Sweet Corn Spoon Bread (2024)

This Sweet Corn Spoon Bread is a perfect, quick and easy side dish recipe for your Thanksgiving menu or family meal! Just dump, stir, bake, and enjoy!

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This easy Sweet Corn Spoon Bread is a favorite at our house. Some folks call it corn pudding, corn casserole, corn soufflé, even Jiffy Corn casserole. We just call it delicious!

It’s another one of those dump, stir, pour, and bake recipes that we all love, but it tastes like so much more! And it’s perfect as a quick and easy Thanksgiving side dish, but is so easy, it works well for those busy weeknights, too.

It starts with a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, but we add in two kinds of corn, butter, eggs, and sour cream. Cook and enjoy! It’s that simple and oh-so delicious!

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Is spoonbread the same as cornbread?

I like to think of spoonbread and cornbread as being like cousins, not quite siblings and definitely not twins. Cornbread is a crumbly bread made with cornmeal, often baked in a pan, muffin pan, or skillet. It has more of a bread texture than spoonbread.

Now spoonbread, on the other hand, is more like a soft and creamy cornbread. It’s like a cozy, warm, cornmeal pudding that you scoop up with a spoon.

So, even though they share cornmeal as an ingredient, they have different textures and are prepared in their unique ways. They’re both tasty, just with their own special twists!

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Why is it called spoon bread?

Great question! Spoonbread gets its name because of its soft and creamy texture. It’s so soft that you can, and likely have to, scoop it up with a spoon, just like you would with pudding. So, the name “spoonbread” comes from the way you enjoy it – with a spoon!

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Can you make corn spoon bread ahead of time?

Absolutely! I’ve often made this and baked it the day before and warmed it back up the day of. Several readers have done the same, so be sure to check out all the helpful comments below. I wouldn’t make it more than a day or two ahead of time though. That way you don’t run the risk of your spoon bread spoiling.

Want a slow cooker version of this spoon bread?

Try this Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Corn Spoon Bread!

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Recipe Card

Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

Author Stacey Little

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes minutes

Total Time 45 minutes minutes

Servings 8

Calories 385kcal


  • 1 (8.5-ounce) package JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can cream style corn
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until the spoon bread is golden brown and set.


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To double this recipe: double each of the ingredients and bake in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and set.


Calories: 385kcal

* If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. The values do not include optional ingredients or when ingredients are added to taste. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.

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