Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip

Raven Higheagle


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. Dip can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept airtight in the fridge until ready to transfer to the bread bowl.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Makes 7 cups
10 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 2 (8 oz) pkg
    cream cheese
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • 3 c
    shredded cheese, measured loosely piled (american, colby, pepper jack, monterey jack, cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite)
  • 2 (1 oz)
    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.)
  • 2
    6 to 8-inch round loaf of bread

How to Make Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip


  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.
  3. If necessary, use your fingers to remove interior section of bread; save for dipping if desired.
  4. 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.
  5. Do not place dip into bread bowl until ready to serve because the bread will get soggy.
  6. Dip will keep airtight in the refrigerator for about 5 to 7 days.

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy Ranch and Cheese Bread Bowl Dip

Leave a Comment

Fan-tastic Game Day Recipes

Fan-tastic Game Day Recipes

Kitchen Crew

I'm heading to a party for the big game on Sunday. While I do enjoy watching the game (and the commercials), I really look forward to the food. It's a...

The Perfect Baked Avocado Eggs Recipe

The Perfect Baked Avocado Eggs

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Tired of the usual breakfast routine? We've got a healthy and delicious for you - baked avocado eggs. This is something we've seen floating around Facebook and Pinterest and decided...

How To Cut An Avocado (like A Pro) Recipe

How to Cut an Avocado (Like A Pro)

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Thanks to the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen, you can easily cut an avocado like a pro! Watch the "pinch tips" video here.