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Crack Dip

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close up shot of a bowl of Crack Dip topped with bacon bits, green onions, and shredded Mexican cheese with tortilla chips
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
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We are obsessed with the flavors of this loaded crack dip, it’s so addictive! 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.

close up shot of a bowl of Crack Dip topped with bacon bits, green onions, and shredded Mexican cheese

Crack Dip Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) container of 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?

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, 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 the 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.

cream cheese, sour cream, and dry ranch mix stirred in a bowl

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

add all the remaining dip ingredients expect chives

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.

dip covered with plastic warp in a bowl

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!

Want more party dip recipes? We have them! Grab the recipes for seven-layer dip and crab rangoon dip.

Storage

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

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this corn crack dip as the cream cheese, and sour cream may separate and alter the creamy texture.

close up shot of a tortilla chip being dipped into crack dip

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. 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 crack cheese dip?

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

Can I add chicken or sausage to this ranch crack dip?

You could add cooked chicken or sausage for 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

  • This easy dip recipe can be made a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the refrigerator, the more flavorful the dip will become.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the dip.
  • 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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