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Jalapeno Bacon Dip

This is a Game Day win.

Maybe it’s cliche but my favorite part of game day parties is the food. And the socialization.

I understand football, don’t get me wrong. I played powder puff in college at the Free Safety position, I even made a girl cry once. But that’s on her, if you can’t handle the heat, stay out of the end zone.

It’s just that my attention span is pretty short when it comes to things I have no emotional investment in the outcome.

But I do love being at the house of true fans, which give me some emotional investment in their team winning. I’ll root for your team, and bring you some bacon dip, as long as your team isn’t playing The Seahawks. Because if I root against The Seahawks, I might wake up a single woman the next day.

Jalapeno Bacon Dip


  • 2 fresh jalapenos
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, plus 1/4 cup divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut the stems off the jalapenos.
  3. Since the seeds of the jalapenos contain most of the heat, you can adjust the heat level of your dip depending on how many seeds you leave in. For a mild dip, remove them all, for an extra spicy dip, leave them all in. I removed the seeds from one pepper and left the seeds from the other. The dip was perfect heat level for some, but too spicy for others. I would recommend removing at least half of the seeds to serve to a large group.
  4. Chop the peppers.
  5. In a food processor add the chopped jalapenos (with the amount of seeds you want), cream cheese, 1 cup parmesan, sour cream, bacon (reserve a few tbs for a garnish on top), smoked paprika, and garlic powder and process until well combined.
  6. Pour into a baking dish. Garnish with remaining cheese and bacon.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve warm.




23 Responses to Jalapeno Bacon Dip

  1. Ashley - Baker by Nature September 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Jalapeno and Bacon?! WIN! My favorite part of football is the snacks, and this will definitely be made for a game day soon.

  2. RavieNomNoms September 17, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Holy shmokes! Jalapeno and bacon are like a match made in heaven. This would be perfect for game day!

  3. Laura September 17, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    This is a fantastic post! Loved it! And love the dip too!

  4. Cassie September 17, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Um, yeah, I watch football for the food. And this dip = immediate winner. Love it!

  5. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    This dip is a total touchdown!!!!

  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I would eat that off my hand. or finger. Is that inappropriate?

  7. Julie @ Table for Two September 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    i totally watch football cause of the delicious (bad for you) foods, it’s ritual! this dip – i’d put my face into it.

  8. Baker Street September 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    bacon and cream cheese – yes, please! that’s such a dreamy combination! I don’t think I’d have it in me to share this with anyone.

  9. Jen @ Savory Simple September 18, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    I think I need this in my life!

  10. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 18, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Dude, I have no idea how football is played! I come from a soccer (football) background but I just can’t get into the football buzz…powder puff does not make me think of football though, was that some kind of make up game?? I do know I’d go through anything for some dip though!!

  11. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I don’t really understand football all that well but I’ll still totally make this for football season and devour this while Jason is busy focused on the game 🙂

  12. Amanda Brown September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    I made this! It was SOOOOOO good. My favorite dip i’ve ever made.

  13. Bree September 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Looks like a win to me-Yum!

  14. Denise September 19, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    No football here in Holland and dips like these aren’t that common either. That doesn’t mean I wanna make this really soon though;) It looks so comforting and addictive, even the description gets me drooling!

  15. Mary Murphy September 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Had to tweet this. Looks so yummy!

    • Jackie October 15, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      Thank you!

  16. Verna September 20, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Hey there from across the ocean! This is just what I want for OUR “Football” games, soccer. LOL

    • Jackie October 15, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      Perfect for all sports!

  17. Chelsea October 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Made this for my tailgating party! SO DANG GOOD!

    • Jackie October 15, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      Oh good! So glad you liked it!

  18. KarlaJ October 29, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    Made this last night. My husband has declared this the BEST DIP he has ever had! It really is AWESOME! Thanks

    • Jackie October 29, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      YAY! Thank you 🙂 You really can’t go wrong with bacon and jalapenos 😉

  19. Missy S. December 30, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    I love this dip! I made it for a Christmas Eve family gathering, and it was a big hit! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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