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My Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip is knock your socks off delicious and the perfect appetizer for game day or holiday parties. Filled to the brim with creamy cheeses and loads of bacon, you won’t be able to help yourself!

A good, cheesy dip always makes it way to our appetizer table no matter what the occasion. If not this bacon dip, it’s something equally delicious, like Creamy Jalapeno Artichoke Dip or Hot Bacon Beer Cheese Dip.

Creamy bacon dip with bacon crumbles, green onions in a white baking dish, crostini.

Hot Bacon Dip Recipe

Dips are pretty much a party staple around here. If it’s game time, it’s party time, and if it’s party time it’s good food time! This Creamy, Gooey Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip is the perfect party appetizer. It can easily feed a crowd and it’s sinfully delicious.

Now let me clarify when I say “game time.” Around here we do hockey. No football, no baseball, just hockey. Hockey is fast paced so you need some snacks that can keep up and this cheesy dip definitely fits the bill. It’s super creamy and easy to dip your crackers, crostini or anything you like really.

We even have some bacon haters (shush now!) in our house and they LOVE this dip. LOVE IT. Like keep dipping those crackers can’t get enough love it. That’s when you know you’ve got something good – when even the haters love it.

Creamy Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip party appetizer with crostini

So how do you make this Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip?

There are just 7 ingredients you’ll need.

  1. Cream cheese
  2. Sour cream
  3. Mayo
  4. Cheddar Cheese
  5. Garlic
  6. Green onion
  7. Bacon

I really love to write recipes that are easy to customize and this Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip is no exception. Basically you’ll combine all those ingredients together and pour them into a casserole dish and bake until bubbly. Takes about 20 minutes so in less than 30 your dip is ready to serve.

Super creamy and cheese Hot Bacon Dip game day appetizer

Customize your bacon dip

Now if you want it super cheesy, add more cheddar – up to 2 cups even! More bacon? Who doesn’t love more bacon. I used 8 slices but you could easily toss in more or even up to a whole package. How about adding some Ranch flavor into the mix? I’d start with half a packet (about 1 tablespoon), but if you’re committed to the ranch add the whole package (2 tablespoons). I also added some red pepper flakes, just enough for flavor without the heat. But a few dashes of hot sauce would certainly spice things up.

Serving Suggestions

A hearty bacon dip needs a hearty dipper. I am pretty attached to crostini for just about any dip, but a thick tortilla chip or cracker will work just as well.

What to do with leftovers

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and eaten within 2-3 days. You can reheat in the microwave, but I’d recommend using a 50% power setting to keep the cheese from separating.

Hot Bacon Dip - Ooey gooey and cheesy game day or party appetizer

And for even more delicious bacon recipes, try these:

hand holding a piece of crostini with creamy dip and bacon on it.

Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip

5 from 7 votes
My Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip is knock your socks off delicious and filled to the brim with creamy cheeses and loads of bacon!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8-10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled/diced (reserve some for topping)
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Crackers or crostini for serving
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  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayo in a medium sized bowl until smooth.
  • Reserve about a tablespoon of bacon and a tablespoon of green onion for topping.
  • Stir in cheese, bacon, green onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  • Pour into a small baking dish or pie plate. Top with reserved bacon and green onions.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and dip is golden and bubbly.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with more fresh chopped scallions if desired.
  • Serve with crackers or toasted bread (crostini).
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Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 11gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 483mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 886IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Super easy peasy recipe.
    Big hit with the family
    Now I’m making it for the second time in less than a week!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Dawn! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Rochelle Friedrich says:

    This is such a huge hit at get together there’s never any left great recripe thanks

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Rochelle! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Jane says:

    Can you suggest a Mayo substitute? We LOVE this recipe but my friends hates Mayo (super annoying!!).

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Sure – you could just add more sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

  4. Jenn says:

    Can this be made in the crackpot?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      I haven’t tried this one in the crock pot, but I hesitate to recommend it because of the amount of dairy and the bacon – it could get pretty greasy.

  5. p Davis says:

    This recipe is delicious. My family loves it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you!

  6. Wanda says:

    How do you keep it from curdling

    1. Kristin says:

      I have never had a problem with this recipe curdling. The cream cheese in the recipe keeps it nice and smooth.