Crack Dip Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Crack Dip is the perfect dip for parties or game day! It is loaded with creamy ranch, cheddar cheese and bacon for a flavor combination you can't resist.

Crack dip. What the what? I had never heard of it before but kept seeing it all over Pinterest. It has been pinned so many times - and it turns out with good reason!

I was intrigued right away when I first came saw a recipe for this so-called crack dip. I mean, really, a dip that's simply called "crack dip" has to be good.

And by good, I mean insanely can't-live-without-it good, right? Right.

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What is Crack Dip?

With a name like crack dip you'd probably guess that this dip is totally addicting. And it absolutely lives up to the hype!

Crack dip is an easy dip recipe combining sour cream, ranch dip mix, bacon, and scallions. It's super creamy and perfectly salty, in just the right way.

It’s creamy dip goodness. With bacon. Everything is always so much better with bacon!

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I adapted this recipe from Plain Chicken. The first time I made it I used the bacon bits as called for, but it was way too salty.

I'm a salt lover and the saltiness overwhelmed my palate so I played around and ended up using real bacon. The real bacon makes this dip and imparts just the right combination of savory bacon flavor and saltiness.

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Crack Dip Ingredients

To make this simple crack dip recipe, you will need:

  • Sour cream - The basis of this dip is sour cream, which makes for a tart and creamy dip.
  • Ranch mix - You know those packets of ranch dip mix? You'll need one of those!
  • Bacon - Chopped or crumbled bacon is folded into the dip and sprinkled on top.
  • Cheese - This party dip recipe calls for shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Scallions - Sliced or diced scallions on top are the perfect finishing touch.

How to Make Crack Dip

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Step 1. Add the sour cream, ranch dressing mix, crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to a mixing bowl.

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Step 2. Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy, then cover and refrigerate. 

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Step 3. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with additional crumbled bacon and diced scallions.

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Crack Dip Recipe Variations

The base of this dip recipe is the perfect foundation for a variety of other dip flavors. Here are a few to try!

  • Spicy Dip - Add a few shakes of wing dip or your favorite hot sauce before mixing to spice things up
  • Blue Cheese - Add 1/4 cup of crumbly blue cheese or swap a blue cheese dressing packet for the ranch dip packet
  • Shredded Chicken - Add shredded chicken to the dip ingredients before covering and refrigerating
  • Serve Crack Dip Hot - Rather than storing overnight, transfer the ingredients to a baking dish, cover with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 400° until bubbly
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Do You Have to Refrigerate Crack Dip Before Serving?

I know the recipe calls for chilling the dip for 24 hours before serving and, yes, that sounds like an eternity. It’s such a tease to make a great dip recipe and then have to wait a day to eat it!

But trust me on this one, you’re going to want to wait the 24 hours. If you dig into it early it's still super yummy, but after a full day the flavors will have melded together and it tastes at least 1000% better.

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How to Serve Crack Dip

  • Chips - Classic potato chips, tortilla chips or the scoop corn chips all taste amazing with this cheesy dip
  • Veggies - Celery, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot sticks, or long cucumber sticks are all awesome with this dip
  • Bread - Crostini, slices of baguette or bread chips are the perfect complement to crack dip
  • Crackers - Buttery crackers or herbed crackers are a super yummy option
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Crack Dip Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 16 ounces Sour Cream, Regular or light
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, or Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix
  • 2 slices Bacon, Cooked and finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Scallion, Sliced


  1. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing mix, bacon crumbles and cheese together in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
  2. Top with scallions and extra bacon. Serve with chips, veggies, bread or crackers.


  • If you don't have ranch dip mix available, you can make it homemade or use ranch dressing mix. They are interchangeable, according to Hidden Valley.
  • If green onions are out of season, feel free to use chives instead.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2445 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 122
Calories 188

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 168mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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