Appetizers & Snacks/ Gluten Free/ Mexican/Latin Flavors/ Vegetables/ Vegetarian

Green Chili Corn Dip

Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip.

Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip ~ The Complete Savorist
On Saturday I attended a birthday party where a full bbq spread was provided, including grilled corn.  There were about fifty people in attendance and I think enough corn was grilled to allow each person to eat four ears each.  Neither Elizabeth nor I could eat our allotted eight ears, so we took seven ears home.
I wanted to take them home and make something wonderful with those grilled pieces.  The difficult decision was what to make and to not just reheat them and eat them straight.  I had to exercise serious self-control. After much soul-searching, I decided to make a corn dip.
A friend had asked me to write her some savory dip recipes and felt now was the time to get started on that request.  My friends were chomping at the bit, but of course I needed to take pictures first.  Once I gave them the green light to eat it, half the pan was consumed in mere minutes.  There was just enough left to share some with my neighbor who popped over for a quick visit.
Luckily enough was left for me to actually enjoy some. Part of the flavor comes from the grilling, that smoke permeates the corn and lent itself to the dish.  If you don’t want to grill the corn, or even use fresh corn, I suspect this dish will still be very tasty if frozen corn is used.  Also if you don’t want to go through the effort to puree your own corn into a cream corn, I believe one can of creamed corn will work, then using 4½ cups of frozen corn kernels.

Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip ~ The Complete Savorist

Green Chili Corn Dip

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Print

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of grilled corn kernels (about 7 ears)
  • 1-7 oz can fire roasted diced green chilies
  • 3/4 cup green onions; finely diced-divided
  • 7 oz . Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese; grated and divided
  • 1-14.5 oz . can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp . half and half
  • 1 tsp . granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper; to taste

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add kernels from two ears of corn (about 11/2 cups of corn) and the half and half.
  2. Puree until the kernels are blended.
  3. The mixture will still be slightly chunky.
  4. Add the puree to a saucepan along with the remaining corn, green chilies, 6 oz. of cheese, 1/2 cup of green onions, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Over medium heat, stir the ingredients together.
  6. As the cheese begins to melt, stir continuously for about a minute; then add the canned tomatoes with the juices.
  7. Taste for salt and pepper and add more if needed.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Add the corn to a medium-sized casserole or baking dish.
  10. Top with the remaining ounce of cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.
  11. Cover with foil and bake for twenty minutes at 350°.
  12. Remove the foil and allow the dip to continue to bake for an additional five minutes.
  13. Take the dip out of the oven and allow it to cool for about five minutes.
  14. Serve with your favorite chips.
Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip ~ The Complete Savorist

 

Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip ~ The Complete Savorist

Green Chili Corn Dip is delicious on a Dorito!
Green Chili Corn Dip ~ Fresh grilled corn, fire roasted green chilies, lots and lots of cheese make for one intensely amazing dip ~ The Complete Savorist

You Might Also Like

  • Sandi
    June 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I love this recipe. We always have way too much corn left over as well. I can also see this as a perfect dip to bring to a tailgate party 🙂

    • Michelle
      June 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Sandi, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    June 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    This is a great recipe to use up leftover corn! Your dip looks so tasty! I might have to add this to our Father’ Day BBQ!

    • Sandra
      June 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Sandra, it really was tasty…and cheesy. Hope you and your family/friends enjoy it.

  • Terri S
    June 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    This looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

    • Michelle
      June 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you for coming by Terri. This dip is really hearty. It really could be a meal unto itself. 🙂

  • Shannon
    June 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

    This looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  • Debi W
    September 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This looks yummy! I’m poking around on your site and was really excited to see a Mexican food tab. That’s my favorite. I haven’t been disappointed; everything looks great! Pinning this one!

    • Michelle
      September 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      I am so happy you poked around. I love Mexican food too. Hope you enjoy this dip.

  • fabiola@notjustbaked
    January 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Sooooo hungry now! This look comforting and amazing.

    • Michelle
      January 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      It was such a treat.

  • Lisa
    January 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    This would be perfect for the Super Bowl in a few weeks! Pinning now!

    • Michelle
      January 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you Lisa! I hope you enjoy it.

  • Healing Tomato
    January 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Love this recipe! I love anything Mexican and this one is going in my Mexican Recipe section.

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you HT! Hope you enjoy it.

  • Kecia
    January 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    This totally makes my mouth water! Yummy!!

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Kecia. It was so tasty.

  • KC the Kitchen Chopper
    January 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I could make a meal of this bowl of delish!

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      You really could, it was that good.

  • Evelyn @ My Turn for us
    January 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    This is a recipe that I could totally enjoy every day!! Love Green Chile!!

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Evelyn, I hope you do get to enjoy it.

  • Dan from Platter Talkd
    January 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Incredible plate of comfort and goodness!

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Dan.

  • Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    January 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Mmmmm! I have some wonderful green chili’s in the freezer I roasted this summer – this would be perfect for them! Love a great – I will enjoy it this weekend watching the football playoffs!

    • Michelle
      January 14, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Wonderful Debra, hope you enjoy and your team wins! Unless it’s GreenBay. 🙂

  • Kelly @ TastingPage
    March 18, 2016 at 9:04 am

    This looks like an even better use for grilled corn than grilled corn. Quite the crowd pleaser!