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Best Bacon Horseradish Dip Recipe

This bacon horseradish dip recipe features a delectable blend of savory bacon with zingy horseradish and seasonings in a creamy dip. It’s so good with chips or fresh veggies.

If you like Heluva Good! bacon horseradish dip, I think you’ll love this homemade version. I hesitate to call it a copycat recipe, because I always try to add little enhancements to make our recipes even tastier than the commercial product.

You be the judge, and let me know what you think in the Comments section below!

A bowl of horseradish dip with bacon surrounded by ridged potato chips.

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Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Recipe

Easy to make: You can put this creamy horseradish dip together in less than 15 minutes.

Incredibly tasty: The combination of zippy horseradish, sour cream, seasonings, and bacon’s natural smoke flavor is irresistible!

Make-ahead recipe: You can prepare this sour cream bacon dip up to 24 hours in advance, and the flavors will meld and be even more delicious!

Ingredients Notes and Substitutions

Bacon bits, sour cream, horseradish sauce, seasonings, green onion and ingredients to make dip.

Bacon bits – For the best flavor, I recommend using homemade bacon bits.

1 pint (2 cups or 16 ounces) sour cream – You might as well go for the full fat sour cream for this tasty dip, for the creamiest consistency and best flavor.

2 tablespoons horseradish sauce – It’s important to note that horseradish sauce is not the same thing as prepared horseradish. Horseradish sauce is smooth, creamy, and not as spicy as pure horseradish.

2 tablespoons onion soup mix – This is about half of a 1-ounce packet. (You can save the other half for another batch of dip, or add it to soup or stew.)

1 green onion – Also known as a scallion. You’ll mince the white part to go in the dip, and the green part for garnish on top.

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper – freshly ground is best.

1/8 teaspoon seasoning salt – I use Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning, but you can use your favorite. This small amount adds just the right amount of flavor to the dip.

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder – just a dash enhances the other flavors. You can use onion powder instead if you prefer.

Equipment Needed

You really don’t need any special tools to make this creamy bacon horseradish dip – just basic equipment that I’m sure you have in your kitchen: a sharp knife, cutting board, spatula and bowl.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP ONE: In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and horseradish sauce. Stir well to blend.

Combining the sour cream and horseradish sauce in a mixing bowl.

STEP TWO: Add the onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, chopped white part of the green onion, seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon bits. Stir well to blend.

Bacon bits in a stainless steel mixing bowl with dip and a red spatula.

STEP THREE: Transfer the mixture to a serving dish. (If you’re making the dip ahead of time, cover and refrigerate it now.)

Finished dip in a bowl with four green onions in the background.

STEP FOUR: Just before serving, garnish with the reserved bacon bits and chopped green part of the scallion. Serve with your favorite chips, veggies or crackers.

A potato chip being dipped into a bowl of horseradish dip.

Recipe Variation

Horseradish Ranch Dip – If you love the flavor of ranch dressing, substitute 2 tablespoons of ranch dip mix instead of the onion soup mix.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with homemade bacon horseradish dip? Here are some of our favorite dippers:

  • Potato chips
  • Raw vegetables (crudites) like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and celery sticks
  • Bagel chips
  • Corn chips, especially scoop style chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toasted baguette slices

How to Store Leftovers

This dip is perishable and should be refrigerated within two hours of being served. Transfer the leftover dip to an airtight glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid, and store in the coldest part of your fridge. Use within 3 days.

Make in Advance

To prepare the dip ahead of time, follow the directions above through Step 3. Cover the dip and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Put the reserved bacon bits in a baggie and refrigerate.

Remove the dip from the refrigerator before serving and stir. Garnish with reserved bacon bits and the chopped green part of the green onion. Serve and enjoy!

FAQs

Can you substitute regular prepared horseradish instead of horseradish sauce?

Prepared horseradish is concentrated and extremely spicy, so the flavor would overpower the other ingredients in the dish. For best results, use horseradish sauce.

Can you use imitation bacon bits in this recipe?

No. Use real bacon crumbles, preferable homemade. Imitation bacon bits are made from soy protein and are not a good substitute.

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Bacon Horseradish Dip

Eliza Cross
This easy dip recipe features zingy horseradish sauce, sour cream and crispy bacon with seasonings. It's simple to make and so tasty served with chips or veggies. The perfect party appetizer!
5 from 7 votes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Bacon Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 213 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 1 green onion white and green parts finely chopped and kept separate

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and horseradish sauce. Stir well to blend.
  • Add the onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, chopped white part of the green onion, seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon bits. Stir well to blend.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving dish. (If you’re making the dip ahead of time, cover and refrigerate it now.)
  • Just before serving, garnish with the reserved bacon bits and chopped green part of the scallion. Serve with your favorite chips, veggies or crackers. Makes about 10 servings.

Notes

To make in advance: Follow the directions above through Step 3. Cover the dip and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Put the reserved bacon bits in a baggie and refrigerate. Just before serving, remove the dip from the refrigerator and stir. Garnish with reserved bacon bits and the chopped green part of the green onion.
To store leftovers: Refrigerate within two hours of being served. Transfer the leftover dip to an airtight glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid, and store in the coldest part of your fridge. Use within 3 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 307IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 0.3mg
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Keyword bacon dip, creamy dip, horseradish, sour cream
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If you post your creations on social media, tag #BENSABaconLovers so I can share! Thank you for your support. – Eliza

Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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