February 11, 2023
This easy little BLT Dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes and green onion. It's easy to make, creamy, and just perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!

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I don't know about you, but I'm completely obsessed with little seasoning and dip mix packets. You know the ones, right? -- All those different little dip, chili seasoning, and drink mix packets you find in gift shops and everywhere, especially around the holidays?  

I love the things.  And just can't help buying a few every time I see a big display.  Every. Single. Time. -- Please tell me I'm not the only one.

This past Christmas as I was doing my Christmas shopping, I of course encountered a display or two in my gift-shopping travels. As usual, I just couldn't resist picking up a few to try out. And one of my favorites from the selections was a BLT Dip.

This easy BLT Dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes and green onion.

Loaded with the flavors of bacon and tomato, the BLT Dip's creamy goodness was totally yummy, especially when scooped up with good ol' potato chips.

And you know what? -- The list of ingredients on the packet was really quite simple. So I thought to myself, "Hey, I can totally recreate this on my own ... no need for the packet!"

I grabbed some bacon bits, sun dried tomatoes, green onions, and parsley and loaded this dip up. And I must say, this BLT Dip is one totally tasty copycat!

In a side-by-side taste comparison with my extended family (who regularly play the role of The Kitchen is My Playground  taste testers), this BLT Dip version beat out the original packet version, hands-down.

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You'll see that this BLT Dip recipe calls for imitation bacon bits. Those are the really crunchy kind of reddish bacon bits -- and while you may be skeptical of them, they really do work best in this dip.

When creating the recipe, I tested making the BLT dip with imitation bacon bits vs. home-cooked crumbled bacon vs. prepared real bacon pieces that are sold in packages right alongside the imitation bacon bits.

Using imitation bacon bits for this dip recipe is highly, highly recommended to produce the best flavor and texture results.

Much to my surprise, imitation bacon bits worked best, producing the best texture and best bacon flavor.

I fully expected real bacon to work better, but it became this weird chewy texture once it sat in the creamy dip ingredients. -- And surprisingly, it's bacon flavor wasn't as pronounced. So using imitation bacon bits for this BLT dip recipe is highly, highly recommended to produce the best flavor and texture results!

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BLT Dip Ingredients:

It takes just 8 ingredients to make this flavorful creamy BLT Dip. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Mayonnaise & sour cream - Create the base of this creamy dip. A combination of both mayonnaise and sour cream together create a creamier, richer, more flavorful base than is achieved by using either mayonnaise or sour cream alone.

  • Imitation bacon bits - Serves as the bacon (B) part of the BLT. In testing variations of this BLT Dip recipe, we found imitation bacon bits to produce a better-textured and bolder bacon-flavored dip than regular crumbled bacon or real bacon bits. Look for imitation bacon bits in plastic bottles near the salad dressings in the grocery store.

  • Green onion - Imparts nice background flavor into the dip's creamy base.

  • Sun-dried tomatoes - Serves as the tomato (T) part of the BLT, and creates wonderful flavor in the BLT dip.

  • Dried parsley - Seasons the BLT dip, as well as loosely stands-in for lettuce as the L part of the BLT. Dried parsley is used for convenience, however, fresh parsley can be substituted just fine. 

  • Paprika - Seasons the dip, and helps build its background flavor.

  • Salt - Seasons and enhances the BLT Dip's flavor.

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How to Make BLT Dip:

This creamy BLT Dip is about the easiest dip around to make. A small bit of chopping and some stirring is about all it takes to pull a batch together.

To whip up a bowlful, simply combine some mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits, parsley, paprika, and salt together, stirring them until they're well mixed. Then stir in some chopped green onion and coarsely chopped sun dried tomatoes. Then chill the dip for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to meld. That's it! -- That's truly all it takes to whip this tasty dip up.

Now admittedly, this BLT Dip recipe does take some liberties with the "L" part of "BLT."  Because, well, we don't think lettuce would fare very well -- or add much value -- to this version of BLT Dip.

So we're going to have to let parsley stand in for the lettuce, and still call it BLT, okay?  Because "BPT" Dip just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

And as for all those little dip mix and seasoning packets that call out my name in gift shops? -- I'm proud to say BLT Dip is now one packet I can resist. Because from now on, I'll be making and enjoying this copycat BLT Dip version with my chips.

Check out these other super tasty dip recipes:

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Yield: about 3 cups


This easy little BLT Dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes and green onion. It's perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M


  • 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. imitation bacon bits*
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/4 c. coarsely chopped sun dried tomatoes (about 4 oz.)
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


How to make BLT Dip

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits, parsley, paprika, and salt; stir until well mixed. Stir in green onion and sun dried tomatoes.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to meld.
  1. *This recipe was tested using imitation bacon bits, home-cooked crumbled bacon, and prepared real bacon pieces sold in packages right alongside the imitation bacon bits. In our opinion, imitation bacon bits produced the best texture and best bacon flavor.
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  1. I want some of all of them! Lol! That BLT dip sounds amazing though! I recently bought some dip mixes from Earth Market on Etsy. Mix them with Greek Yogurt! I haven't tried them yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing this on #FoodieFriDIY!

    1. Thank you so much, Martie! I always enjoy popping over to party with you and the crew at FoodieFriDIY!

  2. I've seen a lot of dips in my day, but never a BLT dip. Why, I have no idea because this looks STINKING AWESOME!! I cannot wait to try this!

  3. I just made some BLT Dip recipe with end of season tomatoes that I dehydrated in my toaster oven. Took 4-5 small ones for 1/4 cup. Put in three half pint jars for gifts. Great way to use up the straggler tomatoes on the vine. Haven't made dip yet but will be good. Might want to add that the dry mix makes a cup.

  4. How many servings is this?

  5. You have sooooo many great recipes; I'm a new subscriber and plan on making MANY - I've been on your site for 3 hours today! Thank you, your site is awesome!
    I will make this BLT dip this summer for company, but I really despise the taste of the imitation bacon bits - I'm wondering if I can still use the real store-bought bits - or fresh - but add a couple to a few drops of Liquid Smoke to the dip. I printed the recipe and will provide feedback when I make it. Who knows how it'll turn out??

    1. It sounds good; please do stop back and let us know how it turns out.

  6. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 627. Happy Valentine Day and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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