Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

Hola, everyone! In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve whipped up a little Mexican-themed dip for you.

I got the idea for this last week, when I tried Mexican Street Corn for the first time. This is an amazing dish where you take fresh corn on the cob, grill it, slather it with Mexican crema (kind of like a thinner, more sour version of sour cream), and roll it in crumbly Cotija cheese with plenty of spices.

So of course, as soon as I tried this fantastic recipe, I just had to find a way to turn it into a dip. Because that’s just the way I roll.

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If you want your dip to be really authentic, you can grill the corn in the traditional way and cut the kernels off – but if you just want it to be easy, you can start with canned corn kernels. Saute those with some butter, garlic, and jalapeno peppers and mix them with a blend of mayo, cream cheese, sour cream (my substitute for the Mexican crema) and zesty Mexican spices.

Top all that with cilantro and Cotija cheese, and you can get this fiesta started!

Mexican Street Corn Dip Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

(printable recipe at bottom of post)

MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP

INGREDIENTS: 
4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 Tablespoons butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, finely diced
3 cups of corn (you can use canned, off cob or frozen)
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
1/2 cup cotija cheese, divided

DIRECTIONS:

1. Using a stand or hand mixer, whip together cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cumin, chili powder, salt add pepper.  Mix until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Mexican Street Corn Dip - sour cream, cream cheese and mexican seasonings in a mixing bowl

2. In a large skillet, melt butter over a medium/high heat and saute garlic and jalapeño for 1-2 mins.Mexican Street Corn Dip - cook jalapeños in butter

3. Add the corn and cook for 5-7 mins. Remove from heat and transfer to your bowl with cream cheese mixture. Mix together. Carefully hand mix in 1/4 cup of cotija cheese and 2 Tablespoons of cilantro. Mexican Street Corn Dip - Corn cooking in pan - Family Fresh Meals

Pour the dip into a serving bowl and garnish with remaining cotija cheese and cilantro.

TIP: If you LOVE cilantro, or spice….feel free to add more jalapeño or cilantro to the mix!Mexican Street Corn Dip Recipe - Mexican appetizer - Family Fresh Meals

Mexican Street Corn Dip - Family Fresh Meals

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5 from 12 votes

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Author Corey Valley
Do you want a fun dip to try for Cinco de Mayo? This Mexican Street Corn Dip tastes just like you favorite street corn, but in a dip form! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds and stem removed, finely diced
  • 3 cups of corn you can use canned, off cob or frozen
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro chopped and divided
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese divided

Instructions

  • Using a stand or hand mixer, whip together cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cumin, chili powder, salt add pepper. Mix until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over a medium/high heat and saute garlic and jalapeño for 1-2 mins.
  • Add the corn and cook for 5-7 mins. Remove from heat and transfer to your bowl with cream cheese mixture. Mix together. Carefully hand mix in 1/4 cup of cotija cheese and 2 Tablespoons of cilantro.
  • Pour the dip into a serving bowl and garnish with remaining cotija cheese and cilantro.
  • TIP: If you LOVE cilantro, or spice….feel free to add more jalapeño or cilantro to the mix!

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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28 Comments

  1. Is this dip served warm or at room temperature? Looks wonderful. Thx.

    1. I like to serve it warm 🙂

  2. In your photo above the recipe it looks like there’s bacon in one of those bowls. But I don’t see bacon listed in the recipe anywhere. Am I missing something? I’m all for bacon but I just want to make sure it’s supposed to be there.

    1. You can use the bacon as a topping if you like Casey. It is not a necessary ingredient.

  3. Ginni DeThomas says:

    This is a fabulous appetizer! I have made it twice now, first with frozen corn (Spring) and with fresh corn in July. Big hit with both groups! It was definitely best with the fresh white corn and will become a go-to recipe for parties!

    1. Awesome Ginni! I am so happy to hear you love it!

  4. This is by far our favorite street corn dip recipe. I make it at least twice a month sometimes more. Thank you for adding all the nutritional information also I have to watch my cholesterol and some recipes leave it out.

  5. Georgie Young says:

    I would like to make this for a potluck- I won’t be able to keep it hot- will it be good cold/room temp?

    1. This dip is best served hot/warm.