January 21, 2015

Creamy Easy and oh so yummy Bacon Corn Dip

Superbowl is around the corner. Spring parties are around the corner. Date time is around the corner. For whatever reason a dip is always an easy way to break the ice, enjoy a great night out with your date, or just munch on something relatively healthy. I have a confession to make, if I hear bacon I am sold. So when I was looking for a bacon recipe I stumbled upon a bacon dip. I tweaked it a little and it turned out delicious. Our date night was saved, and our bellies filled. No dinner was necessary afterwards.

Here's what you need:
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 cups corn kernels {frozen, canned or roasted}
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper{I used green and just a little red - what I had available}
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced {optional}
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons milk, or more to taste
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or more to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Here's what you do:
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat
  • Add bacon, cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes
  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, drain excess fat, keep a little fat for the next step
  • Add corn, onion, bell pepper {and jalapeño} to the skillet
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4-5 minutes
  • Stir in cream cheese and milk until well combined, about 2-3 minutes
  • If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached
  • Stir in green onions and sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sprinkle bacon or mix in the bacon
  • Serve immediately

The dip came out less creamy and more liquidy but it was worth the extra shot of milk I added. I didn't want it to be sticky and we all know cream cheese makes things sticky. I think 4 slices of bacon wasn't enough. Next time I will use 8 slices of bacon. Remember, I love bacon! Plus, it is called bacon corn dip and not corn bacon dip. I also used green bell peppers instead of all red. It was a great dip though and we finished the entire bowl with and without chips, because to be honest, this dip was so good I just wanted to use my spoon and eat it all like that. Yes, that good!

Oh, and best part? It was done in less than 30 minutes and is of course, gluten free!!


Mree said...

Oh that looks so yummie.

Meghan said...

I am actually going to a Super Bowl party next weekend and need to bring something! This is perfect!


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