This super simple chip dip only takes 5 minutes to put together and tastes so much better than the store-bought version. Flavored cream cheese, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning come together for the perfect creamy potato chip dip!

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Homemade Chip Dip

With a prep time that’s only 5 minutes long and just 3 ingredients, this chip dip is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make. Homemade dip is so much tastier than the store-bought version, and it’ll save you money, too! You’ll wish you had this recipe sooner.

Whip up a batch and keep it in the fridge, it’s good on so many foods. Use it the classic way for dipping chips or as a veggie dip, or as a topping on baked potatoes. There are so many uses for this delicious chip dip. 

Why We Love This Chip Dip Recipe

  • Only requires 3 simple ingredients.
  • 5 minute prep time -so quick and easy to put together!
  • Great with a variety of foods from chips to veggies.
  • Cheaper and more delicious than a store-bought chip dip.

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  • Herb & garlic cream cheese, softened (leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes)
  • Ranch dressing -dry mix
  • Sour cream
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Substitutions and Additions

  • SOUR CREAM: Feel free to use low fat sour cream in this recipe if you prefer. However, I would not recommend using fat free, as it will really change the overall consistency of your dip.
  • CREAM CHEESE: There are loads of different cream cheese flavors that exist. If you want to switch things up and try a new flavor, go for it! I would recommend the Garden Vegetable or Spicy Jalapeño flavors for a fun swap.
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How to Make Homemade Ranch Chip Dip

Two simple steps are all it takes to put together this dip. Just mix and chill. It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you ever bought chip dip at the store!

  1. Stir together softened cream cheese, Ranch seasoning, and sour cream.
    Stir together softened cream cheese, Ranch seasoning, and sour cream
  2. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 2 hours and serve.
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Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store leftover dip in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: Homemade chip dip doesn’t freeze well because of the dairy base. It’s best to make it fresh.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I dip in homemade chip dip?

The better question would be what can you NOT dip in this chip dip?! Any flavor of potato chip is so delicious with this. You could also dip veggies, pretzels, or pita chips. Beyond that, you can use this as a garnish for baked or fried potatoes!

Can I make this dip without sour cream?

This particular recipe doesn’t fare well without sour cream. The consistency of the sour cream is needed to make it dippable. However, there are some recipes out there that use mayo in place of sour cream.

Can I make this a spicy potato chip dip?

If you’re a spice lover, you can make this chip dip a little spicy by adding just a touch of chili powder or hot sauce to the mix. It’s super delicious made this way. 

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Chip Dip

Serves — 4
The best ever chip dip! Perfect to pair with chips or cut-up veggies! 3-Ingredients & 5 minutes!!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 250 gram (1 container) herb & garlic cream cheese softened
  • tbsp dry Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • To soften cream cheese, leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, dry seasoning mix and sour cream. Cover with food safe plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

  • To Store: Store leftover dip in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: Homemade chip dip doesn’t freeze well because of the dairy base. It’s best to make it fresh.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 127mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1018IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. If you want to make French Onion Chip Dip, tastes just like Lawson’s Chip Dip from years ago, just exchange the Herb & Garlic cream cheese for Chive and Onion and it’s the best ever! Everything else in the recipe you have is exactly the same. This is also such a great dip using pretzels also – so hard to stop eating them. The tiny ones work the best.