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Swiss Cheese Corn Dip – Recipe Redux

November 5, 2014


I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip @hiddenfruitnveg

My mom had always made some really strange, creative, delicious things by basically throwing whatever she felt like eating into a bowl. This has resulted in the weird mix of cream corn with spaghetti (delicious) and, notably for today’s post, a Swiss cheese and corn dip. Because she was always just throwing things together, it’s basically impossible to get the recipe from her years later now that I want to make them for myself.

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip @hiddenfruitnveg

So I Googled. And Googled. And Googled. Swiss Cheese Corn Dip? Not a real thing. Can’t find it anywhere. She barely even remembered making it, but I had been craving it for weeks. When I got these adorable veggie pouches in the mail and one of them was corn, I knew it was fate and I just had to make it. Have you seen Libby’s Vegetable Pouches? They’re launching in Walmart this fall and will be in other stores early next year. I’m in love.

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip @hiddenfruitnveg

First of all, the pouches are easier to pack in my pantry than cans. Cans are heavy and I have metal shelves which bend in the middle when I put too many cans on them #VegetableHoarderStatus They stand up, won’t dent, use less energy to produce than cans, and (the best parts to me) you don’t need a can opener + can microwave right in the pouch. As someone who occasionally regularly wants to bring a pile of vegetables to work for lunch (no judgment zone?), this is incredible! Plus, it’s faster than running back to my office because I forgot to carry my bowl to the microwave. I have to say though, that none of that would mean anything to me if the veggies were subpar. I like my corn to be nice, crispy, and fresh and Libby’s pouches definitely hit the mark!

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip @hiddenfruitnveg

Now, I’m committed to getting this dip on your table and into your mouth in less than 10 minutes. To save some time, microwave the corn before tossing everything together, then it will already be hot and we’ll just need to get the cheese melty. If you don’t want to waste times with chips (or even with an appetizer) just eat it as a side dish. It’s perfect either way!

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip @hiddenfruitnveg

Swiss Cheese Corn Dip – Recipe Redux
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Serves: 4 servings
 

Ingredients
  • 3½ oz Swiss cheese, grated
  • 3 pieces roasted red pepper, chopped (about 4 oz)
  • 13 oz pouch corn (about 1½ c)
  • ½ c plain Greek yogurt (I used fat free) or 4 of light cream cheese, softened
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • tortilla chips for serving (optional)

Instructions
  1. Spritz small casserole dish with nonstick spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. While the oven preheats, chop your veggies. Meanwhile, open the pouch of corn and microwave for one minute.
  3. Drain the corn. Toss all remaining ingredients in a bowl, reserving ¼ c of the Swiss cheese.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the casserole dish and even out with a spoon. Sprinkle reserved cheese on top.
  5. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Switch to a high temp broil for an additional 2 minutes, if desired, to get the cheese extra melty on top.
  6. Serve with chips as a dip or as a side dish.

Notes
The dip will have a little liquid. If this bothers you, pat the corn dry with a paper towel when you drain it.
If you sub in regular yogurt, there will be excess liquid. Nutritional estimate includes fat free Greek yogurt, not cream cheese.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 160 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 16 Fiber: 2 Protein: 10

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6 Comments
    Isadora @ she likes food Nov 06, 2014

    Swiss cheese and corn dip is definitely a thing now and it looks delicious!! Cheese and corn and meant to be and you can’t go wrong with making something that tortilla chips can be dipped in! I could literally eat the entire pan of this in one sitting! Those pouches look so handy and would be perfect for camping or backpacking 🙂

    cheri Nov 05, 2014

    Loving this dip Kelly! looks and sounds delicious!

    Becky @ Olives n Wine Nov 05, 2014

    Oh YUM! This looks like a great pre-dinner, Thanksgiving appetizer option – especially with the corn!

    Joanne Nov 05, 2014

    I’m so excited that Libby’s is veering into the frozen veggie world! This dip sounds like just the thing I need to accompany my next football-filled Sunday!

      Kelly Nov 05, 2014

      They’re actually shelf-stable veggies! Isn’t that crazy? Bags in the pantry.