Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cheddar Bacon Dip - "Crack"



This is a favorite at our tailgating parties. It is very simple to make and it crazy addictive. We refer to it as CRACK! You can't stop eating it! This dip gets better as it sits in the refrigerator. I usually make it a day or two in advance of eating it. This is simple to transport to parties. Just put it in the cooler and off you go! We like to serve this dip with Fritos, tortilla chips or veggies. It is also great on top of a baked potato.






Cheddar Bacon Dip (a.k.a Crack)
(Printable Recipe)


16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together and refrigerate 24 hours. Serve with chips and/or veggies.


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85 comments:

  1. What are the best chips to use with this dip??? Sounds great!

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  2. Hi, I'll be making this dip for my baby shower tomorrow. I have an assortment of different dips and dippers. Veggies and crackers, a little chips too. Thanks for the recipe. I plan to add it on my blog after we give it a try :)

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  3. Great recipes! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/07/cheddar-bacon-dip-aka-crack-crack.html

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  4. I started making this dip a couple years ago and I couldn't stop. 1-because it's so good 2-because people request for me to bring it to every party. Try it with the "fiesta" flavor dry ranch and you'll never turn back!

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  5. Susan - I will try it with the Fiesta ranch dip next time I make it. Sounds great!!

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  6. I just saw this on pinterest and was intrigued by the ingredients. Then I saw them and it is one of my favorite dips - like ever! I had to lol at the term "crack". I couldn't agree more.

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  7. I'll be making this dip very soon! WAR EAGLE!!

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  8. Made this tonight after seeing it on Pinterest today. It is delicious!! Crack is the perfect description

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  9. Made this dip the same day I saw it.
    We cheated and ate it that same night.. and then again for the next few days! Easy and addictive... yep, a definite keeper.

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  10. Just wanted to share that I made this for a Mom's Night Out cocktail party and I thought the mommies were going to lick the bowl it was so good! That 24 hours in the fridge definitely makes a huge difference.

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  11. I made this for work on Friday and like Madeline said I thought they were going to lick the bowl! Thanks, can't wait to try the potatoes. I shared it on my blog too http://craftingtodo.blogspot.com/2011/12/crab-rangoon-dip-and-crack.html

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  12. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and made it with the intention of bringing it to Christmas dinner - after getting a few pre-fridge bites, I could barely get my family to wait the 24 hours before they ate all of it! I was in a rush at the grocery store and couldn't find bacon bits so I just whipped up some of my own at home. Tastes just as amazing (if not better)! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This looks sooo tasty. Making it for NYE! Thank you.

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  14. I can't tell you how many recipes I've tried from your blog since finding it two years ago. This was one of the first ones I printed out, but have yet to try it for some reason. My husband is having friends over tonight to watch the UFC fight and I decided to finally make this. I'm so mad I waited! I can't believe how tasty these ingredients are together. I wanted a bit of spice added, so I threw in a can of green chiles! It's perfect! I can't wait to try the original recipe with potatoes and on bread! Thanks sooo much!
    http://tnfoodie.blogspot.com

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  15. I am making this tonight for a party I am having. Can't wait to try it. And no heating, served cold, right?

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  16. Holy Hypertension, Batman! I don't mind salty foods but this was just too much. I highly recommend salt free chips if you're eating them with chips. I can't think of any other way to reduce the sodium without taking something away from the recipe. Surely, I can't be the only one who had this problem.

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    1. You could always use real bacon and not bacon bits for less salt. Also, adjusting the quantity of ranch seasoning used would help as well.

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  17. I think it is a bit salty, too, but I just LOOOOOve it anyway. I used Fritos, but I bet it would be better, as far as salt goes, with a Triscuit maybe?

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  18. Has anyone ever served this warm? Microwave or oven?

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  19. My Mississippi Sin dip is very similar to this and it is served warm. I think it would be good.

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  20. This dip is great. If you like it, try Mexicali corn dip. :)

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  21. So this is supposed to be served cold? not hot? I've already pinned your Miss Sin dip, but like the ease of this one better...so after resting for 24hrs, could it be heated w/o going bad? It seems weird to be a cold dip and messes with my head! HAHAHA :D

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  22. JReser - yes, this is served cold. It doesn't go bad in 24 hours. It will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

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  23. Anyone try making it with light or fat free sour cream? Trying to lighten the load.....

