Crazy Good Corn Dip

LAST UPDATED: Nov 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 24, 2016 | By:

This heavenly corn dip is perfect for picnics, parties, game day, holidays and more. With just a few ingredients and easy steps, you can whip up this crack corn dip in minutes!

It’s a cold corn dip with jalapeños, green onions, cheese and amazing flavor!

white bowl full of crack corn dip on a marble surface.

Last month my friend Melissa invited us to her recently renovated home and had an array of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres spread around the island. I somehow found myself directly in front of this corn dip and chips and couldn’t get enough!

It’s perfect to serve as a Thanksgiving Appetizer or with other Game Day Appetizers, surrounded by your favorite chips and or crackers. My favorite is a good tortilla chip or corn chip (like Frito’s), but feel free to add whatever you like best!

Not only is this a great dip for entertaining, but I also love it for lazy movie nights with the family. Sometimes I make just a half batch for all of us to enjoy a little treat while we get in some quality family time.

As I was trying to refrain from shoveling away the incredible crack corn dip I kept telling myself that it was loaded with calories. When chatting about it a few days later, I found that it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had thought, she had made it with greek yogurt!

It really makes this a win-win situation to have a dip you can’t resist, that’s not too bad on the hips! You could even pair the dip with some raw veggies, like carrots, or broccoli to make it an even more health conscious appetizer.

What is Crack Corn Dip?

Corn dip, crack dip, crack corn dip, Mexican corn dip – they’re all the same concept, and they’re all amazing! This dish is one of these things that was given this unique name but no one really knows where it started.

It’s easy to speculate that the name comes with the dish because the flavors are so good you’ll be addicted as soon as you try it. It’s incredible on its own, but also a fun topping option for a burger bar, tacos and more. The options are endless!

A hand dipping a chip into a white bowl full of corn dip.

This cold corn dip has been dubbed crack because once you start, you can’t stop! Like Taylor Swift, I can’t stop, won’t stop. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

It’s a crowd pleasing appetizer that you’ll make again and again! 

  • It’s a fun alternative to the typical popcorn and candy snacks.
  • It’s easy to make ahead, and just pull out for an anytime snack.
  • You can also keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and leave it as a little mid-day snack each day.
  • This is one of our favorite summer recipes, though we make it all year long so it’s seasonless.
  • It makes an amazing appetizer for a barbecue, but of course lends itself well to game day, holiday parties and more! 
  • Even better is that there are just a few simple ingredients, nothing too crazy, so even your picky eater might love it.

It makes enough to serve a crowd and takes just a few minutes. It’s sooooo good and unbelievably easy to make. 

Corn Dip Ingredients

  • Corn – Use canned corn for a quick and easy dip or substitute with fresh ears, boiled and cut off the cob.
  • Jalapeños – Use canned, jarred or fresh!
  • Greek Yogurt – The essential ingredient for a creamy base that doesn’t add a lot of calories.
  • Mayonnaise – Also a contributor to the creamiest of this easy corn dip.
  • Cheddar Cheese – fresh or shredded, your choice. I prefer to take just a couple minutes to fresh shred cheddar because block cheese is higher quality and when it’s freshly shredded, it has a creamier consistency.
  • Green Onion – fresh green onion gives it a nice flavor and makes the perfect garnish. Bonus points for adding beautiful color. You can substitute chives.
crack corn dip in a white bowl garnished with green onion.

If you love corn dip in all variations, don’t skip this incredible Cheesy Corn, Chipotle Corn Salsa, and Mexican Street Corn!

How to Make Corn Dip

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients.
    corn dip ingredients
  2. Allow to marinate 1+ hours and serve with chips.
    Easy crack corn dip recipe

Yes, it really is that easy. It’s dangerously easy, in fact!

Variations

  • Street Corn – Make it Mexican Street Corn style. 
  • Spice it Up – Mix it up using pepper jack cheese add bell peppers, green chili or chili powder to give it even more kick.
  • Add Lime Juice – Use a little lime juice for tangy flavor.
  • Roast Corn – Offers deeper flavor.
  • Ranch – Add my Homemade Ranch Seasoning or Fiesta Ranch Seasoning for an extra dose of incredible flavor!
  • Warm it Up – This recipe is for a cold corn dip, but you can make it in a slow cooker to make a hot corn dip!

Serving Suggestions

Serve it with any of the following options. Any which way you try it, you’re going to love it!

  • Fritos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Classic Potato Chips
  • Butter Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Saltines
  • Broccoli
  • Sliced Peppers
  • Celery Sticks
  • Carrots
corn dip in a white bowl with corn chips surrounding it

Shortcuts

  • Use canned corn instead of fresh or frozen.
  • Make it ahead! This corn dip will refrigerate beautifully and gets better each day as the flavors mesh!

What to do with Leftovers

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This crack corn dip can sit out for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store refrigerated in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap up to five days.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

I know you’ll love this corn dip recipe as much as my family does! Once you’ll try it you’ll understand why some call it crack corn dip. You might want to make a double batch, it’s that good! Don’t forget to leave a 5 star rating in the comments below!

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Easy crack corn dip recipe

Corn Dip

Julie Blanner
This heavenly crack corn dip recipe is perfect for picnics and parties. With just a few ingredients and easy steps, you can whip up this corn dip in no time.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans corn drained
  • 8 ounces jalapeños sliced
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups cheddar shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green onion

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ingredients.
  • Allow to marinate 1+ hours. Serve with chips or veggies.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Corn – To make it fresh substitute 4 ears of corns.
  • Jalapeños – To substitute fresh jalapeños, seed and dice 4 large jalapeños.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Fresh or shredded, your choice. I prefer to take just a couple minutes to fresh shred cheddar because block cheese is higher quality and when it’s freshly shredded, it has a creamier consistency.
  • Green Onion – Substitute chives.

Variations

  • Street Corn – Make it Mexican Street Corn style and add elote seasoning.
  • Spice it Up – Mix it up using pepper jack cheese add bell peppers, green chili or chili powder to give it even more kick.
  • Add Lime Juice – Use a little lime juice for tangy flavor.
  • Roast Corn – Offers deeper flavor.
  • Warm it Up – This recipe is for a cold corn dip, but you can make it in a slow cooker to make a hot corn dip!

To Store

Refrigerate – Store refrigerated in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap up to 5 days.

Serving Suggestions

  • Corn Chips
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Celery
  • Carrots

Nutrition

Serving:1ozCalories:150kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:6gFat:13gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:25mgSodium:182mgPotassium:42mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:205IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:154mgIron:1mg
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