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Best Sour Cream Chip Dip Recipe

Simple and tasty, this creamy sour cream chip dip is prepped in minutes. Pairs deliciously with chips, vegetables and crackers.

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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!

Seriously Good Sour Cream Chip Dip - simple and tasty, it's prepped in only minutes. #mustlovehomecooking #diprecipes #partyrecipes

Even if you have even the most basically stocked spice rack, you should have what you need to make this tasty 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.


  • 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.
Seriously Good Sour Cream Chip Dip - simple and tasty, it's prepped in only minutes. #mustlovehomecooking #diprecipes #partyrecipes

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.

The BEST Sour Cream Chip Dip - simple and tasty, it's prepped in only minutes. #mustlovehomecooking #diprecipes #partyrecipes


Seriously Good Sour Cream Chip Dip - simple and tasty, it's prepped in only minutes. #mustlovehomecooking #diprecipes #partyrecipes

Sour Cream Chip Dip

Simple and delicious, this creamy sour cream chip dip is ready in minutes. Pairs perfectly with any vegetables, crackers or chips!
3.52 from 33 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Total Time :2 hours 10 minutes
Servings :16
Calories :57
Course :Appetizer


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • pinch cayenne optional


  • 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.


Note – check expiration date on sour cream. Do not store dip or use past that date.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

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recipe revised 8/11/2020

Seriously Good Sour Cream Chip Dip - simple and tasty, it's prepped in only minutes. #mustlovehomecooking #diprecipes #partyrecipes


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  1. Hi Jason, thanks so much for the review! We love a dip that is so easy to prep…and most of what you need is right in the spice rack😄.

  2. 5 stars
    It was so delicious that I think I want to make it again tomorrow. Thanks you so much for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for a good, simple dip recipe. I like dill, so this sounds like a good one. I will be trying it soon. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of your recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    Really easy and fresh tasting recipe. thanks for sharing

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