich, creamy corn, savory crisp bacon, and crunchy cracker topping. It’s a hearty, family-favorite recipe that everyone devours.

Bacon & Corn Casserole

A casserole that no one can refuse, this recipe is loaded with crunchy bacon, corn, cream cheese, and lots of flavor before being topped with crunchy Cheez It crackers to make it all come together.

Made with only a handful of ingredients you’ll have trouble prepping this casserole without munching on it first. Perfect for potlucks, holiday dinners, or even as a main course on nights when you just don’t want a big meal, this casserole is a staple for any kitchen.

Ingredients You Need

  • Butter to sauté the vegetables and create a classic base.
  • Onions and bell peppers to add a few vegetables into the casserole.
  • Cream cheese: make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before you need it so that it mixes well.
  • Sour cream: not only does this add a bit of tang to the corn casserole but it makes it creamier than the typical recipe.
  • Corn: canned corn or frozen corn will work so use what you have in the house.
  • Bacon: prepare this in advance and cook your bacon until it’s crispy. You’ll need it cooled and crumbled for the casserole.
  • Cheese crackers: the magic touch in terms of a crisp topping. We use Cheez its for both flavor and to round out the dish.
  • Green onions: slice them finely and add only as much as your personal flavor preferences.
Bacon & Corn Casserole

Tips For Success

Mixing In The Cream Cheese – Make sure to turn the burner off before mixing in the cream cheese. You want it to melt in with the corn but too hot of a pan or heat will cause It to burn.

Full Fat – If you want to save the calories you can use low-fat sour cream and cream cheese. However, the bacon corn casserole won’t come out as rich or creamy.

Make It Vegetarian – It’s an easy swap to make this corn casserole vegetarian, just omit the bacon.

Storing The Bacon Corn Casserole

If you have leftovers, let them cool fully before storing them in an airtight container. In the fridge, they’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days.

You can freeze the casserole too. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge when you need it.

Reheat the leftovers in intervals in the microwave or in the oven at 350F until warmed through. 

Meal prep this casserole by assembling it in advance save for the cheese crackers and green onions on top. Wrap the dish in aluminum foil and pop it into the fridge. When you need it, let the dish come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes, crumble the crackers on top, sprinkle the green onions, and bake as directed.

Bacon & Corn Casserole before baking in a blue rimmed baking dish

Easy Variations

If you want a few ways to vary the bacon corn casserole, below are some of my favorite additions!

Make it hot: add a dash of cayenne pepper or sliced jalapenos to the mix.

Pack in protein: toss in some cooked, shredded chicken to the corn casserole to make it a complete meal.

More veggies: you could easily add in some riced cauliflower to stretch the recipe further and get an extra dose of vegetables.

What To Serve With Bacon Corn Casserole

Naturally, this casserole recipe pairs perfectly with any holiday ham or turkey. However, it’s also delicious on regular Sunday night dinner on the side of:

What is the difference between corn pudding and corn casserole?

Corn pudding is often made with sweet corn and has more of a jiggly, pudding, or custard-like texture. Corn casserole is thicker, creamier, and has a much more savory flavor.

Do you drain the corn for corn casserole?

If using canned corn, make sure to drain the liquid from the corn before mixing it into the other casserole ingredients.

What can you use instead of sour cream in corn casserole?

If you don’t have any sour cream on hand, replacing it with Greek yogurt will normally do the trick. Both are very thick and combine well with cream cheese to maintain a delicious, thick texture.

Bacon & Corn Casserole
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Bacon & Corn Casserole

Thick, creamy, and topped with crunchy, cheesy crackers, this bacon corn casserole is a classic side dish for any gathering! Made with a mix of sour cream and cream cheese for a hearty base it’s then topped with crispy bacon for delicious flavor.
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion such as Vidalia, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 48 oz of frozen corn or 3 16oz packages
  • 12 oz bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1.5 cups of cheese crackers such as Cheez Its, crushed
  • chopped green onions to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet. Saute the chopped onions & peppers in the butter on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. Add the cream cheese to the skillet & turn off the heat. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream, frozen corn, & bacon. Spread the mixture into a 9×13 casserole dish. Top with crushed cheese crackers & chopped green onions.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.