Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon

Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon is full of creamy, cheesy, bacon-y goodness!  It will be the star of your holiday spread!

Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon is full of creamy, cheesy, bacony goodness!  It will be the star of your holiday spread! #sponsored

This post is sponsored by Libby's Fruits & Vegetables.

It's that time of year again when we all start reflecting on the things we're thankful for and begin preparing for the mother of all feasts.  Ah yes, my friends...I'm talking about Thanksgiving.  My very favorite holiday.  My husband and I starting hosting Thanksgiving at our house a few years back, which makes me love it even more.  We invite my husband's family and mine, and I get to prepare the biggest, most glorious meal of the year for our loved ones.  (I know I might sound a little melodramatic, but I really love Thanksgiving.)

When I was a little girl, I remember waking up on Thanksgiving Day to the delicious smell of onions and celery sauteing in butter, which would later make its way into the classic bread stuffing.  Now, when I get up bright and early and head to the kitchen, I wonder if I'm creating the same memories for my children with the simple smells of the holiday's wafting through the house.  I like to think that I am.

Now that I hold the reigns when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I like to make the classics; a golden oven-roasted turkey with herbed bread stuffing, sweet and tart fresh cranberry sauce, perfectly fluffy Traditional Mashed Potatoes, and fresh green bean casserole.  Through trial and error, I've discovered that I like to make some dishes the traditional way, the way my mother made them and her mother before her.

Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon is full of creamy, cheesy, bacony goodness!  It will be the star of your holiday spread! #sponsored

I also like to add a few dishes to make the meal unique.  I like to make a special appetizer, like a gorgeous puff pastry stuffed with brie and cranberries.  And sometimes I'll make an extra special dessert that adds a little flair, like my Salted Caramel Apple Pie with Brandied Whipped Cream.

For this recipe, I'm partnering again with Libby's (I previously made this delish Overnight Refrigerator Pear Oatmeal using Libby's Pears), and this time I'm using Libby's Organic Whole Kernel Corn.  I decided to make this Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon as a side dish that I'll be adding to my holiday menu this year.

Baked Cream Cheese Corn with Crumbled Bacon is full of creamy, cheesy, bacony goodness!  It will be the star of your holiday spread! #sponsored

Just look at all of that creamy, cheesy, bacony goodness.  This corn is nothing but indulgent and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.  After all, calories don't count on holiday's right?  Who's with me here?  I indulge in every delicious, decadent morsel of food I can fit on my plate.


What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish??  Let me know in the comments below.  Enjoy!


Ingredients
  • 4 cans Libby's whole kernel corn, drained
  • 12 slices bacon, split
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or melted butter

Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°.  In a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and discard the bacon drippings (you can leave a tablespoon or two in the pan for a little extra bacon flavor if you'd like).
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add 1/4 cup of butter to the pan.  Saute the onion in the butter until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.  
  3. Add the cream cheese to the pan a little at a time, stirring continuously until the cream cheese is smooth and softened.  Add the grated parmesan cheese and black pepper.  Then, crumble 8 slices of the bacon and add it to the cream cheese mixture (the other 4 slices will be for garnish after baking).  Finally, add the corn and mix well.
  4. Pour the corn mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole dish, top with the remaining 2 tbsp parmesan and drizzle with the melted butter or olive oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.  Remove from the oven and garnish with the reserved crumbled bacon.  Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes
  • Source: Inspired by my sister Laura's Cream Cheese Corn recipe, which is a non-baked spicy version.  Thanks for the inspiration, La!
  • For more Thanksgiving inspiration, you can search for seasonal recipes - from party-worthy appetizers to comforting side dishes to festive desserts - in Libby’s Digital Recipe Box, available on Libby’s website or on its Facebook page.
  • This recipe serves 8 people and is appx. $1.50 per serving.
  • I received compensation in exchange for services rendered on behalf of Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

51 comments

  1. i am totally making this tonight!!

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  2. This cream cheese corn recipe sounds like something that will be complimenting the rest of my Thanksgiving dinner this holiday.

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  3. Wow, this recipe sounds so delicious, I want to make it with Libbys !! I am pinning it to my Pinterest page so I can make it for Thanksgiving! I also love love love Libbys pumpkin for my pumpkin pies and wont use any other brand, It was my Moms fav and now is mine too!!

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  4. Green Bean Casserole

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  5. I have two cans of Libby's Pumpkin ready to make pumpkin rolls

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  6. Turkey pot pie and mini pumpkin pies

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  7. carol roberts clarkNovember 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    green bean caserole and pumpkin pie

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  8. Oh, boy! You have to have Green Bean Casserole or it's not Thanksgiving!

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  9. I incorporate libbys in my holiday cooking

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  10. I incorporate libbys in my holiday cooking

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  11. I'm a sucker for the green bean casserole

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  12. Libbys!!! French Cut

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  13. Black beans and Libby's corn in a southwest chicken salad. On the lighter side!

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  14. Definitely green bean casserole!!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  15. Corn Pudding is one of my favorites.

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  16. Candied Yams with Mandarin oranges

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  17. My family has done something similar for years.... It is best with home canned sweet corn! I may try adding bacon to it this year for something different.

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  18. I want to make this recipe!

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  19. Corn Bread Casserole with green chilies and bacon!

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  20. green bean casserole

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  21. I might have to try this Corn Casserole, but I KNOW I will be making Green Bean Casserole! BTW when I viewed your page using Firefox, your Rafflecopter was actually behind the photo of the prize. I had to use Chrome to get it to load properly...weird!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I'm on a Chromebook because my desktop computer crashed so I have no way of checking, but I think I fixed it. Good luck!

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  22. Green Bean Casserole, A must have at my dinner.

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  23. Sweet Potato Casserole

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  24. Gonna try this corn casserole for sue!! Sounds delicious!! :)

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  25. sweet potatoe casserole

    sides58@yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing this during Our Little Family Adventure's Thanksgiving Menu Planning Event. I’ve added a link to your recipe on my planning post. ~Nicky

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  27. I hope to be making this!

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  28. I have to agree that your green beans are great so I would love to make green bean casserole!

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  29. creamed peas or creamed corn, and pumpkin pie

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  30. sweet potato casserole! with pecans on top

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail. com

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  31. Green bean casserole- my favorite!

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  32. This one and green bean casserole. Yummo

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  33. I'm going to make this recipe. Also, creamed corn, tarts made with Libby's pumpkin and pumpkin confetti rice.

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  34. green bean casserole :)

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  35. That corn casserole is one I can make and eat!! I can make it GF! :)

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  36. This looks amazing. I will be trying this very soon with the family. Thank you!

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  37. Going to try this for our Christmas meal tomorrow - looks great! Thank you!!!

    Not sure if anyone else experienced this, when I printed the recipe, it printed this whole blog post and all of the comments.

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  38. This looks so yummy! Thank you! I featured it on my blog here: http://prettyasapeach.com/2016/11/16/thanksgiving-menu/

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  39. 11 pages when you printout .....!

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