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Bacon Corn Dip

This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It’s so good, you’ll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

Bacon Corn Dip - This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It's so good, you'll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

If it came down to it, I could live off of this dip for the rest of my life. It’s amazingly creamy, has plenty of veggies, and best of all, it has bacon. Crisp, crunchy bacon bits sprinkled right on top. What more could you ask for?

No, but really, this dip has everything you could possibly need, using up ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Best of all, you can make this ahead of time and reheat as needed. Just be sure to put aside some extra bacon because, well, some people like myself may have a bad habit of eating those first.

Now pass me a spoon, please. The chips will just get in the way!

Bacon Corn Dip

This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It’s so good, you’ll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

10 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 cups corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 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
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain excess fat, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in green onions and sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately, sprinkled with bacon.*

Notes:

*To reheat, bake for 15-20 minutes at 325 degrees F, or until completely heated through.

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76 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this once and came back to make it again and there is no actual recipe. I’m so sad!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious! I used two cans of corn and 8 oz of cream cheese. Also added some lightly shredded cheese on top. Test of recipe same as written. Taking to event tonight but tasted enough to know it will be a big hit!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Would recommend more cream cheese but it is delicious. I sprinkled the bacon on top with some cheddar cheese so good! Also better with whole milk not skim milk.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent! Added a little pepper jack cheese for more of a kick ( for my husband), but it is yummy as it is! Highly recommend!

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    This was devoured on Christmas Eve dinner, with Carmen’s thin, lightly salted tortilla chips. My recipe was a little off due to Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn – it was pre-sauced! It also came with Cotija  cheese which I did not use. Basically Tj’s version of Elote.  Does not pass for Elote, just in case you were wondering! !

    I put all your other ingredients in, and made double batch. The only reason for my 3 starts is….Cooking the bacon was wild –  3/4 of a cup of bacon fat drippings. It would be best to be forewarned how much there might be and give us a good method to dispose of safely.

    Recipe was highly enjoyed and devoured !

  6. Could you add black beans and diced tomatoes to this?

  7. SO good!

  8. Hi, Can I use pickled jalapeños? I always have a bad experience with slicing fresh jalapeños

  9. this recipe very closely resembles my stuffed pepper recipe.  I use shredded cheddar, corn, onion, tomatoes, and ground bacon (although my daughter uses crumbled cooked bacon).   Put it in prepared peppers, or mix in copped peppers if in a casserole.  Bake.  It’s so yummy.  I can imagine how good this dip would be.  I would probably add a little shredded cheddar to this.  

  10. Delicious!! Just made it for an appy for a family dinner tonight.  I was looking for the wow factor and definitely got it! I used the multigrain tortilla chips from Costco – they go perfect with it!! 

  11. I just made this….a definite keeper and Sooooo easy….

  12. How many people does this serve? I’m making it for 15 people. Should I double it?

  13. this looks wonderful, does anyone have a suggestion about using it for a topping on something. I can’t place my tastebuds on what I could use.

  14. So I am a big fan of bacon, and so is everyone I know.
    I am making a big batch of this dish for a Bible Study tonight. So it will just be set on a table with the other goodies.
    Can I just make extra bacon and mix it throughout instead of sprinkling on top of the dip? Does it really matter if I want to mix in all in there to make sure that you get bacon in every little bit?
    Sorry probably a silly question but I was wondering why it needs to be solely on top? Is it a texture thing?

    • You can throw extra bacon on top or right into the dip – it’s up to you!

    • Hi Shantel-I haven’t made this yet but you betcha I will be tonight for football watching on tv!  I imagine putting the bacon on top keeps it crispy, and mixing it through would not be crispy but still crazy delicious.  I might do both-thanks for the tip

  15. Every single time I see this recipe on Pinterest, (which is so often it’s almost frightening!) I’m overcome with the urge to dive face-first into a bowlful….lol….I could make it in my sleep now 🙂

  16. I had to triple this wonderful recipe. Made the night before. Has a very creamy texture. Saved some for my husband & I, I hope I portioned the ingredients correctly, little concerned I may of put to much cream cheese in the dip?? Saved bacon for next day! Taste awesome!

  17. What kind of onion does the recipe call for?

  18. Hi…this sounds delicious. I’m a sucker for anything with cream cheese, but by boyfriend doesn’t do cow’s milk. What do you think of using goat cheese instead?

    Thanks!

  19. This dip is simply amazing, made it for a party this past weekend, I’ll be adding it to my party rotation for years to come.

