Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

I had a loaf of Italian bread going stale. I wanted to make some warm dip. I decided that rather than throw the bread out, I’d make the dip in the bread. I am madly in love with this Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip and ate it for three days in a row until it was gone. Here’s how I made it.

Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip


  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz onion dip
  • 1 oz packet thick & creamy ranch dip/dressing mix
  • 4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar jack cheese


Preheat oven to 425 f.

Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Scoop bread out of the loaf, being careful to leave sides and bottom intact.

Soften the cream cheese. (I used the microwave.)

Add the onion dip and stir well.

Add the ranch mix and stir well.

Add the bacon and stir well.

Add the shredded cheese and stir well.

Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Place the dip mixture into the bread.

Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top.

Cover in foil and bake for 15 minutes.

Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Serve immediately. Not only does this dip go perfectly with your favorite chips, it also works with vegetables, breadsticks.

Warm Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

And, of most especial importance, it’s awesome on baked and mashed potatoes!

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Tammilee Tips January 19, 2016 - 11:55 am

This looks so good!!! I never thought to use a loaf of bread like this to hold dip, love how it looks for taking to a party!

valmg January 19, 2016 - 11:41 pm

The loaf was turning stale so it was a great use that meant I didn’t have to toss the bread away.

Annemarie LeBlanc January 19, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Oh my goodness! I will make this dip even in the middle of the week. I will just have to find an activity or a movie we can watch to justify the need for a warm cheesy bacon ranch dip!

valmg January 19, 2016 - 11:40 pm

It also is great on potatoes so you can have it two days – once for dipping and once on a side at dinner.

Michele January 19, 2016 - 3:45 pm

I have seen bread used as soup bowls but never to hold dip! What a great idea. This would be perfect to take to someones house–no clean up just use the dip with the chips or whatever and then any left over bread-scatter for the birds (they need a bit of help in the winter too)

valmg January 19, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Yes, the bread does mean no bowls to watch! I love that almost as much as I do the taste!

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide January 19, 2016 - 4:36 pm

My friend just made something like this and I forgot to ask for the recipe! I am going to Pin yours so I don’t forget!

valmg January 19, 2016 - 11:39 pm

It’s really easy to make, and can easily be adapted to add other things too!

Dogvills January 19, 2016 - 10:01 pm

Wow, this looks amazing! My family will love this. I will save this recipe for later.

Jes January 20, 2016 - 11:24 am

Perfect for the games coming up! I’ll have to save this!

Toughcookiemommy January 20, 2016 - 9:13 pm

This dip recipe is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. I will share it with my friend who will be hosting a party.

Amber N January 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm

Wow, this sounds like the perfect party dip! I can’t wait to try!

Briana January 21, 2016 - 6:17 pm

I would totally eat this without the bacon! IT looks like something I would enjoy!

patricia Marsden January 22, 2016 - 8:00 am

When entertaining I sometimes use hollowed out bread bowls–100% edible and no after cleaning required.


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