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These spicy Pull Apart Street Corn Dip Sliders incorporate all the flavors of street corn into the creamiest baked slider buns. Sweet yellow corn mixed with chili powder, cream cheese, and mayo, then finished with melty pepper jack cheese. The corn is then stuffed into soft dinner rolls. Each handheld slider is cheesy on the inside yet golden toasted outside, with a delicious spicy garlic butter topping. Serve these sliders warm for a truly simple appetizer that everyone will love. A new and updated quintessential summer appetizer.

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I told you the appetizers were coming! And here we are with another yummy, easier appetizer for late spring, and of course, summertime!! Can you tell I’m very excited?

I dreamt up this idea a few weeks ago when brainstorming fun Mexican inspired recipes to share with you all ahead of Cinco de Mayo. Of course, I had plenty of taco recipes I could share. And then some new takes on enchiladas, beans, and rice too. But all I wanted to make was my street corn dip from last summer.

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I know corn isn’t in-season just yet, but that street corn dip is just so good. I’m already looking forward to making it soon!

Knowing I could easily use frozen corn, I decided I’d focus on this recipe the second I thought up the idea. We all love a slider bun, but when stuffed with spicy, creamy Mexican street corn dip?

Wow, so much better than you can even imagine. You all will love these fun, easy sliders. And they’re such a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tomorrow and, honestly, through the weekend too!

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Start by making the dip. It’s really pretty quick to do, but there are a few steps that make my version of street corn dip a little more exciting. Or at least that’s what I like to think!

Everything starts with the spice mix. Traditional street corn, or Elote, which is what this dish is typically called in Mexico. It’s made by boiling corn with spices, then seasoning the warm corn with lime, mayo, and lots of chili powder. I took these flavors and put them into this dip.

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For my spices, I used chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne. I wanted to add a little smokiness and a little more kick to the flavors. You’ll use the spice mix in both the dip and for topping.

Cook the corn with onions and garlic. Since corn season is still a month or so away, using frozen is totally fine to do here. To the corn, add a dash of the spice mix.

Next, the butter. Melt some butter together with the spices. The butter really, really flavors the dip in a wonderfully delicious way.

Finally, I mix mayo (or you can use Greek yogurt too) with lime juice. Then simply put the sliders together.

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For the sliders, you’ll need a really soft loaf of pull part dinner rolls. I used the King’s Hawaiian Rolls, which I think are readily available for everyone! Whole Foods has some really nice options too.

Slice the rolls in half lengthwise, stuff with the corn dip, then drizzle on the spicy butter and the salted lime mayo. Finish with plenty of pepper jack, Monterey jack, or even just cheddar cheese. It’s up to you!

Add the top half of the rolls, then cover and bake until the cheese is very melty.

When you pull the rolls out of the oven the cheese will be bubbling away. The excitement to pull apart each roll and enjoy them is immediate.

And that’s exactly what you should do! Serve the rolls right away while the cheese is still warm and gooey. I always drizzle over additional spicy butter and mayo, and then green onions and fresh cilantro too.

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So delicious and fun to enjoy!

Looking for more simple appetizers? Here are my favorites: 

Roasted Garlic Caprese Dip

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Pull Apart Italian Sub Sliders

Crunchy Baked Hot Honey Cauliflower

Crispy Chicken Tinga Quesadillas

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Sliders

Lastly, if you make these Pull Apart Street Corn Dip Sliders be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Pull Apart Street Corn Dip Sliders

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories Per Serving: 179 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Mix the spices. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and a pinch of salt.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add the corn, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the spice mix, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the corn is softened, 5 minutes.
    3. Reduce the heat to low. Mix in the cream cheese until melted and creamy. Stir in the sour cream.
    4. In a separate skillet, melt the butter until golden. Mix in 3 teaspoons of the spice mix, plus a pinch of chili flakes and salt. Cook another minute, then remove from the heat.
    5. Mix the mayo and lime juice with a pinch of salt.
    6.  Place the bottom half of the dinner rolls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon the dip over the rolls. Top with cilantro, then pepper jack cheese. Drizzle half the mayo and half the spicy butter over the dip. Place the top half of the roll on top of the dip.
    7. Cover the rolls and bake 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve the sliders topped with the remaining mayo and butter. ENJOY.
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    1. Hi Danielle,
      Happy Sunday!! So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for making it and your review! xT

    1. Hi Beth,
      You could really have these fully assembled and ready to go and then bake when you want to serve:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  1. 5 stars
    Any suggestions on what to serve with these if I’m making them for a meal? Love all your recipes!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      A side salad or homemade fries would be fun! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  2. I’ve made these twice in the last week. They were a huge hit with my whole family! So tasty and easy to make. Love them!

