Bacon Cheese Dip

LAST UPDATED: Oct 04, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Sep 06, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Incredibly easy Bacon Cheese Dip that’s always a favorite for game day or get togethers! This creamy mix of bacon, cheddar, cream cheese and sour cream topped with green onion is irresistible! 

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Bacon Cheese Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that I love to make for just about anything because it’s always a crowd pleaser. You can double the batch and you’re still going to come home without a bite left because it’s just.that.good.
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I tend to make this for a lot of fall and winter get togethers because a hot cheese dip, always does the trick. You can dip just about anything into it – buttery crackers, Ruffles, toasted baguette, carrots, celery, peppers and more.
If I only get to make one dish, I want to bring it.  I am especially proud that this recipe helped my friend Becky take away an award from her neighborhood block party. Did you hear that? Award winning! It’s the little things. It’s great for game day, or let’s be honest, any day.
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One of the many reasons I love this Bacon Cheese Dip recipe is that if you’re short on time, you can make this dip ahead of time by tossing all the ingredients together in a baker and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake and take. It’s easy to transport, too!

Tips to Make the Best Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip:

  • Use mild cheddar cheese to make Bacon Cheese Dip because it’s sharp flavor adds so much to this creamy dip. You can purchase pre-shredded cheddar, however I highly recommend purchasing a block and shredding it because block cheese is always a higher quality and it won’t be dry, resulting in the creamiest, stringiest, Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip!
  • You can fry 1/2 lb of bacon and tear it into little pieces or to save time, purchase bacon pieces. They greasier and more tender than bacon bits offering the next best thing to fresh bacon.

This Bacon Cheese Dip is made from shredded cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream, and bacon. The magic happens when they melt together and bubble so beautifully creating a tasty cheese dip that will have everyone begging for the recipe! Top it off with fresh chopped green onion for added flavor and presentation.

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What readers say about this Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip {originally posted May, 2013}

  • “Just took this from the oven and completed the taste test. I am in so much trouble. The boys and my husband will not be home for awhile, which means I am here alone with this amazingly delicious dip until then! This will grace all my appetizer tables going forward.”
  • Becky “This one is in my sure fire recipe list! I always win “tastiest treat” when I make it! Love it! And so easy!!!”
  • Jennifer “This dip is AWESOME!!!!!!!!”
  • Emily “Made this for the Super Bowl yesterday and it was a hit!! We decided it tastes the inside of double baked potatoes. Yummy!”

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If you want to cut the calories and make a skinny version of this bacon dip:

  • use 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • use light sour cream
  • use bacon pieces rather than fresh cooked bacon
  • serve with veggies

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The Best Bacon Cheese Dip Recipe:

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Bacon Cheddar Dip Recipe

Incredibly easy Bacon Cheese Dip recipe that's always a favorite for game day or get togethers!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked and cut
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 c green onion chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar and bacon in a baking dish.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with green onion. Stir and serve with veggies, crackers, baguette or potato chips.


You can substitute bacon pieces for cooked bacon.
Use fresh shredded mild cheddar for best results.
You can make ahead - just combine, refrigerate and bake just before serving.
  • use 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • use light sour cream
  • use bacon pieces rather than fresh cooked bacon
  • serve with veggies
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