Easy Keto Crack Dip

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This Keto Crack Dip is loaded with delicious Ranch seasoning, bacon, and cheesy flavors and comes together in 5 minutes. It’s a savory crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be served cold or warm. This easy keto snack pairs well with low-carb chips, crackers, or veggie sticks.

Keto Cream Cheese Dip

If you love the homey Ranch, cheese, and bacon flavors, you will love this keto dip with cream cheese. Everyone will love this savory high-fat snack. It’s an easy option for entertaining because it comes together quickly and is great for large crowds. I encourage you to double the recipe because it goes quickly!

The cheesy keto snack is similar to our fan favorite Slow Cooker Crack Chicken recipe and Keto Crack Biscuits. But who needs chicken when you can eat the sauce straight up? Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole also has a similar combination of cheesy Ranch chicken. Each recipe fills a unique need, so try them all! 

Serve this keto veg dip as an appetizer on game day or big family holidays. This keto snack is also great after school or a riveting soccer game. All you need is something to dip with. Cheese chips, homemade flax crackers, or baked keto tortilla chips are great options. My favorite is veggie sticks of all kinds: celery, carrots, and bell pepper wedges are all great. This easy snack also works as a great keto dip for pork rinds.

Consider this similar to a keto million-dollar dip, but better because it’s completely nut-free.  Since we use sour cream instead of mayonnaise, the recipe is egg-free too. 

Additionally, sour cream tends to be easier to find than high-quality mayonnaise. It’s also cheaper and less processed than mayo, plus it adds a delicious tangy flavor. Therefore, this keto ranch dip with sour cream is an excellent option for those with egg allergies or sensitivities.

A hand dipping a celery stick into a bowl of creamy dip topped with cheese.

How to Make Keto Crack Dip

Gather 6 basic ingredients, and you’re halfway to making a bacon ranch crack dip in just 5 minutes!

It comes together quickly – mix everything in a bowl and dig in with your favorite dipper! Or enjoy it warm and pop the keto Ranch dip in the oven for a few minutes before serving. Either way, this delicious spread is loaded with flavor and will be a success every time you serve it!

Ingredients for a recipe laid out on a surface, including cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, dried dill weed, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients

  • Cream cheese – best softened at room temperature for easy mixing
  • Sour cream – may also use Greek yogurt or olive-oil based mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese – shredded 
  • Bacon – cooked and crumbled; the easiest way to cook bacon is in the oven, but stovetop bacon works too. Even store-bought bacon bits can do the job, but make sure you check the ingredient list to ensure all ingredients are keto-friendly. White Oak Pastures sells high-quality bacon, which I recommend if you are shopping online.
  • Ranch seasoningdried parsley, dried dill weed, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. I buy organic dried herbs in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs.
  • Green onions – although this is optional, chopped green onions are great as garnish

Substitutions and Variations

This kid-friendly dip is delicious as written in the recipe card below. However, you can switch things up to give a different flavor profile. Check out these variations:

  • For a smoky flavor, use smoked cheddar cheese.
  • Mix and match the cheeses. Combine strong-flavored cheese like sharp cheddar with a milder one like mozzarella.
  • Add a touch of blue cheese for a briny-tangy spin.
  • Make a keto crack dip with sausage – brown the sausage first, then mix it in. This is best served warm.
  • Add shredded chicken for keto crack chicken dip. 
  • Warm crack chicken dip – add chicken and bake in the oven before serving (see additional details further in the post) or warm the crack chicken dip in the slow cooker on HIGH until cheese melts.

Have leftover ranch dressing on hand? This is a great recipe for using that up. 

Streamline the process and use homemade keto ranch dressing instead of the sour cream and ranch seasoning mix. This option is especially great if you have leftover dressing from last night’s salad or enjoy making recipes from scratch. 

In its original form, this recipe is already keto, carnivore keto, low oxalate, and GAPS compliant. If you are on strict GAPS, ensure your bacon is nitrate-free. Unfortunately, with sour cream and two types of cheese, this dip is not Whole30 and Paleo-friendly.

Step-By-Step Directions

Follow these simple directions, and you can’t go wrong! This easy appetizer comes together in a few minutes. All you need is a large bowl to mix everything. 

One of the fun benefits of this cream cheese ranch dip is that it can be enjoyed cold or warm. You can double the recipe and chill the first batch, then pop the other in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

In fact, this recipe is great for large crowds, so double it and enjoy it both ways! Then, why not take it a step further, and put a nut-free cheese ball on your party table too? The epic spread of cheesy snacks is sure to please.

Cold Crack Dip

Mix the cream cheese and sour cream together in a mixing bowl.

Add the seasonings and salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as desired. 

Fold in the shredded cheese and cooked bacon. Reserve a small portion of each for garnish.

Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Garnish with green onion. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready. 

Store leftover crack dip in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days, but it’s best eaten within the first 24 hours.

A hand dipping a celery stick into a bowl of creamy dip topped with shredded cheese and bacon.

Warm Crack Dip

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Follow the cold dip instructions above for step 1.

Transfer the dip mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish and cover it with foil. Bake for 15 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Garnish with green onions and serve hot. 

A hand holding a cracker dipped in a white bowl of creamy dip topped with cheese and bacon.

Keto Crack Dip

Jessica Haggard
This Keto Crack Dip is loaded with delicious Ranch seasoning, bacon, and cheesy flavors and comes together in 5 minutes. It’s a savory crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be served cold or warm. This easy keto snack pairs well with low-carb chips, crackers, or veggie sticks.
4.85 from 58 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 159 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

Cold Crack Dip

  • Mix the cream cheese and sour cream together in a mixing bowl.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 8 ounces sour cream
  • Season with the herbs, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as desired.
    ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed, ¼ teaspoon dried onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fold in the shredded cheese and cooked bacon. Reserve a small portion of each for garnish.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 4 slices bacon
  • Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Garnish with green onion.
    2 teaspoons green onion
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready.

Warm Crack Dip

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  • Mix the cream cheese and sour cream together in a mixing bowl.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 8 ounces sour cream
  • Season with the herbs, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as desired.
    ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed, ¼ teaspoon dried onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fold in the shredded cheese and cooked bacon. Reserve a small portion of each for garnish.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 4 slices bacon
  • Transfer the dip to a 2-quart casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake for 15 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Garnish with green onion and serve hot.
    2 teaspoons green onion

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Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 214mgFiber: 0.02gNet Carbohydrates: 2g

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16 thoughts on “Easy Keto Crack Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    We had some friends over last night, and I made this dip. It disappeared in no time! Very easy to make too. I’ll definitely make this again.

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  2. 5 stars
    I made a bowl of this, and brought some crackers to a potluck, and it was a big hit! I got so many compliments about it, and it was so delecious and easy to eat off of the little paper plates they had there. Thanks!

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  3. 5 stars
    I made this for a party and people were practically licking the bowl by the end! Haha this was such a hit. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. 5 stars
    This has been one of my go-to guilt-free recipes! And I am glad it is just easy to make yet turned out so hearty and cozy.

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  5. 5 stars
    I tried Keto Crack Dip, and it was delicious! It’s savory, but not too salty or spicy, so I could eat a lot of it without feeling like I was overdoing it.

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