Corn and Bacon Guacamole

by | Feb 20, 2017 | All, Appetizers

Need a fresh take on guacamole that will quickly go on your must-make list? We’ve got you covered with this Corn and Bacon Guacamole recipe!

Small wooden bowl filled with corn and bacon guacamole. Garnished with a lime wedge and chips scattered on foreground.

Yup, you read that right, there is bacon in this guac. Not sure what took me so long to put it there, but man, is it good! Add to that some smoky charred corn, and happy hour is looking pretty tasty in this house.

I’m always looking for new appetizers for casual gatherings, and Corn and Bacon Guacamole is a super easy and tasty way to entertain. The salty bacon and the charred corn blend perfectly with the heat of the pickled jalapeno. Squeeze a little lime juice and sprinkle some cilantro and all you need is a bowl of chips (or a spoon) to make this girl pretty happy.

There isn’t a long ingredient list with this guacamole recipe and prepping ahead of time makes party day a breeze. Here’s how it works: The day before the party I grill the corn while the bacon is baking in the oven. (I never fry bacon anymore, ever.) While those two are sizzling away, I diced the onions and the jalapenos. Pop everything in the fridge, and it’s ready for party day. Efficient party prep is my favorite kind.

Time Saving Tip: Did you know if you microwave mashed avocado for 25 seconds before you mix in the rest of the guacamole ingredients, the avocado won’t turn brown? My parents brought that tidbit back from a cooking class they took in Mexico, and I have used it ever since.

Anything that makes eating Corn and Bacon Guacamole easier is a win in my book.

Wooden bowl heaping with Corn and Bacon Guacamole Recipe with cilantro sprig and lime wedges.


Yield: 2 cups

Corn and Bacon Guacamole

Corn and Bacon Guacamole
Need a fresh take on guacamole that will quickly go on your must-make list? We’ve got you covered with this Corn and Bacon Guacamole recipe!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 2 ears corn, grilled and cut off cob
  • 4 pieces of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, chopped (more or less to taste)
  • juice of 1/2 lime (or more to taste)
  • Salt


  1. Mix avocado, corn, bacon, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno in bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime juice over the top and stir to combine.
  3. Salt to taste and adjust lime juice and jalapeno if necessary.
  4. Serve with chips.


I grill the corn, bake the bacon, diced the onions and jalapenos the day before I'm serving and store in individual containers in refrigerator to make assembly easy.
You can also use 1 cup of frozen corn that is pan seared in place of 2 ears of grilled corn.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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    You know, I’ve never played around with my guac and added anything fun to it. I think it’s high time I do! This version looks GREAT!

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      Thanks, Christina! I love playing around with it and changing things up! But the bacon was a fabulous addition 🙂

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      Couldn’t agree more! 🙂

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      Bacon makes everything better 🙂

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    Are you for reals on the microwave??? I must try this out!! And this guac is perfect. I could eat guac every day 🙂 Oh wait, I kinda do!

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      The microwave is a great little tip 🙂

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    Well, THIS takes guac to a whole new level! The bacon of course, but I just love the idea of the grilled corn taste mixed in with everything else. Pinning!

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      The grilled corn is such a tasty addition. Thanks for the pin!

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    I absolutely adore guacamole. This recipe looks good. I’ll have to try it. The bacon in it sounds delicious. And thanks for that tip about keeping avocado green!

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    Yum, this looks so good. I think I might make this and eat it for lunch! You can see I really don’t feel like sharing it as an appetizer. I guess the first batch could be a test, just for me to taste-test! Anyway, I do love the idea of it as an appetizer for casual gatherings. It look delicious.


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