Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip


Looking for that snack to bring to a holiday party that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser? Then you’ve got to try this dip! It got rave reviews all around from both young and old alike, and bonus – it was so easy to make! As I was browsing Walmart, looking for recipe inspiration for upcoming Holiday gatherings of course I was brought back to holiday memories of cheese balls my mom made with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix and I knew I wanted to try a new spin on that. This tastes just like a cheese ball but in a creamier more dip-able, no cracker breaking form! I made it the week before Thanksgiving and loved it so I decided to make it to have around for the holidays with all the company we’d be having. Let’s just say everyone was coming back for more!

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When I know this is in the fridge I just keep reaching in and grabbing some veggies to dive into this dip. I love everything about it. I mean with ingredients like bacon, cheddar and ranch how could you go wrong? All the best things in one incredible dip that is destined to please. This will be a regular on my holiday menu and maybe take over that yearly holiday cheese ball tradition my mom used to have. It’s absolutely delicious and perfectly irresistible. Make it soon and enjoy!

Just fyi if you don’t like things very salt you can use low-sodium bacon or you can add a little more sour cream to balance out the salt. My family likes a bit of salt so it was perfect for us but if you don’t like much salt then adjust accordingly.


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What I love most about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time. You can whip it up the before heading to any family function, just be sure and cover it with Glad Press’n Seal Wrap beforehand.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip | Cooking Classy


Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

This tastes just like a cheese ball but in a creamier more dip-able, no cracker breaking form!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 233 kcal


  • 8 slices bacon (9 oz) cooked until crisp, cooled and crumbled into bits
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 (1 oz) pkg. Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions (from about 2)
  • Fresh vegetables and crackers , for serving


  1. Place Neufchatel cheese in a medium mixing bowl and using an electric hand mixer whip until smooth. Add sour cream and mix until smooth. Add dressing mix, cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon and stir and fold until well blended*. Serve with vegetables and crackers. Store dip in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  2. *If you'd like to have some of the cheddar, onions and bacon on top of the dip just set some aside before mixing the rest in.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 293mg 12%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 14.2%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad & Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.


  • Robin: Made your dip for my Pokeno group this week – and gave you a little shoutout on my blog! This is a yummy recipe! October 13, 2016 at 2:50am Reply

  • Stephanie: I can’t find the Neufchâtel cheese anywhere! I had never heard of it before and when I look online, pictures of cream cheese pop up too. Can this be used in place of the Neufchâtel? March 24, 2016 at 7:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes you can use cream cheese instead. March 24, 2016 at 5:21pm Reply

    • Mbw: It is just a fancy word for the 1/3 less fat cream cheese block. January 15, 2017 at 11:53am Reply

    • Chery lewis: I used cream cheese.I made this dip before, except i put n oven for 20 minutes and it was good. January 28, 2018 at 2:55pm Reply

  • Ashley: I make something almost exactly the same except I omit the green onions and add a small can of fire roasted diced green chilies. It is delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe :) January 3, 2016 at 9:17pm Reply

  • Stephanie: I made this for a work event the other day and people couldn’t stop eating it! Super delicious! December 18, 2015 at 3:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was enjoyed Stephanie! Thanks for your comment! December 18, 2015 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Chelle: I make something similar, but am addicted to all your soups so I definitely want to try your version! One thing I’ve found is it’s good after its mixed but if you have the time (read willpower) to wait overnight (24hrs is best) the favors marry and it goes from good to great! I’m really looking forward to trying your changes! :-) December 7, 2015 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Peg: looks like a great recipe,I’ll have to come back and pin(keeps saying blocked from spam) ah………………!!! December 6, 2015 at 12:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m sorry my account (and like 10 other food bloggers that I know of) had our accounts randomly marked as spam this weekend, who knows why?? I’m hoping they are working on fixing it because all I can do is sit around and wait for them to do something about it. I’m sorry for the hassle! December 6, 2015 at 12:17pm Reply

  • JammiO: I make this with Greek Yogurt and go a little light on the cheese and bacon and keep it in the fridge to make veggie eating more palatable and guilt free. December 2, 2015 at 9:11am Reply

  • Brooke @ Be Fed Again: This is the comfort appetizer recipe I’ve been looking for. Actually, ALL of your recipe are divine, along with your amazing photography. Thanks for being such an inspiration and I can’t wait to make this dip!! December 2, 2015 at 4:22am Reply

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