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Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos

Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos is a creamy, spicy, cheesy dip for tortilla chips that is so good, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Absolutely loaded with hot, gooey cheese, I think this is my very favorite dip with Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere  being a close second.

Chip scooping up Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos.


Even though it is served warm from the oven, this Hot Corn Dip still has a summery feel since it is loaded with in season corn.



Note: You could also use frozen corn or even canned corn.

Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos

Serve it with tortilla chips, I love the color contrast with the blue tortilla chips, for a wonderful summer party appetizer. I promise it will be gone in record time. It’s completely addicting. You’ll tell yourself- Ok, I’m just going to have one bite and walk away for a while. But you’ll find yourself hovering over the dip like a vulture, stuffing chip after chip in your mouth.

Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos in cast iron pan with tortilla chips in background

And maybe if no one is looking, you’ll stick your finger in to get the last little bit that is too wedged in the corner to get with a chip.


For convenience, Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos can be prepped ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. Just bake for a few minutes longer when you are ready.

Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos in cast iron pan

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Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos

A creamy, cheesy, spicy corn dip served warm from the oven with tortilla chips.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 20 mins
TOTAL: 35 mins


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt butter in a skillet and add onion, corn, and jalapeno. Saute 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1-2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add corn mixture to a medium bowl. Let cool slightly and then add all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. You can use a medium (10-inch) cast iron skillet or an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.


Fresh corn is best for this recipe but you can use canned or frozen instead. If using canned, there's no need to saute it for 3 minutes. Add it in with the garlic.


Calories: 142kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party dip, summer

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Tortilla chip scooping up corn dip

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Originally published June 13, 2014.


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27 thoughts on “Hot Corn Dip with Jalapenos”

  1. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    YUM! I am loving this spicy jalapeno corn dip! Appetizers are one of my favorite things to have for dinner – because you can try multiple things!

  2. Oh, look at all that corn and jalapeño in all that cheesy goodness! I would love a big bowl of this — what a delicious dip!

  3. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    I am LOVING all the fresh sweet corn that’s in season right now and this looks like a fabulous way to use it up!! So cheesy and amazing!! <3

  4. I cannot get enough of fresh corn right now! This dip looks awesome – I don’t think I’ve ever made a dip with corn before! I love the idea!

  5. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I have such a weakness for warm dips with gooey cheese! My favorite type of appetizer to serve at a party, because everyone devours it instantly. I bet this would be a huge hit. Such pretty pictures too!

  6. Karen @ Lushious Eats

    Oohh this is right up my alley, I would totally be the one hovering around the dip – totally ignoring the party lolz! Looks fab! I can’t wait to try! 🙂

  7. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Apps like this are usually where I go totally crazy with the dipping. 😉 I may just have to grab a spoon for this amazing-looking dip. I have a ton of garden-fresh jalapenos in my fridge right now, so yeah this is SO happening here soon! Pinned! 😉

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    corn is one of my favourite vegetables.. love the idea of making it into a dip. looks delicious – thanks for sharing!

  9. Amy @ The Blond Cook

    This looks incredible… I love corn dip but never thought about adding jalapenos!

  10. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    I have to make this soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks and sounds incredible!

  11. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love the ingredients in this dip, Christin! I’ve always wanted to try a corn dip, and this one definitely reminds me of summer! Looks cheesy and delicious!

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