Mexicorn Rotel Dip
How to make Mexicorn Rotel Dip
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp granulated sugar
15.25 oz canned whole kernel sweet corn, drained
10 oz Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 cup chopped green onions
1 tbsp grated yellow onion
Dump the softened cream cheese, sour cream and mayo into a large mixing bowl.
Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and granulated sugar to the bowl.
Use an electric mixer to whip all of the ingredients together until smooth.
Add the corn and Rotel to the bowl.
Add the shredded cheese, chopped green onions and grated yellow onion to the bowl.
Stir well again.
Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve with chips and/or crackers for dipping.
Calories: 190 kcal | Total Fat: 15 grams | Saturated Fat: 7 grams | Trans Fat: 1 gram | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 480 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 10 grams | Dietary Fiber: 1 gram | Sugars: 3 grams | Protein: 6 grams
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh corn instead of canned corn?
While the recipe calls for canned sweet corn, you can certainly use fresh corn if you prefer.
Simply cook and remove the kernels from fresh corn ears to use in the dip.
Just ensure it’s fully cooked and cooled before adding it.
Is there a substitute for mayo?
If you’re not a fan of mayo, you can substitute it with Greek yogurt or additional sour cream for a tangier flavor.
The choice of substitute depends on your taste preferences.
Can I make this dip ahead of time?
Yes, this dip can be prepared ahead of time.
In fact, it’s recommended to refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
You can even make it a day in advance and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
What type of chips or crackers go well with this dip?
You can serve Mexicorn Rotel Dip with a variety of chips and crackers.
Tortilla chips, corn chips, pita chips, and even vegetable sticks like celery and bell peppers make excellent dippers.
Can I adjust the spiciness of this dip?
Yes, you can adjust the level of spiciness by choosing a milder or spicier version of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies.
If you prefer it less spicy, go for the mild version.
Conversely, if you enjoy more heat, opt for the hot or spicy version of Rotel.
Can I make this dip spicy?
Yes, you can add some heat to this dip by using a spicier version of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies.
Additionally, you can incorporate a dash of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper to adjust the spiciness to your liking.
Is there a low-fat version of this dip?
You can create a lower-fat version of this dip by using reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo.
Additionally, consider using reduced-fat cheese to reduce the overall fat content.
What do I do if the dip is too thick or too thin?
If the dip is too thick for your liking, you can thin it out by adding a bit more sour cream or mayo until it reaches your desired consistency.
Conversely, if it’s too thin, you can add more shredded cheese to thicken it up.
Can I customize the dip with additional ingredients?
Absolutely! This dip is quite versatile.
You can add diced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, or even cooked and crumbled bacon for extra flavor.
Feel free to get creative and tailor it to your preferences.