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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.

Mac And Beer Cheese Soup

Note: Cheese sauce separates easily if the mixture is brought to a boil, or if pre shredded cheese is used. If the mixture does separates, try to puree the cheese sauce with a hand blender before you add the noodles.


  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 12 ounces Hefeweizen
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (thinly grated, don't use pre shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni noodles


  1. In a large pot heat the olive oil. Add the onions and jalapenos, cook until softened, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the butter stir until melted.
  3. Sprinkle the flour and corn starch on top of the melted butter and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the beer, broth and cream bring to a low simmer.
  5. 1/4 a cup at at time, add the cheese and stir until completely melted before adding more (do not boil or cheese will separate). Repeat until all the cheese is incorporated into the soup.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, smoked paprika and stir to combine.
  7. Add the macaroni noodles and cook until noodles are al dente.
  8. Add additional beer or broth to thin to desired consistency.




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Ashley – Baker by Nature September 17, 2012 um 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.


RavieNomNoms September 17, 2012 um 10:41 am

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


Laura September 17, 2012 um 11:37 am

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


Cassie September 17, 2012 um 11:53 am

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


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 17, 2012 um 2:57 pm

This dip is a total touchdown!!!!


claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 17, 2012 um 3:21 pm

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


Julie @ Table for Two September 17, 2012 um 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.


Baker Street September 17, 2012 um 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.


Jen @ Savory Simple September 18, 2012 um 5:37 am

I think I need this in my life!


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 18, 2012 um 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!!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 18, 2012 um 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 🙂


Amanda Brown September 18, 2012 um 5:40 pm

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


Bree September 18, 2012 um 6:40 pm

Looks like a win to me-Yum!


Denise September 19, 2012 um 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!


Mary Murphy September 19, 2012 um 7:10 pm

Had to tweet this. Looks so yummy!


Jackie October 15, 2012 um 11:03 am

Thank you!


Verna September 20, 2012 um 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 um 11:03 am

Perfect for all sports!


Chelsea October 12, 2012 um 10:49 pm

Made this for my tailgating party! SO DANG GOOD!


Jackie October 15, 2012 um 11:03 am

Oh good! So glad you liked it!


KarlaJ October 29, 2012 um 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 um 9:57 am

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


Missy S. December 30, 2012 um 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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