Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip is a delicious and easy bean dip recipe that’s perfect for snacking, as a party appetizer or stuffed in a burrito.
This Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip is the perfect appetizer or addition to any party. Simple ingredients, huge flavor, and a fast recipe are just a few of the reasons that you need to put this easy bean dip on your radar.
Somedays, all I want is a good dip. It’s true, and I mean it. While I love to bake and cook up all other types of recipes, being able to relax a bit and chow down on a delicious dip sounds pretty dang good as well.
And who says that dips can’t be meals? Part of being an adult is choosing what we want to eat for lunch or dinner, right? No matter if you’re just looking for a simple appetizer recipe or are just needing something quick and simple to take to a gathering with friends, this bean dip recipe is literally just about perfect.
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you need just a few handful of ingredients to make it as well. In less than one hour of time, you can easily have a spectacular dip that will have everyone questioning if double-dipping is really a “bad” thing or not. 😉
And I’ve probably left out the best reason for this entire dip…the flavors of bacon, ranch, and cheese. That’s a trio of amazing ingredients that take this dip over the top.
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
For whatever reason, when you mention bean dip to anyone, they have a look on their face that instantly tells you that they need to make this dip recipe asap.
I think it’s safe to say that anytime you add bacon to anything, you know it’s going to be great. But when you combine bacon with cheese, cream cheese, and a delicious ranch seasoning, this dip is going to be your favorite thing to make.
Just when you thought that you weren’t a bean dip fan, I can assure you that this simple dip recipe is going to change your mind. You might as well just grab a spoon because you’re going to want to literally dive right in.
Bean Dip Variations
The great thing about making this simple bean dip recipe is that you can alter it to what you like. Playing with some of the ingredients or changing out certain things makes this super simple to do.
If you like your dip to be a bit spicier, you can switch out the types of cheeses that you want to use and change up the taste and heat easily that way as well.
This dip recipe is so easy to change that you can easily make it taste new and different over and over again. One simple way is to add some different and unique topping ideas to this dip.
You can add salsa on top, chopped jalapenos, shredded lettuce, black olives, and really anything else that you’re craving and want to add.
What Is Bean Dip Made Of?
As far as dips go, bean dip is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a type of dipping sauce made from beans as its primary ingredient. The other ingredients blended into the dip often include seasoning, sour cream, cheeses and herbs. Bean dip can be served cold, at room temperature or hot and pairs well with tortilla chips.
Pro tip: bean dip can also be used as an ingredient in burritos and quesadillas!
Learn more about bean dip here.
Ingredients needed to make Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
The list below is the simple ingredients needed to make this dip recipe.
- Cream cheese
- Green onion
- Roma tomato
- Ranch beans
- Ranch seasoning
- Colby jack cheese
- Sour cream
- Dried parsley
- Tortilla chips
How To Make Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
Open beans and rinse, set aside. In a mixer add beans, cream cheese, sour cream, and parsley.
Then add half the shredded cheese, bacon, and green onion.
Blend until smooth and add to the baking dish.
Top with the remaining shredded cheese and green onion.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped tomatoes and green onion. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
What Else Can be Used to Dip into This Bean Dip Recipe?
While tortilla chips are super delicious, there are so many other food items that you can easily use as well. Some ideas for great dipping items are:
- Pita Bread
- Sliced Cucumbers
And anything else that you find to be dippable as well. The options are truly endless in what you can use to dip into this delicious bean dip recipe.
Can you use other types of beans for this bean dip recipe?
There are ways to take shortcuts if you want. Some people might want to go ahead and use canned refried beans but it will have an impact on the overall taste and flavor.
It can be an option, however, if you’re running low on time. (It’s not something that I recommend but it can be a shortcut that will work.)
Other Ways To Enjoy This Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
The other great thing about this bean dip recipe is that you can eat it as a dip or put it right on top of your nachos, tacos, and burritos as well.
This recipe can actually be quite versatile and can add a ton of flavor to a lot of different recipes as well.
How To Store Leftover Dips
If you have some of this dip leftover, you need to store it in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat and eat again. You will want to eat this within two days of making it.
You might also notice a bit of liquid that comes from this dip when it sits but just drain it off or stir it in once reheated. The liquid can be from the beans or other added ingredients and shouldn’t be of any concern.
How To Reheat Bean Dip
Truth be told, I could eat this dip hot or cold, it really doesn’t matter to me. The flavor and taste make this super delicious and half the time, I’m too impatient to wait for it to be heated up all the way to enjoy. BUT, if you’re a fan of hot dips, you can easily reheat this dip by putting it back in the oven low and slow OR microwaving it in short bursts to get back the heat.
If you’re reheating this dip, just be certain to stir it and watch out for hot “pockets.” The top layer of the dip may not be hot but underneath it all, it just might burn your mouth!
And once you reheat it, if you need to add on more cheese and toppings, do so at that point in time. I also like to change it to another container or platter so that it has a better presentation as well once it’s warmed up and ready to enjoy again.
More Easy Dip Recipes
- Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- Easy Cheesy Bacon Dip
- Simple Seafood Dip
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bean Dip
- 4 slices of bacon
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 green onion
- 1 roma tomato
- 2 15 oz. cans of ranch beans
- ½ cup ranch seasoning
- 2 cups colby jack cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- Tortilla chips
- A classic combination of flavors, zesty ranch beans, cheese blend, bacon, and ranch seasoning make this the perfect party dip!
- Get out your ingredients. Open beans and rinse, set aside.
- Add your beans to mixer.
- Add cream cheese, sour cream, and parsley.
- Then add half the shredded cheese,
- Add bacon and green onion.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add to baking dish. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
- Add green onion. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from oven and top with chopped tomatoes and green onion. Serve with tortilla chips, vegetables or in a burrito!
- Enjoy every bite!