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Elote Dip

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Street corn recipes are truly some of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to serve Elote.

This Mexican Elote Dip is perfection – with tons of cheese, this creamy warm dip is perfect as an appetizer or loaded up for a fresh-off-the-cob taste packed with flavor. 

mexican corn dip recipe.

From Mexican street corn casserole, Mexican street corn salad, or simply Mexican street corn on the grill, this corn recipe will make your next gathering a hit!

Why you will love making Elote Dip. 

Warm Cheesy Dip –

There is a great deal many delicious cold corn dip recipes, so when we get to talk about a nice warm dip, I get excited.

Perfectly smooth, creamy, and hearty, this cream cheese corn dip can be served right out of the oven in a cast iron pan. There is heaven, and then there is hot corn dip heaven!

easy street corn dip recipe.

Subsitutions work – This dip deserves your creativity. 

Make this Elote Dip recipe your own!

From substituting Cojita cheese with Queso Fresco to adding Rotel or black beans, this bubbly corn dip works well for an ingredient household with a full pantry. 


  • cream cheese
  • shredded pepper jack cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced cilantro, plus more for serving
  • minced garlic
  • whole kernel corn, drained
  • chili powder
  • Cotija cheese or Queso fresco
  • tortilla chips
  • kosher salt and black pepper

How to make Street Corn Dip.

  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Add cream cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, minced garlic, and fresh corn kernels into a casserole dish or 10″ ovenproof iron skillet. Season with Salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Mix as best as possible, breaking up the cream cheese a bit.
  4. Place sweet corn and cream cheese mixture into the oven and heat for 10 minutes. Stir and return the baking dish or cast iron pan to the oven.
Mexican street corn dip recipe with warm melty dip.
  1. Heat for an additional 10 minutes and stir well.
  2. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes (30 minutes total cooking time) and remove when hot.
  3. Sprinkle with chili powder. 
  4. Top with chopped fresh cilantro leaves and crumbled Cojita cheese before serving with chips.
elote dip recipe.

Serve Dip With 

Corn dip is typically served with tortilla chips or corn chips. We like Fritos SCOOPS because it has a spoon-type shape that holds a lot of Elote dip and is great for Game Day

Another way to serve viral street corn dip is to dump over tortilla chips for a Mexican Street Corn Nacho! 


Add some heat – Add diced jalapeno peppers or green chiles to the corn mixture before baking, or serve with hot sauce for additional heat. 

Toppings – while this dip is fine to serve alone, a little fresh lime juice, sliced olives, sour cream, or salsa make the ultimate topper. 

elote dip recipe in cast iron pan.

Seasonings – This dip is intentionally kept simple, but a packet of taco seasoning mixed into this Mexican dish also makes it the perfect appetizer. 

Canned corn simplicity – There are many types of canned corn. Use sweet corn kernels, roasted corn, or fire-roasted corn for additional flavor in your elote corn dip.

One of our most popular appetizer recipes, our crack corn dip with loads of cheese, is also hot out of the oven fantastic. 

Chunky, hearty, and filling, this Cowboy Caviar is a Tex-Mex dip that doesn’t require any prep or cooking. 5-star perfection for ease and flavor.

5 Minute Black Bean Salsa is a perfect recipe to keep in your back pocket at a busy party. If you run out of food, whip this one up to serve in mere minutes and get everyone back to munching. 

tortilla chip dip.
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Elote Dip (Oven Baked)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Warm oven baked Elote dip with corn, cream cheese, and queso fresco, an easy corn dip appetizer recipe.


  • cast iron pan or baking dish


  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Pepper Jack Cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 30 oz. whole kernel corn cans, drained (usually 2)
  • Cotija Cheese or Queso Fresco
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Add cream cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, minced garlic, and drained whole kernel corn to a casserole dish or 10" oven-proof skillet.
  • Mix as best as possible, breaking up the cream cheese a bit. A wooden spoon and spatula can assist with this.
  • Place the baking dish or cast iron pan into the oven and heat for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the corn and cream cheese mixture and return to the oven.
  • Heat corn dip for an additional 10 minutes and stir well.
  • Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes (30 minutes total cooking time) and remove when hot. Sprinkle with chili powder.
  • Top with chopped fresh cilantro and crumbled Cotija cheese (or Queso Fresca) before serving with tortilla or corn chips.

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