Make this addictively delicious Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip in just 5 minutes!

This super easy recipe has just a few ingredients but packs a serious punch of flavor. Cream cheese is mixed with sour cream and mayo, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a pinch of garlic. Ready to serve or shape into a ball and chill. Either way, this bacon dip will disappear in minutes!

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip topped with bacon

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip

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Cream Cheese Dip with Cheddar and Bacon

  • AKA ‘Crack Dip’ is the ultimate party dip for any occasion. Make and take, or make and freeze, for last-minute get-togethers.
  • The secret to this delish dip is in the add-ins. This foolproof recipe has so many different variations, it’s a new dip every time! Plus it takes just minutes to make.

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients

Ingredients and Variations

CREAM CHEESE BASE: Cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise give this dip its fresh and creamy flavor. Experiment with flavored cream cheese like Garden Vegetable, Spicy Jalapeno, Smoked Salmon, even Pineapple! Plain Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream for a tangier flavor.

CHEESE: Cheddar cheese has a sharp, distinctive flavor that goes great with the bacon. Try a combo of cheddar and Swiss, or add some bleu cheese crumbles or feta.

MEAT: Bacon bits are easy to add because they come ready to use. Shredded chicken, cooked Italian sausage, or seasoned ground beef will add savory volume to the dip. This is a great way to use up leftover meat, too!

VARIATIONS: For a meatless dip, switch out the bacon for chopped walnuts or pecans. Toast nuts in a dry pan before using. This intensifies their flavor and makes them extra crunchy! For added seasonings, anything goes –  Buffalo sauce, Tabasco, salsa, a packet of taco, chile, or ranch seasoning all work here.

How to Make Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip

This decadent dip is so creamy smooth and flavorful. 

  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients (as per the recipe below).
  3. Top with bacon bits and serve.
  4. Don’t forget to garnish with sliced jalapenos, green onions, or black olives!

Bacon being added to the Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip mixture

What To Serve with Cream Cheese Dip

Serve bacon cheddar cream cheese dip hot or cold, with chips, crackers, veggies, or smear it onto a burger bun, a wrap or spread on a loaf of garlic bread before baking, it’s that versatile!

Recipe Tips and Time Savers

Let cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing so it mixes faster and smoother. Serve it baked with extra cheddar cheese melted on top. Or shape into a ball or log, cover with plastic wrap and chill about an hour before serving.

Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip being served with a chip

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Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip

This creamy cheddar and bacon dip is so easy to make and absolutely addictive!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author The Shortcut Kitchen

Equipment

Stand Mixer or hand mixer

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in a bowl and mix with a stand or hand mixer.
  • Mix until smooth and stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Top with bacon bits and serve.

Notes

  • Warm cream cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds. This will make it easier to blend.
  • Add extra cheddar cheese on top if desired.
  • Optional: Shape into a ball or log, cover with plastic wrap and chill about an hour before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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  1. I love this recipe! My husband and I love a similar dip from Walmart.

    I added Ranch dressing mix and horseradish. Oh my.

    Question: I could not find your serving size anywhere in the recipe. This really helps when importing recipes into My Fitness Pal.

    Thank you!

  2. Made this for a birthday party and it didn’t last long. Everyone LOVED it! Can’t wait to make it again, thanks for sharing!