Corn Queso Fundido


F&W's Justin Chapple uses frozen sweet corn from Gill's Farm in Hurley, New York, to create this cheesy, slightly spicy dip. Slideshow:  Party Dips 

Corn Queso Fundido
Photo: © Chris Court
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound frozen sweet corn kernels (3 cups), thawed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 poblano chile—stemmed, seeded and finely diced

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • Finely chopped cilantro, radish matchsticks and thinly sliced jalapeños, for garnish

  • Corn tortilla chips, for serving


  1. In a blender, puree half of the corn with 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine sieve into a medium bowl.

  2. In a cast-iron skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the poblano, onion, remaining corn and a pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and barely browned, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the corn puree and cook, stirring, until bubbling, about 2 minutes. Add the cheese and cook over low heat, stirring, until melted. Season with salt and garnish with cilantro, radish and jalapeño. Serve hot, with tortilla chips.

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