  20. i made this today as a snacking option while my family enjoys some football and family game time after Thanksgiving. This is amazing!! I roasted the frozen corn myself, because we have to trader joes, and I wanted the sweet richness of roasted corn. Everything came together so beautifully and easily. It’s going to quickly become a family favorite!! Thanks!!

  21. Could this be made the night before refrigerated and then reheated the next day?

  22. Wonderful!! Reminded me of a maque choux recipe I had forgotten about. Thanks

  23. This is a great dip, super easy to make. It was devoured in about a half hour. Will be making again.
    Thank you

  24. How do you think this would hold up in a crockpot?

    • I think it should hold just fine on the WARM setting, but you may have to stir it occasionally to prevent from drying out.

  25. Preparing this dish for my fiancee for his birthday…i cant wait!

  26. This looks great! I’m going to make it this week for book club. We’re doing a fall theme so the corn is perfect. Question, when using frozen corn, how do you roast it? I know there’ll be too much extra liquid of I add the frozen corn straight to the pan.

    Thanks!

  27. i know I am weird and not really a fan of warm cream cheese so I prepared this as a cold dip. I thought it was wonderful!

  28. This looks amazing! I want to make it for a BBQ this weekend but I’m wondering if it can served chilled. Did anyone try it cold?

  29. Made this dip for a football party! 3 of us are gluten and dairy free so I tweaked it with gluten/dairy free products and it was delicious! I didn’t tell anyone I had substituted the ingredients and everyone was raving about it! I used
    Tofuti Cream Cheese and rice milk 🙂

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  31. Would it still be good after the warmth of the oven is gone. Would love to do for tailgate party

  32. Just made this tonight and the kids love eating it with Ritz veggie crackers. Thanks for the great recipe.

  33. I made this last night and you are right, it is damn delicious! Thank you!

  34. Yummy…I used 1can corn 1can hominy because it’s what I had. I only used 2 pieces of bacon & added chili powder & onion powder…very good stuff.

  35. This dip is so good! I did not skip the chips because I love the salty crunchiness with the creamy sweet corn. (I used tortilla chips) BONUS – this dip is even better warmed up the next day! The flavor is enhanced when the smokiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the corm meld together overnight. This is easily a make ahead dish. Just make another batch of fresh crispy bacon to top it with. Thank you Chungha!

  36. YUMMO! I had leftover sweet corn and wanted to make a dip….went on Pinterest and found your lovely recipe. Just finished it, had a sample taste and YUM! I am bringing it to a Bible Study picnic tonight and I think I’d better bring the recipe along because I know there will be requests. Thanks for posting it!

  37. this sounds very dangerous!

  38. I made this tonight to share with my neighbors and it was a hit! I love the combinations of creamy and kick.

  39. I tried this and we loved it! We love spicy foods so we added some kick to it. You could add cheddar cheese to it, that would be delicious!

  40. Wow, this looks awesome! All my favorite things right in one dip. I would definitely need the extra bacon. 😉

  41. Stunning pictures, as always! I can almost smell the bacon. Nom nom nom. Pinned! 🙂

  42. This looks like something I would definitely get hooked on! I love bacon! Looks delicious!

  43. You have the best comfort foods! You da queen 🙂

  44. This looks amazing. As I am thinking about making it for a group, what chips do you suggest that would go well with this ??

  45. oh my gawd. I would eat this by the spoonfuls! love this, Chung-Ah!

  46. Mmm, this is my kind of dip! I kind of want some for breakfast.

  47. Girl, this dip is bacon lover’s dream!!! Beautiful pics as always!!

  48. This sounds awesome. We’re going to a BBQ this weekend and this would be a perfect dish to bring!

  49. Can this be made with turkey bacon?

  50. I can’t think of anything more delicious right now!! Love this! It looks so creamy and it is full of veggies. And this bacon looks perfect. So crispy!! Pinned!

  51. This is my kind of dip. Corn AND bacon?!?! YES! Pinned 🙂

  52. YES to the chips getting in the way. I think the spoon might too…I am going face-first into this baby!
    Corn, bacon and creamy cheesy goodness? I’m dead. Pinned!

  53. I would love this but Mr. Grumpy won’t eat sweetcorn!!!!!

  54. This looks great Chung-ah!
    I believe it would be delicious with pasta as well, mmm 😀 Thanks for the recipe! I hope you’re having a great week so far x

  55. You make the best dips and this one looks like a winner! So much texture going on and tons of flavor, love corn dips!

  56. Yup! I could definitely skip the chips and just eat this by the spoonful!