Budget Corn Casserole Recipe

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"Besides helping on our farm, I work as an environmental assistant for a power district," relates Denise Goedeken from Platte Center, Nebraska. "It's quite a challenge to put a good nutritious meal on the table and still have time for doing things with my family." Denise's husband and their two girls enjoy this dish, which you can make for just 20¢ a serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) diced process American cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 206 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 467 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Pour into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Corn Casserole in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"I received a very similar recipe from my mother-in-law in Broken Bow, Nebraska many years ago. The only difference is hers called for small can evaporated milk and a small onion. One of the most requested at family holiday dinners. Addicting!!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This is so fast & easy to make, and I always come home with an empty dish when I take it to potlucks"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"You can substitute spaghetti for the elbow macaroni and if you have grandkids it is fun to use the colored macaroni---make sure you enough made because it goes fast!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Great tasting and easy to make!!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"This dish is requested at every holiday from my family. It is enjoyed by adults and kids alike."

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