Cheesy Ranch Dip | USA | Sour Cream, Bacon Bits, Cheddar & Cream Cheese

Cheesy Ranch Dip

Cheesy Ranch Dip | USA | Sour Cream, Bacon Bits, Cheddar & Cream Cheese
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 10


Cheesy Ranch Dip
Cheesy Ranch Dip

Cheesy Ranch Dip is a delicious and creamy dip that is perfect for parties, game days, or just as a tasty snack. This dip is packed with flavor and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


The exact origins of Cheesy Ranch Dip are unknown, but it is believed to have originated in the United States. Ranch dressing was first created in the 1950s by a plumber named Steve Henson, and it quickly became a popular condiment. The addition of cheese and bacon to ranch dressing to create a dip is a tasty twist on the classic flavor.


How to prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and ranch-style dressing mix until well blended.
  2. Stir in the bacon bits and cheese, making sure to incorporate the cream cheese.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.


  • Add in diced jalapenos for a spicy kick.
  • Mix in diced green onions for added flavor.
  • Top with diced tomatoes for a fresh twist.


  1. Pair this homemade dip with potato, corn, or tortilla chips, or other side dishes or appetizers.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to refrigerate the dip for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

- You can customize this dip by adding in your favorite ingredients such as diced jalapenos, green onions, or diced tomatoes.

- Serve the dip with a variety of dippable items such as chips, crackers, vegetables, or pretzels.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cheesy Ranch Dip with a variety of dippable items such as chips, crackers, vegetables, or pretzels.

Cooking Techniques

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for a lighter dip.

- Use cheddar cheese in place of pepper jack for a milder flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make Cheesy Ranch Dip ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Just make sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cheesy Ranch Dip in a hollowed-out bread bowl for a fun and creative presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cheesy Ranch Dip with a cold beer or a glass of white wine for a tasty combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Cheesy Ranch Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheesy Ranch Dip contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Cheesy Ranch Dip contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheesy Ranch Dip contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cheesy Ranch Dip contains approximately 4 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheesy Ranch Dip is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.


Cheesy Ranch Dip contains dairy and may contain soy.


Cheesy Ranch Dip is a creamy and flavorful dip that is perfect for parties or snacking. It is relatively low in carbohydrates and protein, but higher in fat. It is a good source of calcium and vitamins A and C.


Cheesy Ranch Dip is a delicious and creamy dip that is perfect for parties or snacking. It is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite ingredients. Serve it with chips, crackers, vegetables, or pretzels for a tasty treat that everyone will love.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Mary at her farmhouse. Mary was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, and I always looked forward to trying out her new recipes.

As soon as I walked through the door, I was greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of herbs and spices. Mary was in the kitchen, busily chopping vegetables and mixing ingredients in a bowl. Curious, I peeked over her shoulder to see what she was making.

"What's cooking, Mary?" I asked, my stomach growling in anticipation.

"Oh, just a little something I whipped up for us to snack on," Mary replied with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. "It's a Cheesy Ranch Dip that I learned from my cousin back in Texas. It's creamy, tangy, and absolutely addictive."

I watched as Mary effortlessly combined cream cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese, and chopped green onions in a bowl. She then stirred everything together until it was smooth and creamy, the mixture taking on a beautiful pale yellow hue.

"Would you like to give it a try?" Mary asked, holding out a spoonful of the dip for me to taste.

I eagerly accepted the spoon and took a bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth, the tangy ranch seasoning perfectly complementing the creamy cheese and sour cream. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before – a perfect balance of savory and tangy, with a hint of freshness from the green onions.

"This is amazing, Mary!" I exclaimed, reaching for another spoonful. "I have to learn how to make this."

Mary smiled at my enthusiasm and handed me a piece of paper with the recipe written out in her neat handwriting. She explained each step carefully, pointing out the importance of letting the flavors meld together in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

From that day on, the Cheesy Ranch Dip became a staple at all of my gatherings. Whether it was a family barbecue, a potluck with friends, or just a cozy night in with my husband, this dip always made an appearance. Each time I made it, I thought of Mary and her warm farmhouse kitchen, and the memories we shared that day.

Over the years, I added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different cheeses, herbs, and spices. I found that adding a touch of garlic powder gave the dip an extra kick, while a sprinkling of chopped bacon on top added a smoky flavor that was irresistible.

As my reputation as a master dip maker grew, my friends and family started requesting the Cheesy Ranch Dip for every occasion. It became my signature dish, and I was more than happy to oblige. There was something so satisfying about seeing the smiles on their faces as they dipped their chips and veggies into the creamy goodness, savoring each bite.

One day, my granddaughter came to visit me in the kitchen while I was making a fresh batch of the dip. She watched with wide eyes as I mixed the ingredients together, explaining each step as I went along. I could see the curiosity and excitement in her eyes, and I knew that she had inherited my love for cooking.

"Grandma, can I help you make the dip?" she asked, her voice filled with eagerness.

I smiled at her and handed her a spoon, showing her how to stir the ingredients together gently so as not to break up the creamy texture. As we worked side by side, I passed on the recipe to her, just as Mary had done for me all those years ago.

And as we sat down to enjoy the Cheesy Ranch Dip together, I knew that the tradition would continue for generations to come. The recipe may have originated from Mary's cousin in Texas, but it had now become a cherished part of our family's culinary history, passed down from one generation to the next.

As I watched my granddaughter take her first bite of the dip, her face lighting up with joy, I knew that the memory of finding this recipe for the first time would always bring a smile to my face. And I couldn't wait to see where her own culinary journey would take her, armed with the knowledge and love that had been passed down through the years.


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