Made with fresh jalapeños, sweet corn, cheese, and spices, this Hot Jalapeño Corn Dip is an appetizer that’s sweet and spicy, easy to make, and certain to please a crowd. You won’t be able to stop at just one scoop.
Jalapeño Corn Dip
Who’s ready for some Hot Corn Dip? I don’t know what it is about corn dip recipes, but I’m a fan of them all! It seems my readers are too. Several years ago I shared my now-famous Out-of-this-World Corn Dip here on Inspired by Charm and it continues to be one of the most popular recipes on my blog. It’s also one of my favorites. I make it multiple times a year. (You can find that recipe HERE.)
I have been asked many times if Out-of-this-World Corn Dip can be served hot. I’ve always loved it as is, so I’ve never tried baking it. (Though, one of you told me you did and said it was good.) Because I was often asked this, I decided to create a total separate recipe (the one you’re reading here) for a Hot Jalapeño Corn Dip.
And my goodness I am so glad I did because it’s delicious and I have a whole new corn dip recipe to love. (I hope you will have a new corn dip recipe to love as well.)
Craving More Appetizer Dips? Try these:
What Goes Into Corn Dip?
As with many corn dip recipes, the ingredients are pretty standard:
- cream cheese
- shredded cheese
You’re also going to need something to eat your corn dip with. My go-to for almost any corn dip is Fritos Scoops.
They are corn chips and their scoop shape makes them perfect for loading up all of that corn dip deliciousness.
Whether you want a cold corn dip (which you can find HERE) or a corn dip served hot (you are here) I’m glad IBC can be a resource for you. Know too, that I also have a blog post dedicated to all of my favorite dip recipes. If you are hosting a party or need something flavor-packed to bring to a potluck, I’m certain one of these recipes will be a winner. You can find all of these appetizing dip recipes HERE.
Ready to make this Jalapeño Corn Dip? Let’s get to it!
Let’s make this tasty appetizer dip:
You can find a full ingredient list and detailed instructions for this Jalapeño Corn Dip in the printable recipe card located at the bottom of this post.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
- To a large bowl, add the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, corn, chopped jalapeño peppers, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Mix with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Spread this mixture into your prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle the top with some additional pepper jack cheese.
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.
- Let rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Garnish with several slices of jalapeños.
- Serve with Fritos Scoops.
The heat of the jalapeño pepper comes from the seeds and white pith inside the pepper. For a hotter dip include the seeds and the pith. If you’d like less heat, don’t include any seeds or pith. When I made this recipe, I wasn’t planning on adding the seeds and pith, but since I wasn’t overly particular in my preparation, some did end up in the dip. To me, it felt like the heat was perfect for most palates.
You can prepare this dip a day in advance (or hours beforehand) and bake when you are ready to serve.
And with that, your Hot Corn Dip is ready to be enjoyed. Scoop until your heart (and belly) is content.
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Jalapeño Corn Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 8 ounces grated pepperjack cheese plus more to garnish
- 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) sweet corn
- 1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeño peppers 3-4 jalapeños, plus a few slices to garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Frito Scoops for serving
- Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 1.5-quart baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
- To a large bowl, add the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, corn, chopped jalapeño peppers, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Spread this mixture into your prepared baking dish and sprinkle the top with some additional pepper jack cheese (about 1/4 cup).
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and the top is lightly browned. Let rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with several slices of jalapeños. Serve with Fritos Scoops.