Spicy Hot Corn Dip (Stove-top)

Indulge your taste buds with our irresistible Spicy Hot Corn Dip, a creamy and flavorful appetizer cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet. Made with fresh corn, fire-roasted green chiles, diced jalapenos, cream cheese, and sharp cheddar, this dip is bursting with spicy and cheesy goodness. Perfect for gatherings or game nights, serve this hot and bubbly dip with crispy tortilla chips for a crowd-pleasing snack that will have everyone coming back for more.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 cups corn, fresh (about 4 cobs) (or 2 cans, drained)
  • 4 oz. can of fire-roasted diced green chiles
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper


  1. Melt Butter and Cream Cheese:
    • In a cast iron skillet (at least 8 inches), melt butter and cream cheese over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add Corn and Peppers:
    • Add fresh corn kernels, fire-roasted diced green chiles, and diced jalapeno to the skillet, stirring to combine with the melted butter and cream cheese.
  3. Incorporate Cheddar Cheese:
    • Stir in shredded sharp cheddar cheese until fully melted and incorporated into the dip, creating a creamy and cheesy texture.
  4. Season with Black Pepper:
    • Season the dip with a sprinkle of black pepper, adjusting to taste if desired, to enhance the flavors and add a hint of spice.
  5. Serve Hot:
    • Serve the Spicy Hot Corn Dip hot directly from the skillet, ensuring it stays warm and bubbly, and provide tortilla chips on the side for dipping.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4 | Calories: (Calories per serving may vary based on specific ingredients and serving size.)

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serving Suggestions:
    • Serve the Spicy Hot Corn Dip straight from the cast iron skillet while it’s still hot and bubbly for the best taste and texture.
    • Provide an assortment of dipping options such as crispy tortilla chips, corn chips, or fresh vegetable crudites for a variety of flavors and textures.
    • Garnish the dip with chopped fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, or sliced jalapenos for a pop of color and added freshness.
  2. Keep Warm:
    • To keep the dip warm during serving, place the cast iron skillet on a trivet or hot pad, or use a small slow cooker set to the “warm” setting.
  3. Storage Instructions:
    • If you have leftover Spicy Hot Corn Dip, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.
    • Store the cooled dip in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
    • When reheating, transfer the dip back to a skillet or microwave-safe dish and gently heat it over low heat or in the microwave until warmed through, stirring occasionally to ensure even heating.
  4. Freezing:
    • While this dip can be frozen, keep in mind that dairy-based dips like this one may separate slightly upon thawing.
    • To freeze, transfer the cooled dip to a freezer-safe container, leaving some room for expansion, and store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
    • Thaw the frozen dip in the refrigerator overnight before reheating as directed above.
  5. Reheating Tips:
    • When reheating the dip, add a splash of milk or cream to help restore its creamy texture and prevent it from drying out.
    • Heat the dip gently over low to medium heat, stirring frequently, until warmed through and creamy.
  6. Make-Ahead Option:
    • You can prepare the Spicy Hot Corn Dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
    • Simply reheat the dip just before serving, adding any additional toppings or garnishes as desired.
  7. Customization:
    • Customize the dip to your taste preferences by adjusting the level of spiciness. Add more diced jalapenos or a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra heat, or omit the jalapenos for a milder version.
    • Experiment with different types of cheese such as Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend for varied flavor profiles.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can enjoy your Spicy Hot Corn Dip to its fullest, whether you’re hosting a party, enjoying a movie night at home, or simply craving a flavorful snack.


  1. Black Bean and Corn Dip:
    • Add drained and rinsed black beans to the dip for added protein and texture. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for a southwestern twist.
  2. Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip:
    • Cook and crumble crispy bacon and stir it into the dip along with diced jalapenos for a smoky and spicy flavor combination.
  3. Creamy Avocado Corn Dip:
    • Mash ripe avocados and fold them into the dip for a creamy and rich texture. Add diced tomatoes and lime juice for brightness.
  4. Tex-Mex Corn Dip:
    • Add taco seasoning to the dip for a Tex-Mex flair. Top with sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce for a festive touch.
  5. Buffalo Corn Dip:
    • Mix in buffalo sauce and cooked shredded chicken to the dip for a spicy and savory twist. Serve with celery sticks and ranch dressing for dipping.
  6. Spinach Artichoke Corn Dip:
    • Stir in chopped cooked spinach and drained canned artichoke hearts to the dip for a creamy and indulgent appetizer. Top with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.
  7. Cajun Corn Dip:
    • Season the dip with Cajun seasoning for a bold and flavorful kick. Garnish with sliced green onions and diced bell peppers for added color and crunch.
  8. Fiesta Corn Dip:
    • Add diced red bell peppers, black olives, and canned green chiles to the dip for a festive and flavorful appetizer. Top with shredded Mexican cheese blend and serve with jalapeno slices on the side.
  9. Mango Salsa Corn Dip:
    • Mix in diced fresh mango, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice to the dip for a tropical twist. Serve with crispy plantain chips for dipping.
  10. Hatch Chile Corn Dip:
    • Use roasted and diced Hatch chiles in place of the fire-roasted green chiles for a smoky and slightly spicy flavor. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for brightness.


  1. Can I use frozen corn instead of fresh corn?
    • Yes, you can use frozen corn kernels in place of fresh corn. Just make sure to thaw and drain the corn before adding it to the dip.
  2. Can I make this dip ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.
  3. Can I make this dip in advance and freeze it?
    • While you can freeze this dip, keep in mind that dairy-based dips may separate slightly upon thawing. It’s best to consume it fresh or refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3-4 days.
  4. How spicy is this dip?
    • The spiciness of the dip can be adjusted by adding more or fewer jalapenos or green chiles according to your preference. Start with less if you prefer a milder flavor.
  5. Can I make this dip vegan?
    • Yes, you can make this dip vegan by using dairy-free cream cheese and vegan cheese alternatives.
  6. Can I customize the toppings?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preferences. Popular options include diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream.
  7. Can I serve this dip cold?
    • While this dip is traditionally served hot, you can certainly enjoy it cold if you prefer. Just keep in mind that the texture may be firmer when chilled.
  8. Can I make this dip in a slow cooker?
    • Yes, you can transfer the prepared dip to a slow cooker set on the “warm” setting to keep it hot and bubbly for serving.

With its creamy texture, spicy kick, and cheesy goodness, our Spicy Hot Corn Dip is sure to be a hit at any gathering or party. Quick and easy to prepare, this flavorful dip is perfect for entertaining or enjoying as a tasty snack with family and friends. Serve it hot from the skillet with crispy tortilla chips for dipping, and watch as it disappears within minutes. Whether you’re hosting a game night, potluck, or simply craving a savory treat, this Spicy Hot Corn Dip is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.