Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip – Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip is versatile and easy to make using only 4 ingredients, including hidden valley ranch mix and cheddar cheese.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

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Why We Love Ranch Bacon Cheese Dip

Its simplicity is the best part of this dip! Some people refer to this type of dip as a crack dip because it’s so flavorful. With the use of bacon, hidden valley ranch dip mix, and sharp cheddar cheese, you end up with a creamy dip with a lot of flavors. It’s budget-friendly and so flavorful. It goes well with chips, vegetables, and crackers! I love using celery.

Bacon Cheddar Dip Ingredients

  • sour cream
  • hidden valley ranch dressing and dip mix
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • bacon (we use ButcherBox!)
ingredients for Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

how to make bacon cheddar ranch dip

Detailed instructions and measurements for creamy chicken and rice soup are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Add your sour cream and ranch dressing mix to a bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Once the ranch mix has fully mixed with the sour cream, add in your cheddar cheese. Mix until it’s fully combined.
  3. Add in your bacon and fold to incorporate. Don’t be too rough because you don’t want the bacon falling apart completely. You want to keep nice little crispy chunks in there.
  4. Serve it with your favorite chips, crackers, or vegetables! I like to sprinkle a little extra bacon and cheese on top.

Bacon Cheddar Dip Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • I prefer light sour cream because of the flavor in the end. It’s completely okay to use full fat sour cream in this recipe.
  • Pick your favorite ranch dip mix. Mine happens to be Hidden Valley, but you can go with your favorite brand.
  • When it comes to the bacon, I’m not normally a crispy bacon person, but in this recipe, you should go with crispy. If you don’t get it crispy enough, it’ll soften too much in the dip. The little crispy pieces of bacon add so much texture and flavor.
  • Don’t skip on getting sharp cheddar. I would even recommend using extra sharp. The flavor it adds is really great. If you go with something like mild cheddar, it will get lost in the dip.
  • If you’d like a little spice, you could also add in some jalapenos and use pepper jack cheese in place of the cheddar.
Is there a difference between ranch dip mix and ranch dressing mix?

No. It’s all about thickness and texture. The dip mix is meant to be thicker and the dressing mix is meant to be thinner and pourable.

Can I use bacon that’s purchased pre-cooked?

You can. I would recommend making sure it’s crispy first.

Can I buy pre-shredded cheese?

You can, but you’ll get the best flavor from shredding it yourself. You can make quick work of it using a food processor.

When is bacon safe to eat?

Bacon is safe to eat once it is cooked to 145ºF.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip with chips

How to Store Ranch Bacon Cheese Dip

To store ranch bacon cheese dip, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I like to smooth the top of the dip to prevent as much separating.

How long is Bacon Cheddar Dip Good?

Bacon cheddar dip will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The bacon will begin to soften, but you can stir in fresh, crispy bacon if you prefer.

What to serve with Ranch Bacon Cheese Dip

Great items to serve as dippers for ranch bacon cheese dip are:

  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Crackers
  • Green Apple Slices
  • Crostini

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip Alterations to Lower Calories or WW Points

  • Use light or fat-free sour cream. You could also use nonfat plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream.
  • Use a reduced-fat sharp cheddar. I wouldn’t switch to fat-free (it’ll eliminate the flavor), but you could use reduced-fat.
  • Use turkey bacon in place of regular bacon.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Bacon Dip

By: Kara - Sweetly Splendid
5 from 7 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add your sour cream and ranch dressing mix to a bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Once the ranch mix has fully mixed with the sour cream, add in your cheddar cheese. Mix until it's fully combined.
  • Add in your bacon and fold to incorporate. Don't be too rough because you don't want the bacon falling apart completely. You want to keep nice little crispy chunks in there.
  • Serve it with your favorite chips, crackers, or vegetables! I like to sprinkle a little extra bacon and cheese on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 162mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dip
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love how easy and BUDGET friendly this recipe is. Sometimes I need something quick easy and cheap for parties. This will be my go to from now on! Love it!

  2. It’s sour cream and cheese. Not real inventive. Plus, far over 100 calories a serving with the sour cream and cheese I used. She must have magic ingredients.

    1. Hi Kare. It sounds like my site may not be for you. As stated on this recipe page above, had you taken the time to read it, you would see that it’s intended to be easy, quick to make, and budget-friendly. Many of my readers appreciate the simplicity of some of my recipes. If you’re looking for recipes that consistently meet your criteria of “inventive”, I suggest you check out other websites. Although I would recommend that you maybe think about following the golden rule. In regards to the calorie calculation, I used the exact nutritional facts found on each of my ingredients. Had you asked, I would have gladly let you know the exact brand of ingredients I used. The recipe even states that I used light sour cream. I also have an entire section dedicated to tips on how to lower the calories. I hope that you are able to find a food blog that meets your criteria in the future.