Easy Creamy Corn Dip

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This corn dip is loaded with chilies, tomatoes, and—of course— corn all mixed in a creamy, cheesy ranch-flavored sauce. Corn dip whips up in no time and is one of the best party foods or game day appetizers out there.

Easy Creamy Corn Dip topped with cheese in a white class bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Corn Dip

This easy Creamy Corn Dip is one of my favorite dips ever, mainly because it is so easy to throw together. You can literally throw it together and serve in 10 minutes. However, I will say this recipe tastes even better if you make it ahead of time and stick it in the fridge covered for at least an hour. The corn dip flavors will combine and taste absolutely amazing!

The corn dip is cool, creamy, and full of flavor. It is perfect year-round. This corn dip tastes just as good for game day in the fall, as it does as a side dish at a  summer BBQ.

My sister-in-law, Linsey, gave me this recipe. She made it a few years ago for a family gathering and everyone devoured it. She has made it for us several times since and I kept forgetting to get the recipe from her. Finally, I broke down and begged her for the recipe and she was kind enough to share.

What Kind of Corn Should I Use?

The official recipe card calls for canned Mexicorn. If you have no idea what that is, it’s canned corn that also has bits of red and green bell peppers in it. However, you can also use canned corn or even frozen corn.

The corn dip definitely tastes best if it has those red and green bell pepper pieces in them. You can often find frozen corn with that combination, but if not either omit the peppers or buy a few and chop them in. You don’t need a full pepper of each variety, about 1/4th a pepper is the right amount.

What Do I Serve This Corn Dip With?

This corn dip is versatile and goes well with almost any savory item that can be dipped. A few of our favorites include tortilla chips, potato chips, crackers, baby carrots, celery, or any other raw veggie you have on hand.

Skinny Corn Dip

If you want to make it a “skinny dip” (haha no pun intended), feel free to cut out the mayonnaise completely and use 2 cups of Greek yogurt (you will hardly be able to tell the difference).

I will say that regular or low-fat Greek yogurt works better in this recipe than fat-free Greek yogurt. The fat-free version is a bit runnier and doesn’t hold the corn dip texture quite as well.

Other Party Dips to Try

We are definitely dip fans in our home! We have so many great dip recipes that are the perfect appetizer for barbecues, parties, or having friends over for a movie or game! Here are some of our favorites:

How to Make Corn Dip

Creamy Corn dip in a square white bowl with tortilla chips on the side

Easy Creamy Corn Dip

5 from 6 votes
This Easy Creamy Corn Dip is so good and whips up in no time at all. It is loaded with corn, tomatoes, and chilies in a creamy cheesy ranch flavored dip.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and stir gently in a large bowl until combined.  Reserve a little bit of cheese and green onions for garnish.
  • Refrigerate dip until ready to serve.*
  • Garnish with reserved cheddar cheese and green onions before serving.
  • Serve with corn tortilla chips.

Notes

*This dip can be served immediately or refrigerated for up to several days. At least an hour in the fridge does give extra flavor to the the dip.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 531mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is one of our favorite recipes and was such a huge hit at our family potluck yesterday! Definitely everyone’s favorite! Can’t wait to make this recipe again!

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I remembered a block party about a half an hour before it started so I looked up quick recipes and I had almost everything for this one. I whipped it up very quickly and got multiple compliments on it. I added fresh chopped cilantro and poblano since I had it and used sour cream instead of yogurt since it’s what I had. I’ll bet it tastes much more flavorful after it sits in the refrigerator overnight so I’m excited to taste it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Took it to a neighborhood bbq. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipie not a lot of leftovers, had to make more the next day

    1. Rotel is a brand name. It is canned, diced, tomatoes with chopped onion, green chilis, and other seasonings. It isn’t as watery as most canned tomatoes. You can use 2 10 ounce cans of seasoned diced tomatoes instead of Rotel, just make sure you drain them well. Thanks for asking!

  4. I would love to try this using all Greek yogurt. Do you think the non-fat kind would work okay? That’s the only kind I buy.
    Thanks.

    1. You can definitely do all Greek yogurt. I, personally, am not a fan of the non-fat Greek yogurt (too runny and lacks taste to me) but you can try it!