Cheesy Corn Chowder Dip
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Cheesy Corn Chowder Dip
By: Sous Chef Myka
This is one of those dishes that will have everyone asking for the recipe, and it’s nothing like what you’ll find in a jar. Rich and creamy, and with the savory flavor of bacon, this Cheesy Corn Chowder Dip is served hot out of the oven.
8 oz cream cheese
1 pound bacon
1 bay leaf
1 tsp whole fennel
1 tsp whole coriander
1 tsp black peppercorn
1 large pinch salt
1 tsp salt
6 ears corn
2 russet potatoes
½ red bell pepper
½ white onion
4 cloves garlic
8 oz mozzarella cheese
8 oz havarti cheese
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup sour cream
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
Pita chips for dipping
How to make Cheesy Corn Chowder Dip
Hi Chefs, Myka here 👋
If you’re into cheesy, warm, savory and mouth-watering dishes, then this Cheesy Corn Chowder Dip recipe is about to be your new favorite. With a base of smooth mashed potatoes and perfectly prepared corn, this dish also features a trifecta of cheese: cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and havarti cheese.
You’ll simply prepare your mashed potatoes, cook up some fresh corn, and mix your cheese and garnishes. Then, you’ll transfer to a baking sheet, top with some more cheese, panko bread crumbs and bacon, before baking.
Can’t you just picture the bubbling, golden brown cheese? I certainly can.
Step by Step Instructions
Remove 8 ounces of cream cheese from the refrigerator and allow it to come up to room temperature.
Place 1 pound of bacon on a baking sheet and set in a cold oven. Turn your oven to 400℉ and allow the bacon to cook until crispy. Approximately 15-20 minutes. Move to the next step while the bacon is cooking.
Note: Keep an eye on the bacon to not burn it. Once the bacon is done, remove to a paper towel lined plate and cool until ready to use.
Fill a large pot with water and add 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of whole fennel, 1 teaspoon of whole coriander, 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns and 1 large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil.
While the water is coming up to temperature, shuck 6 ears of corn. When the water has boiled, add the corn and cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove the corn and set aside. Keep the water at a low boil.
Peel 2 russet potatoes, cut them into quarters and add them to the boiling water. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.
While the potatoes are boiling, dice ½ of a red bell pepper and ½ of a white onion. Set aside.
Finely mince 4 cloves of garlic and set aside.
Finely slice 8 scallions and set aside.
Shred 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese and 8 ounces of havarti cheese into the same bowl. Mix to combine and set aside.
When the potatoes have cooked, transfer them to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Discard the water and whole spices.
To the potatoes, add the cream cheese, ¼ cup of heavy cream, ¼ cup of sour cream and ¾ cup of mayonnaise. Mix until smooth and no clumps remain.
Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels from the cob. Use the back of the knife to scrape the corn cobs to collect any milk left on the cob. Reserve ½ cup for garnish, then add the remaining corn to the mixing bowl and mix to incorporate.
Reserving a small amount for garnish, add the remaining scallions to the mixing bowl.
To the mixing bowl, add 1 teaspoon of salt, the diced red bell pepper and the diced white onion.
Reserving 1 or 2 slices for garnish, crumble the remaining bacon and add to the mixing bowl.
Add in ¾ of the shredded cheeses and mix until well combined.
Preheat your oven to 350℉.
Butter a 9×13 baking dish and transfer the contents of the mixing bowl to the baking dish.
Top with the remaining cheese and ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs.
When the oven is up to temperature, add the baking dish and cook for 30-40 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
When the dish has cooked, garnish with the remaining corn, bacon and scallions.
Serve immediately with pita chips.
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