Hi everyone! Des from Life’s Ambrosia here again! Today I am bringing a dip with me that is perfect for all of those summer BBQ and backyard parties that you are bound to be enjoying this year. This dip is super easy to make and tastes even better the next day so it’s perfect for the host who wants a little more time to enjoy their guests. Loaded with shredded pepper jack cheese, crispy bacon, green onions, dill and tangy ranch dressing mix, this Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip is bound to be a favorite.
Whenever I get invited to a BBQ or potluck, I am always the first one to offer to bring a dip. Dips are my absolute favorite. In fact, if we ever find ourselves at a party together you will likely find me hovering over the dips. It’s kind of an obsession. It’s because of this obsession that I am always on the lookout for new dips to try. And that is where this little beauty comes from.
I have tried dips like this before but they were Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dips. They were good and all but for this recipe, I wanted to switch things up a bit and use pepper jack cheese. I just love the hint of spice that it gives without being overly spicy. I also chose to add some fresh chopped green onions, because I love the oniony flavor. I also added some fresh dill because fresh dill just screams summer to me.
With all this goodness, it is no wonder that this dip is thick. Thanks in part to the sour cream used. I didn’t use fat free, or even low fat sour cream. It’s the full fat, gimme all the cream, sour cream. No skimping here. I mean, there is already bacon and cheese in this bacon ranch dip so I thought why not just go for it?
And I’m kinda glad I did. 🙂
How Long Will Potato Chips Stay Fresh?
Unopened potato chips will keep for about a year before becoming stale.
An opened bag of chips will keep for 1-2 weeks.
Homemade potato chips that are kept in an airtight container will keep for about the same length of time.
How Long Can Chip Dip Sit Out?
Chip dip should not be left out for more than about 2 hours.
What Can Be Substituted for Sour Cream?
Greek yogurt makes an excellent stand-in for sour cream.
Cottage Cheese can be used instead of sour cream.
Crème fraîche, which literally means, fresh cream, can be substituted.
You may also use mayonnaise for sour cream.
Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip
Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip
- 5 slices thick cut bacon, diced into 1 inch pieces
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 1 (3/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
- 1 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crispy.
- Mix together sour cream, ranch dip, pepper jack cheese, green onions and dill.
- Fold in bacon and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Serve with chips or chopped vegetables
Yield: Serves 8, Serving Size: 1
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 287 Calories
- Total Fat: 25.7g
- Cholesterol: 63.1mg
- Carbohydrates: 4.5g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Sugar: 2.3g
- Protein: 9.8g