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  24. Lisa - I've made it with light sour cream and it is just as good

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  25. Blog says 16 oz. sour cream...printable version says 6. ?? :)

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  26. It should be 16oz - I'll fix the printable version Thanks for letting me know

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  27. When u say 1cup shredded cheddar cheese, do u mean an 8oz brick? Or actually a measuring cup full?

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  28. Is it bad to eat this the night you actually make it? Or will it still taste good?

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    1. It tastes good any time - it will be fine to make it and eat it right away

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  29. This dip SUCKS. For those of you that think this is the "crack" of dips.....I can name at least 20 dips that are WAY better!

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  30. is this the hard red bacon bits? or the real bacon bits like hormel?

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  31. Alissa - I always use the real bacon bits in the bag.

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  32. thanks!! I think I will make this for my daughters bday party on saturday :)

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  33. This recipe was published on my birthday, what a great reason to make it.
    I think I'm going to modify this recipe a bit and post it on my blog! I'll link back to use of course and let you know.

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  34. I made this today. Yummy. We don't have Ranch packet mix in Australia so I just used ranch dressing. My hubby & I almost ate the whole bowl!

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  35. We made this for a party on Friday night and then on Saturday night I used 1/2 of the leftovers and stirred it into the mashed potatoes that I was making and then last night used the remaining to fill jalapenos before I baked them - it was delicious every.single.time. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I just have to say this first: "WAR EAGLE!" ('05 & '11) Thanks for the recipe -- it sounds delicious! It will definitely be joining our AU tailgating food rotation next season!

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  37. I'm confused. I've never seen bacon bits in a bag, only in a jar. What brand are they, and if I can't find them where I live, do you think the Hormel bacon bits in a jar would suffice? Thanks!

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  38. Oscar Meyer sells the bacon bits in the bag. If you can't find the real bacon bits or pieces, I suggest buying the precooked bacon and chop it up. Or fry your own bacon.

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  39. I am going to make this dip today because the recipe sounds awesome, BUT I am offended that you call it crack dip. I have a dear friend who is addicted to crack and it is no laughing matter.

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  40. Okay everyone what is your favorite dipping cracker or chip for this dip? (Please be specific!)

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  41. I like Fritos Scoops or tortilla chips best.

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  42. You should try this dip with the spicy ranch packets. It adds another dimension to it. Great recipe!

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  43. about how many servings is this? i am having a party for my husbands birthday and if this is as good as everyone says i'm sure it will go fast.

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    1. I usually double this for a crowd.

      I think the original recipe serves about 10 people - if there is other stuff to eat. It makes about 3 cups of dip.

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  44. I have to agree with everyone else. I think you outdid yourself with this one. Can't wait to surprise my husband with this!

    Budget Earth - Ultra Yummy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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  45. My daughter made this to take to a bbq last night and everyone was just ga-ga over it! The guys were putting this on their hamburgers and brats instead of ketchup and mustard! They all LOVE it!

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  46. I made this and thought it was going to be too salty for everybody (although I loved the saltiness), but then it was gone before I knew it. Thank you for the recipe!

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  47. This dip is yummy! I was wondering if you could make it with the Ranch dip mix or do you just use the dressing mix (this question only comes up because I sent my husband to the store and he got the dip mix instead) :)

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    1. Mrs. Pitts - I use the ranch dressing mix. I buy it in bulk at Sam's!

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  48. I've been making this dip for years and just came across it here, I love that you call it "crack"....perfectly fitting! I do add one more ingredient, it's green onions and it tastes amazing!!!

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  49. I've been making this dip for years and just came across it here, I love that you call it "crack"....perfectly fitting! I do add one more ingredient, it's green onions and it tastes amazing!!!

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  50. Making it for a baby shower tomorrow! Sounds great and super easy!

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  51. Delish! Made my own bacon and upped the OZ to 6...also put a tad over 1c cheeze, and don't forget to put it in the fridge for at least an hr before truly judging...it was delicious!

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  52. I made this the other day for a potluck at work and it was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe; so simple and yummy.

