These potato chip dip recipes with sour cream have saved many hosts and hostesses throughout the years.
With just a few ingredients (or sometimes only 2 ingredients), you can make a delicious dip that keeps everyone hovered around the snack table before the big game or during halftime.
All occasions are perfect for serving chips and dip. Whether it’s a special occasion or time with the family, everyone will appreciate the small amount of extra effort you put into making it even better.
Movie night should appeal to all of the senses, including your sense of taste! These dips make that possible.
One of the things I love about all of these dips is that they take advantage of sour cream’s subtle tanginess that adds a yummy dimension of flavor.
You can serve any of these dips with plain potato chips, the ones with a wavy texture, or potato wedges.
These dips are also yummy on tortilla chips, crackers, pita chips, and fresh veggies.
Basically, sour cream is a great foundation for a quick appetizer.
Easy Dip Recipes
A delicious dip doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, one of the most popular that’s made with onion soup mix is an easy recipe.
There are all kinds of dip recipes to try, so you might as well get started now. I’d hate for you to miss out on any of them because they’re all delicious!
Here are some of our favorite chip dip recipes made with sour cream:
French Onion Dip
This is made with just 2 basic ingredients: onion soup mix and sour cream. (For your convenience, the recipe with all of the details, measurements, and directions is in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.)
I like to mix the ingredients a medium bowl, cover the bowl, and refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours. Doing this allows the flavors to meld.
Or if you want a creamy texture with fewer lumps, you can put the ingredients in a food processor. I personally like the lumps.
You can put together your own seasonings and dried onions, but it’s not necessary.
Also, if you want, you can start with homemade sour cream.
I also add cayenne pepper when I’m in the mood for a spicier dip. A little bit goes a long way, so if you add cayenne, do so with a light hand.
Fortunately, my husband likes a little heat as well. If we don’t have cayenne, he likes to add a little black pepper.
Regardless of how you make it, you just need a few simple ingredients to have an easy snack at your next party.
When it’s time to serve your guests, remove the covered bowl from the refrigerator, surround it with chips, and watch how quickly it all disappears.
Note: If you’re making this recipe for a smaller crowd, you may cut it in half for the same results.
My friend Julie posted this on her Back to My Southern Roots blog, so I know it’s absolutely delicious!
The added dill weed along with other ingredients makes this recipe special. You’ll love the layers of flavor when you try this!
This great dip is always a crowd pleaser at office parties, get-togethers with friends, and family game night.
Another friend who has Cooking with Carlee makes this incredible chip dip.
It’s festive and combines sweet, savory, and spicy flavors in the most delightful way!
Be prepared to share your recipe with this one.
Kelsey from Dance Around the Kitchen makes this delightfully tart and tasty chip dip.
Chips and this pickle wrap dip make a wonderful appetizer that will keep people coming back to the snack table.
This loaded baked potato dip, aka twice baked potato dip, from Barefoot in the Kitchen is a delicious way to get double the potato pleasure from every bite.
The combination of many of your favorite flavors (like cheese and bacon—yum!) to deliver a flavor sensation you’ll love.
You can use full fat sour cream or low-fat sour cream.
I’ve been a big fan of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage for quite some time, and there’s a good reason. Miz Helen has some fabulous recipes!
One of her best dip recipes is this green chili chicken enchilada dip that will send your tastebuds into orbit!
Experiment with Ingredients
Don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of seasonings and other ingredients. Here are some ideas to try:
Add a cup of mayonnaise to a the sour cream and seasonings to add an extra amount of creaminess. Sprinkle some parsley flakes or chives over the top for extra color and texture.
Substitute some plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream like I did in this Greek yogurt onion dip.
When you add other ingredients to Greek yogurt, the flavor is similar to sour cream dip.
Sprinkle a little bit of seafood or steakhouse seasoning into a cup of sour cream.
You might be surprised by how good this is.
Mix some soy sauce and garlic powder into some sour cream. You can even combine it in the sour cream container if you’re camping or tailgating.
During one of my shopping trips to Costco, I discovered a wonderful barbecue seasoning called Butt Rub. It is amazingly delicious when mixed with sour cream.
If you want a hint of Mexican flavor, try taco seasoning or chili powder mixed into the sour cream.
Squeeze some lime into it, and your tastebuds will be very happy.
For spicier options, add ground cayenne pepper, chopped jalapeños, or tabasco to the dip.
The options are limitless. Don’t be afraid to try a variety of seasonings. I’ve even used ranch mix, and it’s good!
I used to use the packets, but now I buy it in a large container because it’s in so many of my recipes.
If you’re unsure of how something will come out, start out with just a tablespoon of sour cream and a dash of whatever you want to mix into it.
Give it a taste. If you like it, chances are, others will too!
More Dips You’ll Love
- 2 cups of sour cream
- 1 envelope of instant onion soup mix
- Pour the sour cream and onion soup mix into a medium size bowl.
- Stir until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Serve with your favorite chips.
If you're making this dip for a smaller crowd, you may cut the recipe in half.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 128Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 2g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.