Cheesy Fiesta Corn Dip
You know those recipes that you enjoy from others and you like them so much that you just have to ask for the recipes? Well here’s a recipe that I did just that! I guarantee that your family and guests, plus YOU will devour this crazy Cheesy Fiesta Corn Dip!
I credit my wonderful neighbors who brought over to us an array of delicious goodies to munch on after my mother’s funeral. Their thoughtfulness was so very much appreciated. Included in their basket of goodies was this creamy, cheesy southwestern corn dip.
I had to get my hands on the recipe!
Following a search on the internet, that left me totally confused with 100’s of versions of corn dip, I finally caved in and decided to call my neighbors to plead for the recipe.
They were just thrilled and honored that I would ask . . . and graciously shared the recipe with me.
Not only is this appetizer oh-so-yummy, it’s also super easy and fast to make! Bingo! The best of both worlds of cooking, huh?
I made a few changes though: I added red and green peppers into the mix, the cilantro, and a fresh tomato and jalapeño. It truly amped up the whole flavor!
At the time that I first tasted this recipe, it was a wonderful summer with lots of rain in the Midwest. So the sweet corn was early, ripe and ready to pick. So I bought 2 dozen ears of corn to bring home to South Carolina and splurge with my husband. I had enough left over to add into this delicious cheesy fiesta corn dip.
Tip: The variety of sweet corn that can’t be beat is called “Peaches and Cream”. AMAZING sweetness and tenderness!
I served this on a pretty yellow platter to highlight the yellow corn and made a circle of the mini-pepper ‘scoops’ around the dip. It turned out to be quite a lovely and creative presentation!
After all, remember, we feast with our eyes first!
You can also present this delicious Cheesy Fiesta Corn Dip already scooped into the mini peppers . . . with just under a few tablespoons of corn dip in each. This makes a perfect ready-to-pick-up finger food!
Or you can serve it both ways!
It’s totally up to you!
This fresh corn dip is so yummy, that I am taking it to my grandson’s birthday party today for everyone to enjoy. It’s guaranteed to be huge hit!
I hope that you too enjoy this delicious, easy, cheesy fiesta corn dip! I know that your guests will devour it, just as fast as my family did!
More delicious and easy appetizers for you to enjoy!
The Absolute BEST, Creamy Veggie Dip
Cheesy Asiago, Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Grill-Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Avocado with Cilantro Vinaigrette Dip
Carolina Caviar (AKA Cowboy/Texas Caviar)
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Chips with Roasted Garlic and Basil Aioli Dipping Sauce
Cheesy Fiesta Corn Dip
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Additional Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- 2 cans Mexi-/Southwestern corn, drained (I used one can and then the rest in fresh-cooked Iowa sweet corn)
- 1 can black beans, drained, and thoroughly rinsed
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes with lime and cilantro, drained
- 1 small red pepper, diced the size of a corn kernel (I added this)
- 1 small green pepper, diced the size of a corn kernel (I added this
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese OR shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1 small garden-fresh tomato, diced (I added this)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 jalapeño chili, seeds removed, minced (I added this instead of the yucky canned variety)
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (I added this)
- 2 bags of mini peppers of assorted red, yellow, and orange colors, sliced in half, seeds removed
- Tortilla chips for serving
- Combine all of the ingredients together.
- Cover and place in the fridge.
- Chill from 2 hours to overnight to allow all of the flavors to marry.
- Serve with mini peppers to use for scooping up the dip and/or tortilla chips.
Keywords: appetizer, dip, corn dip, Mexican, Southewestern, entertaining
Originally posted: July, 2015. Updated with more tips and information: January, 2020
You out did yourself with the absolutely beautiful presentation of this dip! I could take a bite out of those little pepper halves filled with the corn dip right now! So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
Thanks so much Judee for your kind thoughts about my mother. I know that she would have loved this dip too. Her neighbors have been so sweet!
I make a “fiesta” corn dip, too, but it’s a bit different. So many yummy twists. I’m going to have to make yours next. I have a feeling my book club will devour it. Good to see you back to blogging—I’ve been keeping you and your family in my thoughts. xoxo
Hi Liz, If you make this dip, let me know what you think!
So very colourful and tempting with all the freshness and goodness. I would love some too, Roz.
Thanks Angie! Hope you’re doing great!
Roz I love this plate ! LOok absolutely beautiful and love yours pictures:)
Thank you Gloria! You’re so kind!
I’ll have to give your recipe a try, this dip looks so delicious Roz ! Have a good week my dear, a hug
Grazie Chiara! And thank you for always stopping by with a kind comment!
Love the dip. It’s so colorful and looks delicious.
Hope you’re doing well. I’ve been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
My poison ivy is gone (at least until I touch it again). There are many people who don’t get a reaction to the oils that cause the rash. I’m not lucky enough to be one of those people but I am lucky in that I don’t get the huge weeping blisters.
Thank you for stopping by to say hi ! I appreciate it very much! I still do not get receive your blog posts and thought that maybe if you ‘unscubribed’ me and then I ‘re-subscribed’ that it might fix the problem. Please let me know what you think.
This looks so good, Roz! This would be so wonderful with fresh farm-stand corn! Love all of the flavors!
Thank you Susan! I agree with using farm fresh corn! It makes this so much more flavorful!
Roz, I have been thinking of you. I hope you are doing as good as can be expected.
The dip is beautiful. Its cool and refreshing on these scorching summer days.
What a kind and thoughtful comment that you left me regarding your concern for my well-being. Time does heal the sorrow of our losses and I have slowly been getting back to my normal routine . . . not very consistent in blogging and commenting, but better late than never! How are your cooking classes coming along? Sounds like so much fun! You’re a great culinary resource for your location!
Thank you again,
Roz – It’s interesting how food can bring comfort in times of serious distress. Cooking for people is truly a labor of love, in my opinion. How wonderful of you to share the recipe with us. It looks fabulous and I can’t wait to try it. I’m just about to post your swordfish in lemon caper cream sauce. We all just loved it and I know we’ll love this dip too, especially with the sweet summer corn that’s in season now.
Hi Linda! I’m going all the way back to any unanswered comments after a year of difficulty and just plain inability to get it all together. Thank you for stopping by with your kind comment and for your continued friendship!
Roz, this dip looks great. Sounds so yummy with all the good things that are used in the preparation! Can’t wait to try it. First we “eat with our eyes”, Roz, and your pictures are wonderful—they tell the whole story! Thanks for this post.
Thank you so much Diane! I hope that you receive this reply since your email address isn’t connected to your name in your comment! If you tried this dip recipe, let me know what you thought of it please!
This looks so yummy, Roz! I love dips of all kinds, and this one has so much flavor going on in it. I really like how you stuffed the mini red peppers with the dip. It’s so pretty. I hope you are doing well!
You’d love this corn dip, Shari, and knowing you, your version will be improved with added flavor and pizzazz! Thanks for your concern for my well-being; I’ve been coming along since June when my mother passed, and time is a friend when it comes to healing!
Your cheesy corn dip looks insanely good! I had never thought to use the mini peppers as a scoop for dip. What a great idea!
Thanks Jan! It certainly is a recipe that everyone loves. I’m so glad that I got the recipe. The mini peppers also bring such a nice pop of color to the presentation.