Melty Pennsylvania Sweet Corn-and-Cheese Dip

We’ve come up with the perfect blend of summer sweet corn and cheese in an indulgent melt-y dip that will keep you coming back for more, right to the very end of corn season. The presentation is a showstopper: a sizzling cast-iron pan, bubbling away with a mixture of sweet Pennsylvania corn and cheese, ready and waiting for a locally made pretzel to dive right in. Mayo, cream cheese and sour cream make it creamy and luscious, while jalapeno lends some heat. Put a dish of this out before a barbecue or during movie night with a round of cold beers, and watch it disappear like magic!

Hot PA Corn Dip

Serves 12
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
10 min 40 min 50 min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ears PA sweet corn, kernels cut off cob
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded PA cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Hard pretzels, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt olive oil and butter in large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and garlic (working in batches if necessary), and cook until browned 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper to skillet and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with corn.
  3. Stir half of cheddar cheese into corn mixture and add jalapeno, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and salt.
  4. Spread mixture evenly in cast-iron skillet and top with remaining cheese. Bake 30 minutes, until dip is bubbly and cheese is golden brown. Garnish with cilantro and serve with hard pretzels.

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