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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip – just a handful ingredients make this super easy dip. Great for parties, picnics, game day, or just about any time!

In my house dips and appetizers are always a big hit. If there is a party or get together, there will be no shortage of different dips, you have to have something for everyone! Hot dips like Baked Mexican Cheese Dip or Refried Bean Dip always go over well.

Or you can go cold with Artichoke Jalapeno Dip or Caramelized Onion Dip. Really there is no wrong answer.

a chip scooping dip out of a bowl


This dip is just 5 ingredients and flavors that just work well together! You will often see a recipe called Crack Chicken or that version in soup, dips, pasta etc. It is basically just this flavor combination. And it is so darn addicting, people call it crack dip.

What You’ll Need

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  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Cooked Bacon

Just 5 simple ingredients! I like to use my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix instead of the packet from the store, but either works. You need 1 packet or 1 ounce of the mix. This would even make a good filling for a tortilla, similar to these Pinwheel Sandwiches.

mixing together bacon cheddar ranch dip in mixing bowl

How To Make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

  1. In a bowl cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and cheddar cheese until well combined.
  2. Add almost all of the bacon and mix until it is evenly blended.
  3. Spoon into a bowl and top with the remaining bacon to serve.

Seriously one of the easiest dips there is to make! And it is great if you have leftover bacon, just make a few extra strips next time you make bacon and have it ready for this dip.


All you need to do is cover and store in the fridge. This will last for 4-5 days, if you can stop eating it long enough! It is great to make ahead, but it is not a dip you want to freeze. The texture of the dip is watery and breaks apart of you try to freeze it.

cheddar ranch dip in bowl with fritos around it

What Goes With Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

This is one of those dips that is really doesn’t matter what you serve with it, people are doing to dive it and it will disappear quickly!

Recipe Variations

This is a great base recipe, but you can really mix it up and add-in more flavors or sub ingredients for something just a little different each time.

  • Add sliced green onions or chives for a great depth of flavor to this dip.
  • A lot of dip recipes use Mayo, it isn’t my favorite so I left it out. But it definitely adds a little more tanginess to the recipe. So use half and half with the sour cream.
  • Don’t like sour cream? Use plain Greek yogurt, it will be creamy and work great.
  • Like things spicy? Mix in a little jalapeno or crushed red pepper to give this dip a little kick!

Extra Bacon? This BLT Dip is a must!

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Yield: 8

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip

cropped square image of dip in a bowl with bacon on top

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip - just a handful ingredients make this super easy dip. Great for parties, picnics, on the go, or just about anytime!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, ranch mix, and cheddar cheese until well blended.  
  2. Mix in about 4 strips worth of bacon. 
  3. Spoon into a bowl. Stop with reserved bacon to serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 360Saturated Fat 18gCholesterol 92mgSodium 654mgCarbohydrates 4gSugar 2gProtein 11g

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Sandra McCollum

Thursday 24th of November 2022

This looks really delicious! Can't wait to try!


Thursday 24th of November 2022

As a cheddar and bacon lover, I am in love with this!! SO good!


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Such a great flavor, perfect for a party!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

This sounds absolutely amazing!! It would not last long at our house!

katerina @

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

My family would love this dip!! I sounds incredibly delicious!!

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