Inspired by queso fundido--melted Mexican cheese dip--this corn and warm Cheddar cheese dip is great with toasted baguette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2012


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Coat a medium (10-inch) cast-iron skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. (Corn kernels may "pop" as they brown.) Remove from heat; stir in Cheddar and cream cheese. Transfer to the oven.

  • Bake until golden and bubbling, 18 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese dip with cayenne (or chili powder) and serve.


How to Remove Corn Kernels
Stand an ear on its stem end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife. To extract the corn “milk” and get more flavor for sauces, soups or puddings, add another step to the process: After cutting the kernels off, press the dull side of the knife down the length of the ear to push out the rest of the corn and its milk. Yield: You'll get about 1 cup fresh kernels from one large ear of corn.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 7.7g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 2.9g; fat 11.2g; saturated fat 6.2g; cholesterol 33.3mg; vitamin a iu 422.4IU; vitamin c 2.5mg; folate 22.8mcg; calcium 150.4mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 20.4mg; potassium 141.3mg; sodium 190.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Crowd Pleaser! I don't own a cast iron skillet so I borrowed one from my neighbor. My guests raved over the Roasted Corn Cheese Dip. When I returned the skillet to my neighbor I made sure to share the recipe! Pros: Easy to Prepare Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Agree with other reviewers am not a corn lover but this was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Different and delicious! I've made this twice. The first time followed the recipe exactly. The second time I added fresh tarragon just before putting it the oven and WOW! ( I left out the called for seasoning) Paired it with a Chardonnay and a loaf of crusty French bread torn in pieces. Was an impressive appetizer for a girls night. Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and Different This really was delicious. We made this over a campfire using canned corn and it was spectacular. A delicious change from other dips. We ate it with tortilla chips and scraped the pan clean. For the chili powder we used Ancho Chili Powder and it was perfect. This is a keeper recipe although it did need a hit of salt at the end. Pros: Very easy to put together Cons: Needs a hit of salt Read More