Are you sick of cream cheese yet?

Me neither!

This is a recipe I created for a vegetable side dish to accompany your favorite Mexican meal. It is a creamy macaroni and corn casserole dish with a kick of spicy flavor.














These cute little boats are super easy to prepare and will have your family singing your praises! Even my little ones gobbled these up!!













These are insane good! You better try these soon!!

Don’t worry, I’ve got something non-cream cheese to show you next. It will flip your lid!

Creamy Santa Fe Corn Boats
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Creamy Santa Fe Corn Boats

Creamy Santa Fe Corn Boats are a vegetable side dish to accompany your favorite Mexican meal. It is a creamy macaroni and corn casserole dish with a kick of spicy flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 15 oz can of corn, drained
  • 15 oz creamed corn
  • 8 oz of Kraft Velveeta Cheese; Mexican Mild version; cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 5 tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme in Santa Fe Blend
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, optional
  • 2 tbsp green onions, chopped, optional


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine corn, creamed corn, Velveeta cheese, butter, and macaroni in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Place a tablespoon of the cooking creme in each corner and one in the center.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut bell peppers in half (top to bottom), remove seeds and membranes. Dip in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and remove to a paper towel to dry. Place on a foil lined baking sheet cut side up.
  • Remove casserole from oven, stir, and scoop mixture evenly into each half of bell pepper.
  • Place back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and green onions. Serve warm.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1178IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: bell peppers, corn, Cream Cheese, creamed corn, Macaroni, pasteurized cheese
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
4 Responses
  1. Thread In Her Hair

    This looks so tasty! My husband doesn't like the traditional stuffed peppers with the meat but he loves green peppers and corn so I bet he'll love this. Thanks so much!

  2. Kay Heritage

    Hi, Shawn! Thank you for your friendship on RWoP! This looks fabulous and look forward to getting to know you better via your blog! 🙂

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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