It’s that time of year again! The invites are rolling in. Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving … you name it, it’s happening. Today we’re chatting through what to bring to a Thanksgiving Potluck. If you love to cook, I apologize in advance for my antics. Cooking is just not something I enjoy. This post is for my people! The ones who avoid cooking at all costs, but when challenged to show up … we show out. I will admit there are only 1-2 dishes that I can make without fail. My list would be longer, but adding “baking frozen rolls” to my expertise just doesn’t feel right.
If you are headed to a Thanksgiving Potluck, this is part 1 of 2 of my go-to recipes that never disappoint. Please note, I am not the originator of any of these recipes. I searched for them on Google years ago and then perfected them through time.
First up, the Corn Casserole. Let’s get to it!
What To Bring To Thanksgiving Potluck: Corn Casserole
- 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
- 1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.
I have used this recipe for YEARS! My source is linked here (you know I didn’t come up with it!) A few modifications I’ve made include, doubling the recipe, but keeping the corn bread mix at the original amount. This keeps the dish creamy and not too cake-y. Another thing I do is instead of adding a layer of cheese on top, I stir it up. The cheese layer on top isn’t a favorite for my family, but to each their own.
What To Bring To Thanksgiving Potluck
Now, if after reading this easy recipe, you still feel overwhelmed. Have no fear! Below are some great alternatives to cooking that I think you will enjoy.
- Flowers for the host
- Games for after dinner
- Store bought dessert (no shame in that game!)
Thank you so much for reading! Stay tuned for my Cajun Seafood Dressing that is also a family favorite. This one I start with a base recipe, and then let the universe speak to me on when to stop seasoning! Haha! So bare with me as I get all my steps in writing.
Have a fabulous week! Can you believe how quickly this year is winding down? Make it count!
XO – Steph