Cowboy Corn Dip is a rich and flavorful appetizer that combines fun, fresh ingredients to create a creamy and savory dip with a hint of heat. Serve it with tortilla chips, crackers, and fresh vegetables at your next gathering, and watch it disappear in moments! Plus, this dip can be enjoyed warm or cold! I also have an oven-baked Jalapeno Corn Dip you will love!

Close up of Cowboy Corn Dip in a Bowl with a Wooden Spoon Surrounded by Chips from Overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Corn: Two cans of drained corn kernels provide a natural sweetness and satisfying crunch to the dip. You could also use frozen corn that has been thawed.

Black Beans: Canned black beans need to be drained and rinsed well before eating. When you open the can, you will notice a liquid in there that doesn’t look too appetizing. It’s simply a combination of salt and water and the starch from the beans. Rinsing the beans actually does more than just remove that murky substance, it lessens the sodium of the beans. 

Cream Cheese: Half of a block of cream cheese is combined with mayonnaise to give the dip its creaminess.

Cheese: The cheese trio is a star player in this dish, with a generous helping of cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, creating a gooey and irresistible combination.

Jalapeno Pepper: It’s up to you if you seed the jalapeno or not before dicing it. Leaving the membrane with seeds will give the dip the most heat. Make this dip even spicier by adding some extra jalapenos, or leave them out for a dip that is still addicting and delicious!

Bacon: I love thick-cut bacon for this dip, but you can use what you have. Make it ahead of time to save time when mixing the dip. For easy clean-up, bake the bacon on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. It’s nice and crispy when baked for 20-25 minutes at 415°F!

Red Onion: The red onion brings a touch of sweetness and crunch to the dip.

Raw Ingredients for Cowboy Corn Dip before Mixing in a Bowl.

How To Serve Cowboy Corn Dip

Here are some popular dipping options for cowboy corn dip. These would all work deliciously well with the dip whether you serve the dip warm or cold!

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Crackers
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Bread (like a sliced baguette)
  • Crostini
  • Pita Bread
  • Pretzels
Bowl of Cowboy Corn Dip on a Table with Chips Around from Overhead.

Can I Serve This As A Warm Dip?

Absolutely! If you prefer a warm dip, mix the dip as instructed. Then, put the dip in an oven-safe dish. Heat up the dip in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350°F. You could even put the dip under the broil in the final 1-2 minutes for a golden, bubbly top. Allow the dish to cool a bit before serving. And, for even more cheese in a warm version of the dip, I have a Cheesy Baked Cowboy Dip you will have to try!

Hand Holding a Chip with Cowboy Corn Dip on It.

How To Store Cowboy Corn Dip

Cowboy Corn Dip should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3-4 days. When ready to serve, give it a stir if needed.

Close up of Cowboy Corn Dip in a Bowl with a Wooden Spoon Surrounded by Chips from Overhead.
5 from 10 votes

Cowboy Corn Dip

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cowboy Corn Dip is a rich and flavorful appetizer that combines fun, fresh ingredients to create a creamy and savory dip with a hint of heat. Serve it with tortilla chips, crackers, and fresh vegetables at your next gathering, and watch it disappear in moments!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15.25 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • ½ cup (116 g) mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (113 g) mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (113 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (50 g) parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded, finely diced
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • green onion, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine corn, black beans, mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, jalapeños, bacon, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.
  • Top with green onion, for garnish. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

Prepare yourself, this dip is completely addicting. It is creamy and full of flavor, and would be perfect for your next party!

Elizabeth

Yum! I love this dip and all of the ingredients in it! Plus, it's a nice (and delicious) option to serve it warm.

Rachael

Love corn dip!! I would even add more jalapeño because I like a bit more of a kick but it is fantastic as is. I would serve this at any gathering!

Bella

Can't go wrong with a cheesy dip! It is perfect for gatherings. I especially enjoy the warm, gooey cheese if served warm!

Selena

Oh man. This is soooo good. It's creamy and flavorful and satisfying! I would eat this warm too.

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