Hot Corn Chip Dip

May I just say that Pinterest is both an amazing and awful thing? Not only does it give me wonderfully fattening recipes to try, it also allows me to store them all in one place so, tada! There they are, just begging to be made. I gave in and tried this one that I found from Buns in My Oven. Definitely go check out her stuff. So here is the recipe. Oh and might I just add that I’m normally not a fan of chip dips that contain peppers. Prepare yourself to be amazed.

Hot Corn Dip

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fresh or canned corn
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper (or not)
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (I only used 1/2 a jalapeno. I’m a wimp.)
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 handfuls monterey jack cheese
  • 1-2 handfuls cheddar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in pan.
  2. Add corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5 minutes, until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in pan and add onions and bell pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, until onions are soft.
  4. Add in the jalapeno, green onions, and garlic. Cook another two minutes, until softened.
  5. Dump jalapeno and onion mixture into the bowl of corn. Add in 1-2 handfuls of monterey jack cheese, mayo, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. Spread in a baking dish and cover the top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through and the top has browned.
  8. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Die happy.

Just look at that mouth-watering goodness.

 

Allow yourself to breathe and don’t speed on the way to the grocery store to get some of this. I did use fresh sweet corn and excluded the bell pepper (he went in last night’s skillet). I also used the Kraft Mexican Four Cheese, some nacho taco cheese, and cheddar cheese. All amazing. I do have to say that there are some leftovers which are going to work with me tomorrow. Eat up!