Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Guy" Dip: Bacon Ranch Cheddar Chip Dip

This dip is everything my husband loves in one magical bowl: Ranch, Bacon, and Cheese. Really, most guys I know love that holy trinity of ingredients. Ranch, Bacon and Cheese over chicken? Yes please!! Ranch, Bacon, and Cheese on pizza? Of course! Ranch, Bacon and Cheese perfume? He'd follow me anywhere.

So this dip is basically "guy" dip. Everything the love mixed together, with a side of yummy potato chips (basically fatty, salty vessels that get the dip from the bowl to their mouths). We made this dip on New Year's Eve and it was so addicting. And it's super easy. However, it's not necessarily healthy although you could totally use non-fat sour cream and turkey bacon and whatever. But it would taste like diet food, and we all know how that tastes. If you are concerned about the calories but still want to make it (like me!!) just serve it with carrot sticks and cucumbers. And chips.
"Guy" Dip
by Girls in Aprons

1 16 oz. tub sour cream
1/2 to 1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheese (I used Sharp White Cheddar, but regular cheddar or Pepper Jack would be good too)
3-4 green onions, sliced
8 sliced bacon

In a medium sized bowl, mix sour cream with 1/2 packet ranch dressing mix, shredded cheese, and green onions. Taste and adjust seasoning (I like it with only 1/2 a packet, my husband likes the whole packet, so we compromise with 3/4 of a packet). Let it chill in the fridge at least an hour.

Before you serve the dip, cook the bacon until crisp and chop up to bite size pieces. Let it cool slightly, and mix into dip right before serving. This keep the bacon crisp in the dip without letting it become soggy.

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