Best Easy Baked Scalloped Corn Casserole

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So quick and easy – and a perfect summer side dish – The Best Easy Baked Scalloped Corn Casserole has tons of creamy crunchy scalloped corn flavor the whole family loves!

scalloped corn with cornflakes in a white plate

Scalloped corn is one of my favorite side dishes because it is so easy to make and has so much corn flavor – and kids love the crunch from cornflakes!

Crunchy, creamy, buttery scalloped corn was always a favorite as a kid – but this version with cornflakes instead of crackers is my absolute favorite.

Kids love this baked corn casserole – and its awesome alongside smoked ribs, grilled flank steak, pork tenderloin, or brisket!

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Cornflake Scalloped Corn

A lot of scalloped corn recipes involve crackers – but this recipe is pairing unsweetened corn flakes for an extra crispy crunch – and even more corn flavor!

This scalloped corn is really more of a creamy and crunchy baked corn casserole, and the flavor the cornflakes brings is is unreal.

I love having a lot of crunch in my scalloped corn – so it’s important to not mix the cornflakes in with the corn, and use it as a topping instead, to keep your cornflakes crispy and crunchy, not soggy.

I also like to sprinkle some extra cheese over the top of the corn in the last 15 minutes of baking – the cornflakes will be nice and crunchy, and a little melted cheese takes the flavor over the top!

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How to Make Scalloped Corn

This recipe couldn’t be more easy – just four simple steps!

To Make This Recipe You’ll Need:

  • -Large bowl
  • -Whisk
  • -9×13 baking dish (I prefer enameled baking dishes, they are always much easier to clean up.)

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:

  • Prep. For best results, be sure to thoroughly mix egg and milk, whisking well to combine and prevent any “clumps” of egg after baking. Mix in ingredients except for cornflakes. After ingredients are mixed, add to a 9×13 pan that has been well prepared with shortening, butter, or cooking spray.
  • Pre-assemble tip: At this point, you can store or freeze recipe to top with cornflakes and bake later.
  • Bake: Bake 45 minutes until crispy brown.
  • Enjoy: Serve immediately.
baked scalloped corn in a casserole dish

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Scalloped Corn

Slow cooker instructions. If you’d like to make this scalloped corn in the slow cooker, please use the following modifications:

  • Mix ingredients and place in a well greased crockpot.
  • Top with cornflakes.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Be sure to check the temperature of the casserole with a food thermometer and ensure it is at least 165 F in the center before serving.

Prep ahead of time. You can prep this dish entirely ahead of time to save prep during a party or cookout, without sacrificing any flavor!

  • If you’re going to eat your scalloped corn within 1 day, you can assemble all ingredients together and mix (except cornflakes) and either keep in a plastic bag or in the prepped baking sheet, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to bake.
  • When you’re ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Top corn with cornflakes and bake.

How to freeze cooked scallop corn. If you’d like to make a big batch of this baked corn casserole and freeze it for later, use the same method above (making sure to leave off corn flakes), and then freeze. To bake, let thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place in prepped baking dish and top with cornflakes, and bake following recipe below.

Store and reheat leftovers. If you have leftovers, no worries – follow these tips:

  • Immediately store leftovers in an airtight container or plastic bag and refrigerate, for up to four days.
  • This casserole reheats well – simply pop it in the oven in a baking dish and bake at 325, covered, until piping hot.
  • If cornflakes get soggy, top with up to 1/4 cup extra cornflakes for more crunch.

More flavor ideas. If you’d like to kick the flavor up a bit, or reduce sugar, I am listing some great ideas to modify this baked corn dish to your preference!

  • Crushed crackers, French fried onions, or bread crumbs may be used instead of corn flakes.
  • Chopped onions and peppers can also be added to the mix to replace 1 cup of corn.
  • Canned cream corn may be used for up to half of the corn.
  • Sugar may be omitted, if desired.
  • Add ½ cup of crumbled bacon for additional flavor.
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What to Serve With Scalloped Corn

Scalloped corn is a delicious, easy baked side dish that is perfect with our hearty main dishes like Smoked Pulled Pork, Easy Grilled Ribs, Garlic Baked Pork Tenderloin, and more of our recent favorites below:

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The Best Easy Baked Scalloped Corn Recipe

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The Best Easy Baked Scalloped Corn Casserole

Baked Scalloped Corn Casserole is a classic side dish made with corn and a creamy sauce, baked until golden and bubbly.
Course BBQ Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword baked corn, corn casserole, cornflake corn, scalloped corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 235kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 cups sweet corn fresh, frozen, or canned (drained)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ cup corn flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and milk.
  • Add in the butter, sugar, corn, ¾ cup cheese, salt, pepper, and onion powder and stir to combine. 
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with corn flakes and the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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