Asking my to choose my favorite Thanksgiving dish is almost like asking me to choose my favorite child! BUT… if I had to choose I would have to say cornbread casserole. I mean, it’s hard to compete with the star of the show and choose something other than Turkey, but there’s something that’s so comforting and homey about cornbread casserole that just ties the whole meal together for me. My family has actually made our cornbread casserole a couple of different ways throughout the years, and there is not right or wrong way as long as it tastes amazing when it’s done. But what I’ve found to be the easiest and tastiest version most recently is this recipe:
1 (8 ounce) boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
1 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) cans creamed corn ( not drained)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup melted butter2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1. Mix all ingredients and pour into (greased or sprayed with cooking spray) 8×8″ casserole dish.
2. Cook uncovered for 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees.3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the casserole and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes until it’s melted and just barely starting to get some color.
It’s literally one of the easiest dishes you’ll make (unless you have this on your table)
A few years ago I hosted a huge Thanksgiving at my house that was just outside of Nashville and flew in my entire extended family from Missouri, had a bunch of friends over, and a few neighbors too. We ate our meal fairly early in the day and several hours later it was time already for the leftovers to come out. We reheated what was left of the cornbread casserole still in the baking dish. My friend and manager Craig Dunn were standing in the kitchen talking and started eating the casserole right out of the dish. Apparently it was an interesting conversation because before we knew it we had eaten the entire thing! 😱 It’s THAT good!
This isn’t the healthiest choice on the table so be sure to eat it in moderation and not do what I did a few years ago. BUT it’s Thanksgiving, which should be a time of really being grateful for all of the blessings we truly have in this world, so go ahead and indulge a little bit with the ones you love.