Football Friday Tailgate Recipe: Easy, Spicy, Hot and Cold Corn Dips

Football Friday Tailgate Recipe: Easy, Spicy, Hot and Cold Corn Dips

Happy Football Friday.  Today we have a variety of corn dips.  Hot, cold, easy, creamy, and spicy.  A great variety for every taste.  Did you save last week’s Kahlua Brownie Surprise Recipe?  This week I am again inspired by Melinda Williams. She shared this Easy Corn Dip recipe with me.  I added in a couple of other tasty corn dip recipes because who doesn’t love a good corn dip? Y’all enjoy!

Football Friday Tailgate Recipe: Easy, Spicy, Hot and Cold Corn Dips

Easy Hot Corn Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 Bags of frozen corn
  • 3-4 bars of cream cheese
  • 1 big jar of jalapenos diced

Instructions:

Put all three ingredients in an oven-safe baking dish and bake at 375º for 45 minutes.  Serve with Scoops or Fritos or favorite crackers of your choice.

Variation:

Top with cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack

Cowboy Caviar

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of black-eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • cup tomatoes seeded and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 1 cup corn can be fresh, canned, or thawed from frozen
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 3/4 cup red and/or orange bell pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Place the beans, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, jalapeno, corn, avocado, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve as a salad or with chips.

Tips For Cowboy Caviar

  • Cowboy caviar can be made up to 8 hours before you plan to serve it. If you’re making this dish in advance, omit the avocado, and stir it in right before serving.
  • You can substitute other types of beans instead of black beans, I’ve used pinto beans before and it’s delicious.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? Use sliced green onions instead.
  • I typically use frozen thawed corn kernels, but you could use canned corn or even fresh corn off the cob.
  • Serve your cowboy caviar either as a dip with tortilla chips or as a salad over lettuce leaves.

Variations:

While I typically serve my cowboy caviar as a dip, sometimes I like to add more ingredients to turn it into more of a meal. There are so many different ways to customize cowboy caviar!

  • Protein: Stir in 1 1/2 cups of diced cooked chicken or small shrimp, then serve as a salad.
  • Bacon: Stir in 1/3 cup cooked crumbled bacon right before serving.
  • Spicy: Leave some of the seeds and ribs in the jalapeno, and add a dash of hot sauce to the dressing.
  • Cheese: Add 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese.

Creamy Corn Dip (Hot or Cold)

Ingredients:

    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
    • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 3/4 cups fresh sweet corn (or use 1 can of corn, drained)
    • 11 oz can Mexicorn, drained
    • 10 oz can Rotel, drained
    • 4 oz can of diced green chiles, drained
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions:

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, and black pepper.
    2. Add the shredded cheese, sweet corn, Mexicorn, Rotel, green chiles, green onions, and cilantro. Stir to coat with the dressing.
    3. To serve cold: Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    4. To serve hot: Spread in a casserole dish and bake at 350˚F for 30-40 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
    5. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips

Variations:

  • For more heat, add diced jalapenos and add some hot sauce, sriracha sauce, or red pepper flakes.
  • Skip the Rotel if you don’t want tomatoes in the dip or replace it with diced fresh tomatoes.
  • Swap the shredded cheddar cheese with a Monterey jack or pepper jack.
  • If you want more veggies in this dip so that it is more of a salad, try adding diced avocados, shredded cabbage, diced cucumbers, or diced bell peppers.
  • For protein, try adding shredded chicken, taco meat, black beans, or crumbled bacon.

If you need MORE corn dip recipes check these out.

On The Menu

See you next Friday for another variety of Football Friday Tailgate Dip  Recipe. While researching corn dips for this week I came across several other tasty dips that are perfect for tailgating season.


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