Homemade Easy Cream Cheese Hot Mexican Corn Dip Recipe is luscious, spicy and loaded with flavor. Thanks to the Jalapenos, this dip fires up the taste buds and brings everyone together. Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos or potato chips and call it a party! As far as homemade chip dip goes, this one's a winner.
Hot Jalapeno Mexican Corn Dip Recipe
If there was ever a dip that I could easily be addicted to, this hot corn dip is it. Call it jalapeno corn dip, cheesy corn dip, spicy corn dip or whatever you want, there's one thing I know for sure is that you won't be disappointed.
There's just something about the creamy texture with the other added ingredients that make me a happy dipping fool. Over and over again. Every time I make this crazy good, out of this world, sweet corn dip.
And in all reality, I'll eat this hot corn dip recipe with just about anything. Chips, crackers, vegetables, a spoon...you name it. As long as I can slather it in this Fiesta corn dip, I'm happy.
This is one of these easy appetizer recipes that are certain to be the star of the night. Because when it comes down to it, you just can't deny a tasty homemade chip dip.
Especially this warm, cheesy and comforting easy corn dip!
I used to be intimidated seeing jalapeno peppers or green chiles in recipes because as we have gotten older my husband and I can't tolerate heat as much as we used to.
There is no need for concern with this amazing cream cheese corn dip recipe. Feel free to add jalapenos, as much or as little as you would like, and you'll be glad you still tried this cheesy corn dip, jalapenos or not.
Start with a little. You can always add more jalapenos or green chiles if desired or required.
Easy Cheesy Hot Mexican Corn Dip
I think the other reason that I like this Mexican corn dip recipe is that it's made using a cast-iron skillet as well. When I get the chance to cook anything in cast-iron, I know that it's going to have a ton of flavor and taste.
If you're new to cooking with cast-iron, get ready to fall in love. Having a skillet that is perfectly seasoned means that anything and everything that you cook in it is going to be cooked to absolute flavor perfection.
It doesn't matter if it's steak, gravy, or dip, it's just going to be delicious each and every time.
Just be aware that the cast-iron skillet will get very hot very quickly so wear your oven mitt anytime you're even thinking about touching that handle. (sound advice as I've done this about a zillion times!)
You can easily make this corn dip with cream cheese in a regular skillet too. There's just something about using a cast iron skillet that reminds me of my grandmother. Cooking on her wood oven stove. Great memories from oh so long ago.
Corn Dip with Cream Cheese
Hot Corn Dip made with good old cream cheese really is perfect as an appetizer. (And it can even be a side dish, too!) Combine it with any Mexican dish and it will bring that dish to the next level.
For those who are carb-conscious, it’s absolutely the perfect guilt-free party dip solution. This corn cream cheese jalapeno dip is quick to make and full of flavor.
Don’t let the jalapeno and spices deter you from making it because you can alter or change those as your tastebuds see fit.
The cream cheese also cools those ingredients down really well too to make certain that things aren't too hot to enjoy. This hot corn dip recipe is as spicy as you want to make it.
Is This a Spicy Jalapeno Corn Dip?
This homemade chip dip is not overly spicy but it does have some heat. This is because of the added jalapenos and chili powder. If you're not a fan of spicy foods, no worries. Just omit them and make it that way.
The spicy aspect of this dip recipe isn't going to make or break the outcome, it just adds a different layer of flavor.
And if you have someone that does like spicy foods, then they can make up their own little bowl and add those in for their taste needs and wants.
This corn cheese dip works for everyone. Just wait until you try it. There's something about a sweet corn dip that everyone loves.
Ingredients Needed To Make Easy Corn Dip
- frozen corn or cooked fresh corn
- sour cream
- pepper jack cheese
- cream cheese
- sweet bell peppers
- purple or red onion
- green chiles
- sea salt
- black pepper
- green onion
- chili powder
Don't let this long list of ingredients fool you—they're all super simple to get at the store or have on hand!
Can You Use Fresh Corn for This Creamy Cheesy Corn Dip Recipe?
You bet you can with this creamy corn dip. I tend to use frozen corn since I make this more during the colder times of the year for football parties, New Year's parties, and holidays but if you're going to make this when you can get good, fresh corn or use corn from your own garden, go for it!
Just make certain to cook your fresh corn up first!
How To Serve Cast Iron Hot Mexican Corn Dip
This is where the fun begins. You can easily serve up this corn and cream cheese dip recipe any way that you'd like. I first started loving corn dip with Fritos but now I like to have a wide option of food items to dip such as:
- Tortilla Chips, Fritos, Ruffled or Ridged Chips
- Sliced Veggies
- Pita or Naan Bread
Or you can also use this as a fun topping for tacos, nachos, burritos, and more! And since I have no shame with my love of this hot Mexican corn dip, I've also just grabbed a spoon and dug right in, too.
Variations of this Easy Mexican Corn Dip
The great part about this homemade corn chip dip is that you can vary up the ingredients as you see fit. This means that you can literally take out anything that you don't like and add in items that you do like.
This corn dip recipe with cream cheese is that versatile.
Some simple ingredients that you could add could be:
- black beans, black bean and corn dip is delicious and looks wonderful too
- cooked sausage, bacon, chicken and shrimp will make this Mexican corn dip recipe taste even better
- fresh cilantro
- various cheese varieties
- black olives
And those are just a few! As you can see, you can make this corn dip with cream cheese and jalapenos as spicy or not spicy as you'd like.
How to Store Leftover Corn
If you have dip leftover, just store it in the fridge in a container with a lid. This will keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
When you're ready to reheat to eat, you can either heat it back up low and slow on the stove or pop it in the microwave for a few moments of time, too.
See how simple and easy this corn dip recipe is? It's so flavorful with a fun texture and taste. I literally get asked for this recipe all the time anytime I make and take it anywhere so I'm certain that it's going to be that way for you, too.
There's just no denying the flavor combination of the added ingredients and how they go together perfectly to form those perfect dipping bites!
More Delicious Dip Recipes
- Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
- Simple Seafood Dip
- Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip
Homemade Easy Cream Cheese Hot Mexican Corn Dip Recipe Video
Homemade Easy Cream Cheese Hot Mexican Corn Dip Recipe
- 2 pounds frozen corn, thawed
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayo
- 2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 1 brick (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 sweet red bell pepper, finely chopped and seeded
- 1 medium purple onion, finely chopped
- 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 cans (4 oz) green chiles, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter, salted
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, ground
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- green onion, thinly sliced for garnish
- chili powder
- Pull out and measure all of the ingredients.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese until thoroughly blended.
- Whisk in the red onion, green chilies, Jalapeno peppers and bell pepper.
- Thoroughly mix together.
- Add the thawed corn, salt and pepper and mix again.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium heat and add the butter.
- Just as the butter is melting, add the prepared mixture to the skillet.
- Spread the mixture evenly and cover. Reduce the temperature to medium low.
- Stir frequently until bubbly and hot.
- Remove the skillet from heat and allow the dip to cool slightly.
- Place dip in a serving bowl and top the dip with fresh chopped green onion and chili powder!
- Enjoy every bite of this hot spicy goodness!