Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip is a combination of some of my favorite flavors- bacon {obviously}, cheddar and ranch mixed into one dip! It is delicious with vegetables and crackers. Be careful though because it’s SO addicting! If you are looking for an additional dip to try, this Mom’s *Famous* Salmon Dip is amazing!

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip in a white bowl surrounded by crackers and vegetables

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip | A Summertime Dip

There is nothing much better than enjoying yummy food by the pool with family and friends to kick off the summer season…which is why I created this Cheddar Bacon Ranch dip. For all your poolside snacking needs. Or just snacking needs. I’m not biased. If you have a stomach, you will like this dip.

I love using cheddar and cream cheese together with the addition of sour cream. All three products lend different tastes and textures to make this dip the tastiest it can be. Plus the bacon doesn’t hurt either. Swing by the refrigerated dairy section next time you’re at the store and pick up some cheddar and cream cheese! And for more Easy Home Meals + recipes from the NFRA, check out their website here.

Main Ingredients Needed

Start off by making your list and gather up these ingredients to make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip. You’ll want to set out your cream cheese to allow it to be room temperature.

  • Cream Cheese + Sour Cream– Whipped together, are the base of this dip!
  • Ranch Dressing Powder– I used the Hidden Valley brand but you can use whichever brand you’d like. Tons of flavor in here!
  • Green Onions–  sliced. Adds oniony flavor.
  • Bacon- cooked and crumbled. Either by the store-bought pre-cooked, pre-crumbled kind or make bacon in the oven and crumble it yourself!
  • Cheddar Cheese– grated. I like to use sharp, but feel free to use mild if desired.

How To Make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip | Directions

For full details on how to make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Step 1: Measure Ingredients

Start by measuring out some sour cream, cream cheese, green onion and ranch dressing mix in a large bowl. I used a stand mixer, but you can use whatever. Handmixer, blender, stir by hand. It don’t mattah.

Stir it up until it’s completely smooth and creamy.

Step 2: Add Bacon

Now comes the heavenly goodness. Cook up some bacon to a happy medium between crispy and chewy….then chop it up into bits. I used a mini chopper, but feel free to use whatever.

Dump all that bacon into the bowl along with a ton of shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 3: Serve

Stir it up and voila! Your dip is done.

Spoon it into a bowl, top with some bacon {if you have any left} and serve with veggies and crackers.

Top down view of Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip in a white bowl surrounded by crackers and vegetables

What to Serve with Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

When it comes to Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip, literally anything will taste good served with it. I could eat this stuff off of cardboard. But knowing that that’s not edible and that we have such better options, here are some other ideas:

  • celery
  • carrots
  • crackers
  • mini bell peppers
  • potato chips
  • broccoli
  • pretzel sticks
  • zucchini or yellow squash (cut long ways)
Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip Styled with Pita chips and veggies on a white platter

Storing Leftovers

Keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. This is a cold dip so there’s no need to heat it up to enjoy your leftovers!

cracker being scooped into Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Other Dip Recipes to Try…

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip is seriously so flavorful and the perfect summertime dip to munch on. This dip is of the Gods. Enjoy, friends! 🙂

cheddar bacon ranch dip with dipping options
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5 from 7 votes

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip is delicious with vegetables and crackers. Be careful though because it's SO addicting!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 packet ranch dressing powder such as hidden valley
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • veggies and crackers to dip


  • Stir cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing and green onions together to combine. You just want to disperse the powdered ranch throughout the mixture and incorporate that cream cheese. Stir in the remaining ingredients and serve with veggies and crackers.
  • Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

I was compensated to create this recipe for the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Any opinions expressed in this post are completely my own. 

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    1. Billie Lewis

      I made this dip for the first time last night, on a whim. I didn’t have any green onions, so I substituted a container of cream cheese with chive spread I had. Seemed to work ok. Anyway, dip was delicious.

  1. Diane

    I have a friend allergic to onions so needed to omit the scallions. Used the Spicy Ranch mix for additional flavor and it was divine! Thank you, Lauren.

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  3. Crystal Nell

    Aw, what a sweet memory Memorial Day holds for you. Love the dip recipe! Looks incredibly delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  4. Mary Hite

    I have made this for years with just mayo –
    I like the idea of doing cream cheese, yogurt and Ranch Dressing.
    Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Liesel

    LOL! That’s me, the wife of the brother of your brother-in-law! I didn’t know that was when he said “I love you!” Aww! You guys were (and are) adorable. Also now I need to make that dip. Ohmygoodness!

  6. Lisa Sigley

    I’m Australian, could you use french onion soup powder instead. ? I’ve never seen ranch dressing mix here either

    1. Lauren

      No, it’s not the same!! Do you have regular bottled ranch dressing? That might be a good thing to add in with a little extra salt & pepper.

  7. Denise Wilson

    That’s the weekend I got married! Celebrating 7 years officially on the 27th (we like to celebrate the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend every year) and expecting our first baby 8/1 🙂

  8. Alice

    This looks so amazing! We don’t have ranch dressing powder in the UK, what do you think would be the best substitute? I’ve found a recipe for homemade ranch dressing powder on Gimme Some Oven, but it needs powdered buttermilk, which is another thing I’ve never seen in the UK! Help! I have a very strong desire to eat this dip now!!

  9. Tori

    I think you read my mind. I have been totally feeling like making something with bacon and ranch. I am going to have try this recipe soon!