Smoky Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Cheese Dip

Thanks to Anaheim (or Hatch) chiles and pepper jack cheese you can think of this cheese dip recipe as pimento cheese's Southwestern cousin.

Smoky Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Cheese Dip
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
2 cups


  • 1 large ear corn

  • 2 poblano, Anaheim, and/or Hatch peppers

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

  • ½ cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (2 oz.)

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon pickled jalapenos, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

  • Dippers such as crudites, crackers, and/or tortilla chips


  1. Fold back corn husk, remove silks, and replace husk. Grill corn and peppers, covered, over medium-high 15 minutes or until well-charred, turning occasionally. Set corn aside. Place peppers in a bowl, cover, and let stand until cool enough to handle.

  2. Remove charred skins, stems and seeds from peppers; chop. Remove husk from corn cob, and cut corn kernels off cob. If desired, set aside some corn for garnish.

  3. In a large bowl stir peppers, corn, cheeses, mayo, green onion, jalapenos, mustard, and paprika until combined. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Cover; chill at least 4 hours.

  4. If desired, top with reserved corn, the cilantro, and/or additional smoked paprika or chopped green onion. Serve with dippers. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 36.8mg 184%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 64mg 1%
Folate, total 8.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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