Posted on: October 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

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Swap tortilla chips for crisp bacon chips and dip in rich guacamole till your heart’s content!

Looking for a fun twist on chips and dip? Ditch the ho-hum chips, and crisp up some bacon instead! This no-brainer of a snack will make you wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner. It’s the perfect recipe for game-day entertaining or as a movie-watching munchie.


The most important component to a successful bacon chip is using thick cut bacon, from quality-sourced pork, to ensure that it can hold up to dipping without crumbling. You’ll be dipping these into a chunky batch of fresh guacamole that gets a spicy kick from jalapeño, a hint of smoke from cumin, and fresh cilantro to brighten it up.

Start by slicing the bacon strips into 2-3 inch pieces, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to keep the bacon from sticking. Bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through. Use tongs to place the bacon on a plate to crisp up. In the meantime, mash avocado with a fork and stir in red onion, cumin, jalapeño, cilantro and sea salt. Serve right away.

Bacon “Chips” and Thick Guacamole Dip

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Recipe by: Jennafer Ashley

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Preparation time: 10 Minutes


Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  •  Small bowl


  •  8-10 strips thick cut pasture-raised bacon
  •  2 avocados
  •  1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  •  1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  •  1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice each bacon strip into 2-3 inch pieces and lay on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bacon to crisp up on a plate.
  4.  In a small bowl, use a fork to mash the avocados. Stir in the red onion, jalapeño, ground cumin and sea salt.
  5.  Serve bacon chips alongside the guacamole dip.

For more unexpected ways to use bacon, check out these recipes…
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Bacon Pancakes

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