Sunday, December 20, 2009

Southwestern Corn Dip

I have a super easy, super yummy appetizer to share with you today. It uses mostly stuff from your pantry too, so it's great for last minute get togethers.

I originally got this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. She found it in our local newspaper when she was visiting us one summer, and we've made it many, many, many times since then. We love it.

Here's what you need: Monterey Jack Cheese, mayonnaise, canned corn, shredded parmesan, 1 jalapeno pepper, diced green chiles, roasted red peppers, and sliced black olives.

First, spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

Then start draining the canned stuff and then dumping it all in the dish. I like to mix it all up in the baking dish, but you can do that in a bowl first if you want. I just hate doing dishes.

You don't need a ginormous jar of roasted red peppers like this, I just happened to have one this large. The Renaissance Woman tells me that you can find these at the dollar store.

This is what they look like.

Isn't it pretty?

From here, you just add the mayonnaise and the cheeses, mix it, smooth it down, then pop it in the oven.

It comes out looking like this. It's great with tortilla chips, but you can just eat it with a spoon if you are so inclined.



  1. Yum! We are having Chipotle style burrito bowls for Christmas Day Dinner, and this will go with that really well. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I am glad I saw this before hubby leaves for the store, I have to add cheese to my list! I want your dip for our dinner...

  3. I just ran into your blog and wow! I'm sure glad I did! Love it.
    The recipes looks so great and I'm a new addict to paper crafting...I can see that I'll be spending a little time here.

  4. In the words of Rachel Ray, "Yum-O!" That looks like a great recipe. I think I will add that to my Christmas Eve appetizer list!

  5. Hey Neighbor, that looks's a good thing you know B. Contessa......because I'm not sure you qualify to be an expert on Southwest ANYTHING...Just kidding, of course. I bet you could even rope a calf! ;)
    Oh, and Merry Christmas. The Christmas Card will be late this year because I"ve been yucky sick with a nasty virus! Have a good one!


  6. Oh that looks yummy. i am not really a foodie but I think I could make that!

  7. That does look good. I just bought a jar of those roasted red peppers at the dollar store. I was thrilled to find them since I put them on our paninis. I think I have all those ingredients in my pantry too.

  8. Yummy!! Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and I also find this wonderful recipe.

  9. I have a thing for you can only guess that I will be making this over the Christmas weekend!! It looks amazing!!