Your favorite sandwich... in dip form! This BLT Dip is an easy, delicious party favorite that's made with just a handful of simple ingredients!
When it comes to party food, dips are where it's at! They're always a crowd favorite, and no matter how much food there is, they always seem to be the first thing to go.
This BLT Dip is one of our all time FAVORITES... for obvious reasons... and once you try it, you'll be hooked! It has all the flavors of a BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes) with a delicious creamy base that's absolutely addictive.
Perfect for dipping bread, crackers, veggies, or any of your favorites! And best of all, it's SO incredibly easy there's no reason NOT to make it all year round!
BLT Dip Ingredients
Sour cream - I used full fat sour cream, which is always my preference because it's the creamiest! You can also substitute light or even fat free sour cream OR, as an alternative, use plain Greek yogurt.
Mayo - Mayo is an essential ingredient in any good BLT. I used full fat Hellman's mayo, but you can substitute your favorite brand or variety. You can also substitute Miracle Whip if you prefer.
Dry Ranch Dressing mix - Dry Ranch Dressing Mix can be found near the salad dressings at the grocery store. There are a couple different varieties. I always buy the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning mix.
Bacon - You'll need 1 pound of cooked bacon. I used regular cut applewood smoked.
Tomatoes - For the tomatoes, use your favorite kind. I used Roma tomatoes, which are a little less seedy than others and good for dips.
Lettuce - I used Romaine lettuce, which has great color and is nice and leafy for a dip like this.
Chives - Fresh minced chives are completely optional, but a great garnish for the dip.
How to make BLT Dip
Prepare the bacon - Start by cooking the bacon any way you'd like. My favorite method is this oven bacon, but fried or air fried bacon will work too! Once it's fully cooked and crispy, let it cool and then chop it up for the dip.
Chop the veggies - While the bacon is cooking, it's time to chop the veggies. There's no perfect size, but I like to keep the pieces on the smaller size so the dip is easier to eat and you get more flavors in every bite.
Make the creamy base - The final element is the delicious creamy base. To make it, simply combine the sour cream, mayo, and ranch dressing mix in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
Combine ingredients - Next it's time to add the veggies and bacon to the creamy base, give it a stir, and garnish it with some fresh chives as desired.
Serve & enjoy!
What goes best with BLT Dip?
Our favorite thing to pair with this dip is crostini, which is essentially toasted baguette slices. You can find crostini at grocery stores or Italian bakeries OR you can make it easily at home. Simply slice a baguette into thin slices, place them on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until crispy. As an alternative, you may also enjoy any of these ideas:
- tortilla chips
- fresh vegetables
- pita chips
- pretzels or pretzel flats
- fresh bread (untoasted)
- Substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream
- Substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo
- Use pre-cooked bacon or bacon bits
- Substitute any type of lettuce for the Romaine
- Use grape tomatoes, cut in fourths, in place of Roma tomatoes
Make-ahead & storage tips
Leftover dip can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Because of the fresh lettuce and tomatoes, it's definitely best when eaten the same day! You can, however, prep it in advance by keeping the cooked bacon and chopped veggies refrigerated separately from the creamy base and then combining them all just before serving.
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- Wedge Salad Dip
- Cheesy Baked Taco Dip
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Spinach Dip
- Cobb Salad Dip
- Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip
- Shrimp Dip
- Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 ½ cups diced tomato
- 1 ½ cups chopped lettuce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 teaspoon minced chives (optional)
- Cook the bacon in the oven or a skillet until crispy. Cool and chop.
- While the bacon is cooking, chop the veggies to desired size and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, mayo, and ranch dressing mix. Using a spoon or hand mixer, mix until smooth.
- Add the veggies and bacon to the creamy mixture. Stir gently, then garnish with fresh chives as desired.
- Serve with crostini, chips, crackers, or any of your favorite dippers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 415mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g