Cheesy Corn Queso

This cheesy corn queso is savory and sweet thanks to pepper Jack and cream cheese melting around fresh summer corn kernels. Scoop up this zesty dip with tortilla chips or fresh-cut veggies.

Cheesy Corn Queso
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil, such as avocado or light olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped poblano peppers

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 large ears)

  • 8 ounces shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • ½ cup salsa

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into small pieces

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add poblanos and onion; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add corn; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add pepper Jack, salsa, cream cheese and sour cream; cook, stirring, until the cheeses are melted and the queso is bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Vitamin A 235IU 5%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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