Easy Vegan Corn Casserole

This Easy Vegan Corn Casserole recipe is a cheesy cornbread dish, sure to please any dinner crowd and the cook too because it’s so easy to make! This corn casserole is the perfect savory side dish that goes with any meal.

Make this casserole alongside Vegan Mashed Potatoes or a Vegan Seven-Layer Salad for a perfect family dinner.

A spoonful of vegan corn casserole is hovering over the entire dish, with a bowl of corn behind it.
Vegan corn pudding casserole is a perfect holiday side dish!

I’ve always been a fan of corn. When I was a kid I used to melt cheese over corn and eat it in a bowl. I know. It borders on obsessive. This recipe for Easy Vegan Corn Casserole, is sort of a grown-up version of that childhood creation. If you’re into corn and casseroles as much as I am, you should check out my Sweet Corn Salsa or my Easy Vegan Taco Cornbread Casserole.

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • The use of both whole and cream-style corn adds lots of corn flavor to this casserole
  • Using a corn muffin mix keeps this casserole fluffy and delicious
  • Adding vegan cheddar shreds as a topping brings the flavors all together, making this recipe hard to beat!

Corn Casserole Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, including substitution ideas:

  • Corn — You’ll need a 15 oz can of whole kernel corn and creamed corn. Despite the name, there is no cream in creamed corn.
  • Corn muffin mix — We’ll be using an 8 oz package of muffin mix — be sure to read the ingredients to make sure there are no dairy or egg ingredients.
  • Vegan sour cream — Many vegan sour cream options are available, such as Tofutti and Good Kharma. Also, you could substitute Cashew Cream.
  • Vegan butter — You can use Earth Balance or any favorite dairy-free margarine.
  • Vegan cheddar shreds — We oftentimes use Follow Your Heart or Daiya Cheddar.

How to Make Vegan Corn Casserole

It’s nice to have an easy, pleasing vegan cornbread casserole to put on the table. The kind that causes oohs and ahhs at the table without too many moans and groans in the kitchen. That’s actually this recipe in a nutshell. Pull together a small and simple group of ingredients, throw them all together, and voila!

You’re like Serena. Ready to serve it up!

  1. Make the Batter — Combine the whole corn, creamed corn, corn muffin mix, vegan sour cream, and melted vegan butter in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Pour the corn mixture into your prepared baking dish.
  2. Top with Cheese — Top with the vegan cheddar shreds.
  3. Bake — Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, until it’s golden brown around the edges.

Vegan Scalloped Corn

If you’ve been searching for a yummy vegan twist on classic comfort food, you’re in for a treat. This Vegan Corn Casserole is not only a scrumptious dish but also doubles as a fantastic option for those seeking a plant-based alternative to traditional Scalloped Corn.

Sure, traditional scalloped corn recipes often contain dairy products, but this vegan scalloped corn ditches the milk, butter, and cheese in favor of delightful plant-based substitutes. You’ll love how this recipe delivers a creamy texture and rich flavor you crave.

Vegan Cornbread Mixes

There’s another reason to celebrate this recipe — vegan cornbread mixes. It used to be it wasn’t easy to find a box of cornbread mix that was also free of animal parts. Most of them had lard. Lard = animal fat.

Others had egg or dairy.

But today it’s fairly easy to find cornbread without animal products. Here’s where you can find it:

  • Health Food Stores — You’ll easily find dairy-free cornbread mixes here
  • Healthy Departments — If your grocery store has a healthy department, you might find a vegan corn mix there
  • Baking Mixes — You might even find a dairy-free cornbread mix with the rest of the mixes in the baking aisle
  • Gluten-Free — When all else fails, many gluten-free mixes are also dairy-free.

Be sure to look in both the health food section of your grocery store and/or where the regular cornbread products are sold. You should find at least one variety that is animal-product-free. Worst case scenario, look for a gluten-free cornbread mix because there are a couple of varieties that fit the bill.

This is the season for warm, comfort food-styled side dishes. I love to serve this dish with a side salad, and maybe some of my Vegan Chicken. All-in-all, it’s a hearty, simple vegan meal!

Serving Tips

Our Vegan Scalloped Corn isn’t just a dish; it’s a versatile addition to your culinary repertoire. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, sharing a meal with family, or bringing a dish to a potluck, this plant-based delight is sure to impress. Here are some serving tips and creative ideas to make the most of it:

  1. Classic Side Dish: Serve your Vegan Scalloped Corn as a classic side dish alongside your favorite vegan main course. It pairs wonderfully with dishes like vegan jackfruit roast, tofu steaks, or a hearty vegan Thanksgiving turkey. The creamy, cheesy flavor will perfectly complement the other parts of your meal.
  2. Brunch Bliss: Elevate your vegan party brunch game by incorporating this corn dish in the menu. It’s an excellent addition to a vegan brunch spread, providing a comforting and savory option that pairs well with an easy tofu scramble, fresh fruit, and plant-based pastries.
  3. Potluck Showstopper: Going to a potluck or a gathering with friends? Bring this dish! You’ll also have a the star dish that disappears quickly.
  4. Holiday Feast: For holiday celebrations, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, this dish is a must-have. It offers the comforting flavors of traditional side dishes. It’s a crowd-pleaser that vegans and non-vegans alike will appreciate. Pair it with some vegan cranberry sauce, plant-based stuffing, and all the trimmings for a memorable holiday feast.
  5. Leftovers Reinvented: Don’t underestimate the power of leftovers. If you find yourself with extras, consider using it as a filling for vegan burritos, a topping for vegan baked potatoes, or even as a unique pizza topping. Get creative with the ways you enjoy the remaining servings.
  6. Main Dish: It may be an unusual main dish, but add some cubed vegan ham for protein and this can work as a filling and comforting main meal.

