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This recipe for our cream cheese dip is one of the most delicious and perfect dip recipes made using cream cheese! It’s so good, it has even gained the nickname of “crack dip”, and for good reason, it is addictive! Not to mention it is insanely easy to make with just three steps to the instructions and a handful of simple ingredients and it goes great with a number of sides for dipping.
Looking for a few other creamy dip recipes for your next gathering? If you like our cream cheese dip then you are going to love this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip and this Jalapeño Popper Dip. They are cheesy, flavorful apps that are a few of our favorites and are always a big hit.
CREAM CHEESE DIP INGREDIENTS
You will need:
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded “old” cheddar cheese
- 3 to 4 green onions, diced
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled into small pieces
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
SHREDDED CHEESE: Old cheddar cheese is an aged cheddar that you can find with all of the other cheeses. It adds great flavor to your dip. If preferred, you can also use regular cheddar or another type of shredded cheese in this tasty dip.
BACON BITS If you don’t have time to cook bacon and make your own bacon bits, you can substitute store bought bacon bits for ease.
SIDES: There are so many options for what to serve with your cream cheese dip! I love to serve with pretzel thins, assorted crackers, or veggie sticks. You could also serve with an assortment of chips including tortilla chips and potato chips.
SPICE: If you want to spice up your dip, top with jalapeno peppers, a dash of cayenne pepper or even a bit of taco seasoning for a little kick.
HOW TO MAKE THIS CREAM CHEESE DIP RECIPE
PRO TIP: This recipe recommends using a pie plate for your dip but you could use a different shape of serving dish if you have that instead.
STEP ONE: In a medium mixing bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix together all of the ingredients, except for the bacon. Then, spread the mixture into a pie plate.
PRO TIP: Let your block of cream cheese come to room temperature so that it blends smoothly.
STEP TWO: Sprinkle 8 slices of crumbled bacon evenly over the top of the dip in the pie plate.
STEP THREE: Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Serve with an assortment of delicious crackers or your preferred sides.
HOW TO SERVE
You will have a crowd favorite on your hands if you bring this crack dip recipe to your next gathering. For a gathering, you could also add a few of our other appetizers including our cucumber bites, stuffed mushrooms and enchilada cups.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover cream cheese dip in the fridge in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven or microwave when you want to enjoy it! This dip can also be eaten cold. It’s great that way as well. Your leftover dip will last for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
This hot dip could not be easier or more delicious. After four simple steps and just five basic ingredients, you have a dip that people simply can’t get enough of. This is a good dip to bring to your next gathering as an easy appetizer with an assortment of sides and you are going to have some very happy tummies!
This easy recipe is quite flexible in terms of what you could top your dip with. Tomatoes, cheese, jalapeños, onions or olives would all taste great.
We do not recommend freezing this dip as it would become watery when thawed.
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Cream Cheese Dip
- 1 package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded “old” cheddar
- 3-4 green onions diced
- 8 slices bacon crumbled
- Mix all ingredients.
- Place in pie plate.
- Top with 8 slices of crumbled bacon.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
- Serve with an assortment of crackers.