Crack Dip is an amazing dip, great for parties or game day! With a creamy cheesy base and loads of bacon and cheddar, it’s seasoned with ranch seasoning mix for a crowd pleasing favorite!
Just like jalapeño popper dip or buffalo chicken dip, this dip is sure to be a crowd favorite!
What is Crack Dip?
I have to tell you, I did not name this dip but I do love to make it! Crack Dip is easy, cheesy and full of bacon-y goodness.
Cream cheese, sour cream and mayo make the base oh-so-creamy and it’s flavored with ranch dressing mix (I make homemade). Add in crumbled bacon (or bacon bits), cheddar and green onions.
Spicy Add in a handful of diced jalapenos or a splash or two of hot sauce.
Meaty Add chicken or sausage
Seasonings Swap out the ranch mix for Italian dressing mix or your favorite fresh herbs
Bake It Serve it cold or bake this dip in a 400°F oven for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
How to Make Crack Dip
This is so easy it’s ready in just 2 simple steps!
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together with an electric mixer. If you are mixing by hand, make sure the ingredients are at room temperature. This makes them easier to mix, just be sure to refrigerate before serving.
- >Gently fold in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
Best Dippers for Crack Dip
Here is a list of my favorite dippers for this cheesy crack dip!
- Crackers: Any kind of buttery-flavored crackers, Triscuits, or slices of toasted baguettes.
- Chips: Any kind of tortilla or potato chip.
- Veggies: Celery sticks, carrot stick, or cucumber slices. Try filling mushroom caps and heating with a little parmesan cheese melted on top.
- Spread: Or, use as spread on a sandwich or burger!
Great Dips for a Crowd
- Taco Dip – ready in just 5 minutes!
- Pimento Cheese – great as a dip or a spread!
- 7 Layer Dip – great party appetizer
- Bacon Cheddar Dip – filled with bacon & cheese!
- Dill Pickle Dip – made with 4 simple ingredients
- Confetti Corn Dip – creamy & cheesy!
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix *note
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- ⅓ cup bacon bits or 6 slices cooked and crumbled
- 2 green onions sliced
- In a medim bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, half of the ranch mix, and garlic powder with a mixer on medium speed.
- Fold in the remaining ingredients. Taste and add more ranch mix if desired.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Made this today to take to a ladies gathering tomorrow. It is a bit to salty, if I make it again I will definitely cut back on the dried ranch dip due to the salt. Otherwise it was very simple to make and tasty.
I felt this was a tad to salty, because of the bacon & seasoning packet.. maybe use about half the packet and it will be perfect! I’ll make it again with that adjustment
Terrific! Short notice that family was coming over I did a quick search and had all ingredients for this one! Served with veggies and crackers it was really good! Better on veggies because my package of ranch was on the salty side but super easy and delicious. Easy to keep ingredients on hand this won’t be the last time I make this. I think it would also be a great baked potato topper or sandwich spread as suggested. Thank you!
You’re welcome Teri! Great that you had all ingredients on hand for it!
How big of a baking dish do you recommend for this recipe?
This is a cold dip, but you could warm it if you’d like. I’d use a 4 cup dish. Enjoy Maria!
This was a big no for my family. Too cheesy and too salty.
Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy this dip as much as we do. Thank you for trying it.
I agree with you, I thought it had potential though! I will make it again and use half the amount of ranch seasoning which I’m sure contributed to the salt overload & see what happens.
Could crack dip be made in slow cooker
Sure it can if you’d like to serve it warm! It will need to be cooked on low until melted and warm. Once melted, turn the slow cooker to warm.
Haven’t tried it yet, just wondering if it would work in a crockpot?
I havne’t tried this in a crock pot.
So So Good. A hit at Any Party.
Can you bake this?
I haven’t tried this baked but I’m sure it would work.
It didn’t have the pizazz I was looking for. I will say it was easy to make. It needed something in my opinion and I wouldn’t make it again. Sorry.
This dip is down right DELICIOUS!! I made it for a little soiree with my bestest friends and I! Everyone loved it, so much that it was gone within seconds! You could really call this dip crack, thats how DELECTABLE it is! Holly, you know how to cook up some GREAT recipes! ttyl xoxo
Love this recipe
Can I make this ahead of time and refridgerate it?
This recipe is great made ahead, it allows the flavors to blend.
Hi there going to make this cause it sounds delicious just wondering is the ranch dressing a powder or regular dressing ? Thanking you in advance!
It is a powder.
Looks yummy! I will try this with my bacon lovers ranch dip. Thank you for sharing.
Just delish!!! Make sure you use a mixer and mix the cream cheese very well into the mixture. In my opinion it is way better baked but still very good cold :)
So glad you loved it.
Great recipe! Guests loved it. I used plain non fat yogurt in place of mayo because I am not a fan of mayo and the consistency, texture and taste were still great!
So happy this recipe was a hit for you, Sarah!
Did you use Greek yogurt or regular?
We haven’t tried this recipe using yogurt but to replace the mayo I would try regular yogurt Abby. Hope that helps!
Made it and it was a hit but it seemed thick do you think if I up’s the sour cream it would help. I also used whipped cream cheese I found it easier mixing
Yes, additional sour cream would thin it out a bit (you could also add a small splash of milk).
Can I make this ahead of time and freeze?
We haven’t tried freezing this dip but it should be fine Briana :) Just store in an airtight container and when ready to serve, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight and refresh the flavors before serving. You could leave out the green onions until ready to serve to ensure they still have a nice crunch to them.
I made this dip for my son’s birthday party this weekend, and I received so many compliments! The bowl was scraped clean!
It’s good, I don’t find it too salty- people who said that may have used wrong packet- Ranch dip instead of Ranch salad dressing – big difference