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Mexican Corn Dip

For tasty make-ahead dip try this recipe. It goes fast at office parties or any gathering. Mildly spicy, it's easy to alter if you want it to have more of a kick. Make sure your corn chips are large enough to scoop up a hearty helping.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (11 ounces) yellow and white whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 4 ounces pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • Additional chopped green onions, optional
  • Tortilla or corn chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream and sugar; stir into corn mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with additional green onions. Serve with chips.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 330 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Samantha
    May 24, 2019

    My daughter had me make this for a get togetIt was absolutely fantastic. I was amazed as to how the ingredients blended together. This is one recipe that Spice wasn't a problem. It's one of my top ten favorites now.

  • Pamela
    May 19, 2019

    I add chopped green, yellow, and orange bell peppers, regular onions, an extra can of chopped green chilis, and LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF TABASCO SAUCE!!! This is the secret weapon to make your corn dip over the top from all others!!! TRUST ME!!! AND BY THE WAY...YOU BETTER USE THE BIG SCOOPS FRITOS WITH THIS...NOTHING ELSE WILL DO!!! (taste-wise …..and sturdy-wise!!!)

  • jkitt
    Mar 8, 2014

    My family loves this dip. I usually use frozen corn instead of the canned. I also add 1-2 tsp of cumin and 1 tsp of garlic salt. Refrigerating overnight makes a big difference in flavor. It's also good when heated, but we like it best when cold. It makes alot! I often cut it in half if it's not for a party.

  • teeler
    Dec 30, 2013

    A word to the wise: If you like Miracle Whip (and I do), I would NOT recommend using it in place of the mayonnaise in this recipe. The flavor of M-whip will overpower the wonderful flavors of this dip (yes, even over the Jalapenos!). A friend made this recipe for Christmas with regular mayo; it was so wonderful I had to make it for my own get-together. I just made it now with M-Whip (because that's what I had in the house, and what I only ever buy). I typically don't use plain mayo in anything, but in this case, I WILL make the exception in the future. The recipe is not completely ruined, but my friend's was MUCH better with plain mayo, and I'm disappointed that mine for New Year's won't be as good because of the MWhip. Let's just hope she brings it to share, and I won't have to bring mine out at all :)Edit to Add: All is not lost! Irishguy recommended heating it up, so I tossed a spoonful of it in the nuker for 30 seconds, and WAH-LAH! What an amazing difference! The MWhip is barely detectable, and I will be serving this heated instead of chilled. THANK YOU, IRISHGUY!

  • zaxoma
    Aug 6, 2013

    Very tasty! I misread the recipe and used 1 can each of yellow and white corn as well as the Mexicorn. Subbed low fat ingredients for the full fat ones with no discernible difference and did not use pepper Jack cheese or jalapeño as there were young children at the function.

  • shamlin44
    Jul 2, 2013

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  • tcypher
    May 16, 2013

    I agree with irishguy, this recipe needs to be served warm! YUM! I put a small amount in the microwave and it was awesome. A lot better than serving cold. Try it!

  • AmandaMarie87
    Jul 12, 2012

    Love this dip =)

  • mmsjw
    May 22, 2012

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  • aefeuerborn
    Mar 8, 2012

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