Bacon Ranch Guacamole

Here is a delicious new twist on the classic guacamole for you, Bacon Ranch Guacamole! It’s super-creamy, rich and delicious with tons of avocados, ranch dressing and bacon. Get ready because it’s time to scoop in those tortilla chips. Olé!

A wooden bowl with Mexican decoration on the outside containing green guacamole dip topped with pieces of crispy bacon and a tortilla chip. The bowl is on a white plate and has more tortilla chips on it. There is an avocado cut in half in the background of the picture.

Guacamole is usually made out of ripe avocados, lime juice and salt. Other ingredients like minced garlic, onion, cilantro and tomatoes can find their way in there. I’m happy with all of those things. Really and truly, guacamole is one of my favorite foods.

A wooden bowl on a white plate that is sitting on a fringed navy blue cloth. The bowl contains green avocado guacamole and is surrounded by tortilla chips that are sitting on the white plate around the bowl. There is also a cutting board with a halved avocado in the picture.

You can add all kinds of other things to guacamole too though. Since avocados have such a mild flavor, they can work as a base for different variations. For today’s recipe I added flavors from one of my other favorite dips, Ranch.

A close up of a tortilla chip that has been dipped in guacamole. The guacamole hangs off of the chip and there is a piece of bacon in the dip. The chip is held by a person's thumb and finger. There is a bowl of guacamole , tortilla chips and a halved avocado on a cutting board in the background.

It still has all of those vibrant avocados mashed up in there, but for a tiny twist I went with ranch, lemon juice, and bacon. Yes. Wow. I know. It’s seriously good.

If you’re in the mood to make guacamole, do check out my guacamole tips. You’ll learn how to choose avocados, how to get them to ripen faster (and slower), great tips for preventing guacamole from browning and info about how long you can store it.

 

A bowl of guacamole. It is a wooden bowl with a Mexican design on the outside. The bowl contains green avocado guacamole topped with pieces of bacon. The bowl is in the middle of a white plate and is surrounded by tortilla chips.

O.K., enough with the chat. Let’s eat!

Bacon Ranch Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 Avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tsp. ranch dressing powder
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice (plus more to prevent browning)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Drizzle with extra lemon juice to prevent browning, if desired.