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Cheesy Corn And Black Bean Dip

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Cheesy Corn and Black Bean Dip is a deliciously easy and cheesy dip that everyone gravitates to when it’s out on the table.

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I originally shared this recipe in 2013. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself (and the photos) have remained unchanged.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making hot and Cheesy Bean and Corn Dip is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 

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The ingredient list:

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  • bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • orange bell pepper (optional)
  • garlic, minced
  • granulated sugar
  • canned fire-roasted jalapenos
  • salt and pepper
  • ground smoked cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • scallions, chopped
  • tortilla chips

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works:

This delicious savory dip feeds a crowd, it’s easy to transport, and everybody loves it! SCORE!!

How this recipe came to be:

I wanted to come up with a cheesy bean dip I could serve during a game day party my husband and I were hosting.

If you’re a football then you’ll probably remember that back in the 2013 Superbowl the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49’er by a score of 34-31.

I’m not especially a football fan, but what I definitely AM is a FOODball fan! For me, the game is all about the food, and the commercials (in that order)!

What I wrote about this hot corn and bean dip in 2013:

This recipe also works great for tailgating when you’re sitting out in a parking lot on an uncomfortable lawn chair.

Or for when you’re sitting on your comfy family room couch with the dogs next to you, and a blanket on your lap (which happens to be my favorite way to watch a football game).

Does fresh or frozen corn work best for this recipe?

Either.

This amazing dip is loaded with fresh garden sweet corn but in a pinch, you can also use frozen sweet corn (thawed first) when garden sweet corn isn’t available (think February for game-day parties).

Can the bacon be omitted from this recipe?

You bet.

If you do omit the bacon, this can be considered a vegetarian cheesy corn and bean dip.

Can this cheese dip be made in advance?

Sure!

If you’d like to make the dip and store it in the refrigerator before baking, it’s a wonderful time-saver if you’re entertaining.

The uncooked dip will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If baking the dip after refrigeration, allow it to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature before baking. Bake as instructed in the recipe card.

Can other types of beans or cheeses be used in this recipe?

Of course.

If you prefer black-eyed peas, kidney beans, or navy beans…by all means use those.

Or, if you prefer cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese…go for it!

There are no rules, just use what you have in the pantry and fridge, or the variety you prefer.

The step-by-step photo instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp (now shown). Using a slotted spoon or spatula remove the bacon and leave the bacon fat in the skillet. Set the bacon aside.
  • If using fresh corn, strip it from the cob using a sharp knife and cut off a flaf end (shown). Then use two bowls (one smaller than the other) and stand the corn cob (flat side down) on the smaller bowl and run the knife along the cob to remove the kernels and the will fall into the large bowl.
  • Add the corn kernels into a large skillet along the the bacon fat and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Add the orange bell pepper, garlic, black beans, fire-roasted jalapenos, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne to the skillet.
  • Lower the heat to medium and stir and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and place the corn mixture into a large bowl. Cool slightly.
  • Add the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and sugar to the corn and bacon mixture, and gently stir to combine.
  • Prepare a 2-quart baking dish by spraying it with non-stick spray and spoon the corn mixture evenly into the dish.
  • Bake the dip for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Top the dip with the sliced green onions, cool slightly, and serve with the tortilla chips.

Additional party dips and spreads:

*Patty Melt Dip (shown below and featured in the video)

Everything you love about a patty melt sandwich is in this easy-to-make Patty Melt Dip. It’s sure to be a real crowd-pleaser at your next party or celebration!

Patty Melt Dip with cocktail bread - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

*Cucumber Dill Dip (not shown)

This flavor-packed Cucumber Dill Dip will keep you coming back for more. Its big bold flavor pairs well with chips, crackers, vegetables, and your favorite beverage! 

*Salami Dill Pickle Dip (shown below)

Crave-worthy Salami Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy update of the salami and pickle pinwheel appetizers of the past, but this updated version is faster, easier, and has a bigger kick of flavor.

A long blue plate filled with bread slices spread with Salami Dill Pickle Dip and fresh dill weed.

*Garlic Herb Boursin Cheese Spread (not shown)

If you love Boursin cheese, but don’t feel as though you can make it at home, think again! You CAN make it at home, and after you do, you’ll wonder why in the world you haven’t been making your own Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread all along.

*Cheesy Corn and Black Bean Dip (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s hot cheese and bean dip with corn.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

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CHEESY CORN AND BLACK BEAN DIP

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Cheesy Corn and Black Bean Dip is a deliciously easy and cheesy dip that everyone gravitates to when it’s out on the table.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Appetizer Dip, hot appetizer dip
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6 cups
Calories 650 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 pound bacon cut into 1″ pieces
  • 6 cups sweet corn kernels fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 small can (4 ounces) fire-roasted chiles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sliced green onions white and green parts (about 4 green onions)
  • tortilla chips for serving

Instructions
 

  • -Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • -In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and reserve the grease.
  • -Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, remove the kernels of corn from the cob.
  • -Place the corn in the skillet with the bacon and the bacon grease and over medium-high heat, saute the corn, occasionally stirring (approximately 5 minutes)
  • -Add the orange bell pepper, garlic, black beans, fire-roasted jalapenos, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne.
  • -Lower the heat to medium and stir and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • -Remove from heat and place the corn mixture into a large bowl. Cool slightly.
  • -Add the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and sugar to the bowl and gently stir to combine.
  • -Prepare a 2-quart baking dish by spraying it with non-stick spray and spoon the corn mixture evenly into the dish.
  • -Bake the dip for 30 minutes or until the cheese is all golden and bubbly.
  • -Top the dip with the sliced green onions, and serve with the tortilla chips for dipping.

Notes

*Note – If you’re planning on traveling with this dish, allow it to cool uncovered for approximately 30 minutes on the counter, and then cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil until you get to your destination. This dip is just as yummy hot, and gooey as it is warm and not so gooey, so no worries if you don’t serve it directly from the oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 650kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 20gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 965mgPotassium: 514mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1393IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 328mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating




wilhelmina

Thursday 30th of December 2021

This is for sure one to double! It was the first thing gone. We could not stop going back for more!

Renée

Friday 31st of December 2021

Doubling this is an excellent idea, Wilhelmina! I think I'll do that this weekend when I make it again. Take care, Renee

Shadi Hasanzade

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

SO DELICIOUS! Everyone loved it and asked for more! Next time I'm going to double the recipe!

Renée

Thursday 30th of December 2021

Awesome, Shadi! Thanks for letting me know!!

Gina

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

Insanely delicious dip! I could've eaten the entire thing myself. Willpower definitely needed with this recipe!

Renée

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

LOL! I 100% agree, Gina! Glad you enjoyed it! Renee

RJ Flamingo

Saturday 30th of August 2014

I'm thinking this will work just as deliciously without the bacon (I know - heresy!), cuz it's got some of my favorite flavors in there, too! Yum!

Renee

Thursday 12th of September 2013

It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because that would mean there *may* be some left for other people. "May" being the key.