bacon cheddar jalapeño guacamole

one of my favorite things to make when hosting are things that are easily shareable, not messy and i almost always choose savory over sweet. while there are a million ways to make it, i have to introduce you to my bacon cheddar jalapeño guacamole.

here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 medium avocados
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 2 limes
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • tortilla chips (i personally love tostitos with a hint of jalapeño or a hint of lime)


  1. throw four strips of bacon in a cast iron skillet on medium heat
  2. in a midsized bowl (i used a 6 cup round pyrex dish with a lid), scoop out the avocados into the bowl and save one pit
  3. using a fork, mash the avocados
  4. dice the tomato, onion and jalapeños and chop the cilantro – i leave the seeds in my jalapeños for an extra kick but if that sounds too aggressive, scoop them out beforehand
  5. turn your bacon over
  6. add the veggies to the bowl containing the avocados
  7. add a tablespoon of minced garlic and the juice from two limes to the mixture
  8. mix up ingredients thoroughly and add salt to taste (i would say go a bit lighter on the salt because the bacon and cheddar provide some salt as well)
  9. remove bacon from heat and sit on a paper towel to absorb the grease
  10. add pit to center of guacamole mixture (to keep it green)
  11. clean edge of the bowl with a lime wedge
  12. add 1/3 of sharp cheddar cheese to the center
  13. crumble four strips of bacon around the cheese to line the bowl
  14. serve with your favorite chips/vegetable sticks and enjoy!

once you make it, let me know what you think!


k. tap

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