Easy Corn Dip With Cream Cheese

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This easy Corn Dip With Cream Cheese is warm and cheesy and full of fresh, sweet corn flavor. It’s an easy and incredibly delicious appetizer for any occasion.

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Originally published May 2019 – Updated December 2023

Cheesy corn dip with tortilla chips and corn on the cob.

Cream Cheese Corn Dip Recipe

Whether you’re throwing a party or simply looking for a tasty snack, this corn dip recipe has you covered. The creamy texture and tangy flavor of cream cheese perfectly complement the crunch of the fresh, sweet corn and the smoky bacon.

This hot dip makes a great appetizer, but it’s so rich and creamy that it works as a side dish as well. The bonus? This recipe is made with just five simple ingredients and requires very little prep time. 

A white dish with a bowl of dip and tortilla chips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy recipe: All you need are 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time and this dip is ready for the oven.
  • Wonderful flavors: If you love corn, you’ll love the flavor in this dip. There is nothing quite like fresh and sweet summer corn.
  • Party favorite: Delicious and easy to make, this disappears fast at parties (so make sure to get some quick)!


The ingredients for a cheesy corn dip
  • Fresh corn
  • Cream cheese at room temperature
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Bacon crumbles
  • Fresh jalapeños – chopped

How to Make This Corn Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese

Step 1. First, cut the kernels off two ears of sweet corn.

Tip: When removing the kernels from the corn on the cob, doing it over a cookie sheet is faster, and the sides of the cookie sheet keep the kernels from flying away. If you use a bowl, it can be hard to get the knife all the way to the bottom of the corn because of the sides of the bowl.

Step 2. Next, combine corn, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and bacon in a mixing bowl. Toss in the fresh jalapenos and mix until all ingredients are well blended.

A white bowl with corn, cheddar, cream cheese, and jalapenos.

Step 3. Place the corn and cream cheese mixture in an oven-safe bowl.

Cheesy corn casserole in a white dish with corn on the side.

Step 4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly hot. Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers.

Tip: If you’re serving this at a party and need to keep it warm, you can also cook and serve this hot corn dip in a small slow cooker.

A dish of corn dip with tortilla chips and corn on the side.


  • Mexican corn dip: Give this recipe a Mexican flair by adding a 4 ounce can of green chilies. You could add a can of drained, diced tomatoes that have green chilies instead.
  • Cheese choices: We used cheddar, but you can try this recipe with any of your favorite types of melty cheeses. Monterey Jack cheese, Pepper Jack, or sharp cheddar cheese are popular choices.
  • Seasoning and herb options: Add other flavors with a little garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, or smoked paprika. Fresh cilantro goes really well with the creaminess of the cheese and the crunchiness of the corn.
  • Grilled corn: To make this recipe similar to Mexican street corn dip, you can use grilled corn instead. Place the cobs on the grill until slightly charred, then just add the corn kernels to the rest of the ingredients. Top your delicious dip with some cotija cheese.
A white dish with corn dip and tortilla chips.

Other Delicious Ways to Serve Cheesy Corn Dip

Of course, you can never go wrong serving this corn dip with Fritos or other chips, but it would also be delicious served in these unique ways:

  • Stuffed mushrooms: Fill mushroom caps with the corn dip, then bake warm and bubbly.
  • Quesadilla filling: Spread the corn dip between tortillas with some extra cheese. Fry in a skillet on both sides for a delicious twist on classic quesadillas.
  • Baked potatoes: Spoon the dip onto culled-out baked potatoes, top with more cheese, and melt in the oven. Top with sour cream and chopped green onions.
  • Omelet filling: Add a spoonful of the dip into your morning omelet.
  • Stuffed peppers: For a hearty and flavorful side dish, fill bell peppers with the corn dip, then bake until the peppers are tender.
  • Creamy corn pasta: Mix some of this corn dip into cooked pasta for a quick and easy meal. You may have to thin it out a little with pasta water.
  • Bread bowl: For another delicious appetizer, cook the corn dip with cream cheese, then add it to a culled-out bread bowl instead of a serving bowl. Serve it with pieces of extra bread and some chips on the side.
A person dipping into a bowl of corn dip.

Corn Dip FAQs

Do I have to use fresh corn off the cob?

If you can’t find fresh summer corn, you can always use canned corn or frozen corn kernels.

If using frozen corn on the cob or just the kernels, you’ll want to thaw them before adding them to the other ingredients. You’ll also want to pat the kernels with a paper towel before adding them to the cheese mixture. This will help soak up any extra moisture.

Can this be served as a cold dip?

While this creamy corn dip is typically served hot, you can certainly enjoy it cold. The cream cheese will firm up the texture. Just use a cheese knife to help you spread it on crackers or chips.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Sure! You can make the dip the night before by just mixing the ingredients together and storing it in the fridge. Spoon the dip into an oven-proof baking dish, and bake when you’re ready to serve it.

Cheesy corn dip in a white dish surrounded by tortilla chips.

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4.60 from 47 votes

Corn Dip With Cream Cheese

Course Appetizers/Party Foods
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This delicious corn dip with cream cheese and bacon makes an amazing party dip for all your summer gatherings.


  • 1.5 cups sweet corn 2 ears
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 jalapeno chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cut the kernels off of two ears of fresh, sweet corn.
    1.5 cups sweet corn
  • In a mixing bowl, combine corn, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapenos.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup bacon crumbles, 1 jalapeno, 1.5 cups sweet corn
  • Mix well, then place in an oven safe dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and serve hot out of the oven. Top with extra bacon crumbles (optional)


If you’re serving this at a party and need to keep it warm, you can also cook and serve this hot corn dip in a small slow cooker.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. Becky Maxwell says:

    Are the 2 ears of corn raw or cooked when cut off the cob?

    1. Hi Becky,
      The corn will be raw when you cut it it off the cob and add it to the dip ingredients. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  2. Melissa Leddy says:

    What temperature u put ur oven on?

    1. The oven should be set to 350 degrees 🙂

  3. Favorite dip of all time. Perfect. I double the recipe and we eat it all in one day.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m so glad you love it as much as we do. It always disappears fast when we serve it at parties! 😊

  4. Michelle Malloy says:

    Can you use frozen corn instead? Fresh corn hasn’t been good this year.

    1. Yes! I prefer fresh but it that won’t work, you can use canned or frozen instead. Just be sure to thaw it first and get as much moisture out as you can before adding it to the recipe.

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