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Cornbread Pudding is a easy side dish with sweet corn mixed into a cornbread-like batter. It’s quick to throw together and is a must at any holiday gathering!

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a close up of a scoop of corn bread pudding

When I think about any holiday meal, I always look forward to a tasty side dish more than the main dish. I mean, I love a good piece of ham or roast beef, but the side dishes get me every time. Stuffing? Yes please. Green bean casserole? Pass it over!

And this Cornbread Pudding?! It’ll be first on my plate! It’s truly one of my favorite side dishes and I think it’ll be a big hit with your friends and family, too!

A Great Side Dish for the Holidays

For those of you preparing a large meal for family and friends, you’ll be glad to know that this is one of the easiest side dishes you can make. With only 6 simple ingredients and a quick stir, you’ll be well on your way to serving up this creamy cornbread pudding recipe, also known as corn casserole.

It’s got similar flavor to a traditional cornbread (lots of corn flavor and a little bit sweet) but with a more custard-like texture. It’s creamy, thanks to the sour cream and cream style corn and has whole kernels of corn throughout the dish. Ok now all this talk is getting me HUNGRY!

Though I tend to think of Cornbread Pudding more during the holidays, it’s easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, too! If you’re craving comfort food, this classic southern side dish is exactly what you need!

cornbread pudding ingredients

Cornbread Pudding Ingredients

Ahhh don’t we all love a recipe with a short list of ingredients?!

  • Eggs – I always use large eggs
  • Regular Sour Cream – Use full-fat sour cream (skip the low fat version) for this recipe
  • Melted Butter – I use salted butter
  • Whole Kernel Corn – If you have sweet corn in the freezer, you can certainly use that instead of the canned corn! Simply thaw out and drain any excess moisture. You’ll need 1 ½ cups. You could also opt to use fresh corn cut off the cob.
  • Cream-Style Corn
  • Boxed Cornbread Mix – I’ve always used Jiffy cornbread mix for this recipe as they’re the perfect sized boxes!

How to Make Cornbread Pudding (See photos below)

  1. Combine the eggs, sour cream, melted butter and cans of corn in a large bowl.
  2. Add the jiffy mix to the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Pour into greased casserole dish or cast-iron skillet and bake in a preheated oven until a very light golden brown on top.

Optional Add-Ins

I really love this easy recipe as-is, but have also added different ingredients to change it up a bit! Here are a few ideas for ingredients to add to change it up! Be sure to add these ingredients in when you stir the cornbread mix in.

  • Diced jalapeños – Be sure to remove the seeds if you don’t want quite as much heat
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Cheese – Cheddar and pepperjack would both be great options!
  • Diced red and green peppers
  • Canned diced green chilies – I recommend draining these before adding them to the batter so they don’t add too much moisture

What to do with Leftover Cornbread Pudding

I get it – the holiday table is full of delicious options and sometimes, you end up with leftovers! Simply spoon the remaining side dish into an airtight container or cover the dish with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days.

I don’t recommend freezing cornbread pudding as the texture won’t be as good when reheated.

finished pan of cornbread pudding

Other Delicious Side Dishes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes – With smooth and fluffy potatoes, rich cream cheese and ooey-gooey cheddar cheese, these are SO good, there’s no need for gravy!

Butterhorn Rolls – These soft and tender Butterhorn Rolls (aka crescent rolls) are easy to make and a delicious addition to any meal!

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots – They’re easy to make, full of flavor and have just the right amount of sweetness!

Orange Jello Salad – With just a few ingredients, this light and fluffy Orange Jello Salad is super easy, kid-friendly and perfect for any gathering!

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Cornbread pudding on a spoon
4.67 from 3 votes

Cornbread Pudding

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cornbread Pudding is a creamy side dish with sweet corn mixed into a cornbread-like batter. It's super easy to throw together and is a must at any holiday gathering!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • One 15.25 ounce can whole kernel corn drained
  • One 14.75 ounce can creamed corn
  • One 8.5 ounce box cornbread mix


  • Grease a 3-qt casserole dish with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, melted butter and both cans of corn.
  • Stir in the cornbread mix, then pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes; serve warm.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 8.5g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best corn pudding we’ve ever made!

  2. Julie Mae says:

    5 stars
    Omgaaaah… thank you!!!! So good… still stuffing my face and im hiding in the garage to keep the rest from my daughter and son who are trying to fight me for it! Lol no joke! They’re older teens so don’t think im a terrible mom 🤭

    1. Hahaha that’s the best. Thanks for the laugh!!! So glad you all enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Robert Keith says:

    very good excellent

  4. Can you make this ahead of time and reheat or serve room temperature

    1. You can make it ahead of time, but be sure to cover it when you reheat so it doesn’t dry out! ~Kelsey

  5. 4 stars
    Please pay attention if you use 2X the amount on the recipe. It does not give correct measurements for corn, creamed corn and Jiffy. All other measurements are good 😊 Great recipe always a huge hit at family functions!

    1. Thank you for mentioning that! Glad you enjoy the recipe!! ~Kelsey

  6. Hi, do you know how to substitute cornmeal for the cornbread mix? I’m making this for Christmas.

    1. Hi Samantha – I’ve only ever used the cornbread mix for this. Sorry!! ~Kelsey