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. 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/casserole 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

Don't drain the can of whole kernal corn. The liquid in the can adds flavor and moisture.


  • 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
  • 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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