Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip

Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip is the perfect spicy snack for a tailgating party, movie night or potluck. It’s easy to make with plenty of gooey cheese and just the right amount of heat!

A party isn’t a party unless you have a few hot dips on the snack table. Everyone loves this Spinach Artichoke Dip and this easy Rotel Dip too.

Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip: serve this warm dip recipe for game day or movie night! Cheesy and delicious!

Why this Recipe Works

I’m always on the hunt for new snacks to serve at parties. Now that we are back home to Chicago, the weekends are regularly filled with visits with family and friends. And I try to never show up empty handed!

This recipe is based off one of my favorite dips: Jalapeño Corn Dip.

  • I swapped the sweet corn in the original recipe for Fiesta Corn to give it more color and flavor.
  • This hot dip has cream cheese instead of mayo for added tang.
  • Make it in the microwave or the oven! It’s delicious both ways.

Ingredient Notes

Cream cheese and sour cream provide the base for this Hot Jalapeno Dip.

  • Salsa. You can use any kind of salsa you like here! The spicier the salsa, the spicier the finished dip will be.
  • Seasonings. A little garlic powder and ground black pepper add the perfect “oomph” of flavor.
  • Fiesta style corn. This canned corn that includes chopped red and green peppers. If you can’t find it, feel free to use regular canned or frozen sweet corn instead.
  • Jalapeño. I use two peppers with the seeds removed. If you want a spicier dip, you can leave in some of the seeds—that’s where all the heat is!
  • Cheddar cheese. Freshly shredded cheese melts quicker and smoother than packaged shreds. Buy the cheese in blocks, and shred it yourself before adding to the recipe.

Tips and Tricks

Making Hot Jalapeno Corn dip is as easy as mixing your ingredients together and heating until smooth and melted. jalapeño

  • Oven method: Bake the dip in a 1 qt. baking dish until hot and bubbly. This takes about 30-35 minutes.
  • Microwave method: For quicker preparation, heat the dip in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. .

I like to reserve half a cup of cheese to sprinkle over the dip as the top layer right before eating. The melted cheese on top makes jalapeno dip looks extra delicious!

Recipe FAQs

What can I serve with Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip?

Serve this hot dip with tortilla chips, corn chips and crackers. It’s also delicious as a dipper for bread and rolls.

Can this dip be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the dip up to 24 hours ahead of time. Store it covered in the fridge and heat just before serving.

Is it spicy?

The great thing about homemade dip is that you determine how spicy you want it to be. For a less spicy jalapeño dip, use a mild salsa and add less jalapeno.
If you want it to be spicier, use a salsa with more heat. Or add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce!

How do I store leftovers?

Leftover dip should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat to remelt the cheese before serving.


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Yield: 10 servings

Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

This delicious snack is perfect for your weekend potluck, game day tailgating party, or movie night. Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip is easy to make, and you won’t be able to stop dipping!


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup salsa (any variety)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (15.25 ounce) Fiesta style corn (with red/green peppers)
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


    1. In a large bowl, combine all but ½ cup of cheese. Mix and pour into a 1qt baking dish. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese.
    2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
    3. You can microwave this dip too, heat until warm and cheese is melted, time varies by microwave.


  • Can use regular sweet corn (in a can or frozen) instead of the Fiesta style.
  • Make ahead of time and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Heat and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 5, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is going right on to my Game Day Grub Pinterest Board! Corn dip is one of my favorites and jalapeno sounds like the perfect addition! 😀

  2. This is perfect game day food! I’ve never actually tried a corn dip before but I’m digging this one.

  3. I just moved in April and it totally messed my blogging schedule up because of the different light in the new house! This dip looks fabulous, my husband would go crazy for it!

  4. I do think that looks very delicious…but not for the morning. I would stick to eating that in the afternoon with a cold one!!! Definitely game day food for sure!!!

  5. This dip looks perfect for the upcoming football season! I wouldn’t be too fond of having to make dip and take the pictures in the morning either:) I would think that dip is one of those difficult to accurately photograph foods, but your pics make me want to try this!

  6. I love the idea of taking full advantage of all the gorgeous fresh corn out there right now. This dip looks ridiculously yummy!

  7. I made a corn dip a few weeks ago and I devoured most of it, myself. Don’t leave me alone with your dip -there’d be none left for anyone else! Pinned 🙂

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