Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Dip

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If you’re looking for the perfect holiday dish to serve the family this year, then you’ll love this Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese dip! With a couple special ingredients, it’s my spin on a classic dip. It’s quick, easy, and full of flavor and it’s always a huge hit with our family. This makes a large batch, but we never have any leftovers because it’s that good! 😊

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This holiday season will probably look a lot different for most of us. No matter what challenges or differences we’ve faced this year, we can all look forward to a special holiday meal with our family and/or close friends. I think these family celebrations are more important than ever right now.

For us, our gatherings will be smaller than previous years, which is why I look forward to making a lot of comfort food to bring some familiarity to the table. To me, good comfort food starts by using my favorite Kraft Heinz® products that we all know and love, just like this recipe.

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The star of this dip is the Philadelphia® Cream Cheese. I love that it’s made with no artificial preservatives, dyes or flavors; it truly sets the standard for quality.

All of the ingredients I used in this recipe can be found at your local Walmart! I love Walmart so much because you really can’t beat their prices. We have one right around the corner from us and I do all my grocery shopping there. They have the same brands and same quality products as any other grocery store, at WAY better prices.

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Now, who’s ready to make some delicious Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Dip?

PREPARATION

Bacon

First, cook the bacon per package directions. (I personally love the Oscar Mayer® Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon. It gives this recipe a delicious smoky flavor.)

I like to cook my bacon in the oven because it’s so easy to clean up! I lay down some aluminum foil on a baking sheet and fold up the edges to catch the grease. Lay the bacon strips on the foil and bake at 400°F for 14-16 minutes, depending on how well done you like it.

Once it’s done, remove the bacon from the oven and from the baking sheet. Lay on a separate plate to cool. Once cooled, chop or crumble into small pieces. Lower the temperature on the oven to 375°F, in preparation for the dip.

JALAPEÑOS

I’ve made this several times and the spiciness really depends on how you prepare the jalapeños. For no spice at all, remove all seeds and pith from the jalapeño. If you like a little spice, you can leave the pith. For a lot of spice, you can leave some of the seeds.

I usually remove all pith and seeds since my family isn’t big on spice. Once you’ve cleaned out the jalapeños, chop them into small pieces.

MIX IT ALL TOGETHER

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Then, take out the Philadelphia® Cream Cheese first, so that it can soften.

Once the cream cheese is soft, add it to a large mixing bowl along with the sour cream, mayo, cream of corn, bacon, green chiles, jalapeños, shredded cheese and garlic powder.

Using a fork, mash the cream cheese and mix everything together until it’s well combined. Then, transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish or an 8×8 square baking dish.

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Place it in the oven at 375°F for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the edges are starting to bubble. Top it off with a little cilantro and you’re all set!

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I love to serve this with fresh veggies such as carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper or broccoli. You can also serve it with your favorite chips or crackers too!

I hope your family enjoys this one as much as mine does!

Jalapeño Bacon Cream Cheese Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36 people, 2 tbsp per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup BREAKSTONE'S sour cream
  • ½ cup KRAFT Real Mayo mayonnaise
  • ½ cup canned cream of corn
  • 6 slices OSCAR MAYER Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Cheddar Jack Shredded Cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cilantro, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cream of corn, bacon, green chilies, jalapeños, shredded cheese and garlic powder. Using a fork, mix everything until it is well combined.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish and bake for 20–25 minutes, until the dip starts to bubble around the edges. (An 8×8 square dish works too.)

  4. Top with cilantro and enjoy! Serve it with veggies, corn or tortilla chips, or your favorite crackers.

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