Corn is in season and I certainly have been enjoying it! In addition to trying out new recipes with corn I have also been making some old favourites and one that I cannot stop making over and over again is this hot cheesy corn dip adapted from Emeril Lagass’s recipe! Since I was making the dip anyways I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the 5 year old photo on this recipe with some new ones. This dip is super easy to make, you simply char some corn to bring out its natural sweetness, combine it with a few other vegetables along with plenty of cheese and bake it until it is all melted, bubbling and golden brown. In addition to being easy to make, this dip is addictively good; there is just something magical about how the sweet corn works with the savoury cheese and mayonnaise in this hot dip! The only real problem that I have with this dip is that it disappears far too quickly!
Although I prefer to use fresh corn, this dip works with frozen or even canned corn.
Just look at all of that stringy melted cheese!
This dip only gets better when topped with fresh diced tomatoes!
Feel free to bake the dip in ramekins for individual servings!
The original photo from 5 years ago:
Hot Cheesy Corn Dip
Sweet caramelized corn in a hot melted cheese dip that will disappear quickly from any party.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups corn (fresh, thawed frozen or drained canned)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- cayenne salt and pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the corn, cook until the corn starts to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes, and set aside.
- Melt the butter in the pan over medium-high heat add the onion, and pepper, and cook until the onions are tender, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the green onions, jalapeno and garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
- Mix the corn, onions, peppers, mayonnaise, cheeses, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a bowl, reserving some of the cheese.
- Pour the mixture into a baking pan and top with the reserved cheese.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until bubbling on the sides and golden brown on top, about 20-30 minutes.
Tip: Assemble the dip the day before and bake it on the day that you serve it to save some time. The bake time will be 10-15 minutes longer when baking from the fridge.
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JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
This looks great Kevin! I am going to have to try it! I love having stuff like this for dinner. I would have likely done the same thing! Perfect for summer parties!
Ohhh I beat Veggie Girl in terms of first-posting!
Kevin I don’t know how you find time to make all these wonderful dishes.
I am a HUGE fan of corn. I eat a TON of corn relish. Have you ever made that? I will have to try this hot corn dip of yours.
Kevin, your corn dip looks amazing. Great pic as usual..Are you a photographer in RL?
The DeL Sisters says
That looks oh so good! We just had corn on the cob last night for dinner! Got to love it!
This is a keeper!!! I like this type of dip!
I did one of Emeril’s dips for the holidays a few years ago that was a hit…it was his Hot Crab Dip…I called it my $30.00 crab dip ‘cos the jumbo lump meat was so bloody expensive…
You’ve got me thinking I might do this again soon.
Thanks for the shout out as well!!!
Man, that looks awesome. I love corn dips.
My husband and I love corn and this looks great.
Christie @ fig & cherry says
I’ve never heard of a hot corn dip – yum! Kind of like a cheesy goey fritter.
How will I be able to catch up on all your awesome posts since I’ve been away? This looks yummy!!!
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says
I am so glad that you liked the dip – I have made it a number of times and it is such a big hit that I have even been told don’t come over unless that is in hand!! Thanks for your support.
The Tough Guy says
What happened to you man? You were invisible in weekend? I was kind of worried about you. Don’t leave without a notice.
i will definitely have to try this! my mouth is watering because i just cant get enough of corn either!!
I’ve never tried this but now I think I gotta 🙂 That crusty top is beckoning me!
Mrs Ergül says
My hubby is gonna love this!
That just looks wonderful. I am definitely going to try that soon.
omgggggg i am obsessed with corn! that looks SO GOOD!!!
Sweet Bird says
that looks tasty…
This looks delicious, Kevin. We also are enjoying all the sweet corn out now. I love this time of year just for this reason!
That looks delicious and different! I also love chips and corn relish on chips with chips.
Sarah C. says
That looks f-ing amazing. I am making this next week for sure. I can hardly wait!!!
