Bacon Ranch Dip

Perfectly simple, easy to make ahead and widely popular at parties, you can’t go wrong with this Bacon Ranch Dip! Serve it with chips, pretzels or your favorite snack food.

bowl of bacon ranch dip with scallions and potato chips


 

Have you been snacking a lot lately? I’ve seen a meme floating around that said something along the lines of “I need to socially distance from my refrigerator.” I feel that to my core.

Being home all day long makes it way too easy for me to snack all. day. long! I always have a bowl of chips, pretzels or candy by my computer. Maybe I should try something a little healthier like kale chips.

And you know, since I’ve been on a total ranch kick lately, why not throw some ranch seasoning in there too? Top it with some green onions, and bam! That’s one delicious chip dip recipe!

So similar to French Onion Dip, this Bacon Ranch Dip uses sour cream, a few toppings and iconic ranch dressing mix for a flavor that is out of this world!

close up of potato chip dip with bacon and green onions

Why You’ll Love This Bacon Ranch Dip

An easy ranch dip recipe that you can dip almost anything into? Yes please!

  • No preservatives – One of the advantages of making a homemade ranch dip recipe is that you know exactly what goes into it.
  • Dip anything – You can dip anything from fresh veggies like carrots and tomatoes to chips or even chicken wings into this dip.
  • Great for parties – This sour cream chip dip is easy to whip up and requires minimal ingredients making it perfect for bringing to parties.

Ingredients

You only need five simple ingredients to make this chip dip recipe.

  • Dry Ranch dressing mix – You can buy a Hidden Valley ranch packet from the grocery store, or make your own homemade ranch seasoning mix at home.
  • Sour cream – This helps to give that creamy texture, but you could swap some of it out for mayo or even plain greek yogurt.
  • Worcestershire sauce – This is such a versatile ingredients. It helps to give that slight bite that makes this dip out of this world.
  • Green onions – Also know as chives, you can choose to fold these into the crack dip or just sprinkle them on top.
  • Parsley – I love adding a little fresh flavor and color to my dip, but you can leave it out if you’d like.
A bowl of dry spices

How to Make Bacon Ranch Dip

It could not be simpler to make! Start by combining the dry ranch dressing mix, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Transfer that mixture to a serving dish, cover and let it refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Right before you are ready to serve it, garnish the top with the crumbled bacon, green onions and parsley. You could even put some shredded cheddar on top if you’d like.

chip dipping into ranch chip dip

Variations

There are plenty of ways you can make this bacon ranch dip recipe your own. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Bacon cheddar ranch dip – Stir a little cheddar cheese into the dip or on top for a real crowd pleaser.
  • Spice it up – In addition to the ranch, you can spice it up a little with some hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Greek yogurt swap – Instead of sour cream, you can swap it out for a plain greek yogurt instead.
angle view of sour cream chip dip in an orange serving bowl topped with bacon and scallions

How to Serve Bacon Ranch Dip

My favorite way to serve this bacon ranch dip recipe is with kettle cooked chips. They are crispier, which means they won’t break in the dip bowl as easily. But if you don’t have any on hand, here are a few more options:

  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Veggies (like carrot sticks, bell peppers, celery sticks or even broccoli and cauliflower)
  • Pita bread
  • Plantain chips
  • Tortilla chips

Storage and Freezing

How to Store Bacon Ranch Dip

You can store any leftover dip in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap.. It will stay in the fridge for up to five days.

Can I Freeze Potato Chip Dip?

Technically yes, you can freeze this dip. However, make sure to be aware the texture may change upon thawing.

chip dip using sour cream on a folded potato chip

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bowl of bacon ranch dip with scallions and potato chips

Bacon Ranch Dip

4.59 from 12 votes
Bacon and ranch collide into one delicious chip dip with this easy Bacon Ranch Dip recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine dry ranch dressing mix, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Transfer to serving dish, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Before serving with kettle cooked potato chips, garnish with crumbled bacon, green onions and parsley.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

Nutrition

Calories: 156 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 32 mg, Sodium: 831 mg, Potassium: 105 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 415 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 66 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 156
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon ranch dip, potato chip dip
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    How convenient — I have all the ingredients I need, except for the ranch seasoning… I do have fresh herbs, could I use them? Which ones would you recommend?

  2. 5 stars
    This dip is so good and so easy to put together. I serve it with a big bag of potato chips and it’s gone within minutes gobbled up by my family.