Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets

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Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (4) Are you all ready for Super Bowl sunday? How about for the food?

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets You will have to be excited for me as I can’t seem to muster up any kind of excitement about it. I mean, I know next to nothing about the game and I don’t even live in the States anymore so I really don’t have a dog in the race. I’m only here for the food, as they say. Give me any reason to celebrate with flavor and I’m gonna run with it.

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (3) But I’ll be excited about you guys being excited, how does that sound?

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (2) So, I told you all at the end of last year how surprised I was at the most popular posts here on the blog. I never would have guessed the ones that have taken off. Like these Red Bell Pepper Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. For some reason this recipe is by far and wide my most pinned recipe and hardly remember making it and the pictures were turned down by all of the recipe sites that I submit to. Go figure.

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (5) However, my second most popular is still one of my earliest recipes, Homemade Southern Corn Nuggets From Scratch. This one isn’t as surprising to me as some because, come on, those were awesome!

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (6) So awesome, in fact, that we have talked about them ever since and I’ve been dying to make them again. I finally did make them again but this time I thought I would put a little spin on them and add chipotle and something I didn’t have last time; cheddar.

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets (7) I wanted to get these on here in time for the Super Bowl because they are perfect for snacking on during the game. They make an awesome appetizer or you can serve them on the side of some loaded burgers like I did. So good!

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Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 6 - 8 servings (about 30 nuggets)

Homemade Chipotle Cheddar Corn Nuggets


  • 3 cups corn, separated
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely chopped, and 2 - 3 teaspoons of adobo sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • For the Batter:
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying (about 3 cups)


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups corn with cream, milk, butter, flour, and sugar in medium saucepan. Add chipotles and adobo sauce to taste and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar until melted. Stir in second 1 1/2 cups corn. Allow mixture to cool for about 15 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment and drop tablespoon sized piles of filling on tray. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid enough to dip in batter.
  3. When filling is frozen stir together ingredients for batter. Heat oil in medium skillet or deep fryer to about 350 degrees F (180 C). Remove fillings from freezer. Dip one at a time into batter and drop into oil. Cook on each side for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown If they are cooking too quickly reduce heat a little or the outside will be done while the center will remain frozen. Fry in small batches and remove to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  4. Serve hot!

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  1. says

    I’ve never heard of corn nuggets, Tori…but with the flavor combo you’ve got going on here, I can only imagine how delicious these bad boys must taste! Totally need to make this ASAP!

    • Tori says

      I can’t believe you’ve never even heard of corn nuggets. They were a southern favorite when I was growing up in Tennessee. Hope you get to try them!


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