One of the easiest hotdish recipes, as well as one of the tastiest! The pasta-corn-cheese combination is perfect for a potluck.

Cheesy corn hotdish: SO EASY to make, and one of the most delicious Minnesota hotdish recipes I've had.

Growing up in rural Minnesota, hotdish was a frequent and much-loved meal. My mom had a rotation of 3 or 4 hotdish recipes that she would cycle through. We loved them all.

This particular recipe was not part of our rotation.

But I wish it had been.

I tried this cheesy corn hotdish for the first time at a church potluck.  (Thanks, Angie, for sharing your recipe!)

Only 5 ingredients to make this delicious cheesy corn hotdish! Click through for this classic hotdish/casserole recipe.

About The Recipe: Cheesy Corn Hotdish

  • It takes 5 minutes to prep: The best thing about this hotdish? It’s CRAZY easy to make. There are only 5 ingredients. You don’t have to precook the pasta. That’s right. This recipe calls for uncooked pasta. You literally combine everything in one bowl and bake it for 45 minutes. YOU CAN DO THIS!
  • It’s vegetarian: This hotdish doesn’t have any meat in it. While you certainly could add some ground beef, chicken or even ring bologna, I think it’s absolutely delicious without. 
  • Toppings optional: I topped this hotdish with some chopped red bell pepper and bacon – but this is totally optional. The hotdish is awesome without any toppings. 
  • It’s cheap: Canned corn, butter, pasta, and Velveeta cheese. These are the only ingredients in this hotdish!

There are probably thousands of different Midwest hotdish recipes out there. I urge you to give this gem a try. 

Cheesy corn hotdish recipe: One of my favorite hotdish/casserole recipes that takes 5 minutes to prepare! A potluck favorite.

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Cheesy corn hotdish: SO EASY to make, and one of the most delicious Minnesota hotdish recipes I've had.

Cheesy Corn Hotdish

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Two recipe reminders:
1: Don't drain the can of whole kernel corn. The liquid in the can adds flavor and moisture.
2: Don't pre-cook the pasta. It goes in dry!


  • 1 can whole kernel corn with liquid (15.25 ounces)
  • 1 can creamed corn (14.75 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni (uncooked)
  • 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
  • Toppings (optional): Red bell pepper, green onions, and bacon bits


  1. Mix all ingredients in an oven-safe bowl or casserole dish.
  2. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes

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