More winning recipes from the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair


For snacks at your next Packers party, consider these winning recipes from the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair.

This recipe by Lora Pelzek of Hales Corners — in the bacon ranch dip class in the Wisconsin dairy division — came with notes of “Flavor +++” and “Fresh.” Any color bell pepper can be used, but Pelzek used red for her winning entry, and she used Wisconsin-grown corn and Wisconsin-produced bacon, sour cream and cheese, as well.

Bacon Ranch Corn Dip

Makes about 1 quart, 6 to 8 servings

Recipe tested by Carol Deptolla

olive oil

4 slices bacon

1 cup fine-chopped bell pepper

2 cups corn, cut fresh from 2 large ears, if possible

½ cup ranch or bacon ranch dressing

½ cup sour cream

1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese

4-ounce can of diced green chiles, drained

Salt and pepper to taste

Sliced ​​green onion for garnish

Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and chop or crumble the bacon.

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