Our macaroni corn casserole is a simple but tasty recipe that even picky eaters will enjoy. This works well as a kid-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish or a no-fuss weeknight meal for busy families. My kids love corn, so I rotate this dish with my Jiffy Corn Casserole, which is also great!

Macaroni and cheese casserole with corn on a plate

Y’all, I’m more or less a macaroni and cheese fiend.

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When I was a kid, my mom used to make big pans of pasta and we would melt-in butter and handfuls of whatever kind of cheese we had in the fridge.

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We didn’t follow a recipe, and someone usually ate out of the pan! Hey, why dirty the extra bowl? ?

Easy Macaroni Corn Casserole Recipe

This easy macaroni corn casserole takes a little more planning, but not much!

I love that this basically a dump-and-bake recipe. Just put your ingredients into the dish, set your timer, and multi-task elsewhere while it bakes.

If you like this recipe, you may also want to check out my classic green bean casserole.

casserole in a blue baking dish

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Corn Casserole

As I mentioned, this is one of the easiest casserole recipes ever. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Macaroni and Cheese Bake Ingredients

  • cream-style corn  (this adds yummy sweetness!)
  • whole kernel corn, undrained
  • uncooked elbow macaroni
  • butter
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley (optional, as a garnish)
cheesy macaroni bake with corn casserole

Mac Corn Casserole Method

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together and pour into a 7×11-inch baking dish.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir everything well. Bake for another 30 minutes, or until macaroni reaches the desired tenderness.

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

macaroni and cheese with corn

If you’re a macaroni and cheese lover like me, you can enjoy a large portion of this recipe as your main dish.

If you’re a normal person, pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work and steam some broccoli for a complete meal.

Oh, and as a note, my kids really like this macaroni corn casserole. I’ve made it as a side dish for Thanksgiving a couple of times, and it always pleases the kids at the table!

More Easy Casserole Recipes

4.50 from 30 ratings

Macaroni Corn Casserole

Author: Crissy Page
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Scrumptious macaroni and cheese plus corn make this a casserole made in heaven that even picky kids will love!


  • 1 15-oz. can cream-style corn
  • 1 15-oz. can whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup butter cut in pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Garnish with fresh parsley optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together and pour into 11×7-inch baking dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Bake for another 30 minutes uncovered, or until macaroni reaches the desired tenderness.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.



I sourced this recipe from an old church cookbook. It’s also very similar to Miranda Lambert’s macaroni corn casserole.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Casseroles
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole recipe, cheese and corn pasta casserole, easy mac corn casserole, elbow macaroni casserole, mac corn casserole, macaroni corn casserole

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  1. Patricia Avants says:

    Looking forward to making this for Thanksgiving dinner. Looks easy and yummy! Ty

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