The best Crack Dip Perfect for Parties!

Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for the best dip for your next party? Look no further than this incredible crack dip. Whether you’re planning a barbecue with close friends, or bringing a side to a holiday party, this dip is sure to impress!

Crack Dip

I am always looking for good dip recipes and I think I have finally found the perfect one! This cheese-filled dip combines some of my favorite things: cream cheese, Ranch dressing, and… bacon! The best part? This dip is so simple to make and is perfect for people of all ages!

This amazing dip is everything that you would want in an appetizer: cheesy, creamy, and zesty! Plus this is easily prepared the night before to take the stress off the day and is ready in just 10 minutes!

Serve this as an appetizer and then serve our cannoli dip and pumpkin pie dip for dessert and you will have a simple, fun menu full of fun dips that both kids and adults love.

Crack Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package dry Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon (about 6 slices)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 green onions, tops sliced

The Following Tools Will Be Helpful When Making These!

Hand Mixer

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Cheese Grater

How to Make Crack Dip

  • Using a hand mixer, mix together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Add mixture to a 12×12 inch piece of plastic wrap and roll into a ball.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Top with extra green onions, bacon, and cheese if desired.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Do not rush the chilling process! Make sure to chill this dip for AT LEAST one hour before serving. Not only will this help the flavors incorporate, but it will also give it a better texture.
  • Want to make this easy recipe even easier? Consider using real precooked bacon bits instead of cooking bacon strips on your own.
  • Instead of serving it from a regular bowl, try using a bread bowl to serve this dip. Guests can rip off parts of the bowl to eat with the dip. Yum!
  • Make sure the cream cheese is completely soft when you mix it. If the cream cheese is still cold, it won’t mix properly and you will likely end up with large clumps of cream cheese.
  • Mix it up with the cheese. Use sharp or extra sharp cheddar for a more clear cheddar flavor. Or get crazy and use a completely different kind of cheese for even more variety!
  • Try using different flavors of cream cheese! Chive and onion cream cheese complements the other ingredients perfectly. Or for something with some added spice, try using jalapeño cheddar cream cheese.

Storage

Chances are you won’t have any leftovers. But in case you do, store the already made dip in an airtight container in the fridge. Prepared dip will last for 3-4 days, if it doesn’t all get eaten before  then.

Can I Prepare the Dip Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! In fact, allowing the dip to chill in the fridge overnight will only enhance the flavor even more! Tip: If you’re planning on using a bread bowl to serve the dip, avoid transferring into the bread bowl until ready to serve!

What can I serve this with?

There is really no limit to what you can dip in this amazing mixture. Dip a variety of crackers or serve it up with your favorite raw vegetables. Either way, this dip is sure to be something that you’ll crave!

Need more dip ideas? Try this classic balsamic mayo dip for something zingy and versatile. Or check out the melted herb butter dip for use as a dip or a dressing. Need something a little more unique? Don’t forget about this cranberry relish and this watermelon salsa. Both are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or party!

Love appetizers? Try these other amazing recipes!

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The Best Crack Dip Perfect for Parties!

The Best Crack Dip Perfect for Parties!

Looking for the best dip for your next party? Look no further than this incredible crack dip. Whether you’re planning a barbecue with close friends or bringing a side to a holiday party, this dip is sure to impress!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package dry Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon (about 6 slices)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 green onions, tops sliced

Instructions

    1. Using a hand mixer, mix together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
    3. Add mixture to a 12x12 inch piece of plastic wrap and roll into a ball.
    4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
    5. Top with extra green onions, bacon, and cheese if desired.

Notes

    • Do not rush the chilling process! Make sure to chill this dip for AT LEAST one hour before serving. Not only will this help the flavors incorporate, but it will also give it a better texture.
    • Instead of serving it from a regular bowl, try using a bread bowl to serve this dip. Guests can rip off parts of the bowl to eat with the dip. Yum!
    • Make sure the cream cheese is completely soft when you mix it. If the cream cheese is still cold, it won't mix properly and you will likely end up with large clumps of cream cheese.
    • Mix it up with the cheese. Use sharp or extra sharp cheddar for a more clear cheddar flavor. Or get crazy and use a completely different kind of cheese for even more variety!
    • Try using different flavors of cream cheese! Chive and onion cream cheese complements the other ingredients perfectly. Or for something with some added spice, try using jalapeño cheddar cream cheese.

11 thoughts on “The best Crack Dip Perfect for Parties!”

  1. I have heard of this before, but I wasn’t familiar with what kind of dip it was. I will definitely have to give this a try. This sounds great for entertaining!

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