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  53. Just made this for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will love it! :)

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  54. Well...I am glad I read to make this and let sit for 24 hours because I have a party tomorrow in 18 hours ha ha. Easy dip to make and minimal and cheap ingredients which is always a plus. However, you nicknamed this "crack" and I would disagree. A stronger description is needed for how tasty this is...is crystal meth offensive? LOL. Just tried a bit and amazing but then again it is four of the best flavors in one setting. Will use this again!

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  55. I discovered your website via Pinterest as I was planning my housewarming party. Thanks to you, I have now made this dip for three occasions and have gotten lots of compliments on it!

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  56. Has anyone ever tried this with a ranch DIP packet instead of ranch DRESSING packet? I think that might help calm down the saltiness, maybe?

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  57. Dan and Julie Fisher - if you substitute the dressing for the mix, you would need to also substitute the sour cream. So basically it would be 2 cups of ranch dressing, cheese and bacon. Never tried it. It wouldn't be as thick of a dip. It would be runny.

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  58. Dan and Julie Fisher - I've tried it both ways, and I liked it better using the HVR DIP mix.

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  60. I'm from Australia and want to give it a go - but am afraid if I use ranch dressing - the entire thing will be far too runny.

    For my other Aussies out there, here's a recipe for homemade ranch dressing mix... I'll give it a go and tell you how it works out:

    2 Tbsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried dill
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion flakes
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/2 tsp pepper

    also can any aussies suggest a good chip to go with this dip? corn or potato?

    cheers.

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  61. I made this dip for NYE and its January 3rd and I'm already making it again! This dip is amazing! I see why it is called crack...omg i love it! Seriously if you are thinking about trying it, you won't be disappointed

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  62. Sorry but this dip was not good. I should of tried to make it a hot dip but just threw it out....far from "crack"

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    1. Did you deviate from the recipe? There is no way sour crm, bacon, cheese and ranch aren't good. Love them all individually, they are even better together. Did you use imitation cheese? Bacon Bits instead of real bacon? I'm sorry-wish I could've taken it off your hands!

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  63. Sorry but this dip was not good. I should of tried to make it a hot dip but just threw it out....far from "crack"

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  64. I made this for New Years Eve and everyone loved it. I thought it was a little salty, but luckily I love salt! I would recommend pulling it out of the fridge 5-10 minutes before serving as it was a little hard to dip directly out of the fidge but after 10 minutes it was easy to dip.

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  65. Hey! I'm making this tomorrow for the Superbowl Sunday!! How many does this serve?

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  66. Cally - that all depends. This makes about 3 cups of dip. I would guess this would serve about 6-10 people, depending on what else you serve. I usually double it for a crowd.

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  67. That sounds great:)! I'll double the recipe! Can't wait to try it!

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  68. This is truely crack!!

    In addition to eating it as a dip (and if I'm totally honest with a spoon) I also served it on top of a baked potato and it was so good!

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  69. Hello from Iowa ! This dip looks wonderful :o)) What kind of chips are the ones shown in the picture with the dip ? It looks like a taco chip .. and brand thanxs.
    marilyn.....!

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  70. Marilyn - I used to Tostitos tortilla strips in the photo

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  71. I thought it was a bit salty for my tastes so I kept tweaking and tweaking it. I used 16oz low fat Knudsen's sour cream, one HALF of that package of that powdered ranch mix, one full 2.8oz bag of Hormel bacon bits, (they are in the deli case normally), 1 tbsp of dried chives, 1/2 cup Litehouse Lite Salsa Ranch dressing, and probably two cups of shredded Mexican mix cheddar cheese. Next time I make it I might even forget about the powdered ranch or even use a tsp of the package. It was good, but still just way too salty by time you eat it with Frito's Scoops... the best with this type IMHO. I found myself trying to add and add and add to get rid of the overkill taste of salt. Basically, I used your idea, but revamped it? Thanks for the idea behind the recipe.

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  72. This is a GREAT dip - and I agree - it's a little on the salty side, so it went even better with cut up veggies

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  73. I made this for our family Christmas and it disappeared fast! Everyone loved it. My cousin's little boy asked me if I would give the recipe to his mom. I had to copy it for everyone there. It's now a family favorite. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  74. I just made this dip and took a taste with Bacon Ritz.....Oh my deliciousness!!!

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  75. What about putting it in a bread bowl?

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  76. So awesome! But now what am I gonna take to the BBQ tomorrow???

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  77. It's official, I'm a crackhead...

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