    1. Hi Amy,
      Perfect!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Happy Mother’s Day!💐

  3. Delicious! I initially thought the recipe would be cumbersome but it was actually one of the easiest dishes I’ve ever made. I may even add some shredded chicken in the future!

    For everyone flipping about the Mayo comment – I’m under the impression it’s an older person (based on the writing and the name) and that the one star rating was very likely submitted by accident or in confusion (my mother is bad at the internet, too). As Teighan is fond of saying, kindness matters and she’s right. But it applies regardless of who (in our opinions) faulted first. Let’s assume the best and be awesome to one another, friends!

    1. Hey Meredith,
      Awesome!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I’m so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  4. 5 stars
    These sliders were delicious! Flavorful and creamy yumminess. They were great side dish the first night and a great meal the next when I added pulled pork to the leftovers! Yes, there were leftovers, but only because it was only my husband and I the first night. 🙂

    1. Hey Kathy,
      Happy Wednesday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it!☀️🌈 xT

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for a party this past weekend and everyone loved it! Between this sandwich version and the dip version, I’ve shared the recipe with so many people!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Love it!!🍪🍦 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it and sharing your review!! xx

  6. 5 stars
    Came to your site to look up another recipe I have made before that my (adult) kids requested and stumbled on this recipe. We all love Mexican Street Corn so I immediately went and picked up the ingredients. I made the recipe today and it is a hit! My son in law said I have to make it on the regular and I agree. It was simple to make and delicious to eat!

    1. Hi Victoria,
      Happy Sunday!!😃🍊 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! xx

    1. Hey Tash,
      Sure, I don’t see why not!! I hope this recipe turns out well for you, let me know if you give it a try with the croissants! xx

  7. 5 stars
    This sounds great! I’m amazed that people would comment on a single ingredient particularly when there is an alternative option. If you don’t eat mayo don’t use it. There is no need to be critical when this is a “personal” preference. Negative comments are discouraging to those who appreciate unique and interesting recipes. Particularly from a halfbakedharvest.

    1. Thanks so much Kerry:) Let me know if you give these sliders a try, I hope you love them! Happy Friday! xT

  8. 1 star
    I am so very disillusioned when reading the recipe for the dip; I don’t have anything ever to do with mayo; don’t ever have it; don’t like anything with mayo. Otherwise, it seemed very good; could one use mustard in place /instead?

    1. I think it is extremely unfair to give this recipe only 1 star when you have not made it and because you dont like mayonnaise.

      This makes the recipe have a lower overall rating by your personal dislike of a menu item. The star rating is to tell readers how good the recipe is, and not to show your personal feelings about the ingredients. In the future you should click onward, try sour-cream or yogurt, or just not make it.

      I personally love mayo and am very excited to try this recipe.

      1. 5 stars
        Wow, this was a top notch recipe for us vegetarians. Super creative take on sliders and was so well seasoned we couldn’t believe our taste buds.

        1. Hi Lauren,
          Happy Friday!!🍍🥥 Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

    2. 5 stars
      I think you can just skip the mayo, or substitute something you like better, maybe plain yogurt or sour cream, or just omit altogether. No need for disillusionment – switch it up to your liking. 🙂

      These were really good! I omitted the onion because that’s my “disillusionment ingredient.” Subbed with a little extra garlic instead. 😉

    3. Hi there,
      I wouldn’t recommend mustard, something like sour cream or greek yogurt would be a great option to use in place of the mayo:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  9. Hello! Cant wait for these!

    What temperature do the rolls get baked at? I don’t see it in the recipe and want to make sure I get it right 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Thanks so much!! You are going to bake at 400F for this recipe! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

    1. Hi Lucy,
      Yup, I talk all about it in the narrative of the post:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try! I hope you love it! xx

  10. Any way to make this into a dip instead of with rolls? Can I use the same recipe and just put the pepper jack on top and bake in the oven?