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This Bacon and Sriracha Chip Dip Recipe is quick, fast, and delicious. A chip dip recipe that is perfect if you need something for game day, a potluck appetizer, or just a great treat at your house. So, get ready to spend very little time making this chip dip and a lot of time enjoying the flavor!

Mason jar filled with chip dip recipe on a white table with potato chips laying around it.
What a great chip dip recipe with bacon and Sriracha.

🌶 What makes this recipe special?

This recipe is about as simple as it gets and packs a punch of flavor. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. That is all there is to it.

The dip is super fast, but it would be basic if it weren’t for the power couple of bacon and Sriracha. Bacon and Sriracha really bring this chip dip recipe to the next level with flavor.

Fast, simple, and it is tasty. What else could you ask for? 

If this looks good, you should also check out this Easy Homemade Queso recipe, this Chipotle Ranch Dip, or these very Best Cheesy Fried Pickles. Whatever you make, make sure to treat yourself!

🥓 Ingredients

Bacon and Sriracha are the accents of this recipe, but it takes a bit more to make this the special dip.

  • Sour cream
  • Bacon bits
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

See the recipe card for quantities.

🍲 Instructions

This recipe is about as simple as it gets. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. That is all there is to it.

The only part that could take a little time is bacon bits if you are cooking your own, but who doesn’t like the smell of cooking bacon in their house? Also, you could just go to the store and buy some bacon bits. Serve this chip dip with your favorite potato chips, and you are ready for a party.

I also add some sriracha to this dip, as I love the flavor of sriracha. It might be the most-used condiment in our house. It is used on everything from eggs to stir fry to chip dip in our house.

We love our sriracha, so I was pretty pleased to work it into this Bacon and Sriracha Chip Dip recipe.

Making bacon bits vs store-bought

Our grocery store has a pretty good selection of pre-made bacon bits. Choose one of those or if you are adventurous, make your own bacon bits. It isn’t hard.

If you have a preferred method for cooking bacon, just do that and then finely chop the bacon. I like to cook mine in the oven. To do that, preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Lay bacon flat onto a cookie sheet and cook for about 17 minutes on the middle rack.

All ovens are slightly different, so I would consider checking your bacon at 15 minutes and just start visually checking every minute or so after that. My oven, for example, cooks a bit hotter on one side than the other.

Even at 17 minutes, one side of my pan of bacon is crispier than the other.

After done, put the bacon on a paper-towel-lined plate to cool and drain oil. After about thirty minutes to an hour, you should be able to mince this bacon. There you have it… bacon bits.

I really enjoy making your own bacon bits because you get to choose your flavor. For example, I use hickory-smoked bacon in this recipe, which adds great flavor to the dip. Any flavor would do, and use what you like!

Allowing this dip to sit

I advertise this as a quick recipe, and it is. Not only is it quick to make, but you can serve it immediately if in a pinch or you don’t have the patience. However, I think this dip is best when you allow it to sit in your fridge for a few hours and up to overnight.

Giving the dip a bit of time in the refrigerator allows all of the ingredients to marry and blend. Specifically, all of that bacon goodness gets a bit more infused into the dip as time goes on.

🤷 Substitutions and variations

There are a few ways that this can be changed up.

  • More sriracha – Do you love the sriracha flavor? Add a bit more.
  • Other spices – If you wanted a bit more zing is adding a ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder. Finally, you could try adding a few dabs of really spicy hot sauce in addition to the sriracha. Heck, we even made Carolina Reaper hot sauce recipe a while back if you really wanted to bring the heat!
  • Bacon – Experiment with bacon. Different flavors of bacon or amounts.
  • Vegetarian – This recipe is still legit without the bacon. Just omit the bacon if you want a vegetarian sriracha chip dip.

📦 Storage

To store, place the dip in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 7 days. To ensure the best quality and flavor, consume the dip within this time frame.

🎓 History Tidbit

Sriracha is a popular hot sauce that originated in Thailand in the early 1930s. It was created by a woman named Thanom Chakkapak, who started selling the sauce in her local market. 

The sauce became popular in Thailand, and eventually made its way to the United States, where it gained a cult following. Today, Sriracha is a widely recognized condiment, and is used as a flavor ingredient in a variety of dishes.

❓ FAQ

What does Sriracha taste like?

Sriracha has a spicy, tangy and slightly sweet flavor.

What to look for in store-bought bacon bits?

Look for bits that have limited ingredients. Avoid bacon bits that contain artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors.

📝 Tips and tricks

  • Make your own Bacon Bits for maximum flavor
  • If you want it spicier, add more sriracha, add some cayenne powder, or a dab of really hot sauce.
  • While this can be served immediately, for best results, allow dip to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours and up to overnight.
Overhead shot with hand reaching into dip with single chip, getting ready to eat it.
Get your chips out for this delicious Sriracha and Bacon Chip Dip recipe!

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Bacon and Sriracha Chip Dip Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

An easy and delicious chip dip recipe with both the warm spice of Sriracha and the savory deliciousness that bacon brings. This Bacon and Sriracha Chip Dip Recipe is so easy to make and a perfect game-day or potluck dish.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons (or more, to taste) bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Mix.
  3.  Allow to sit in refrigerator for 1 hour.(Optional)
  4. Serve

Notes

  • Make your own Bacon Bits for maximum flavor
  • If you want it spicier, add more sriracha, add some cayenne powder, or a dab of really hot sauce.
  • While this can be served immediately, for best results, allow dip to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours and up to overnight.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 total dish
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 528 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg

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7 Comments

    1. It is really a tasty dip and I think I have a sriracha problem. Oh, and a bacon problem.

      Basically, I love chips and food. Thanks for checking the recipe out!

  1. Fun & easy — thanks !! I think you could add a little of quality “liquid smoke” to add an additional depth of flavor, that would be nice if accompanying some smoker based meats / sandwiches.






    1. Thanks for giving it a try and glad you like. I agree that a little liquid smoke could add some oompf.

  2. We were eating lunch at my in-laws and had some leftover bacon at lunch that someone suggested “tossing.” (Ridiculous.) I remembered this dip from your Instagram post and convinced them to keep it and we made this for an afternoon snack with some veggies and pretzels. It was SO good!