I’m a sucker for a good dip. It’s why I married my husband. BA-DUM-TSH! I kid, I kid. But I do really love dip. Anything that is creamy and savory is okay by me. I LOVE crab dip, as it’s hot and spicy and sweet and just yummy. But for a nice cold dip, I LOVE this super simple Easy Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip.
Here’s what you need.
16 oz. sour cream
1 packet ranch dip mix (make sure to use the DIP mix and not the DRESSING mix)
3 oz bag of pre-cooked bacon pieces
1 C cheddar cheese, shredded
Now, feel free to cook your bacon yourself. But I find the pre-cooked bits just perfect for this dip. They are already perfectly chopped and a uniform crispness. I burn my bacon as often as I get it right, so I’d much rather grab a little bag of the pieces when they’re on sale than ruin perfectly good bacon in my quest for perfection. Also, you don’t have to use cheddar. You can use any cheese you fancy. But bacon and cheddar is a classic.
Now here comes the complicated part – throw all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.
Yep, that’s it.
It really could NOT be easier. Just combine everything and then stick it in the fridge. The longer it sits in there, the better it gets. Though the sour cream may go off, so make sure you have noted the expiration date or you might kick yourself. That said, this dip does NOT stick around long. It basically disappears quick. Especially if you have a husband and three boys like I do.
Seriously, though, this is so good with your favorite potato chips. Or spread it on some bread. Or a cracker. Or dip in some of your favorite veggies. The possibilities are ENDLESS I TELL YOU!
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.