Sweet Corn and Jalepeno Dip

Dip.  What a fantastic invention!  Hot and cheesy dip.  Throw in a little spicy heat and a little bacon and you can sign me right up!  Use the chip or crostini as a vehicle to get the dip into your belly and you are all set!

So the other day KB had some friends over for a BBQ and he wanted me to make an appetizer.  What better excuse to bust out a new dip recipe.  At first KB requested queso.  But to be honest with you, I was craving something a little different.  And I know neither of the two options are exactly healthy, but I wanted to find something that wasn’t the same-old melted cheese with rotel.  LOL.  Not that I find anything wrong with queso, but I was just craving something new.  You know how it is when you get stuck in a rut, making the same dishes day after day because they’re good.   Since this is my culinary adventure, I had a good reason to come up with a new recipe.  And it turned out KB liked it so much, he put it on his burger and declared it delux!

Start by mixing your cream cheese,sour cream, mayonnaise, and shredded cheddar cheese.

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Add canned corn, jalepeno, garlic powder and green onion.

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Spread into a baking dish.

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In a frying pan, crisp your chopped bacon.

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In a bowl, mix bacon, brown sugar, pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper (if you like heat).

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Spread on top of dip.

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Bake for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  Enjoy!

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Recipe:

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
11 oz can corn
1-2 jalepeno peppers (diced and seeds removed) – you can use as little or as much as you like depending on your heat tolerance
2 green onions chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper

In a medium bowl, mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until combined.  Add corn, jalepenos, green onions and garlic powder and stir thoroughly.  Spread in a baking dish.  Meanwhile, crisp the bacon in a pan.  Remove and drain grease.  Add bacon, brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne pepper and toss together in a bowl.  Spread on top of the dip.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes until brown and bubbly.

Enjoy!

Caroline