Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Corn & Bacon Dip

One day last week the guys were going deep sea fishing

so DD & I were in charge of dinner

We decided Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken

would be easy and kids and adults would like it

I also had a dip recipe I wanted to try

that would be great for the hungry fishermen

to snack on when they got back

Corn on the cob, bacon, green onions, cream cheese, sour cream,

Ranch seasoning mix, garlic powder, and grated cheese

I like to roast corn in the oven,

leave the corn in the husks and put it in the oven

bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

Let it cool, then cut the corn at the base through the husk

and remove husks and silks

A bundt pan makes a great aid

for cutting off and collecting the corn kernels

Mix the cream cheese with sour cream, ranch seasoning and garlic

Stir in corn, half of bacon, and 3/4 of green onions

Fold in cheese

Transfer mixture to a greased shallow baking dish

Dish can be refrigerated at the point for baking later if desired

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes

Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions

The guys were busy cleaning the boat and putting their gear away so we ended up serving the dip right along with the chicken for dinner

Everyone made their own tacos

with the shredded peach salsa chicken

We put out guacamole, warm queso,

lettuce, tomatoes and extra cheeses and tortillas

and everyone helped themselves to an

“easy on the cook” dinner!”

There were even a few sightings of the Cheesy Corn & Bacon Dip

being eaten with a fork and on the chicken tacos!

Cheesy Corn & Bacon Dip

Fresh summer corn pairs with bacon, cheddar, green onions, cream cheese and Ranch seasoning for an irresistible dip or side casserole. It's great on chicken tacos too!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Roasting time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 5 ears corn on the cob, or 3 cups kernels
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups grated cheese, like sharp cheddar or a combo of cheeses*
  • 1 pkg Ranch seasoning mix, about 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels. Crumble or tear into pieces
  • Roast corn in the husks in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, and garlic in a large mixing bowl
  • Remove corn from husks by cutting the base end of the corn off. The husks and silks will easily peel right off.
  • Stand corn on the center cone of a bundt pan and with a knife, slice the kernels off from the top of the ear down, letting the kernels fall into the pan.
  • Add corn, half of bacon, 3/4 of green onions to cream cheese mixture and stir to evenly combine. Add cheeses and fold into mixture.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased shallow casserole. This can be refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbling. If dish has been refrigerated baking might take a few minutes longer.
  • Garnish dip with remaining bacon and green onions. Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos Scoops, sweet pepper scoops, or as a side dish or topping for chicken tacos.


*I used extra sharp cheddar and Creamy Melt Triple Cheddar
Keyword chicken tacos, corn and bacon dip, corn casserole, corn dip

Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas or Tacos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Course Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 6


  • slow cooker


  • 3 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar 16 oz. peach salsa {I use Newman's Own}
  • 2-4 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 12-18 small flour tortillas quick pan fried in a little oil if desired

Optional Toppings

  • guacamole
  • queso
  • shredded lettuce
  • grated sharp cheddar or other cheese
  • chopped onion
  • chopped tomato
  • refried beans
  • jalapenos


  • Spray or line slow cooker. Add chicken and sprinkle liberally with taco seasoning.
  • Pour salsa over chicken and add orange juice.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  • Place chicken on tortillas and add toppings of choice.
  • Makes 12-18 chalupas, 2 or 3 chalupas per serving.
Keyword chicken chalupas, chicken tacos, easy dinner, Mexican chicken taco, salsa chicken, slow cooker chicken

I hope you enjoy, the fishermen were very happy!

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36 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Corn & Bacon Dip”
  1. Mary says:

    Your dip sounds delish Jenna, I could skip the chicken and make a meal out of it. 🙂 Serve/make yourself tacos are the way to go for easy summer entertaining and dinner. Happy Tuesday. ♥

  2. I want to dig right in with a spoon! It looks so good.

  3. Nancy says:

    Mmmm! Mmmmm! This looks delicious and perfect for a summer party! Thank you!

  4. I’m not surprised the dip ended up on the tacos. I was thinking about that when you started the part about tacos — that would be a tasty topping! What a fabulous dinner and tasty sounding appetizer, too!

  5. Jenna, with roasted corn and bacon, this is a winner in my book! Easy on the cook is always a good idea for serving a crowd especially in summer. Happy Tuesday!

  6. Love the slow cooker in the summer!

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Sounds like the dip was enjoyed in more that one way by serving it with your dinner. And, this meal sounds delicious Jenna! Keeping this one!

  8. Jessica says:

    Hi. I didn’t know you could roast corn in the oven! I’m going to try that. My dad lives a few miles from Iowa, and in August, sweet corn season hits! Love that they went deep sea fishing- my husband loves doing that when we visit the Gulf. What a delicious meal you made.

  9. lulu says:

    Corn here is so good now so this is one more thing to try with it.

  10. Sounds fabulous! I don’t know what’s going on around here, but finding those big dipper Fritos is like winning the lottery:@)

  11. My favorite (secret) snack is Fritos with anything. The corn here in Baldwin County has been amazing this year, so this is a no-brainer for me. – thanks!

  12. Thanks Jenna for the tip about roasting your corn in the oven. I usually wrap my corn in wet paper towels and microwave 3 minutes for each ear of corn. You have the best recipes. I love using the slow cooker.

    • Thanks Linda, I also microwave corn if I’m in a hurry, which is great, but if you have time I think roasting it in the oven makes it more flavorful. I make the salsa chicken all the time, it’s so easy and so good!

  13. rachelle says:

    Jenna, if this was placed in front of me, I would eat nothing else for dinner! YUM 🙂

  14. lghiggins says:

    Those dishes look delicious and I love your idea of using the bundt pan for cutting off the corn. The ear always slides around on me in the bottom of a bowl. Good trick!

  15. Kitty says:

    Both recipes sound really tasty, Jenna, and I’m sure the guys appreciated it. I always love to try a new dip recipe. I’ve never had peach salsa, but it sounds really good for the recipe.

    • I love peach salsa, but you can use any kind of salsa for the chicken recipe. The salsa chicken is a staple in our house, not only is it great for tacos, I often use it to make enchiladas or other casseroles.

  16. Keira Ball says:

    Looks delicious! Perfect for summer party.

  17. Kim says:

    Yum Jenna! The chicken sounds amazing and even better that you just throw everything in the slow cooker. And that dip – oh my! But then I believe that bacon and cheese together should be their own food group lol. Thanks for sharing and pinned for sure! Have a lovely week and hope those gulf breezes are keeping you cool!

  18. LydiaF1963 says:

    This looks like something we would enjoy! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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