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Crack dip is creamy and full of bacon and cheese. Take one bite and you will be hooked. It is amazing and super easy.

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Crack Dip in a white 9X9 baking pan

What is crack dip?

I didn’t name this dip but it is delicious. This easy dip recipe is a warm dip filled with cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, shredded cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon. This combination makes a delicious dip.

Crack dip recipe

This recipe seriously had me at bacon. Oh and the cheese! Crack dip combines some of my favorite food into one perfect dip recipe. If you love our Crack Potatoes and Slow Cooker Crack Chicken, you will love this delicious dip recipe.

Anytime I bring this to parties or game day, it is the first dish to go. Everyone always wants the recipe. It literally takes no time at all to make.

From parties to hanging out at home, this savory dip with crumbled bacon on top makes a frequent appearance.

A cracker being dipped into crack dip


  • Cream Cheese – this needs to be softened
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix – the dry pack of ranch
  • Real Bacon Bits – You can also cook 12 slices of bacon and crumble it.
  • Cheddar Cheese – We used sharp cheddar but mild would work as well. You could also try Colby Jack shredded cheese.
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onions
3 pictures: 1st photo- place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. 2nd photo-stir to combine all the ingredients, 3rd photo- pour into a baking pan and bake.

How to make crack dip:

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Second, mix together the cream cheese, ranch, bacon, sour cream and part of the cheddar cheese by hand or with a hand mixer.

Next, put the mixture into a 8X8 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake.

During the last 5 minutes, remove the foil and top with the remaining cheddar cheese on top. Bake a few more minutes until the cheese is melted.

Finally, garnish with green onions or chives, and serve warm.

Crack Dip with a cracker in the dip scooping some of the dip out of the pan

Recipe Variations

  • Crockpot- You can also make this recipe in the crock pot! Just put the mixture on the bottom of the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

    This will vary based on your crockpot but you want to make sure the dip is heated through. When it is just about finished, add the rest of the shredded cheese on top.

    Put the lid back on and cook until the cheese has melted. This normally takes another 10 minutes.
  • Serve Cold – Try serving this dish cold. It is really good gold and makes for another great idea. Just mix everything together and enjoy.

Serving ideas:

Here are a few of our favorite dippers.

  • Crackers- sesame, wheat thins, veggie, triscuits or any type you like.
  • Baguettes – toasted baguettes and crusty bread are great for dippin.
  • Veggies- serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, bell peppers, and broccoli.
  • Tortilla chips, potato chips, or corn chips- Both of these are great options for dipping.
A Cracker with some of the crack dip on it being scooped out of the pan of crack dip


Crack dip stores and reheats great! Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, or store this dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. We do not recommend freezing this dip, as the consistency of this cream cheese dip changes.

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Crack dip Recipe

5 from 63 votes
Crack dip recipe is so creamy and full of bacon and cheese. Take one bite and you will be hooked. It is amazing and super easy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 285
Author Eating on a Dime



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Stir together the cream cheese, ranch seasoning mix, bacon bits, sour cream and 1 ½ cup of the cheddar cheese.
  • Then place the mixture into a 8X8 baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, add the remaining cheddar cheese on top and bake for additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Top with the green onions and serve warm.
  • Notes:This can also be made in the crock pot! Add the mixture to a bottom of a crock pot, cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours until the dip is heated through. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese, cover and cook for 10-15 until the cheese has melted.

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Recipe Notes

Also, this mixture can be served cold too! Just mix all the ingredients and serve with your favorite crackers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 285kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 10g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 632mg, Potassium 121mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 826IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 236mg, Iron 1mg

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