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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 dip is incredibly flavorful yet so simple to make, it will be your new go-to snack recipe!
We love a good appetizer and snack spread to create a fun food atmosphere for any occasion. In addition to chip dip, Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Sauce are always a crowd pleaser. Add a sheet pan of Quesadillas or Sheet Pan Nachos and you can turn appetizers into a whole meal!
ingredients for Chip Dip
You will need:
- 1 container (250g) herb and garlic cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dry Ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Substitutions and Additions
Veggies: Try serving this 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.
Other Cream Cheese: If you can’t find the herb & garlic variety of cream cheese, try the chive & onion or other similar savory cream cheese.
The Best Chips: Typically, you would serve chip dip with potato chips; either classic or wavy is perfect. But you might also enjoy bagel chips, pita chips, pretzels, or kettle cooked potato chips.
How to Make this Chip Dip recipe
STEP ONE: To soften cream cheese, leave it out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
PRO TIP: 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. Plan a little bit ahead and get the cream cheese out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you use it for this recipe.
STEP TWO: In a small bowl add softened cream cheese, dry seasoning mix, and sour cream.
STEP THREE: Stir together until well combined.
STEP FOUR: Cover with food safe plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours before serving.
IN FRIDGE: Store the 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.
Homemade chip dip made with sour cream, ranch dressing seasoning, and herb & garlic cream cheese is just the right creamy topping for chips or veggies. Make a batch in minutes and chill in the refrigerator to be ready to enjoy as a flavorful snack.
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- 1 container herb and garlic cream cheese softened (250g)
- 1 1/2 tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- To soften cream cheese, leave 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.