January 6, 2022
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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.
CRACK DIP INGREDIENTS
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
This creamy dip would not freeze well, the cream cheese and sour cream would not thaw well.
You could add chicken or sausage for an added protein in this yummy dip.
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- 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
- 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.