Jalapeno, Bacon, and Kale Dip

This jalapeno, bacon, and kale cheesy dip is perfect for football and holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it, so you’ll want to save this warm cheese dip recipe.

Jalapeno bacon kale cheese dip

Warm Kale Dip

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Are you ready to make this warm dip recipe? Let’s make sure you have everything you need: 

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Bulb of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups of kale
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 mayonnaise
  • 3 jalapenos that have been seeded, de-veined, and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder 1&1/2 cups of Mexican Style Cheese
  • 1/4 cup of bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
Jalapeno bacon kale cheese dip

Jalapeno, Bacon, and Kale Dip

This cheesy kale dip is perfect for the holidays and potluck gatherings.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Calories: 374cal
Author: Melissa


  • 1 Bulb of garlic
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 2 cups kale
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 jalapenos that have been seeded de-veined, and chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1&1/2 cups shredded cheese Mexican Style
  • ¼ cup bacon bits
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Leaving the skin on, cut the top off of the garlic bulb
  • Make a foil bowl for the garlic to sit in, and pour a little olive oil over the garlic. Add a little salt, and pepper to taste. Close the foil up to seal the bulb in, and place in the oven until soft – about 30 minutes

While the garlic roasts…Blanch the kale:

  • Get a medium-size bowl, and fill it with a little ice water
  • In a medium-size pot, boil the kale in a small amount of water – only for about 1 minute
  • Drain, and throw kale into the ice water to shock it, and stop the cooking process
  • Drain, and squeeze kale
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, jalapenos, garlic powder, cheese, bacon, kale, and roasted garlic (just squeeze the soft garlic out of the bulb)
  • Spread into a greased 8×8 pan, or whatever dish you want to serve your dip from
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the dip
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the top is golden, and cheese is melted
  • Serve with Tortilla chips, crackers, or pita chips


Nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 374cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2200IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 416mg | Iron: 1mg

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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