Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole

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It takes just 10 minutes of prep time to wow your family and friends with Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole!

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Yikes! We lost an hour of sleep today. (Does anyone else have trouble adjusting?!) Easter is early this year. (I still haven’t taken down the Valentine’s Day decor!) And, school work and extracurricular activities take up every spare moment…life does not slow down in the teenage years (actually, time seems to speed up!)

My motto this year continues to be healthy recipes that are SIMPLE!

Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe in baking dish

But, that doesn’t mean I’ll accept boring…and you don’t need to either!

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Del Monte to bring you this Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe. It’s part of their #10MinuteWow recipe collection which includes recipes that are wow-worthy, tasty and easy to make. Check out all of the recipes on their Easter #10MinuteWow Pinterest Board. You’re sure to find inspiration for your Easter celebration.

Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole Tips

These recipes are super easy to customize to your families tastes too!

Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe in baking dish with can or corn in the background

I’m sure it’s no surprise to my dedicated readers that my family fell in love with a Mexican twist to this cheesy casserole.

Overhead shot of Mexican Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe with fork on plate

It’s the very first thing that came to mind as I was perusing the recipes because the main ingredients, corn, black beans and shredded cheese, are always on hand. It’s a good bet that there are plum tomatoes on the counter and cilantro struggling to grow outside.

Adding the extra protein turns Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole into an Easy Prep/Hands-Off dinner option.

Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe on plate with a fork next to it

It will also be a very colorful and festive side at our Easter celebration this year! 🙂

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Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole

Make Tex Mex Cheddar Corn Casserole and wow your guests!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 415kcal


  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 61 ounces Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, well drained 4 cans
  • 61 ounces black beans, rinsed and well-drained) 4 cans
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese cubed
  • 2/3 cup chopped cilantro divided
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Toss together cheddar cheese, flour and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Stir together milk, hot sauce, corn, black beans and 1/3 cup cilantro in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Place cubed cream cheese over the corn mixture.
  • Layer cheddar cheese mixture over corn mixture in baking dish and mix to combine and distribute ingredients.
  • Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer.
  • Top with remaining cilantro and diced tomatoes.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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  1. I think I have everything I need to make this! Looks so yummy!

  2. I have two teenagers myself, so I know exactly what you mean about crazy schedules … and I’m right there with ya on the easy, healthy recipes train, too! This delicious casserole just covers all the bases – so easy, loaded with nutritious veggies, and full of delicious flavor! Score!!! 🙂

  3. I love corn and love casseroles so this is right my alley. It looks really easy too!

  4. I could not be left alone with this. Would eat the whole pan.

  5. Easiest pantry recipe ever. I always have corn and black beans and my fam loves this combo! Keeper.

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