Cream cheese, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning are the base of this easy BLT dip. It is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and layers of crispy bacon when it is served cold. Serve a variety of chips, bread, toast, or vegetables with this creamy dip. Bonus: You can also include avocados, chives, or green onions in the mixture!
Do you ever simply yearn for a traditional BLT? I know I do, for sure, but my dislike of mayo poses a small obstacle. The traditional bacon, lettuce, and tomato combination goes beautifully with the flavorful creaminess in this dip.
Of course, you can easily add mayo to this dip along with a number of other ingredients like diced avocado, chives, or green onions if you prefer.
Let's examine its preparation, the make-ahead technique, PRO tips, and more:
How to Make It
Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, and garlic powder. I like to throw in 2-3 strips of cooked/crumbled bacon and use the rest for the topping.
The styling of this dip is completely up to you and it’s fun to get creative. I like to spread out the dip and leave a small perimeter around the edge of the serving bowl and fill up that space with lettuce.
Next, add the diced tomatoes around the edges and on the top.
Finally, add the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon and serve!
Make Ahead Method
- Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, and garlic powder.
- Keep in an airtight container or covered serving dish for up to two days.
- The day before serving, dice the tomatoes, shred the lettuce and cheese, and cook/crumble the bacon. Add them and put them in different Ziploc bags right before serving.
- In the cream cheese/sour cream mixture or on top, chopped green onions or chives are excellent additions.
- Additionally, it is delicious as a topping. Wait until you're about to serve it before dicing it.
- To absorb extra moisture and prevent the diced tomatoes from being wet when added to the dip, I like to lay them on top of paper towels.
Sour Cream Substitutes
- Sour cream and mayo can be combined or used alternatively. (Half a cup of each works well.)
- Greek yogurt plain can also be used.
- 1 cup evaporated milk plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Allowing it to thicken for 5 minutes.
For up to three days, keep in a refrigerator in an airtight container.
What to Serve With BLT Dip
- Chips: I enjoy serving this with Stacy's and Town House pita chips, which are my favorites. Bagel Chips, Tortilla Chips, and Potato Chips work too!
- Vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, bell peppers, celery, and baby carrots/carrot sticks all go really well with this dip.
- Bread: There are also some delicious options, including crusty artisan, sourdough, and naan bread.
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream, or mayo
- 2 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning mix, (not ranch dressing)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Roma tomato, finely diced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
- 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, and garlic powder. I like to throw in 2-3 strips of cooked/crumbled bacon and use the rest for the topping.
- Spread the dip onto the bottom of a 9-inch serving bowl. (A pie pan works well.) I leave a small perimeter around the edge of the serving bowl and fill up that space with lettuce.
- Add the diced tomatoes followed by the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Serve! (See notes for tips on what to serve this with.)
- Chips: I love serving this with Pita Chips (Stacy's and Town House are my favorites.) Bagel Chips, Tortilla Chips, and Potato Chips work too!
- Vegetables: Baby Carrots/Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Celery, and Cherry Tomatoes are all really great with this dip.
- Bread: Crusty Artisan, Sourdough, and Naan Bread are all delicious options as well.
- Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, garlic powder.
- Store in an airtight container or a covered serving dish for up to 2 days.
- The day before serving: Dice the tomatoes, shred the lettuce and cheese cheese, and cook/crumble the bacon. Place them in separate Ziploc bags and add them just before serving.