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Creamy corn dip, loaded with crisp chiles and bell peppers and spiced with homemade taco seasoning. Great with corn or tortilla chips!

A bowl of southwest corn dip with corn chips around it.

Hi there, party people! Are you absolutely freezing your tushies off? If you’re one of my Aussie friends then answer to that is definitely “NO” given it’s summer there.

Ya jerks.

But if you’re on the east coast, you, like I, are gearing up for a doozy of a snowstorm that should be dumping quite a bit of the good stuff on us. I must say, I do love snow, but… Ugh. Of course we have plans!

SO. I’m trying to just forget about the freezing cold winter that is literally howling at our windows as I type this and going to immerse myself in thoughts of creamy, spicy, southwest flavored corn dip that is nothing but a party in my mouth.

Yes. That should do the trick. Come along with me, won’t ya?

Ingredients for southwest corn dip in a large bowl.

This dip. It is… Maybe the easiest thing in the world. I made it twice in one week because it was such a hit with the first set of people. I took it to our family Christmas celebration and it had an almost constant huddle around it the entire 5 hours we were together.

Then New Year’s Eve? Combine this dip with some champagne and you’ve got yourself quite the celebration. And the best part? It is so flipping simple, I’m not even sure I can actually call it a recipe.

Aerial photo of southwest corn dip in a bowl on a plate with corn chips.

You’ll need just a handful of ingredients for this dip: a can of corn, an orange or red bell pepper, a can of green chiles, some plain (not vanilla– eek!) Greek yogurt or sour cream, a bit of mayo, and a ton of spices.

If you’re not into using all the spices I have listed, go ahead and sub in 2 Tablespoons pre-made taco seasoning (I know a girl with a homemade taco seasoning recipe!). Aaaaand… That’s it. Simple!

Fingers holding a corn chip with southwest corn dip on it.

Both times, I served this dip with corn chips, but we also ate leftovers on salad and Triscuits. After it was all gone, Matt said it would have been really good on eggs. DEFINITELY. Someone try that, please?

While this dip is “creamy,” it is definitely not nearly as bad for you as traditional creamy dips go. You’ve got just a bit of mayo for flavor, but the Greek yogurt really adds a hefty dose of creaminess without all the added fat.

Plus, extra protein! If I can get some extra protein in the form of corn dip, I’ll definitely raise my corn chip to that one!

A bowl of southwest corn dip.

Perfect for whipping up last minute, great for Super Bowl parties, or just… You know… A Wednesday night. Because WHY NOT? It’s freezing outside… Don’t you think you could use a little southwest lovin’ in your snack life?

Love that dip life? So do I. Check out any of these favorite dip recipes: jalapeño cream cheese dip, skillet pizza dip, buffalo chicken dip, spinach dip, Reuben dip, and creamy buffalo hummus.

Creamy Southwest Con Dip: Lightened up creamy corn dip, spiced with homemade taco seasoning. Great with corn or tortilla chips!
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Southwest Corn Dip

Creamy corn dip, loaded with crisp chiles and bell peppers and spiced with homemade taco seasoning. Great with corn or tortilla chips!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Recipe Author Lynn April
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-14 ounce cans yellow corn drained
  • 1-4 ounce can diced chiles
  • 1 large red or orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt make sure it is not vanilla, you may also use sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise light or full fat
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine corn, chiles, bell pepper, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and all of the spices. You may use 2 Tablespoons homemade or store-bought taco seasoning if you prefer. Stir with a large spatula until completely combined.
  • Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, as a topping for a salad or tacos, or anywhere you might use salsa. Leftovers will stay fresh covered tightly in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

You may use 2 Tablespoons pre-made taco seasoning (like homemade!) in place of all of the spices listed.
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8 Comments

  1. Umm….that looks really good. I didn’t even know it was Super Bowl season until I read it on a blog. Yeah….not into sports! Ha! It snowed this afternoon, but THANKFULLY, it all melted. It’s still very cold and my cat has been meowing at the door all day. I still might eat this though, without football or snow :). Even though we’re having French dip for dinner, I might make it as a midnight snack. But I’ll make sure not to use vanilla yogurt. Probably strawberry would be better. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yummmm, French dip! I could go for some of that right about now! We don’t usually watch the Super Bowl either, but… I know a lot of my readers do! Snow, football, midnight snack– it’s all good enough reason for this dip! And let me know how that strawberry works out for ya, Aria ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I’m sorry that we have some awesome weather happening at the moment. If it’s any consolation I keep getting sunburned as soon as I walk out my door. And Chris, well, he’s been coated in sunscreen for the last three months!
    And I’m still jealous that you get to see snow! I’ve never seen it in person!
    This dip is snack perfection! It’s Australia Day next week (yay public holiday) and this usually means lots of snacks are in order for snacking while having friends over! We are having a quiet one this year but I bet this will still be welcome while we are sitting down for a lounge room movie marathon in the air-conditioning ๐Ÿ™‚
    Stay cosy friends! Oh and I can’t wait to try this with scrambled eggs! Dinner tonight!

    1. Haha, ok ok, my dear friend… I will remember how special the snow is when it’s coming down in buckets this weekend. FOR YOU. I think Australia Day needs lots and lots of corn and chiles! Enjoy that hot summer sun for us!!

  3. Aww ME! I am one of your Aussie friends sweating buckets! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am SO jealous of your chilly winter weather. But this dip is too good and can be eaten at any time of the day or year! I am definitely keeping this on hand for my next party. I love it! x