This Southwest corn dip recipe can be served as a warm hot corn dip or a cold corn dip. Either way, your family and friends will love this easy recipe.
We love dips! Dips are so fast and easy to whip up for cocktail hour and absolutely delicious scooped up in Fritos chips. In warmer weather we usually serve this as a cold dip along with a a cold glass or two of this refreshing Crown Royal Apple Ginger Ale.
During fall and winter, we serve this Mexican-style corn dip warm – just heat for a minute or less in the microwave and stir it well before serving.
Sometimes, if we’re just looking for an easy light dinner, we serve up this corn dip as a side dish, alongside a plate of Nashville Hot Wings.
Southwest Corn Dip Recipe
This recipe uses sour cream and mayo instead of cream cheese and you can serve it with any kind of chips; corn chips, tortilla chips and even potato chips.
Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need!
Corn Dip Ingredients
- southwest style corn
- sour cream
- mild cheddar cheese
- green onions
- minced garlic
- chili powder
Start by opening the cans of southwestern style corn and drain juice from the cans. Put the corn into a medium sized mixing bowl and then add in mayonnaise and sour cream.
Add in chopped green onions and also the cheddar cheese. Stir well until all ingredients are well mixed.
Then add the chili powder, minced garlic, salt and pepper. If you don’t have minced garlic on hand, you can use garlic powder.
Stir well again until the dip ingredients are combined. Serve with potato chips, corn chips or tortilla chips.
Hot Corn Dip
To serve as a hot corn dip, just heat the dip in your microwave for one minute. Mix well before serving.
Corn Dip Variations and FAQ’s:
What are the best type of corn chips to serve with this corn dip recipe?
Fritos brand of corn chips are excellent alongside this easy dip recipe and you can find them on Amazon if you can’t get them locally.
What if I don’t have the spices needed?
You can easily add this type of taco seasoning instead of the individual spices!
If you really love garlic, try this smoked garlic – just stir in a teaspoon.
How can I make this an even hotter spicier dip?
Want to ramp up the hotness level in this easy dip? Just add more freshly diced hot red peppers and even some green chiles to kick it up a notch!
Is Mexicorn and Southwest Corn the same?
Yup, Mexicorn and Southwest corn are the same – both are corn with green and red peppers mixed in. There are no beans in either of these.
So if you can’t find these in the store, you can just use canned corn and then add a can of red and green peppers!
Southwest dip with corn and black beans
This recipe can easily be switched up by adding black beans! Simply add one can of black beans, along with the corn before adding in the mayo and sour cream.
- Open and drain juice from corn. Place corn into a medium bowl.
- Add in mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Add in chopped onions onions and cheddar cheese. Stir well.
- Add in chili powder, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
- Serve with potato chips or Frito tortilla chips.
- To serve warm, heat in microwave one minute then mix well.
You can easily use taco seasoning instead of the individual spices!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g