Jalapeno-Corn Casserole

Total Time
1hr 34mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 19 mins

I've had this at potlucks and barbecues. I tend to make it a little hotter, using 2 to 3 jalapenos, but I am a fire-eater! I'm not sure where the recipe originated, but I got it from my friend Lori. I've made a few changes to it due to personal preferences. This recipe is easily halved. Great use for leftover rice....just eliminate step 1 in the directions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions; set the rice aside.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery in the melted butter in a large skillet until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Combine the reserved rice and sauteed vegetables in a large bowl. Add the jalapeno peppers, corn, cheese, and sugar. Stir well.
  4. Spoon the corn mixture into a lightly greased, shallow 2 quart casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.


Most Helpful

This was really good! I enjoyed it very much, and it was very popular in the house. I love the kick the jalepeno brought, as well as the creaminess that the two cheeses gave to the dish! Very yummy!

Studentchef March 23, 2012

This was delicious. I wonder how it would be to add a couple of beaten eggs to the mixture and then place it into a larger baking dish. The eggs would cause it to rise and become like a souffle. I was tempted to try it this time but I prefer to make the recipe as written the first time out.

Beth W. May 13, 2016

I cut the recipe in half and substituted splenda for sugar. Next time I will try it without the sweetener as we found it too sweet. We did like the slight spike of heat & the creamy texture so I do plan to make it again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D October 25, 2013

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