Amazing Bacon Cheese Dip

LAST UPDATED: Feb 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 11, 2020 | 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! This warm dip comes together quickly with simple ingredients and is low carb and keto friendly.

Bacon cheese dip in a white bowl next to chips
Originally posted May 2013, updated with video December 2019, updated with additional tips January 2020.
 
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. Perfect to serve with crostini, chips and vegetables.
 
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.

It’s the perfect appetizer for Super Bowl, game day, holiday get togethers and so much more! Serve it with veggies for a low carb and keto appetizer!

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 neighbourhood 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.

Bacon Cheese Dip Ingredients

bacon cheese dip ingredients

  • Cream Cheese – Soften the cream cheese for easier mixing. It’s best to take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before you want to make this dip.
  • Sour Cream – Sour cream adds a slight tanginess to this dip that just works so well!
  • Bacon – You can substitute bacon pieces for cooked bacon for ease. The bacon adds a wonderful smokiness to this warm cheese dip.
  • Shredded Cheddar – Use a fresh shredded mild cheddar for best, creamiest results.
  • Green Onion – Finish the dip with sliced green onion before serving for fresh flavor, color and added texture.

How To Make Bacon Cheese Dip

This dip comes together so quickly and easily! This Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip has been so popular, I made a video to show you just how easy it is!

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar and bacon and transfer to a baking dish. stirring ingredients for cheesy bacon dip
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve – Garnish with green onion. Stir and serve. garnishing cheese dip with green onion

cheese pull

Dip served in a white bowl with a spoon

 
 
Close up of sliced green onions on top of the bacon cheese dip

Tips to Make the Best Bacon 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.

Make Ahead

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 the day before 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! It comes together so quickly and easily and it’s such a crowd pleaser!

Cut the Calories

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

Cheesy bacon dip garnished with green onions surrounded by crackers and chips

What Readers Say About This Recipe

Don’t just take my word for it, here’s what people are telling me about this bacon cheese dip!

  • “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!”

Bacon cheese dip in a white bowl with text overlay

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Bacon Cheese Dip

Incredibly easy Bacon Cheese Dip recipe that's always a favorite for game day or get togethers!
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 12 servings
Calories: 296kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

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.
Adapt for Lower Fat and Calories
  • use 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • use light sour cream
  • use bacon pieces rather than fresh cooked bacon
  • serve with veggies

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 771IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg
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