Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Have you ever been invited to a party and just didn’t know what to cook for that party?   You didn’t want to make what everybody else does.   You wonder why none of you thought to start a list where you all wrote down what you would prepare.   So you figured nobody would prepare this delicious Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip.   You reflect on past events and knew everybody loved it.   So you decide this is what you will prepare for that party.

Moral of the Lesson:  Never forget to have a list where everybody signs up for what they will prepare.  Why?  So everybody doesn’t prepare the same food.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip


  1. 8 slices bacon (9 oz) cooked until crisp, cooled and crumbled into bits

  2. 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened  (Instead of cream cheese you could use Neufchatel cheese)

  3. 1 1/4 cups sour cream

  4. 1 (1 oz) pkg. Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing Mix

  5. 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  6. 1/3 cup chopped green onions (from about 2)

  7. Fresh vegetables and crackers, for serving

(Optional:  1 cup roasted pecans mixed in.)


  1.   Place Neufchatel cheese or if you used cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl.

  2.  Use an electric hand mixer whip until smooth.

  3. Add sour cream and mix until smooth.

  4. Add dressing mix, cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon and stir and fold until well blended

  5. Serve with vegetables and crackers.

  6. Store dip in refrigerator in an airtight container.

Optional: You can set aside some cheddar, onions and bacon and put on top of the tip.  Just set some aside before mixing the rest in.




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