That sounds sooo good. Thanks for posting it, I’ve gotta make it.
oh my, I’ve been obsessed with corn and I seriously count the days to the next farmer’s market. this is definitely on the list to make this week.
that looks like a great party dish~ yum!!!
Wow – that looks tremendous! I could eat dishes like this forever.
Kevin, the dip sounds great! And I have all the ingredients with me to make it soon!
This looks scrummy, Kevin. I traded tomatoes for corn with a neighbor so will have to give this a try.
This looks good. I think I, like you, could make a meal of dip too.
Corn cobs in the fridge calling out for this transformation. I worship your kitchen.
Oh Kevin, you’ve done it again! This looks terrific, and I could see eating this at home as well as bringing it to potlucks. I’ve not seen this type of dip before, and man I sure do want some of it! YUM!
We Are Not Martha says
Can I ask the dimensions of the dish you used to bake it in?? I think it looks so much classier in that dish than in a pan and we are considering making this for a party on Sat!!
Oh Yum! I could eat a bowl of that while watching FoodTV! Mmmm. I’m going to have to use that recipe soon!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Terrific! That dip looks so scrumptious!
Nora B. says
I’ve not heard of this before, but I am convinced that it is very tasty. Corn on the cob is fab as well.
It seems like you’ve been cooking every day.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂
oh I know what I will be serving next game night we have! Kevin this looks terrific!
I’m bookmarking this!! it looks terrific and good for a a potluck party!
Clumbsy Cookie says
Serve it with corn chips and you have corn godness x 2! it looks delicious and I would have skip dinner too for that!
Yummy! Somethings hot going up here 😛 It’s a fabulous dip!
Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says
My family LOVES LOVES LOVES corn and this is going to be on the supper table tomorrow, simply because today I cannot cook anything due to prior engagement. Oh boy, I don’t think I can wait…
Mochachocolata Rita says
wonderful idea! my friends are gonna go crazy!
Lao Cha - JHL says
This looks good !! I gonna try i soon, thanks for sharing kevin !
Wow! This looks great! Such a perfect summer treat. I’m gonna bring it to a pot luck appetizer party… It will certainly be a hit.
i love eating stuff like this for dinner too…i am definitely going to try this one out since corn is sooo delicious right now!
Corn! Corn! Corn! I love corn, and will absolutely try this recipe!
Hmm yummy, I love corn and can’t wait to get some next weekend at the farmer’s market.
MMm…that sounds delicious! Corn season is just getting underway here, so I think I’ll definitely have to give this a try! Yum!
What a great way to use summer corn… I have never had a corn dip before but it looks delicious.
is there any reason why you used a different amount of corn than the original recipe?
This looks great!!! I love Corn and anything you can dip with tortilla chips is even better!
I will be making that! looks amazing!
OMG that sounds incredible!! I’ve always been a huge fan of sweetcorn, but this corn-on-corn action is just too much to bear :o) Also love the idea of a creamy, warm dip with a spicy kicj and will defnitely be making this 🙂
I’ve never thought of a corn dip and that sounds and looks amazing! Sweet and spicy!!
I’ve never even thought of a corn dip – this one is definitely getting bookmarked!
Jessy and her dog Winnie says
Looks great! I just bought fresh corn, now i know what to use it in!
I really feel hungry looking at this photo … the corn dip looks amazing…
We have so much fresh corn around here. Looks delicious and I’ll have to try this.
I love sweet corny goodness! Looks amazing, and something I wouldn’t have thought of making!
YUM. I love corn too. I try to sneak it into recipes all the time over the summer, it is just so good now. Your recipes and photos are always amazing.
Megan of Bit of Nutmeb
Diana Evans says
holy KEvin!!! looks great…
I don’t have a recipe on my blog …but today I have a lovely bakery illustration that is dedicated to all my “sweet” blog friends…
I could have just this for dinner!
This is delicous I love the corn and peppers yummy!
We Are Not Martha: The dish is 5 1/2 inches across and 2 inches deep.
Sara: I roughly tried to halve the recipe as I would be the only one eating it. I of course could not help but tweak it a bit at the same time.
