Cheesy Corn Dip – Loaded with crispy bacon, sweet corn, and mozzarella cheese, this hot dip is sure to become a favorite appetizer!
Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it? It also stars in recipes like Bacon Wrapped Bread Bites and Bacon Cheeseburger Pie.
I am super excited to be sharing this special recipe with you today! Why is it special you ask? Because it’s one of the yummy recipes in my friend Alli’s brand new cookbook.
She blogs over at Cupcake Diaries, and every one of her recipes makes me drool. She’s been working on her cookbook for months, and I was so excited to finally get my hands on it!
It’s called Sun and Sizzle: Grills to Green and Everything In Between. It is chock full of yummy recipes that call for simple ingredients. Nothing fancy, just 50+ amazing family friendly recipes that anyone can make. From snacks to desserts, it’s got a little of everything! With summer just around the corner, you are going to want to get a copy for yourself!
Now let’s get back to this amazing cheesy corn dip. Oh my lands. Who knew that just a few simple ingredients mixed together could be so mouth wateringly delicious? I had to fight off my boys just to get my fair share of this yummy stuff. It is warm and gooey and full of yummy corn, bacon, and cheese.
The chopped basil gives it a fresh flavor and takes it from great to extraordinary. It is a new favorite at our house, and I’m sure it will be making another appearance very soon!
How to Make Cheesy Corn Dip
- cream cheese
- mozzarella cheese
- cayenne pepper
- fresh basil
Cook bacon till crispy. Drain on paper towels, then crumble. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine half of the bacon, the corn, cream cheese, mozzarella, salt, cayenne pepper, and half of the chopped basil. Mix well and spread into a lightly greased 8×8″ pan, or round dish.
Bake for 20 minutes or till hot and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with remaining bacon and basil. Serve hot with tortilla chips.
Tips for making this creamy corn dip:
– Cook your bacon till it is very crispy. It will soften up a bit as it cooks in the dip, so for best results you want it to start out extra crisp.
– Frozen or fresh corn gives this dish the best flavor. You can use canned corn, but the dip will be more salty, and won’t taste quite as fresh.
-Make sure your cream cheese is very soft so that is easy to mix with the other ingredients. If it’s still slightly cold, you may end up with lumps of cream cheese in the final product.
-I often substitute dried basil for fresh in my recipes, but this is one case where using fresh basil is a must!
Whether you check out the cookbook or not, promise me you’ll make this cheesy corn dip. It will be a hit at BBQ’s, potlucks, or even as an after school snack. It is seriously delicious!!
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Easy Cheesy Corn Dip Recipe
Cheesy Corn Dip
Hot cheesy dip with bacon, corn, and fresh basil.
- 6-8 strips of bacon
- 2 15 oz cans of corn, drained (or 3 cups of frozen corn, thawed)
- 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Tortilla chips for serving
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat till crispy. Drain on paper towels, then crumble. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine half of the bacon, the corn, cream cheese, mozzarella, salt, cayenne pepper, and half of the chopped basil. Mix well and spread into a lightly greased 8x8" pan, or round dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes or till hot and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with remaining bacon and basil.
- Serve hot with tortilla chips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g
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I made it and it wasn’t so tasty, no flavor. I used frozen corn and basil that didn’t have a strong flavor.. Won’t make it again.
Hope it turns out better for others.
Sorry you didn’t love it. With the bacon and the fresh basil, it’s flavorful enough for me, but I love basil.
I need a good party recipe, can this be made in a crock pot? Crock pots are easier for traveling!; Thanks,Lori
I have never actually tried making it in a crockpot, but I imagine that it would work. It’s worth a try!
Can this be made in a crock pot? Crock pots are so much easier for traveling!!
Can this be made ahead and then baked when ready to eat??
I haven’t tried it, but I think it would work just fine. I’d guess it could be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator overnight, and be just as tasty. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!
Thank you for sharing these recipes
You’re welcome Elizabeth! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂
I ate this at the restaurant and enjoyed it. I tried many times but failed. Today saw your recipe, and I believe this time I will succeed. Thanks a lot!
Been dying to try this recipe!! It has all my FAVORITE ingredients!! YUMMY!
I’m a firm believer in the position that dip can be a meal, not just a snack. Great post! I’ll be making this for my next party!
I would love it if you would consider sharing this on my weekly Link Up:
Hope to see you there! : )
I could totally eat this dip for a meal! 🙂 And thanks for the invite, I just linked up!
Thanks for sharing on Peace Love, Linkup! I’m happy to tell you that this post will be featured on our next linky, which goes live Friday at 6! Grab a button and share anything else you have going on! : )
Holy crap that looks so good! Bacon and cheese and chips? Count me in! Thanks for sharing!
Oh man, it is beyond good. You have to try it!
Alli @ Cupcake Diaries
Thank you so much for your post!! I love that your boys loved this recipe that much. I appreciate your kind words about me and my cookbook. Thank you for participating in the tour and promoting the cookbook!
You are welcome my friend. Your cookbook is seriously amazing!
Ok honestly I have no idea why I haven’t made this yet. I have made so many recipes from this book, but I haven’t tried this one and I am totally a dip person. So I don’t know what I am waiting for. It looks so yummy!
Oh yes, you will have to try it soon- it is seriously yummy! So many good recipes in the book. We just tried the peanut butter waffles, and they were also a huge hit at my house!