I don’t know about you but I’m about on a virtual sweet overload and I haven’t even started my holiday baking yet. So today we’re going savory. Holiday season brings holiday parties and I have found that a lot of those parties include appetizers so I am always looking for yummy new appetizer recipes during the holidays. I recently asked on Facebook for favorite appetizer suggestions and someone mentioned Hot Corn Dip. I googled around and found several recipes and then put my own twist on it. The original recipe is attributed to singer Trisha Yearwood.
I took it to our first holiday party of the season. Being a food blogger, I find there is always a little pressure when I take a dish to a party. Especially when I experiment with a new recipe. That was the case when I took the Hot Cheesy Corn Dip. I took it to the party untasted. A little bit of a risk. But when one of the first questions I was asked was “Is it on the blog?” I took that as a good sign!
I also brought home an empty dish! That is always a good sign too. In fact the dish was empty within about 30 minutes of walking in the door.
The recipe makes a 9 x 13 pan full but it is easy to cut in half and make in an 8 x 8 if you have a smaller crowd. It is a combination of canned corn, red pepper, green pepper, jalapeno, mayo and cheese.
I topped it with some chopped fresh tomato and green onion and then used tortilla chips for dipping.
For some of my other favorite appetizers check out these:
I’m Leigh Anne and food, family and friends are three of my favorite things. I am the mother of four young adults, a new mother in law and am still trying to adjust to life as an empty nester along with my husband of over 30 years. I love throwing parties, burying my head in a book and digging in the dirt in my garden. My husband would tell you I love making messes in the kitchen and craft room and finding junk (treasures) at Goodwill. I believe that life is beautiful and it is up to us to find and create that beauty. I love sharing my journey to finding the pretty and delicious in life over at Your Homebased Mom. You can also visit me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.