This looks so delicious Kevin! I’ve never had a corn dip before..I bet it tastes awesome!
I’m having a Food and Football event (tomorrow’s post)…this would be perfect for it!!
I always look forward to corn season as well and love making corn salads. I found a corn muffin recipe last year that I really liked too. This dip looks great!
This is delicious. I make a similar corn dip with chipotles. Always a crowd pleaser.
Excellent and sounds easy dip kevin.It is a crowd pleaser.
Ooo this looks so good! I love hot dips like this.
Lori Lynn says
Hi Kevin – we are making your Hot Corn Dip tonight. Two versions, one without peppers and onions for the kids. I’m sure everyone will be happy!
Robert Licon says
Really great recipe. I used a creamed corn once and it was good too.
Are you trying to kill me? This looks amazing!
Passionate About Baking says
It's bubbling away in the oven & looking good…make that great!! Thanks Kevin!
Feed the Moose says
I just wanted you to know that I’m planning on making this Sunday evening and posting about it on my website Monday (www.feedthemoose.blogspot.com).
Thanks so much!
i made this tonight… SO GOOD!
I made this tonight as an appetizer for our taco salad…we didn’t get to the salads! We only ate the dip.
I cannot wait to try this! I love, love, love corn. You just reminded me of a good cold corn dip recipe I have! Good one Kevin, as always 🙂
i’ve never heard of corn dip before, but it looks so good!
Just to let u know that I adapted this and make my own version last week! It was great!! So so good!! Thanks soo much for the idea.
I took this to a potluck birthday party last weekend, and it was a big hit! Thanks!
Made this dip over labor day weekend, i added some taco seasoning, goya cilantro y achiote seasoning, and fresh chopped cilantro..and generous amount of cuming power..and a bit of sihracha sauce..and i also used mexican blend cheese. AMAZING! topped it off with a fresh pico de gallo after it came out of the oven..it was TO DIE FOR! thank u for this recipe!!!
I just made this for our little football get together, it was amazing using fresh Maryland sweet corn. I used a bit more cayenne, a bit less mayo, and 5-6 dashes of chipotle tabasco. Even the leftovers were great.
Tasty Thoughts says
I just found this recipe and had to try it with some fresh corn. It was a wonderful appetizer that made a great pairing with my Broiled Tomatoes & Cheese.
Brown Lightning says
I have never, ever, seen food disappear as fast as the hot corn dip … I did put it under the broiler for the last few minutes to get it a little more browned. nice work on the recipe!
I just found this recipe and made it tonight – thank you! Everyone loved it and I'll definitely make again…
I was craving corn like nobody's business and came across this recipe so I HAD to try it! Made a few adjustments… added some black beans and a little bit of cream cheese and it was AMAZING. Looking forward to trying more recipes from your blog!
I tried this last night with margaritas(was going to make carne asada tacos too..but we had the dip for dinner instead!)
It was amazingly good and addictive..
Loved this dip, everyone at our beach party requested this recipe. Thank you for sharing it.
I found this recipe and made it. I did have to improvise on a few of the ingredients but I was not disappointed, it was delicious! Thank you.
Siobhan Landis says
My kids are going to LOVE this recipe. In fact, I think they're going to love it tonight
Sarah Shrader says
As I was putting this together I was thinking about how "basic" the ingredients seemed, wondering about the flavor of the end product. Wow, it was fantastic! I made your pizza dip a week later—same thing! I am loving how your recipes are a bit of a throw back to simple GOOD FOOD! Thanks Kevin!
I am wondering if there is a link to print this? Looks amazing, would love to make for a party this weekend, but can't figure out a way to print it without printing the entire page.
Cathy: I add a link to a printable version above the ingredients.
Ooo, looks delicious 😀
Carlo/Carlo At Your Service Productions says
This looks good… and after using your recipe to make it, now I definitely know that it IS good. Goodness gracious, good is pretty much an understatement. Love this recipe and so did my party guests!
Thanks and keep 'em coming because I'm coming back for more; that, you can bet.
