In just 5 minutes you can make this simple, creamy, 6-ingredient Million Dollar Dip that is bursting with cheese and bacon flavors!
A FAST SAVORY DIP RECIPE
I have no idea why this is called Million Dollar Dip but it sure does taste like a million bucks! This is the perfect appetizer to bring to your next get together! It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed full of flavor. Plus, it’s so easy to make that it’ll be ready in no time! Serve this dip with crackers, chips, or even a fresh vegetable tray and I can guarantee, it will not last long!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
My favorite way to serve it is with a side of Ritz Crackers or Fritos but it’s also delicious with club crackers, tortilla chips, or even veggies.
This dip is perfect to prepare ahead of time, and it only gets better with time. Alternatively, you can serve it straight away. However, if you choose to make it in advance and store it in the fridge, the consistency will firm up slightly. Just don’t forget to give it a stir before serving.
For a bit of variety in your cheese selection, try adding mozzarella, pepper jack, colby jack, or even blue cheese. They all make for great additions!
No, I opted for real bacon bits (see my ingredient picture below) simply because they’re faster and easier to use. However, using 12 ounces of cooked, crumbled bacon is also an option. Alternatively, diced ham can be used for an equally amazing outcome.
I haven’t tried it, but I have heard that slivered almonds are tasty and you could try a teaspoon of dried ranch seasoning to mix it up. If you don’t want to use sour cream, try using mayo instead.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- cream cheese – it’s really important that this is completely softened to room temperature. It will ensure that this whips up nice and smooth and combines well with the other ingredients.
- sour cream – I like a full fat sour cream but you can use lower fat if you prefer. You could even use mayonnaise if you don’t like sour cream.
- shredded cheddar cheese – I like a sharp cheddar but can really use any shredded cheese you enjoy. You can even grate the cheese yourself if that is your preference. See my FAQ above for different cheese ideas.
- real bacon bits – you want to use the real bacon bits (or bacon pieces) – not the crunchy bacon bits you find in the bottle that you sprinkle on salads. Or you can fry up some bacon and crumble it.
- green onions – if you can’t find fresh green onions, you could use chives or even dried chives.
- garlic powder – I think this works perfect with garlic powder but if garlic isn’t your thing, try substituting with some ranch seasoning mix (about 1 teaspoon).
HOW TO MAKE MILLION DOLLAR DIP
Whip the cream cheese and sour cream together in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer. Add the cheddar, bacon, green onions, and garlic powder. Whip until combined.
Serve immediately or chill before serving with crackers or chips.
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- Whip the cream cheese and sour cream together in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer.
- Add the cheddar, bacon, green onions, and garlic powder. Whip until combined.
- Serve immediately or chill before serving with crackers or chips.
- Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
- I like to serve it with Ritz Crackers or Fritos, but it is also good with club crackers, tortilla chips, or even veggies.
- To make it super easy to throw together, I used bacon bits, but you can cook your bacon first, it will take 12 ounces of cooked and crumbled bacon. It would also be amazing using very small diced ham.
- Mayo can be used in place of sour cream.
- Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, freeze for up to 3 months.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.