Cheesy Okra and Corn Casserole

Close-Up Of Okra On Table
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

A cheese sauce brings this okra and corn casserole together. This is a traditional casserole recipe which is certain to please the whole family. The casserole is topped with buttered bread crumbs and baked to perfection. 


  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 can (11 to 15 ounces) whole kernel corn, or about 1 1/2 cups cooked corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Stir-fry okra in 2 tablespoons butter for 10 minutes. Place in baking dish alternating layers with drained corn.

  2. In a saucepan, melt  2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Add the milk and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened. Stir in the cheese until melted. 

  3.  Pour the cheese sauce mixture over vegetables.

  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and toss with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the buttered crumbs over casserole.

  5. Bake at 350 F for approximately 45 minutes until the casserole is heated through and the crumbs are brown.

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