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Cream Cheese Dip

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This cheesy cream cheese dip could not be easier or more delicious. With a creamy texture and delicious bacon and cheese, it will be a hit.
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  1. Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This recipe for our cream cheese dip is one of the most delicious and perfect dip recipes and features cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and bacon. It’s so good, it has even gained the nickname of “crack dip”, and for good reason, it is addictive!

Looking for a few other creamy dip recipes for your next gathering? You are going to love this pumpkin cream cheese dip and this jalapeño popper dip too.

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Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) 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.

MAYONNAISE: If you would rather not use mayo, you could substitute it with sour cream or Greek yogurt to give you the same creamy consistency.

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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.

PRO TIP:

Let your block of cream cheese come to room temperature so that it blends smoothly.

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STEP TWO: Spread the cream cheese mixture into a pie plate.

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STEP THREE: Sprinkle 8 slices of crumbled bacon evenly over the top of the dip in the pie plate.

STEP FOUR: Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

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STEP FIVE: 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.

Storage

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. Your leftover dip will last for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing this dip as it will become watery when thawed.

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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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I add other toppings to this dip?

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.

Can I make this recipe in the slow cooker?

We have never tried this recipe in the slow cooker but we have a couple of dips that are cooked in the slow cooker including our buffalo chicken dip and slow cooker Rotel dip.

Can I freeze this cream cheese dip?

We do not recommend freezing this dip as it will become watery when thawed.

Can I serve this dip cold?

This dip would be delicious both warmed up or served cold.

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Cream Cheese Dip

5 from 17 votes
This cheesy cream cheese dip could not be easier or more delicious. With a creamy texture and delicious bacon and cheese, it will be a hit.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded “old” cheddar
  • 3 to 4 green onions, diced
  • 8 slices bacon, crumbled

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix together all of the ingredients, except for the bacon.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture into a pie plate.
  • Top with 8 slices of crumbled bacon.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with an assortment of crackers.

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Notes

Note: 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.
 
Note: Let your block of cream cheese come to room temperature so that it blends smoothly.

Nutrition

Sodium: 670mg | Calcium: 180mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 790IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 153mg | Cholesterol: 96mg | Calories: 583kcal | Saturated Fat: 20g | Fat: 59g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Maria Williams says

    5 stars
    Where would the world be without onion and garlic powders?! This dip/spread is so jazzy and creamy, all at once!! 😉

    • Layne Henderson says

      Is Miracle Whip an option for you? I’m not sure if you tried doing a yogurt or sour cream or something like that how it would taste and how it would change consistency. I haven’t tried anything other than mayo!

  2. Susie says

    5 stars
    Used fat free cream cheese, light mayo and bacon bits because I didn’t have any bacon. Got tons of compliments on the dish! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Gail says

    Truly I cannot tell difference in regular and reduced fat cream cheese. Alsi I cannot tell difference in regular cool whip and reduced cool whip. Nor name brands vs store brand on some things.

  4. barbara mccrary says

    This can be made cold too Just add all including bacon or other finely chopped meat in a bowl and stir till blended Awesome

  5. Alicia says

    If you can find Captain Rodneys in your area, drizzle some over this recipe before you cook it! That stuff is amazing and it honestly makes this recipe! I have made this same thing with the addition of the Captain Rodneys for years. We serve with Ritz crackers!

  6. Cheyann says

    How many people dose it feed? It’s just for me and my hubby but I didn’t know if I should cut the Recipe in half.

    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Evelyn – we haven’t tried subbing the Miracle Whip, so I am not positive. I know you could sour cream or Greek yogurt and those would work. Enjoy!

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