Creations, Creamy Corn Dip with Bacon, Tomato and Green Chiles and More Painting Inspirations

The recipes on my monthly bucket list often turn into something different from the original, just like painting inspirations.

On the August Bucket List one of the appetizers is Jalapeno & Bacon Corn Dip from Damn Delicious.  I used Chungah’s recipe as a base then tweaked it a little by adding red peppers,  tomatoes and green chiles and sharp white cheddar.


This dip is simple, fast and yes, it is Damn Delicious!

creamy corn dip

It is very OK to use another person’s ideas for your jumping off point.  Just make sure you don’t copy them exactly [which is almost impossible anyway] and give credit if you can. You can see more about “Steal like an Artist” here


My daughter wanted me to do an abstract  painting for her house.  Her house is done in all shades of whites and grays and it is so attractive. To see her gray and white nursery click here and to see more of the French Country Table, pictured above, click here

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She liked this painting, [unfortunately the source for this artist unknown] but she wanted it to be mostly gray and white with just the slightest hints of color~ I loved the horizontal and vertical composition so I started there and then changed the colors and flowers~

white roses

“White Roses”

garden poles

My Garden Stakes were inspired by these garden posts by Studio M

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So keep your eyes open and when you see something you like, make a note, take a picture, or pin it-that way you’ll always have plenty of inspirations right at your finger tips

Be sure to remember this easy corn dip for football season!

Creamy Corn Dip with Bacon, Tomatoes and Green Chiles

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 3 cups frozen corn kernels thawed or fresh
  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2- 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles [use 1/2 can if you don’t want it too spicy]
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed and softened
  • 1 cup 4 oz, grated White Sharp Cheddar [this really adds a great flavor]
  • 1/4 cup half and half optional [you might not need this]
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook diced bacon over medium low heat until crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Saute pepper in 1 T of bacon drippings. Add corn and green onions and stir. Add tomatoes and green chiles and cream cheese cubes. Stir until cheese melts. Add cream if mixture seems to thick. Stir in 1/2 of cheddar. Transfer mixture to a small baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake at 325 until hot and bubbly.
  • This can be assembled ahead of time and baked up to 36 hours later. Adjust cooking time if cold
Keyword corn dip, football food, hot corn dip with bacon and Rotel, spicy corn dip, tailgate food


Saute bacon pieces~this is faster and easier than frying strips and no need to crumble later


drain bacon and reserve a little of the drippings to saute the pepper and green onion


add in the corn


then the tomatoes and green chiles and cream cheese


cook and stir to melt cream cheese, then add the sharp white cheddar.  The sharp white cheddar really makes the flavors pop


Let everything get happy


then add bacon and transfer it to a baking dish


Top with remaining white cheddar


Bake at 325 until hot and bubbly

creamy corn dip

serve with sturdy chips like these


they are full of good stuff!


You can put this together ahead of time too~ and it’s good any time of year because you can use fresh, frozen or canned corn


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16 Responses to “Creations, Creamy Corn Dip with Bacon, Tomato and Green Chiles and More Painting Inspirations”
  1. Your dip looks sinfully good! And the painting is so striking. I like what you have to say about borrowing from another artist. Isn’t that what artists have always done — been inspired by someone else’s work, and reinterpreted it?

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a Great Day and a Wonderful Week!

  3. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I know I’d like this dip! I’m so excited that dipping season is almost here:@)

  4. Mary says:

    Jenna, Everything from DD makes me drool and your dip sounds divine with your additions and the white cheddar! I love your artistic rendering and painting for your daughter in shades of gray, I’m sure she was thrilled!

  5. CraftyHope says:

    That painting for your daughter came out so well. I do hope she liked it as much as I do. I’ve never seen such tall garden stakes, but that makes so much more sense than tiny ones that I don’t know why no one thought of it sooner. Plus, I’m sure it brings such a fun pop of color to your garden too.
    Your dip looks so, so good and I’m definitely going to have to remember it for football season as we often go to friends’ houses to watch the Tide Roll! Thanks for linking up.

  6. Kim says:

    I love corn dip! Yours looks so much better with the green onion and bacon. Your daughter’s dining room is beautiful!

  7. Erlene says:

    Aaahhh….I have everything except for the bacon (I used that last night for a pasta dinner) and I want to make this. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday 🙂

  8. sdowd39 says:

    I am definitely going to give this recipe a try! I have never seen a recipe with cream cheese that isn’t fabulous!!! I have guests coming this weekend and have been debating on what to serve for an appetizer…so glad to find this – it looks delicious!
    Shelia @ House of Highlands

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