For everyone that loves Ranch dressing, the perfect pairing is always bacon. This simple dip recipe combines the love of sour cream and Ranch, with real bacon, and then top with some diced green onions! Trust me, your chicken wings or potato chips will thank you-- as well as those who are eating them!
16 oz cup sour cream (Vegans: Use preferred Vegan Sour Cream)
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing mix (I recommend Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch Dressing Mix)
1/4 cup real bacon bits (Vegans: Use preferred bacon alternative, crumbled)
2 green onions, diced
Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, sharp paring knife, serving bowl.
Prep: 15 minutes
Ready: 15 min
Serves: Medium bowl of dip, about 10 servings
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Bacon Ranch Dip:
1. Combine sour cream and Ranch Dressing mix in a mixing bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly and add to a serving bowl. Refrigerate until just before serving.
2. Just before serving, dice some fresh green onions. Mix half of them into the dip, and sprinkle the rest on top.
3. Toss in half of the bacon bits and mix them into the dip. Sprinkle the rest on top. Serve immediately.
2 TBSN: 170 calories, 20 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate (0 g sugars, 0 g fiber), 4 g protein.
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Halloween Ranch Bacon Dip
Follow recipe before adding bacon bits and green onion. Add 8 drops of Red food coloring, 10 drops of Yellow food coloring and stir to mix thoroughly so the color of the dip turns a creamy orange. This is the perfect companion for Voodoo Bat Wings (see recipe here)