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Bacon Ranch Dip

This Bacon Ranch Dip is not only easy to throw together, it is a major crowd pleaser. Grab your favorite potato chip, sit down and GET BUSY because you are about to enter dip heaven. This post first appeared over on Food Fanatic!

Bacon Ranch Dip

I could pretty much live on appetizers for meals, and this one makes many appearances on our snack table during family gatherings.

Not only is it super popular, and always one of the first things to disappear from the table – it is also really, really easy.

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Bacon Ranch Dip

Where can you get good Ranch powder?

I always buy my ranch dressing mix in bulk because that stuff is good in a LOT of things. My 20 Minute Taco Soup is one of them. Ranch dressing mix does amazing things when combined with those other ingredients. I can’t explain it, it just is.

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You can also add it to something like this Loaded Baked Potato Salad and watch amazing things happen.

Ranch Dressing Mix = magic. Always.

Try some Smoked Caramelized Onion Dip too!

Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • dry ranch seasoning
  • bacon
  • cheddar cheese
  • chives
  • Sriracha


Bacon Ranch Dip

How to make Bacon Ranch Dip at home

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Mix together all of the ingredients, reserving 1/2 the bacon and 1/4 of the cheese.



Form the mixture into a ball and roll in the remaining bacon and cheese.



Chill the ball for 2-3 hours before serving.



Serve with sturdy crackers and carrot sticks.

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Bacon Ranch Dip
Yield: 8 servings

Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip

Delicious and SIMPLE bacon ranch dip uses packaged ranch dip, thick-cut bacon, and magic. Or something. Because it is amazing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 8 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 package Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup Bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha Chili Sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients, reserving 1/2 the bacon and 1/4 of the cheese. Form into a ball, roll in the bacon and cheese, and chill for 2-3 hours.
  2. Serve with crackers or chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 599mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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