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 has become my 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 (sweet corn & diced red and green peppers)
  • green chiles
  • jalapeno peppers
  • green onion 
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • gourd pepper
  • garlic powder
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fritos Scoops corn chips

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. Just toss all the ingredients in a 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.

  • 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.

Equipment

Whether you’re wondering what equipment you’ll need for this recipe, curious about my favorite utensils, or if you just looking to stock your own kitchen, these are the kitchen tolls I recommend for this recipe:

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 48 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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164 Comments

    1. I share a variety of recipes. I believe in moderation. I’m able to enjoy all the foods I love and still live a healthy lifestyle. Also, if you don’t like my recipes – go elsewhere. There are thousands of blogs. I’m certain you can find something you love. There’s no need to leave comments like this. If you don’t like something, move on. Sending you kindness.

      xo Michael

      1. Great response Michael!!

        I eat healthy most of the time, but having a balance is key so I’m not depriving myself of deliciousness that Michael shared with us on an occasion!

        Making this for our 4th of July gathering!

      2. It’s amazing people take the time to make stupid comments like this!! LOVE your recipes and everything else!!

  1. This recipe is just ok. It is definitely lacking seasoning. I upped the garlic powder and added cumin and chipotle powder as well as salt. It also needs acid, so I added the juice of half a lime. Good starting point, just needed a boost of flavour.

  2. I made this for our Playoff party, Bills vs Texans. Wasn’t sure how it would go over since it was my first time to make. I had to improvise a couple of ingredients but no problem. It was delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I will check back for more.

  3. This stuff IS crack! Super easy to make and follow. Literally no effort other than stirring it all together. My co-workers devoured it! Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world!

  4. How far ahead can I make this deep ??? I need some “way ahead” recipes for appetizers.
    I have to do some stuff for my son’s rehearsal but do not have time to do last minute dips !!

    Thx !

  5. I made this for an office event and everyone raved about it and at least one person asked me for the recipe. It truly is as easy as it appears. I find that opening the cans and letting them drain while I chop the green onions and do the rest of the prep helps cut down the excess moisture. I made this the night before it was needed and the consistency was nice and thick.

  6. I’ve made this several times. It’s fantastic! And, as someone else suggested, even better during fresh corn season. Thanks for this winner, Michael.