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Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip

Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip

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.

Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip

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?

Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip

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

Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Pepper Jack Bacon Ranch Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 287
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 63.1mg21%
Carbohydrates 4.5g2%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 9.8g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I love how simple the recipe looks! I haven’t had a really good dip recipe in a really long time. I need to make this soon! Pinning.

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  • This dip looks amazing! Pinned!!!

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  • OMG this sounds amazing!! I’m obsessed with chips & dip, it’s my number one vacation food (and vacation is usually during the summer..) Will have to try ranch like this!

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