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Crack Dip

close up shot of a bowl of Crack Dip topped with bacon bits, green onions, and shredded Mexican cheese
This simple and quick creamy crack dip has a ton of flavor and is the perfect cold appetizer to serve at a game day party.
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  1. CRACK DIP INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CRACK DIP RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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We are obsessed with the flavors of this loaded crack dip! Creamy cream cheese, tangy ranch, and crispy bacon come together with a handful of other simple ingredients for a cold appetizer that is bursting with flavor and is so addictive.

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CRACK DIP INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel, drained
  • 1 (5.25-ounce) can Southwest Corn, drained
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • chives, chopped

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MIX-INS: There are a lot of variations you can make to this creamy bacon cheddar ranch dip. Some folks like to add in a jalapeño or hot sauce for an extra spicy kick. I have a friend who adds in dill as well. Avocado or guacamole would be another great option. You could make it with sausage or chicken as well.

CHEESE: Any type of cheese would be delicious in this great dip. Try Colby jack cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, or what about a jalapeño-infused cheese for a little kick?

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CRACK DIP RECIPE

PRO TIP:

This easy dip recipe can be made a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the refrigerator ahead of time, the more flavorful the dip will become.

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, add 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 16 ounces of sour cream, and dry ranch seasoning mix. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature or you will end up with lumps in your dip.

STEP TWO: Next, add in all remaining ingredients, except for the chives. Stir to combine.

STEP THREE: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Top with chopped chives, add an extra sprinkle of bacon bits, and serve with tortilla chips.

PRO TIP:

I serve this cold, but some folks prefer it baked and served warm. If you make it hot, you could keep it warm in your slow cooker until you’re ready to serve. The flavor is award-winning any way you serve it.

HOW TO SERVE

Truly this stuff is so good you might just want to sit and eat it with a spoon! You can also dip fresh veggies – carrot or celery sticks or strips of green peppers are great options, tortilla chips, potato chips, bread, pretzels, or crackers in your cheesy crack dip. It’s the perfect appetizer!

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of this amazing dip in a sealed container for up to a week.

Bacon crack dip is a creamy, delicious appetizer that is made with sour cream, cream cheese, ranch, cheese, and loads of bacon. It’s totally addictive and delicious — creamy and packed with flavors you’ll love. The entire recipe will take less than five minutes to make with only a few basic ingredients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this creamy ranch dip ahead of time?

This delicious dip can be made a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the refrigerator, the more flavorful the dip will become.

Can I freeze this dip?

This creamy dip would not freeze well, the cream cheese and sour cream would not thaw well.

Can I add chicken or sausage to this dip?

You could add chicken or sausage for an added protein in this yummy dip.

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Crack Dip

5 from 2 votes
This simple and quick creamy crack dip has a ton of flavor and is the perfect cold appetizer to serve at a game day party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 13

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese shredded
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 10 ounces Rotel drained
  • 5.25 ounces Southwest Corn drained
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • chives chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 16 ounces of sour cream, and dry ranch mix. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in all remaining ingredients, except for the chives. Stir to combine.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Top with chopped chives and serve with tortilla chips.

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Notes

TIP: This easy dip recipe can be made a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the refrigerator ahead of time, the more flavorful the dip will become.
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the dip.
TIP: I serve this cold, but some folks prefer it baked and served warm. If you make it hot, you could keep it warm in your slow cooker until you’re ready to serve. The flavor is award-winning any way you serve it.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg
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