Has anyone tried it with frozen or canned corn? It's all I can get most of the year here in Latvia.
Anonymous: Thawed frozen corn will work and I presume that canned and drained would as well though I have not tried it yet.
This is DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing this recipe. WE LOVE IT! I did only cheddar cheese and it's fabulous!
This recipe is so good!! Do you think this will freeze well? I'm trying to make food in advance for a party.
Anonymous: I have never tried freezing it. I think your best bet would be to fully assemble it and then put it in the freezer and bake it for the first time after it has thawed.
Thank you for the response.
Thanks for the recipe! We have made it twice in one week, it is so good! (We did leave out the jalapenos, as one of us prefers less than a medium "heat")Thinking of adding some black beans to turn it into a meal 🙂
Anonymous: I like the sound of both adding the black beans and of calling it a meal! 🙂
this is seriously one of the best dips i have ever made. my friends go nuts when i bust it out at parties and it has become a staple at our family holiday parties. thanks kevin!
Melanie @ carmelmoments.com says
Oh my! That looks delicious. Several years ago someone shared a corn dip recipe with me. It was awesome. I lost it. Maybe this could duplicate it because I'm looking for anything that comes close! Thanks for sharing.
ashley - Baker by Nature says
This dip… whoa!!! I must try it with my next batch of corn.
This dip looks delicious! It makes me happy to see corn recipes still, and that not everyone is diving straight into pumpkin. We have all winter for that, right? I don't want to let go of summer yet!
Wonderful recipe. 🙂
That looks absolutely tempting!!
Corn on the cob fresh from the field is my all time favorite food. Lucky for me I live near 2 farm stands but this recipe really doesn't appeal to me. Corn and Cheese?? Really??
I really love your recipes, You are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing
Marie Matter says
I want the whole bowl!!!
Sounds divine. Can't wait to make it!
mommy of 3 says
I'm also making this for my event tomorrow. Can I make this ahead of time too and just not bake it until the am?
mommy of 3: Yes, see the tips below the recipe for more info. Enjoy!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Cheesy dip goodness?! Yes and yes! I could easily make this my dinner, Kevin!
The Nested Turtle says
I made this out of Emeril's cookbook and it was amazing! I recommend eating this out of individual ramekins so you don' teat it all in one sitting!!!
I work at a cafe that makes and sells something that I'm thinking is just like this…first of all it's CRACK! second of all I think it tastes better cold…try it!
a happy little life says
YUM. made this Christmas eve for our little shindig. i make something new every year for our party this was the dip that shook things up a bit. thank you for the recipe! has been written into the recipe book in ink so it will become part of the family now. happy holidays!
a happy little life: I am glad that you enjoyed it!
a happy little life says
🙂 and back by popular demand for new year's eve!
This was on my list for a long time, and I finally made it this past Christmas for our big family gathering. It was a huge hit – better than I'd imagined! I have been asked for the recipe and to make it again, so it is definitely a keeper. Thanks for a great recipe!
Virginia: I'm glad that you like it! It's definitely one of my favourite dips!
Bobbi Burleson says
This sounds amazing!! It is on my MUST make list for football season!
Made this for Christmas eve family gathering. It was a big hit. I think I over estimated the cheese and it was too thick so I wound up adding at least 1/4 cup of heavy cream to make it creamier. I would like to make again, this time measuring the cheese, but will have some cream handy just in case. The family said this is a keeper either way! Thank you Kevin.
Kilyena: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
bev n says
Hi Kevin. I found your blog not long ago and I'm excited about having 10 years worth of your recipes to peruse 🙂 I've bookmarked several already but knew I'd have to try this one first. I love that you can substitute ingredients in this recipe and it's still delicious. I didn't have the onion, garlic or red pepper so I used onion powder, garlic powder and a little extra cayenne. It would be easy to throw together w/whatever you have on hand. Thanks for the recipes!
What’s an alternative for Monterey Jack cheese. Can’t get it here.
You could use mozzarella!