Out-of-this-World Corn Dip

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This Out-of-this-World Corn Dip (also know as Crack Corn Dip) is a crowd pleasing appetizer that will become your go-to party recipe. It’s easy to make and will always great rave reviews! If you love corn dip but are looking for a recipe that’s truly out of this world, look no further.

hand getting corn dip with Fritos.

You are in for a TREAT today! This Out-of-this-World Corn Dip (or as my family likes to call it ‘Crack Corn Dip’) is about to become your new favorite appetizer.

Yesterday I whipped up an impromptu dip recipe for a little swimming nosh at my Dad’s house. It is one of my favorite appetizer recipes! I hadn’t made this dip in over five years and honestly forgot how delicious it really is. And, you know me, it’s super simple to put together an it makes a ginormous amount of dip.

corn dip in bowl.

The combination of corn, mayonnaise, and sour cream creates a smooth and irresistible texture, while the diced green chilies and jalapeños add a subtle kick. It’s a deliciously addictive dip that will keep your guests coming back for more.

If you like corn dips you also need to try this jalapeño corn dip and loaded veggie ranch corn dip.

I actually found this particular recipe via a Gooseberry Patch cookbook my mom gave me years ago when I first moved to Philadelphia after college.

However, after a quick google search found it all over the net. Some even call it Crack Corn Dip! (That’s what my family calls it now because they love it so much!) But, for the purpose of this post, I give all the credit to Gooseberry Patch’s Coming Home with Gooseberry Patch.

crack corn dip in bowl with chips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned pro, you can whip this up in no time. Plus, it requires just a handful of simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. 
  • What really set’s this dip apart is it’s flavor. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, with just the right amount of creaminess.
  • This corn dip is perfect for any occasion, from game day parties to backyard barbecues. It pairs perfectly with corn chips, but you can also serve it with veggies, crackers, or even use it as a sandwich spread.
the best corn dip in a bowl with hand.

Ingredients

  • MexiCorn – A blend of sweet corn and diced red and green peppers, adding a vibrant color and flavor to the dip.
  • Chopped Green Chiles -These mild chiles provide a subtle heat and a delightful tangy taste that complements the sweetness of the corn.
  • Chopped Jalapeño Peppers – Bringing a spicy kick, these jalapenos add just the right amount of heat to elevate the dip’s flavor.
  • Green Onion – Fresh and crisp, green onions add a mild onion flavor and a touch of color to the dip.
  • Mayonnaise – This creamy base ingredient helps bind all the flavors together, giving the dip its rich and smooth texture.
  • Sour Cream – Adding a tangy creaminess, sour cream enhances the overall flavor and makes the dip irresistibly smooth.
  • Ground Black Pepper – A simple seasoning that adds a hint of warmth and enhances the other flavors in the dip.
  • Garlic Powder – Providing a subtle garlic flavor, this seasoning adds depth and a savory touch to the dip.
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese -This cheese melts beautifully into the dip, adding a sharp, rich flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Fritos Scoops Corn Chips – Perfect for serving, these sturdy chips are ideal for scooping up the delicious dip without breaking.

How to Make

This corn dip recipe is so easy to make. I’ll walk you through the steps here. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by adding all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
corn dip ingredients in bowl.
  1. Stir to evenly combine
  2. Refrigerate until your ready to serve.
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That’s it! Grab your Fritos and dig in!

Recipe Notes

Here are a few notes, tips, and ideas for making this corn dip.

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  • If you can’t find the mexicorn with diced peppers, don’t stress. Just use plain sweet corn and add in 1/4 cup of chopped roasted red peppers.
  • Take the time to make sure everything is drained really, really well. This corn dip can get runny if you don’t. Also the longer it sets, the more the cheese soaks up any liquids.
  • When it comes to presentation, choose a bowl or dish that’s both functional and attractive. A simple white ceramic bowl works well, but you can also opt for a rustic wooden serving dish or a colorful platter.
  • Wouldn’t this make the cutest hors d’oeuvres recipe served in little cups? It’s a great way to eleventh this already amazing corn dip.
dipping into corn dip with chip.

Variations

I love this corn dip as it is, but feel free to experiment with variations and add-ins to make it your own.

  • One simple way to switch things up is by changing the type of cheese used. Try substituting the cheddar for pepper jack or smoked gouda for a different flavor profile.
  • If you want to make the dip a bit healthier, add in some diced vegetables such as bell pepper, onion, cauliflower, etc.. For an extra burst of flavor, mix in some fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.
  • If you want to kick up the spice level a notch, add in some extra jalapeños, hot sauce, or cayenne pepper. And for a meaty twist, try adding in some cooked and crumbled bacon or diced ham.
corn dip with Fritos in basket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this corn dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! This dip is actually best when made ahead of time. Preparing it a few hours or even the night before allows the flavors to meld together, making it even more delicious. Just be sure to store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

What can I serve with this corn dip besides corn chips?

While corn chips are a classic choice, this dip is incredibly versatile. You can also serve it with fresh veggies like carrot sticks, celery, and bell pepper strips, or with crackers and pretzels. It’s even great as a spread on sandwiches or wraps.

How spicy is this corn dip?

The spice level is moderate, thanks to the chopped jalapeno peppers. However, if you prefer a milder dip, you can reduce the amount of jalapenos or use a milder variety. Conversely, if you love heat, feel free to add more jalapeños or some of the juice from the jalapeños.

How long does this corn dip last in the refrigerator?

This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Just give it a good stir before serving again to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.

Can I freeze the corn dip?

It’s not recommended as the texture may change once thawed. The mayonnaise and sour cream might separate, resulting in a less desirable consistency. It’s best enjoyed fresh or refrigerated for short-term storage.

corn dip in bowl.

More Dips You May Enjoy

Trust me, this Out-of-this-World Corn Dip is edible gold! It’s has a small kick (use less jalapeños if you don’t want it as spicy), but I love that. I hope you’ll try whipping up this out-of-this-world corn dip. If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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corn dip in bowl.

Out-of-this-World Corn Dip

This Out-of-this-World Corn Dip (also know as Crack Corn Dip) is a crowd pleasing appetizer that has become my go-to party recipe. It’s easy to make and will always great rave reviews!
4.82 from 50 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, corn dip
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 (11 oz) cans MexiCorn (sweet corn & diced red and green peppers), drained
  • 1 (7 oz) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 (6 oz)can chopped jalapeno peppers drained and liquid added to taste
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 bags Fritos Scoops corn chips

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except chips.
  • Chill two hours to overnight. Serve with Frito Scoops corn chips.

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Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This has become my “go-to” for parties. Everyone loves it!! Because it makes a large portion I serve one cold and one baked. Great recipe! Thank you.

  2. I’ve made this a few times now for work parties, and it always comes out great–especially on the second day. It has the perfect amount of spice for that kick and I didn’t do anything to modify this recipe. It is my go to recipe! I love this dip!!!!!!

    1. Love this recipe. I made a couple modifications and we love it even more. I use fresh roasted green chiles as we are from NM. I add a few pickled jalapeños as it adds just enough acid. I use garlic salt instead of garlic powder. And I use 2 ears of fresh white corn in place of one of the cans. It adds a bit more crunch! I also add just a drizzle of honey to balance it all out. Love it! Thanks for the great recipe!