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Perfectly spiced hot corn dip is deliciously chunky and perfect for dipping. Serve it as an appetizer or side!

For more perfect hot dips try Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bean Dip, Crack Chicken Dip, and BLT Dip.

Close up of hot corn dip served in a white bowl.

A Chunky Hot Dip to Love!

We love appetizers and Mexican food and are always on the hunt for new, delicious dips.

This hot corn dip is a new recipe that we are obsessed with. It is chunky and filled with velvety cream cheese. Serve warm with Tortilla Chips, and you’ll be addicted in no time.

Why we love it:

  • Crazy easy. Just mix and bake – it’s one of the easiest appetizers!
  • Make ahead. It’s a perfect dish to have on hand for an upcoming event or a busy weeknight meal.
  • An app or side. This would make a tasty appetizer or yummy side dish with some of our favorites like Empanadas and Tacos.
  • A topping! It would also make a great topping for Taco Salad or Nachos!
Ingredients for dip measured and ready for baking.

Ingredients

  • white corn and yellow corn I used canned corn, but you can use fresh corn on the cob.
    • To use fresh corn: Cook it and then cut the corn kernels off to use in the recipe. For an added layer of flavor, grill the corn on the cob before cutting off the kernels.
    • To use frozen corn, thaw, and drain the excess liquid.
  • diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • cream cheese
  • chili powder or use paprika, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes
  • cumin
  • garlic salt with parsley flakes
  • fresh cilantro other toppings include sliced green onions, bacon crumbles, or sour cream
A bowl filled with corn and tomatoes.

How to Make Corn Dip

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. COMBINE. In a medium mixing bowl, add drained corn and diced tomatoes. Add cream cheese, seasonings, and cilantro. Stir the mixture until just combined.
  3. BAKE. Pour into a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
A glass bowl filled with corn, tomatoes, seasonings, and cream cheese.

Recipe Tips

  • Keeping dip warm. An easy method is to use a crock pot. Another idea is to use a chafing dish or a hot plate set to warm. 
  • Dippables. Try corn chips, Tortilla Chips, Fritos, Doritos, pretzels, Crusty Bread, or crackers.
  • Variations.
    • Add more flavor: chopped onion or green or red bell peppers
    • Add a bit of a kick: jalapeno peppers, green chiles, or red pepper flakes
    • Make it cheesy: add in shredded Monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or pepper jack cheese
    • Toppings. top with fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, bacon crumbles, or sour cream
Corn, cream cheese, tomatoes, and spices mixed in a glass bowl.

Storing Info

  • Make ahead of time. Store it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before baking.
    • It can also be frozen. Wrap tightly with plastic and then again with aluminum foil for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and bake.
  • STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Reheat the dip in the microwave, slow cooker, stovetop, or in a 350°F oven. 
Close up of hot corn dip recipe being spooned from a white baking dish.

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5 from 17 votes

Hot Corn Dip

By: Lil’ Luna
Perfectly spiced hot corn dip is deliciously chunky and perfect for dipping. Serve it as an appetizer or side!
Servings: 8 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (15-ounce) can white corn, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can yellow corn, drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, diced and softened
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt with parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, optional
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add drained corn and diced tomatoes. Add cream cheese, seasonings, and cilantro and mix until just combined.
  • Pour into a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

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Notes

  • Keeping dip warm. An easy method is to use a crock pot. Another idea is to use a chafing dish or a hot plate set to warm. 
  • Dippables. Try corn chips, Tortilla Chips, Fritos, Doritos, pretzels, Crusty Bread, or crackers.
  • Make ahead of time. Store it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before baking.
  • Reheat the dip in the microwave, slow cooker, stovetop, or in a 350°F oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g, Calories: 2kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.2g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 0.1mg, Sodium: 148mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.04g, Vitamin A: 48IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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6 Comments

  1. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Hot and yummy with a more creamier consistency than a side of corn. We love corn!!

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    This dip went so fast in my house — everyone loved it!! Thank you for sharing, I’ll definitely be making this again!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome! So glad the dip was a hit!

  3. Debbie T says:

    5 stars
    We love this dip! So easy to make and loaded with flavor. Making it again tomorrow!

  4. Sharina says:

    5 stars
    Guests can’t get enough of this appetizer! Corn dip was incredibly delicious and addicting!

  5. Sue says:

    5 stars
    I dont like creamed corn or other type recipes, but this is one of the best hot corn recipes I’ve come across.