This Cold Cream Cheese Bacon Dip recipe is a snack I crave especially when paired with a crunchy, salty potato chip! Whether you serve it as a party appetizer or save it for yourself, this easy creamy dip recipe with sage is full of flavor and ideal for dip lovers everywhere.
Why you'll love this cream cheese dip recipe
Cold Bacon Dip is delightfully tasty and perfect for snacking or serving to friends.
I stole this dip recipe from an old roommate. And modified it to be even better. We no longer speak but I still eat the dip. And now you can too.
A cream cheese-based chip dip is always amazing and when paired with bacon and sage it becomes extra flavorful with a little more texture.
Related: Old Bay Chip Dip
These flavors feel perfect for fall. But this truly can be made any time of year. And it's quicker to make than this Warm Bacon Dip (also delish!).
To eat this the right way, you must eat it with Ruffles. (Not sponsored.) Ruffles are the perfect saltiness and the perfect crunch.
But I am sure that even with just a spoon to shovel it in your pie hole you will love this Bacon Dip Recipe.
- cream cheese
- Season salt and pepper to taste
- Worcestershire sauce
- fresh sage
- bacon bits
- Ruffles chips
While I won't eat it on its own, like in a sandwich, I still use it in recipes. As soon as the other ingredients mask the smell I'm totally fine. Mayo Cookies, wonderful! Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cupcakes, even better!
When you have fresh sage and bacon bits around, well, that's all you smell. Thank goodness. There is something about it that makes it a must-have ingredient in cold dips.
The cream cheese also helps to make it super creamy and the one clove of garlic adds so much flavor without being overpowering.
Worcestershire Sauce always adds a meaty richness that adds a nice depth of flavor.
Bacon bits are great on just about anything and are the lazy way to use bacon in a recipe without having to turn your kitchen into a splattered mess.
Fresh sage makes it feel perfect for holiday entertaining and beyond!
How to make Cold Bacon Dip
To a glass bowl, add cream cheese, mayo, garlic, sugar, seasoned salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
Use a hand mixer and beat all the ingredients together until smooth.
Add the sage and bacon and mix by hand to not break them up into smaller pieces.
See, so easy! This cream cheese and bacon dip is simple. And totally tasty.
I always forget this part but you really do want to make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing. It will help to make the dip as creamy and smooth as possible.
If you forget to set it out ahead of time, just unwrap the block of cream cheese and put it on a microwavable plate. Soften in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
Stir to make sure the whole thing is creamy. Add 10 seconds at a time if it isn't soft enough. Do not overheat!
And then eat it. Eat it all up. And then play around with it. Add in other ingredients. Make it your own.
A basic chip dip recipe can be changed up to showcase tons of different flavor combinations.
I love this bacon and sage combo but you could also add green chiles and chili powder for a tasty treat. Or even chopped salami and pepperoncini. (Have you tried my Salami Pepperoncini Pizza yet??)
The salt and crunch from the chips make it the perfect vehicle to get that dip in your mouth. But of course, you could also serve it with vegetables. Or even Salami Chips.
What is your favorite dip recipe? For me, it's a toss-up between savory recipes and dessert dips.
Looking for even more dip recipes? Try these Tailgaiting Dips.
And if cold dips aren't your thing, check out this Jalapeno Popper Dip which is great when the weather cools down. It's creamy and spicy and it's great for a party.
More easy dip recipes
- Easy Spinach Dip without Cream Cheese
- Tangy Green Goddess Dip Recipe
- Truffle Burrata Dip
- Spicy Avocado Hummus
- Easy White Bean Dip
- Burrata with Basil Oil and Garlic
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
Bacon Cream Cheese Dip with Sage
- Add cream cheese, mayo, sugar, garlic, season salt, pepper, and Worcestershire to a medium bowl.
- Using a hand mixer, beat all ingredients together until smooth.
- Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Add bacon and sage and stir into the mixture.
- Taste and adjust seasonings per your flavor preferences.
- Enjoy with Ruffles.
This post was originally published on November 25, 2015 and has now been updated with more details to make it perfect every time.