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This Easy Corn Dip is a delicious recipe introduced to me by a good friend years ago. It’s especially yummy with lime-flavored corn chips.

Serving Corn Dip with Tortilla Chips

This recipe is made with common ingredients that most people have in their pantry and refrigerator. You’ll want to be sure to pick up a few cans of Mexican-style corn and green chiles when you’re shopping, especially when they are on sale at the store.

Our daughters fell in love with this easy dip and request it often. I almost always use sour cream in the dip, but you may also substitute small curd cottage cheese for the sour cream, and this tastes yummy, as well. So, if you happen to have some cottage cheese that needs used in your fridge, you now know what to do with it!

More Appetizer Dips to Try

Easy Corn Dip is great for a last-minute appetizer or snack when friends or family stop by to visit. If that happens, grab some corn tortilla chips and the ingredients below.

Ingredients for Easy Corn Dip

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • Mexican-Style Corn (2 cans)
  • canned green chiles
  • sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • minced onion or dried minced onion
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream (or small-curd cottage cheese)
  • Favorite Corn Tortilla Chips

Simple Directions for this Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare Your Ingredients

Drain the Mexican-style corn and green chilies.

I sometimes have a hard time finding Mexicorn. When that happens, I simply substitute regular canned corn (the vacuumed kind works best as it has less juice).  Be sure to drain any juice in the corn, no matter which kind you use. To this I’ll also add 1/3 cup diced red pepper to the ingredients.

Grate the cheddar cheese.

When it comes to the cheese, I always suggest using block cheese and grate it yourself. I know the shredded kind is handy for last minute, but the block cheese tastes better. Trust me on this.

Using a sharp knife and cutting board, mince the onion.

I’ve used both dried onion and fresh minced onion. I like either one. However, if you use the dried onion, you will want to let it refrigerate for one hour prior to serving. (Otherwise, you may sneak the dip from the fridge sooner, because I know you’re eager to have some!)

Make the Corn Dip

Mixing the Ingredients Together

In a medium bowl, mix together the Mexican-style corn, green chilies, grated cheddar cheese, minced onion, mayonnaise, and sour cream until incorporated.

If desired, you may substitute cottage cheese in place of the sour cream, but real mayo works best in this recipe.

Transfer Dip to Serving Bowl

Transfer the dip to a pretty serving bowl. If desired, sprinkle the top with more cheddar cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Serve Corn Dip with your Favorite Corn Tortilla Chips

This recipe works great for summer picnics or barbecues. Our family loves it. It’s very addicting!

Serving Suggestions

Try serving this dip with Tostitos Hint of Lime Corn Chips, On the Border Corn Tortilla Chips, or Fritos Corn Chips. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

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Easy Corn Dip

Here's a delicious dip introduced to me by a good friend years ago. It's especially good with lime flavored corn chips.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Serving Size 6

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  • 15 oz Mexican-Style or Southwest Corn (drained)
  • 4 oz chopped green chili's (drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (grated, divided)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion (or 2 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onion)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or small-curd cottage cheese)


  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Drain the Mexican-style corn (or Southwest) and chopped green chilies.
  • Grate the cheddar cheese.
  • Using a sharp knife, mince the onion.

Make the Corn Dip

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and if desired, top with remaining grated cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve with your favorite corn chips. Serves 4-6


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg


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