Hot Corn, Pepper and Cheese Dip

The perfect cheesy dip for a party!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 289 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • cups corn kernels from about 4 ears of fresh corn, or 16 ounces frozen corn, thawed, drained and patted dry
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion about 1 small to medium onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper about ½ a pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions about 1 bunch
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese divided
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the corn, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the kernels turn deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring often, until the onions are wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the green onions, jalapeno, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Transfer to the bowl with the corn.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, half of the cheddar cheese, half of the Monterey Jack cheese, and the cayenne and mix well to combine. Pour into an 8-inch square or other 1 to 2-quart size baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve hot with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Hot Corn, Pepper and Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 745mg32%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 23.2mg28%
Calcium 292mg29%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.