When I was a young girl, cooking but not allowed near the stove without parental supervision, my mom always asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner. I would reply, “GRANDMA’S CORN CASSEROLE”! I LOVE Grandma Skippy’s corn casserole. So much I would marry it and then later be devastated because it left me for my stomach. I later found out this is a very popular, EASY recipe but you can change a few ingredients to make it the way you like. Well, my grandma made it just right and it’s so good I just can’t keep it to myself.
Below is a picture of her and I from a Halloween Party in 2010. We were both dressed as Lady Gaga. She sported her popular bow hair accessory and I the can rollers from her Telephone video. Ahh, love.
Lady Na Na (Jenna) and Gma. Halloween 2010.
When my mom would remake her mom’s popular dish. I could eat it all in one sitting. And every time my mom would make it she reminded me how much I loved corn. She would tell me how every time she took me to the grocery store she had to hide the corn on the cob because I’d rip through the package and eat it RAW!
Since we are bringing up past photos from Halloween, here’s a picture of Amy Winehouse crashing in on our Halloween bash!
Just kidding! It was my mom!
This dish definitely brings back wonderful memories. I hope when you make it, it will do the same for you.
Skippy's Cornbread Casserole
This dish is cornbread on steroids. It's moist, sweet and full of whole kernels of corn! If you love cornbread and corn you will love this dish!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with unsalted butter ( I used a 7x11 baking dish which took a little longer to bake).
Now here's the easy part. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl!
Combine the ingredients, add the mixture to the greased baking dish, and you're ready to bake!
Bake for 45-60 minutes depending on the size of the dish. For the 7x11 dish you will get six big pieces but it will take about an hour to cook. If you use the 9x13 dish it will take about 45 minutes and you will have twelve thinner servings of the casserole. I also believe the latter is more dense whereas the smaller dish produces a more moist casserole. Remove from the oven and let cool. The top should be a beautiful gold brown. To check the "done-ness", put a toothpick in the center (or knife, I never have toothpicks. Reminder... pick up toothpicks) and it should come out clean.
I take it back... this is the easy part! EAT! I ate mine with left over BBQ and green beans! This is also really good with my Oven Baked Whole Wings covered in my delicious Sweet & Tangy Buff-BBQ Wing Sauce (both recipes are soon to be published).
Optional additions to your casserole:
If you like spicy, add some diced jalapenos. You can use fresh or pickled. If you use the pickled, you can also use the juice from the bottle for more flavor.
If you like cheese, add a cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I normally would be the type to add the cheese because I believe cheese is good with everything BUT I love cornbread so much that this casserole is good without it.