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Parmesan Crusted Oyster Casserole: Easy Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

Looking for the perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for your next party? Impress your guests with this Parmesan-crusted oyster Casserole Recipe. This Oyster Corn Casserole dish is packed with flavor and is sure to be a hit at any dinner party. It can also be divided in half for a small dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in. Rich but tangy and topped with a satisfying parmesan crust, this baked oyster casserole is surprisingly simple to prepare.

Oysters are a favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and this dish is a savory addition to a Derby party. It’s a flavorful and hearty addition with eight generous servings. Plus, you can easily prepare half the ingredients for a small, cozy dinner, which is what I did to photograph these recipe instructions.

Parmesan Crusted Baked Oyster Casserole Recipe in compote dish with chopped chives and bamboo fork.

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Parmesan Crusted Oyster Casserole Recipe

If you love an “it’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipe, you are in luck. All the ingredients are easily found at your local grocery store and can be combined quickly, so prep time is minimal. The recipe is a mix of rich and creamy ingredients with a twist of tangy flavors. The crunchy parmesan topping is a tasty finish to this savory dish.

Purchase fresh oysters with juice usually found in the fresh seafood department in most grocery stores. Separate the oysters and set aside the juice. Dice the oysters into smaller pieces.

Other ingredients include:

  • Oysters and Juice separated
  • Cream Style Corn
  • Butter
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Shallots (finely Chopped)
  • Heavy Whipping Creme
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Pasley Flakes
  • Lemon Juice
  • Parmesan Cheese (Shaved)
  • Panko
  • Chives to garnish is desired.

Ingredients for Easy Parmesan Crusted Baked Oyster Casserole with creamed corn.

Prepare Oyster Corn Casserole

First, let’s prepare all the layers of Oyster Corn Casserole.

Begin by melting the butter in the microwave and crush the crackers. Pour the melted butter over the crackers in a mixing bowl. Toss to cover the crackers.

Chop the onion finely. Toss onion and parsley flakes with the crackers.

Mix melted butter with crushed crackers

Next, add the oyster juice to a large measuring cup. Add the juice of one lemon, the whipping cream, and worshestershire sauce. Stir together.

Mixture of oyster juice, lemon juice, whipping cream and Worcestershire sauce.

Layer the Baked Oyster Casserole

Grease your baking dish and add the creamed corn to the bottom.

Cover bottom of baking dish with creamed corn.

Next, add half of the oysters to the top of the corn. Then, add half of the cracker mixture over the oysters.

Then, you will add a second layer. Spread the remaining oysters over the crackers. Then, add the remaining cracker, butter, and onion mixture over the top.

Finally, pour the oyster juice mixture evenly over the oyster corn casserole layers.

Add Parmesan Crust to the Casserole

Finally, add the parmesan crust to the baked oyster casserole.

Sprinkle a light coating of panko over the top of the casserole. Then, add a layer of shaved parmesan cheese.

Cover the Oyster Casserole with aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated 400-degree oven for 25 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake the oyster casserole for another 25 minutes. Check to be sure the baked oysters don’t burn or scorch.

NOTE: The below casserole is half of the recipe with only four servings.

Oyster Casserole baked in white dish.
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Parmesan Crusted Oyster Casserole Recipe

Easy Parmesan Crusted Oyster Casserole Recipe

Rich and flavorful oyster and corn casserole topped with fresh parmesan cheese.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 cups crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 - 8 oz. Fresh Oysters
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 of a lemon squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Separate the oysters and juice. Set aside the oyster juice.
  3. Cut oysters into 1/2 or 1/3's
  4. Crush Crackers and mix with melted butter
  5. Chop Shallots and add to the cracker mixture along with parsley flakes.
  6. In another bowl, mix together Heavy Cream, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon Juice, and Oyster Juice.
  7. Grease 9x13 baking dish.
  8. Line bottom with cream corn
  9. Add 1/2 of the oysters on top
  10. cover with 1/2 the cracker mixture
  11. Add a second layer of oysters
  12. and then layer the top with the remaining cracker mixture.
  13. Pour the oyster juice mixture over the top of crackers to cover
  14. Sprinkle with Panko
  15. Top with shaved parmesan cheese
  16. Cover and bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes
  17. Uncover and bake for another 25 minutes

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How To Serve Baked Oyster Casserole at a Kentucky Derby Party

If you are planning to serve your baked oyster casserole for a dinner party or a Kentucky Derby Party, consider using individual compote or martini glass servings.

Scoop a serving into the glass and garnish with chopped chives.

Parmesan Crusted Baked Oyster Casserole Recipe in compote dish with chopped chives and bamboo fork.

In addition, you can have guests serve themselves from the casserole dish. Sprinkle the top of the Parmesan Crusted Oyster Dish with chopped chives or fresh parsley.

Parmesan Crusted Baked Oyster Casserole Recipe in compote dish with chopped chives and bamboo fork.

Stay tuned for ideas for a full Kentucky Derby Dinner Menu and recipes coming this weekend.

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Parmesan Crusted Baked Oyster Casserole with Creamed Corn for a Kentucky Derby party

Stacy Ling

Monday 29th of April 2024

So delicious!


Tuesday 30th of April 2024

Stacy, Thanks.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 27th of April 2024

Wow, Rachel! My mouth is watering after looking at this recipe. I can't wait to try it.


Sunday 28th of April 2024

Kim, You will love how easy it is to make.

michele - vintage home designs

Saturday 27th of April 2024

I have never had oyster casserole, but this sounds yummy! I definitely want to try it.


Sunday 28th of April 2024

Michele, It's really good and not so rich. Easy to make.


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

This sounds delicious, Rachel! And perfect for feeding a crowd! Thank you for sharing. Pinned!


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Jen, Thanks!

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Monday 22nd of April 2024

Oh my gosh! I love oysters and these look delicious!


Tuesday 23rd of April 2024

Mary, It's so easy! You'll love it.

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