Hot Corn Dip

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Indulging in a scrumptious party dip is a universal delight, and the Hot Corn Dip we’re about to embark on is a Tex-Mex sensation. Brace yourself for a symphony of flavors as we dive into a world of melty, cheesy goodness complemented by the satisfying crunch of corn kernels, vibrant peppers, and green onions. This culinary masterpiece, featuring monterey jack and cream cheese, is not only one of the cheesiest delights out there but is also quick to whip up, making it an ideal addition to any gathering. Get ready for a Tex-Mex fiesta that will leave your guests raving and the dip bowl empty within minutes!


Hot Corn Dip Recipe:

Yields: 12 servings | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 ears of corn, shucked
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, finely diced (seeds and membranes scraped for a milder heat)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb. monterey jack cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Chili powder, for sprinkling
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Corn:
    • Brush corn cobs with vegetable oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    • Grill for about 10 minutes, turning regularly until golden.
    • Once cooled, cut the kernels off the cobs.
  2. Sauté the Veggies:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
    • Add red onion, garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeño.
    • Sauté until vegetables are soft and golden (about 5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  3. Cheese Mixture:
    • In a stand mixer, combine softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and two-thirds of the monterey jack.
    • Mix on low until combined. Add green onion, veggie mixture, corn, and green chiles.
    • Mix until just combined.
  4. Bake the Dip:
    • Spread the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining monterey jack.
    • Bake at 350°F until bubbly and golden (20 to 22 minutes).
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Remove from the oven and serve warm with tortilla chips.

Conclusion:

In just under an hour, you’ve created a Hot Corn Dip that transcends ordinary appetizers. The blend of charred corn, creamy cheeses, and a hint of spice from jalapeños makes this a must-have for any gathering. Whether enjoyed with chips, crackers, or fresh veggies, this Tex-Mex delight is sure to vanish from the party scene, leaving behind a trail of satisfied taste buds and happy memories. Get ready to impress with this irresistibly cheesy creation that’s destined to become the star of your next gathering!

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