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Cheesy Mexican Corn Bake

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12
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In this Cheesy Mexican Corn Bake recipe, peppers and Mexican cheese give a classic casserole some kick. This colorful dish makes a great side for any family meal—and it's also great for feeding a crowd! Bring it along to your next potluck, and watch everyone head back for savory seconds.
Updated Mar 9, 2023
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Ingredients

  • 2 bags (12 oz each) frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped poblano chile or green bell pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook corn as directed on bag.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in poblano chile, bell pepper and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Stir in corn. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat eggs, sour cream, cornmeal, sugar and salt with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in corn mixture and cheese. Pour into baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with French-fried onions. Bake about 10 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Save time by mixing up this Mexican corn casserole the day before. Cover and store in your fridge until ready to bake—just keep in mind you may need to bake it for a few minutes extra.

Nutrition

320 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
260mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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