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!
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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 – 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.
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.
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.
STEP THREE: Transfer the mixture to a serving dish. (If you’re making the dip ahead of time, cover and refrigerate it now.)
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.
Horseradish Ranch Dip – If you love the flavor of ranch dressing, substitute 2 tablespoons of ranch dip mix instead of the onion soup mix.
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!
Prepared horseradish is concentrated and extremely spicy, so the flavor would overpower the other ingredients in the dish. For best results, use horseradish sauce.
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
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Mixing bowl
- small bowl
- 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
- 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.
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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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