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Sour Cream & Chive Corn Casserole

Sour Cream & Chive Corn Casserole! This easy skillet corn casserole recipe gets extra points for easy cleanup since it’s made in one pan! Rich sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese elevate corn to an indulgent level, while crushed potato chips add texture and crunch!  A great side dish for the holidays and easy enough to make on a weekday. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time29 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ medium onion finely diced
  • 15.25 ounce can whole kernel corn drained
  • 14.75 ounce can creamed style corn
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ¼ cups grated cup sharp cheddar cheese divided*
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups crushed kettle cooked potato chips {I used a Sour Cream & Cheddar flavor}**


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and cook until just translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle the onions with flour and stir to combine, and continue to cook the mixture for about a minute.
  • Add a can of drained, whole kernel corn and the can of creamed corn, stirring well until fully combined; cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in chives, sour cream and 1 cup of cheddar cheese until the mixture is uniform.
  • Top with remaining ¼cup cheese and crushed potato chips. Bake for about 20 minutes until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling. Serve hot.


Note: This recipe is easy to double for larger parties or hungrier guests!
  • Turn up the heat! Add a finely chopped jalapeno pepper (or two) to make it spicy.
  • Give things a Southern spin by adding a small, drained jar of pimentos.
  • Top it your way. Not a fan of the potato chip topping? (How??) No problem. Buttery round crackers, corn flakes, or even fried onions would make a fabulous alternative!
  • Try different cheeses such as Pepper Jack or smoked Gouda.
  • Add a drained can of lump crab for a nautical twist.
Diet-specific substitutions:
  • Gluten-Free: Use your favorite one-to-one gluten-free flour blend in place or regular flour as a thickener.
  • Vegan/Dairy-Free: Use plant-based butter, sour cream and cheese in place of regular. Top with your favorite vegan kettle chips.