Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip

If you are looking for that perfectly addictive appetizer, this Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip is going to have you enjoying every last bite. Surrounded by frozen, yeast dinner rolls that easily bake to perfection, this is a dip you are going to make again and again.

 Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
It's no secret that dip is one of my solitary weaknesses. It could have something to do with the fact potato chips are also one of my solitary weaknesses. And since dip and potato chips are partners in crime, it kind of makes sense

However, here's another problem, bread is also another food that immediately has me lapsing in judgement over how much I should really eat. Insert bread basket from a restaurant here or this Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring DipUgh.

Anyway, it's safe to say that dip (with bacon), surrounded by warm bread is NOT safe with me at all. It makes me wonder why I torture myself this way. I tell myself I'm doing it for all of you, taking one for the team, providing a I hope you like it. Because yes...I ate it all. It's part of the recipe testing part of this job. Someone's got to do it right?

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
So here's what's so amazingly easy about this're going to use frozen, yeast rolls from the market. Just grab a bag of them the next time you are shopping. And you're going to set the rolls around the outer edges of a 10" cast iron skillet.

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip 2
Since the rolls are going to rise over a few hours, you'll want to place a bowl in the center to keep the rolls from encroaching into the dip space. I used a standard sized cereal bowl with a 5.5-inch opening as you can see here. 

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
Once the rolls have risen to the proper size, you are going to fill the center cavity with the dip. I also sprinkled more cheese, bacon and green onions on top just because!

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
When you take this out of the oven you are going to have a lot of jaws drop...I promise. And you might be embarrassed about just how much you're going to consume. It's slightly ridiculous. Don't worry, the treadmill will be there tomorrow.

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
I brushed the rolls with a butter mixture before placing them in the oven and again once they came out...because we just don't want the madness of this recipe to stop.

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
Make sure to serve this with a sweet little scoop or knife to ensure all the dippy goodness can be smeared onto a roll and shoved  placed gracefully into your mouth. 

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip
It should be illegal, but thank goodness it's not.

Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip

This is a great recipe for game day don't you think? It can go right on the coffee table and be enjoyed by the crowd. In fact, for the perfect game day, coffee table spread I would serve this Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip alongside these Chicken Nachos with Avocado. And don't forget a platter of these Mini Hot Dog Bites and Easy French Dip Sliders. Dessert is a must at these types of parties, make it festive with these 18 Game Day Victory Desserts. I can't think of a better party.

Here are some blasts from the past! Two years ago today I posted this Slow Cooker Creole Style Brisket. It's amazingly delicious. Three years ago I gave of a glimpse of my everyday life in this Bites of Life post. Six years ago I made a family favorite, Chicken Frito Pie. You can also see the Frito Pie made on video here. Seven years ago it was Chicken Korma and I've been making it ever since. Eight years ago Ranch Mashed Potatoes were on the menu and nine years ago the Best Tasting Slow Cooker Tangy Brisket made a star-studded appearance.

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Sour Cream Bacon Ranch Ring Dip

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 6


  • 13 frozen, yeast dinner rolls (rolls are 1.25 oz each)


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz shredded Colby Jack cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1/3 cup fresh, sliced green onion, plus more for topping (greens only)
  • 1/3 cup real bacon bits (not the crunchy ones), plus more for topping
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic

Butter topping:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Arrange frozen rolls around the outer edges of a 10” cast iron skillet. Place a bowl (with a 5.5" diameter) in the center of the skillet to keep the rolls from rising into the middle space. Let rolls rise for 3-4 hours. (Rising time is dependent on room temperature. It will be obvious when they are ready to bake.)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients for the dip into a large bowl and combine using a hand mixer. Scoop dip mixture into the center of the rolls. (It's okay if it's piled high because the rolls are going to rise while baking.) Sprinkle some extra cheese, bacon bits and green onion on the top.
  • In a small saucepan, melt, butter, ranch powder and garlic powder over low heat. Brush most (save about a Tablespoon) of the butter on top of uncooked rolls before placing in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the rest of the butter mixture on top of the rolls. You can also sprinkle more green onion and bacon bits on top for looks.
  • Serve immediately because it's unreal while gooey and warm.
  • Serving size: 6

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  1. Angie Joens 1

    Serious Cathy – this looks so amazing. I may have to have a party for my Davis friends and make it for them!! Any chance you are coming this way soon?

  2. Erren 2

    This looks amazing, I want to try this!

  3. That’s actually a really awesome trick with the bowl! I’d have never thought of that.

  4. Holy cow, does this look AMAZING! Like you, bread, chips and dips are a weakness of mine, and I could probably eat the entire tray of this goodness.

  5. I’m pretty sure I’d eat it all lol… looks amazing!!

  6. Dee 6

    This would not be safe around me at all, but it looks incredible!

  7. What a clever way to make a roll dip! Those flavors all together would be a hit at any party…I don’t think it would last long!!

  8. This looks INSANELY good. I love your bowl hack for a perfect center to add the dip.


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