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Cream Corn Casserole

This Cream Corn Casserole is the ultimate satisfying comfort food. Super easy to make, creamy, texture perfect, beats any jiffy corn casserole in no time. Always delicious for family dinner ideas. A keeper for everyone, no one would ever guess it is vegan, made without any cream and a 15 minute meal that even pickiest kids will devour.

Creamy vegan casserole with corn, bell pepper, and onions.

Friends, we’re so deep into summer here. It is warm weather with hot temperatures, which is the perfect time for corn recipes, isn’t it?

I mean come on and enjoy a big plate of this Mexican Street Corn Potato Salad

If you’re looking for more easy 20 minute meals, look no further. Go ahead and simple type “corn” in the search bar and keep all the easy meals coming.

The sauce is made from vegan cream cheese;

By now I hope you’re all on board with me for this Cream Corn Casserole.

It is comforting, satisfying, super easy, creamy, filling.

Also a great picnic food, to bring to get togethers, potlucks and it is a must make for outdoor eating – so good.

Corn Casserole is made in a single pot.

What you need for this corn casserole recipe:

  • corn
  • onions
  • vegan cream cheese
  • almond milk
  • smoked tofu

You only need 5 simple ingredients, not counting salt and pepper.

Italian herbs give extra fresh flavor to this 20 minute meal.

Optionally you can add:

  • minced garlic
  • garlic powder
  • bell pepper

Top view of the casserole with the cream corn.

How to make corn casserole

First heat a bit of oil in a casserole. Add dairy free butter, or simply use vegetable broth. Then add onions, corn, smoked tofu, optional garlic, and bell pepper. Fry for around 3 minutes.

Next, give the vegan cream cheese, almond milk, and optional garlic powder to the casserole. Finally season with salt and pepper.

Cook for 8 minutes more, serve on plates or in bowls.

This easy corn casserole recipe makes such an amazing comfort food that the whole family will love. It is amazing for meal prep, make ahead, even for healthy freezer meals and so much more.

Fresh corn, bell pepper, vegan bacon stripes in this family meal.

Variations:

Baked creamed corn casserole: After cooking you can bake this corn casserole from scratch for 10 minutes at 410°F.

Cheesy corn casserole: recently I tried something different and added a bit vegan cheddar to the casserole. The result was so delicious and I definitely coming back for more.

Mexican corn casserole: add some jalapeños, cumin, smoked paprika and you have a lot of more flavor and taste, yum.

Enjoy a vegan version of a classic.

Crockpot corn casserole: Add all the ingredients to your crockpot and set the time when it should be all finished. So you have dinner ready whenever you need.

Instant Pot corn casserole: Use the sauté function of your instant pot, add onions, smoked tofu, optional garlic, bell pepper, almond milk, optional garlic powder season with salt and pepper. Set to high pressure for around 4 minutes. Do finally a quick release.

Last but not least add vegan cream cheese, again use the sauté function for around 2 minutes until you reached the preferred consistence.

This Cream Corn Casserole is the ultimate comfort food. Ready in 15 minutes. No one would guess it is vegan and so easy to make. The whole family will love in no time. Perfect also for meal prep. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #comfortfood #15minutemeals #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #budgetmeals #creamcorncasserole #corncasserole #familymeals

If you give this Cream Corn Casserole a try, tag me with snapped picture on Instagram or Facebook.

Love seeing all your remakes.

Enjoy, Florian.

Fresh corn, bell pepper, vegan bacon stripes in this family meal.

Cream Corn Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Cream Corn Casserole is the ultimate satisfying comfort food. Super easy to make, creamy, texture perfect, beats any jiffy corn casserole in no time. Always delicious for family dinner ideas. A keeper for everyone, no one would ever guess it is vegan, made without any cream and a 15 minute meal that even pickiest kids will devour.

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans corn, drained
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 14 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 8 oz smoked tofu, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup bell pepper, minced

Instructions

  1. First heat a bit of oil in a casserole. Add dairy free butter, or simply use vegetable broth. Then add onions, corn, smoked tofu, optional garlic, and bell pepper. Fry for around 3 minutes.
  2. Next, give the vegan cream cheese, almond milk, and optional garlic powder to the casserole. Finally season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 8 minutes more, serve on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 20.6gSaturated Fat: 10.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 34.3gFiber: 4.1gSugar: 15gProtein: 17g
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Gabrielle

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Could I use the instant pot for cooking then add to the oven after for the baked option?

Florian

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Hi Gebrielle! I haven't tried that before, but I would say why not. Let me know If you try this.

Michelle Giroux

Monday 26th of October 2020

Should be put on low or high in a crock pot?

Florian

Monday 26th of October 2020

Hi Michelle! Use high for around 3 hours, let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Hope that helps.

Lori K.

Friday 27th of December 2019

This has become my go-to dish for pot luck dinners. I usually keep all the ingredients in-house, in case I find out that I have to bring something at the last minute. Easy to make and delicious!