Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip

I love dips and this one hits all the elements.

Fast, easy, no-bake, creamy, cheesy, and loaded with ranch flavor.

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

It’s the type of dip you just want to babysit with a fistful of chips so you can keep on dipping. One after the next.

And after your chips run low, you can move on to nibbling the bread bowl. Don’t waste perfectly good carbs.

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Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

To make the dip, simply stir together cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, and a packet of ranch dip seasoning mix. I used McCormick, but you can use a storebrand or stir together onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste. But for about a dollar, I went with the mindless ease of a packet.

You can use lite or lower fat versions of both the cream cheese and sour cream, or traditional versions.

I used a blend of white cheddar, Pepper Jack, and mozzarella cheese. Use what you have and enjoy.

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

Even though it takes just minutes to stir the ingredients together, you can make the dip a few days in advance and keep it airtight in the fridge until you’re ready to transfer it into the bread bowl for serving.

If you’re having a party, it’s one less thing to do the day of, and it gives the flavors time to marry. A win-win.

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

The ranch flavor is bold and intense, and my daughter told me this was one of my best dips ever.

We went to town on it, switching between potato chips, bread, and sweet potato chips.

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

It’s a perfect backyard bbq, pool party, or game day dip. I’m thinking Memorial Day weekend.

Just make sure you have plenty of nice cold beverages to wash it down with.

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip - A no-bake, easy dip that's packed with bold flavor! A perfect party dip & you get to eat the bowl!

Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip

I love dips and this one hits all the elements. Fast, easy, no-bake, creamy, cheesy, and loaded with ranch flavor. You can use lite or lower fat versions of both the cream cheese and sour cream or traditional versions. I used a blend of white cheddar, Pepper Jack, and mozzarella cheese. Use what you have and enjoy. The ranch flavor is bold and intense, and it’s the perfect backyard bbq, pool party, or game day dip. Just make sure you have plenty of nice cold beverage to wash it down with. Dip can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept airtight in the fridge until ready to transfer to the bread bowl for serving.

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, very soft (lite is okay)
8 ounces sour cream (lite is okay)
about 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, measured loosely piled (American, Colby, pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite)
1-ounce packet ranch dip seasoning mix (I used McCormick; substitute with individual spices to taste if preferred, including garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, etc.)
one 6 to 8-inch round loaf of bread

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except bread) and stir until combined. The softer the cream cheese is, the easier stirring is; set aside.
  2. With a serrated knife, slice off the top of bread in a circle, about 1-inch from the edge. Go down deep enough with knife to hollow out and remove interior section of the bread. If necessary, use your fingers to remove interior section of bread; save for dipping if desired.
  3. Transfer dip into bread bowl and serve immediately with chips, crackers, veggies, etc. Dip can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept airtight in the refrigerator. Do not place dip into bread bowl until ready to serve because the bread will get soggy. Dip will keep airtight in the refrigerator for about 5 to 7 days.
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60 comments on “Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip”

  1. Sounds like snacking heaven!

  2. I love anything ranch flavored and then cheese too!! I would hog this all to myself :)

  3. Anything served in a bread bowl is good with me!! Especially with cheese. SO good! Pinned, of course!

  4. Forget the chips, I’d be picking away at the bread bowl right from the start! YUM! Pinned!

  5. I’ll take any excuse I can to get a bread bowl! Whenever I order my favorite black bean soup at Panera, I always ask for it in a bread bowl. My favorite part is when I finish the soup and can start tearing at the bread. The insides soften just enough to contrast even more beautifully than normal with the crusty outsides — so good! I need to start using bread bowls at home more often… One less dish to wash! ;) Already pinned!

  6. Ranch AND Cheese dip, now we’re talkin!! My mouth is watering!

  7. This is the most epic dip ever! Jason’s camping so I skipped dinner tonight so you have no idea what I would do to stuff my face with this right now!

  8. Great idea! I have to do this soon ;)
    Have a nice week!

  9. OMG flavor city! I would need to make sure that company was coming to help me eat this, otherwise this dip would torture my soul trying to control myself around it! Yummy! ; )

  10. I’m all for nibbling the bread bowl. Um, I’ll just slip this here bread bowl under my shirt and promptly walk away to eat this in a corner alone. Looks amazing!

  11. No way!!!!!! My stomach’s rumbling looking at this deliciousness in a bread bowl!!!!!!!!!! <3 I mean that ranch dip is insanelyyyyyyyy scrummy. I loveeeeee carbs and I love cheese infused dips. Life couldn't be better {read tastier} I don't think I'll be limiting myself to just chips or bread when it comes to this dip; everything that goes into my belly has to first pass through this delicious dip!!!!!! Yummmm *-*

  12. This stuff is the bomb! I made this dip (minus the bread bowl) for a World Cup party today and it’s so good. I loved how it was literally only four ingredients thrown into a bowl to make this and paired with some ruffles, so addicting. Will be making this again, next time maybe even going the extra mile with the yummy bread bowl addition :)

  13. This was really good! I didn’t have sour cream so I mixed up the rest of ingredients and added mayo until I liked the consistency. It makes quite a bit and is much better than store bought ranch dip.

  14. This was such a hit at a football game tailgate party I went to last month, they couldn’t get enough and thought I had worked all day on it…

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