This creamy bacon jalapeno corn dip is packed full of flavor, ready in 20 minutes and perfect for any holiday party. I added lots of extra crispy bacon and tons of spicy jalapenos. You’ll love this quick and easy appetizer!
This post is sponsored by Iowa Corn. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Did I tell you that I’m redoing my kitchen? Not like a teeny tiny “oh, just painting it a new color” redo. Nope, a big ol’ rip out all the cabinets, tear up the tile and cut giant holes in the wall type of redo. I’m a little scared, to be honest.
I’m usually the worst when it comes to actually spending money to redo things so the fact that I actually just paid for the cabinets means I’m serious. Like, super serious.
My master bedroom is also in the middle of a facelift too. I got a new mattress, a new duvet, a new dresser, 2 new nightstands (that I hate) and 2 more new nightstands that I better not hate or I’m giving up on nightstands. I also spend $200 on Henn Kim prints for my bedroom because I’m utterly obsessed with everything she does. I’m fairly certain my next tattoo will be of this drawing. Which I now own for my bedroom.
But, back to my kitchen. The renovation is slated to start mid-January and last at least 6 weeks. Which means it will probably last 8 weeks. It also means that I will not have a kitchen for 8 weeks.
What does one do without a kitchen for 8 whole weeks? I’m guessing I’m gonna have to go to Gina’s every week and just cook enough food to last a whole week. Hope she doesn’t mind.
I also can’t wait to talk to you (and share more on Instagram!) about the whole process. I’ve picked out tile for my backsplash that I LUUUUUUUUUURVE and cannot wait to order. Am I officially an adult now that I can’t wait to order tile?
I also need to get a new fridge because I’m tired of being the only ice-loving human on planet earth who does not own a fridge that actually makes automatic ice. I know this is a first world problem rant but all I want in life is a fridge that makes ice for me and will dispense it from the door.
These are my life goals. These are the things that make me excited.
Fridges that make ice and tile.
I’m also super excited about this dip because it involves all of my favorite things – bacon, cream cheese, sweet corn, and hot peppers. Heck to the YASSSSSSSSS QUEEEEEEEEN!
If you’re one of those holiday party throwing folks this dip 100% needs to show up to your party. The bacon alone is a reason to devour this dip. There is a whole pound in this baby.
Ok, I know you just read what I said about the bacon and thought to yourself “ok, a whole pound of bacon in a dip? That is insane and not necessary.”
Well, your negativity isn’t needed here and it is necessary. Ok, maybe I shouldn’t say that. But if you want to add less bacon go for it. I won’t stop you. I just happen to really love bacon.
Ways to add flavor to your creamy bacon jalapeno corn dip
- Add fresh herbs such as cilantro to add a fresh burst of flavor
- Use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon if you’re not a fan
- Chop up red bell pepper or add diced pimentos for a pop of color
- Sprinkle in smoked paprika for a Southwest flavor twist
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Creamy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip
This creamy bacon jalapeno corn dip is packed full of flavor, ready in 20 minutes and perfect for any holiday party. I added lots of extra crispy bacon and tons of spicy jalapenos. You'll love this quick and easy appetizer!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 (11 ounce) can of sweet corn, drained
- 4 green onions, ends trimmed, white and green part thinly sliced but separated
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped pickled jalapeno
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
Sliced bacon lengthwise and dice.
Set a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon. Cook until the bacon is crispy and browned. Remove bacon from the pan to a paper towel lined plate.
Remove the bacon grease from the pan, reserving about 2 teaspoons of grease.
Add the skillet back to the stove and add drained corn, white part of the onion, and jalapeno. Cook just until the onion has started to soften.
Turn heat to low, add in cream cheese and milk and stir to combine. The cream cheese may take a second to soften but just keep stirring until it's smooth.
Remove from the heat and stir in the green part of the onion and crispy bacon. Stir to combine. Taste and season with the desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.