Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip

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5 from 11 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip is one of those amazing creations that makes everything better. Who can resist slathering bacon and cheese on things? It is so easy to make, you will be finding new things to put it on all the time.

The Bacon Ranch Dip surrounded by chips.

This Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip is perfection. If you are looking for a concoction that you can use for dipping, for a spread, for an addition to a dish to create flavor, this is it! Ever wonder how chip and dip came to be? It was actually an accident, check it out!

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What We Love About This Bacon Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

The dip is easy to assemble, can be made in advance and it always a hit.

  • 5 Minutes: Toss it together and you are ready.
  • Easy Ingredients: All handy, it takes only 7 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Bacon and cheese, need I say more? From toddler to grandma, everyone will adore this creamy dip.
A side view of the appetizer.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cream Cheese: Any brand will work. Room temperature for easy blending.
  • Sour Cream: Makes a nice tang to the dip and adds extra creaminess.
  • Mayonnaise: You can use any variety.
  • Ranch Seasoning: Make your own ranch dressing mix or buy the packages.
  • Cooked Bacon 
Bacon, sour cream, cheese for the ranch treat.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Low-fat or fat free – Make this dip lower in fat if you like.

How to Make Cheese Bacon Dip

These are the basic steps for making Bacon Dip. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. Check out Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more recipes you will love.

Placing the sour cream and toppings into the dish.

STEP 1: MIX

First, place cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a medium-sized bowl and then use an electric mixer to mix cream cheese ingredients until smooth and combined.

STEP 2: ADD

Second, add ranch seasoning, then beat together and taste to adjust and then add cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Stir together until combined.

STEP 3: CHILL

Finally, refrigerate until ready to serve. Lastly, garnish with additional cheese, bacon and green onions, if desired.

Finishing the sauce.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This dip can be made a few days in advance. Ideally do not add the bacon until you are ready to serve so that it does not get soggy.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store well covered with plastic wrap, or an airtight container with a lid.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Again, the consistency will be damaged by freezing. Make fresh or use up the dip and forgo freezing it.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using low fat ingredients for the base of the dip. Turkey bacon can be great in this cheddar bacon ranch dip recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE VEGETARIAN BACON?

Of course, you can use fake bacon if you like for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this is a wonderful party dip. Make a large bowl of this recipe for game day or any gathering.

IS THIS BACON RANCH DIP OK TO SIT OUT?

It will be o.k. out for about two hours or you can set it on ice for a longer time.

A finished top shot of the cheddar dip with bacon and ranch.

Expert Tips for Making This Crack Dip Recipe

  • Top: Fresh chives, parsley or other herbs.
  • Add Heat: Horseradish, pepper sauce or hot sauce or other spices.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to add pre cooked bacon or real bacon bits for convenience..
  • Variation tip: Not just for crackers, dip chicken nuggets or wings, as a base for focaccia or pizza. Great with potato skins or tots.
  • Alternate ingredient: Plain Greek Yogurt can replace the sour cream.

What to Serve with Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip

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The Bacon Ranch Dip surrounded by chips.
5 from 11 votes

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip is one of those amazing creations that makes everything better. Who can resist slathering bacon and cheese on things? It is so easy to make, you will be finding new things to put it on all the time.
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 strips Cooked Bacon, chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, finely sliced

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the ingredients until smooth and combined.
  • Add ranch seasoning, then beat together and taste to adjust.
  • Add cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Stir together until combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with additional cheese, bacon and green onions, if desired.

Expert Tips

    • Top: Fresh chives, parsley or other herbs.
    • Add Heat: Horseradish, pepper sauce or hot sauce or other spices.
    • Short cut tip: Feel free to add purchase pre cooked bacon or real bacon bits for convenience..
    • Variation tip: Not just for crackers, dip chicken nuggets or wings, as a base for focaccia or pizza. Great with potato skins or tots.
    • Alternate ingredient: Plain Greek Yogurt can replace the sour cream.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, easy dip recipe

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4 thoughts on “Bacon Ranch Cheddar Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing bacon cheddar ranch dip recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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