Paula Deen’s Corn Salad

My cousin brought this dish to our 4th of July family gathering.  It was so good and I couldn’t stop eating it so, of course, I had to ask for the recipe.  This is now my go to recipe for summer potlucks.  Super easy and delicious and always gets lots of compliments and people asking for the recipe.

Paula Deen's corn salad

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  • 2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained or you can use 2 cups of frozen corn like I did
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) bag coarsely crushed Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips


Mix first 5 ingredients and chill. Stir in corn chips just before serving.

NOTE: It’s not nearly as good the next day, because the chips get soggy.

Nacho Dip

This is a really simple recipe that you can use for those summer barbecues or pot lucks…and use up the fresh corn!


– 2 cans of diced tomatoes w/ green chilies

– 1 cup of corn

– 1 can black beans

– Cheese to top

– Nacho chips

Directions: Place all ingredients except the cheese and nachos in a sauce pan.  Stirring occasionally, heat to boiling and remove from stove.  Add cheese to top.  Enjoy!