Simple and tasty, this creamy sour cream chip dip is prepped in minutes. Pairs deliciously with chips, vegetables and crackers.
Chip and dip are party foods you’ll always find at my house. It’s so basic but always the first thing everyone goes for, so that makes it a winner in my book. While some things are really better bought at the store, sour cream dip tastes so much better when homemade. It’s totally worth the minimal effort it takes to make!
Even if you have even the most basically stocked spice rack, you should have what you need to make this tasty dip.
PRO TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST SOUR CREAM CHIP DIP
Be sure to let the dip sit in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving it. That gives time for all the flavors to blend, and the dried herbs to soften by absorbing some of the moisture in the sour cream.
If the dip becomes too thick to easily scoop (moisture in the sour cream and the spices can vary) add a teaspoon of milk and stir to combine. Add more milk as needed until it’s the consistency you like.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SOUR CREAM CHIP DIP
- Sour Cream – both full fat and light sour cream make incredible chip dip.
- Dried Minced Onion – gives great flavor and texture to the dip. One teaspoon of onion powder can be substituted if you don’t have it.
- Dill Weed – also called dried dill in some parts of the country.
- Parsley Flakes – this is the workhorse of homemade chip dip. You may not think it tastes like anything, but you’ll miss it if it’s not there.
- Garlic Powder – any dried garlic spice, be it powder, flakes or dried chopped garlic, are great for chip dip.
- Dried Basil – not usually thought of in sour cream dip, but it adds a sweetness that the other herbs don’t.
- Seasoning Salt – gives a little extra flavor, but if you don’t have it, substitute table or kosher salt.
- Cayenne – I love to add a pinch of cayenne to most dips, but bringing on the heat is totally optional. Add more or less to your tastes.
This chip dip works well as a veggie dip too. It’s light and creamy and adds lots of zip to whatever your dipping. I like to serve a variety like potato chips, pretzels, crackers, cucumber slices and other vegetables with this this dip.
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Sour Cream Chip Dip
- In a medium bowl, stir in all ingredients until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.
- Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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recipe revised 8/11/2020