Bacon guacamole is loaded with crispy bacon, sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, and delicious roasted garlic. We love to eat this guac in the fall and winter when we're craving a heartier guacamole recipe.

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Bacon guacamole! Yes, my friends, this is a real thing. Our favorite dip just married our all-time favorite food. These two belong together.

Why you'll love bacon guacamole

  • Bacon. Crispy, salty, all things delicious bacon.
  • Roasted cherry tomatoes. These sweet little nuggets make for magical guacamole bites.
  • Roasted garlic. Yep, we went there.
  • It's all the things we love about guacamole but with an unmistakable fall/winter vibe.

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How to make this bacon guacamole recipe

This guacamole is definitely more time consuming my Easy Guacamole Recipe. But even though it's not quick to make, none of the steps are difficult. Plan on it taking you about 40 minutes to make, although some of that time you'll simply be waiting for the tomatoes to finish roasting.

  1. Start by roasting the tomatoes and garlic. Pop them both in a baking dish, toss them with oil, and put them in your oven.
  2. While they're getting beautifully caramelized in your oven, crisp the bacon in a pan on your stove.
  3. From here on in, this recipe is like traditional guacamole. Mash some ripe avocados with lime juice, the roasted garlic, salt, and cumin. Then gently stir in the crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro.

Now grab some tortilla chips and dig in!

A mixing bowl with mashed avocados, roasted tomatoes, and crispy bacon.

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We sure do! If you want something to go beside this bacon guacamole appetizer, these are our favorites:

Bacon guacamole in a serving bowl with chips on the side.

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Bacon Guacamole with Roasted Tomatoes

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Bacon guacamole is loaded with crispy bacon, sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, and delicious roasted garlic. We love to eat this guac in the fall and winter when we're craving a heartier guacamole recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 5 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 bacon strips (sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces)
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and seed removed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup each: minced red onion and cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 420 degrees.
  2. Toss the cherry tomatoes and unpeeled garlic cloves with the olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Put them into your oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  3. While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the bacon until crispy in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the avocados, salt, cumin, and lime juice to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of their skins and add them to the bowl. Mix everything together until the avocados and roasted garlic are mashed well.
  5. Reserve a few roasted tomatoes and some bacon to garnish. Mix the remaining roasted tomatoes, bacon, red onion, and cilantro into the guacamole.
  6. Serve the guacamole topped with the reserved roasted tomatoes and bacon.

Notes

Make ahead bacon guacamole

If you're planning to make this for friends, you can roast the tomatoes and garlic and crisp the bacon several hours beforehand. Keep them covered in your fridge until you're ready to make the guac. If you're garnishing the top with some bacon, warm it gently to melt the fat that will be on the bacon – it will look prettier.

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