October 19, 2023Review Recipe
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A great homemade chip dip makes a fantastic snack for casual parties, Super Bowl watching, movie night, or any time you want a quick and easy snack. This savory dip is incredibly flavorful yet so simple to make, it will be your new go-to snack recipe!
Chip Dip Ingredients
The herb and garlic cream cheese provides a rich, garlicky taste with subtle herb notes, while the dry Ranch dressing mix adds a zesty kick.
Sour cream balances the richness with its creamy and slightly tangy profile, resulting in a delectable dip.
- 1 (250-gram) container of herb and garlic cream cheese, softened
- 1½ tablespoons of dry Ranch dressing mix
- ½ cup of sour cream
Substitutions And Additions
VEGGIES: Try serving this delicious chip dip with fresh veggies!
Slice carrots, celery, colorful bell peppers, and cucumbers and place them on a plate with the dip for a delicious way to enjoy crunchy vegetables.
CREAM CHEESE: If you can’t find the herb & garlic variety of cream cheese, try the chive & onion flavor or other similar savory cream cheese.
THE BEST CHIPS: Typically, you would serve this easy chip dip with crunchy potato chips; either classic or wavy is perfect.
But you might also enjoy bagel chips, pita chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, or kettle-cooked potato chips.
SOUR CREAM: Greek yogurt is a popular substitute for sour cream and would work well in this homemade chip dip recipe.
How To Make This Chip Dip Recipe
This dip takes no time at all to make. The ingredients get mixed together in a bowl and chilled for a couple of hours before you are ready to dig in.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Plan a little bit ahead and get the cream cheese and sour cream out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you use them for this recipe.
STEP ONE: In a small bowl, add softened cream cheese, dry seasoning mix, and sour cream.
It’s not best to microwave cream cheese to soften it because it will burn incredibly easily and usually over-softens in some spots while remaining firm in others.
STEP TWO: Stir ingredients together until well combined.
STEP THREE: Cover your sour cream chip dip with food-safe plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours before serving.
How To Serve
Serve this creamy dip at your next party with plenty of chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and cucumber slices.
Our firecrackers are sure to add a bit of spice to your offerings as well.
In addition to chip dip, soft pretzel bites with cheddar sauce are always a crowd-pleaser.
Whether you’re prepping ahead for a party or wondering what to do with leftovers (if there are any!), here’s your guide to keeping this dip at its best.
MAKE AHEAD: Simply whip up the dip as directed in the recipe, then transfer it to an airtight container.
Pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. It’s best to consume within two to three days for optimal freshness.
Just remember to give it a good stir before serving to restore its creamy consistency.
IN FRIDGE: Store the homemade dip in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
IN FREEZER: Due to the high cream cheese and sour cream content, this chip dip does not freeze well.
Why We Love This Recipe
IRRESISTIBLE FLAVOR: This dip is bursting with savory goodness, thanks to the herb and garlic cream cheese and zesty Ranch dressing mix.
CREAMY PERFECTION: The cream cheese and sour cream create a velvety-smooth texture that’s both luscious and satisfying.
MAKE-AHEAD FRIENDLY: You can whip it up ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve, saving you time during your gathering.
Homemade chip dip made with sour cream, ranch dressing seasoning, and herb & garlic cream cheese is just the right creamy topping for your favorite chips or veggies. Make a batch in minutes with just three simple ingredients and chill in the refrigerator to be ready to enjoy as a flavorful snack.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This delicious dip can be made a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the refrigerator, the more ﬂavorful the dip will become.
This creamy chip dip would not freeze well, as the cream cheese and sour cream would not thaw well.
While I doubt you will have any leftovers because it is so addictive and yummy, you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days.
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- 250 grams herb and garlic cream cheese, softened
- 1½ tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
- ½ cup sour cream
- To soften the cream cheese, leave it out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add softened cream cheese, dry seasoning mix, and sour cream.
- Stir together until well combined.
- Cover with food-safe plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours before serving.
- Plan a little bit ahead and get the cream cheese and sour cream out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you use them for this recipe.
- It’s not best to microwave cream cheese to soften it because it will burn incredibly easily and usually over-softens in some spots while remaining firm in others.
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