Remember, presentation matters too. Garnish your corn casserole with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of vegan Parmesan, or a drizzle of olive oil for an appealing and appetizing look. The aroma alone will draw people in, and the taste will keep them coming back for seconds.

Looking down on corn casserole in the dish.
This vegan creamed corn casserole is delicious!

Marly’s Tips

  • Instead of pouring the vegan cheddar shreds on top, you can stir it into the mix before baking
  • You could add a little bit of chopped garlic or garlic powder to the batter
  • Serve slices warm with a dollop of vegan sour cream on top
  • Make yours spicy by removing the seeds and chopping up a jalapeño and add that to the mix
  • Add a cup or so of chopped cauliflower to the mix.

Reader Reviews

I just served this wonderful corn casserole for today’s Independence Day potluck at my cohousing community… Huge success!! Everyone who had some reported loving it! It will now be my contribution to gatherings such as this, especially Thanksgiving:-)


If you’re looking for a no-fail, six-ingredient corn casserole recipe that’s dairy-free, look no more.

A slice of vegan corn casserole sits on a plate with the rest of the casserole in a dish behind it and corn in a bowl
A spoonful of vegan corn casserole hovers over the rest of the casserole dish.

Vegan Cheesy Corn Casserole

This Easy Vegan Corn Casserole is a cheesy cornbread dish, sure to please any dinner crowd and the cook too because it's so easy to make!
5 from 6 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 382kcal


  • 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 15 oz can cream-style corn
  • 8 oz package vegetarian/vegan corn muffin mix*
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter melted
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds


  • Heat your oven to 375°F/190°C. Spray a 8 or 9" square baking dish with vegetable spray
  • Combine the whole corn, creamed corn, corn muffin mix, vegan sour cream, and melted vegan butter in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the corn mixture into your prepared baking dish. Top with the vegan cheddar shreds. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. it should be golden brown when it's done.
  • Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving warm.

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* Use gluten-free cornmeal mix to make this dish gluten-free. Also, be sure to check the labels to make sure it is vegetarian/vegan. Many brands such as Jiffy include lard in the ingredients which is an animal product. The health food section of your grocery store should offer several brands that are free of animal products and even Jiffy offers a Vegetarian version of their cornbread muffin mix.
Note: This recipe calls for a cornbread mix that is dairy-free and egg-free. You will be ignoring the instructions on the back of the package (many of which call for adding eggs and milk), and instead, following the instructions in my recipe. See the video above to watch the process of making this recipe.
Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2016 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

8 Responses to Easy Vegan Corn Casserole

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBlair Reply

    5 stars
    I love this recipe!! I have to double it because it gets eaten so quickly. I mix in the cheddar (usually follow your heart) and add chopped jalapeños to the mix. I’ve made it on thanksgiving 3 years in a row now. Thanks!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so glad you like this recipe, Blair! I’m with you – a double batch of corn casserole is a necessary thing! I especially love corn combined sitting next to mashed potatoes on my plate. What a good day!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySue Parks Reply

    I’ve found two corn bread mixes with all vegan ingredients-Krusteaz & Fleischman’s Simply Homemade. They both call for added egg. So does this corn casserole recipe simply omit the egg or do I use a vegan egg substitute?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Sue! Yes, that’s exactly right. You’ll be using the cornbread muffin mix without adding the egg or any of the other ingredients called for on the package. In fact, thanks to your comment, I’ll add a note in the recipe just to clarify this.

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAmy Robbins Reply

    5 stars
    Hi! I just served this wonderful corn casserole ( which I referred to as vegan corn pudding because mine seemed more like a pudding) for today’s Independence Day potluck at my cohousing community. I stuck to the recipe, and did use your suggestion to incorporate the vegan cheeze in the mixture. I made it gluten-free. Huge success
    !! Everyone who had some reported loving it! It will now be my contribution to gatherings such as this, especially Thanksgiving:-) Thank you very much for sharing your recipe.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMaria Modica Reply

    Here is a link on how to make your own vegan sour cream. I have not yet tried it.


  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTabitha Reply

    This looks delicious! I’ve missed corn casserole since transitioning. Just one question, Is there anything that can be substituted for the vegan sour cream? I live in an area where specialty items are very hard to come by. Thank you very much!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAimee Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you for linking my Sweet Corn Risotto 🙂

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