Cheesy Hot Corn Dip is going to be a showstopper in your party menu. Bubbly cheese, sweet corn, and lots of flavourful ingredients make this appetizer really delicious.
Baked Corn Dip with a Golden top
This is a Party Superhit. Period!
There are tons of ways to make Corn dips. You can choose among various combinations of ingredients, mix with sauteed onions, and finally bake them.
I have made corn dips that way by mixing them up and this method of baking it was the first time I tried last week. Boy, did it work? This is going to be my preferred way to use corn and make dips hereon.
The Golden layer at the top screams out loud that it is baked and is simply so appealing to look it. This roasted or browned look you can only get if you bake it and the top layer gives it a different dimension itself in terms of flavour and appearance.
What to serve with cheesy corn dip?
The family likes Nachos and we do get them once in a while too often. We like them loaded with cheese and other stuff or just have it with a dip to dig in while watching tv.
For loaded nachos, top it with loads of fresh salsa, refried beans, cheese, and shredded chicken. And this dip turned out to be yummy and easy and we have already had it twice with different flavours of nachos.
Other than nachos, you can have different Crackers or Salted Biscuits too. You can dig into the dip with them or just put a layer of the dip on top of the biscuits.
Ingredients for Mexican corn dip
Corn - Fresh Corn or canned corn. I would recommend fresh corn or frozen corn
Cheese & Sour Cream - Sour cream provides richness to the dip and is used commonly while baking as it provides a light option to other dairy products like yogurt.
This baked dip will not be the same without the cheese. The gooey and stretchy cheese not only makes it appear so appealing but also adds complex flavours of its own.
Bell Pepper - Throw in a few red bell peppers for that bright color and crunch apart from the slight hotness they bring to the dish.
Onion & Garlic - Sauteed onions and garlic in butter gives the most flavour to this dish and is the secret behind the deliciousness of the dip. Do not skip sauteing as a step.
I have also used half a cup of green onions in the recipe.
Seasoning - Cayenne pepper, Jalapeno pepper, and hot sauce.
Step-by-Step instructions to make Corn dip
You can make this cheesy Corn dip pretty quickly. Trust me, the effort is not in the making or baking part. It's in slicing and cutting the vegetables to make the dip.
Making this dip in these 3 steps
Saute Onion and Bell pepper - On a pan, saute the onion until brown. Caramelized onion adds a lot of flavour and taste to the dip.
Prep the Veggies and Mix everything - You can also prep this beforehand by having the cut vegetables and chilies ready.
Bake in the Oven - Preheat the oven and just place the tray in it and leave it until it forms a golden top crust.
Can I make cheesy corn dip beforehand?
You can always make it a couple of hours before you serve them. Before serving, reheat it since the cheese would be settled down and would need to be heated again to become gooey and come to life.
How to store Mexican corn dip?
Take an air-tight container and put all the dip into it. Freeze it for months together.
When you are ready to serve it, take the container out, and let it come to room temperature. Heat it in the microwave or oven until the cheese is gooey again.
Cheesy Corn Dip
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 3 cups corn Fresh or frozen
- 1 onion medium chopped
- 2-3 pods garlic minced
- 1 red bell pepper
- 200 grams Cheddar cheese
- 100 cup sour cream
- 200 grams Cream Cheese
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- ½ cup Green Onion
- a pinch of Cayenne pepper optional
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper Deseeded
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
- In a pan add butter. Add a couple of drops of oil (Tip - to avoid butter from burning).Add minced garlic. Once the garlic starts browning, add chopped onion. Cook till onion looks transparent.
- Add red bell pepper. Saute till it is soft and looks transparent(roughly for 5 minutes). Remove from heat and keep aside.
- In another bowl add corn, cheeses, sour cream, hot sauce, green onion, salt, black pepper, chilli flakes (if using). Add sauteed onion mixture. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into an baking dish. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling.
- Serve hot out of the oven with nachos/chips/chopped veggies.