Is it even a party if a delicious creamy chip dip isn’t on the appetizer table? In my book the answer is a resounding NO, y’all. Chips and dips are the ultimate easy, party foods! Serving up some version to guests is simply a must at every gathering, in my opinion.
Even if we’re not partying here at home, I rely on easy appetizers like simple chips and dips to keep tempers even if dinner is running a little late here at the house. We haven’t made it in a while, but this flavorful Shrimp and Olive Spread is a classic, pre-dinner treat around here. Now that I’ve brought it up, I’ve got whip up a batch very soon… in fact I think I’ll put this oldie, but goodie dip on our NYE snack table!
However, this zesty Chipotle Ranch Dip is our favorite one lately, and we’ve been making it a bunch.
How to make chipotle ranch dip
This dip is simple to make, but it’s peppy and full of flavor. All you need to whip up a batch are measures of sour cream, mayonnaise, a packet of ranch seasoning, and canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce. I always choose the lightened up versions of both sour cream and mayo, but you’ve got to do you in that department, y’all.
Although this is a seriously no-fuss recipe, a little bit of chill time is essential for these ingredients. I recommend at least 30 minutes of refrigeration before serving as it gives the flavors time to marry and the dehydrated veggies in the ranch seasoning a chance to soften up. As with so many recipes, the longer this simple chip dip sits, the better it gets. Consider making this recipe a day ahead if you can, and allow it to chill overnight. I think this is an excellent make-ahead recipe to share at any occasion.
Oh, and of course you’ll need to stock up on your favorite dippers too. I personally love to eat this Chipotle Ranch Dip with some hearty, ridged potato chips and carrot sticks. But, corn chips, celery sticks, sliced zucchini, yellow squash, and cucumbers all complement this saucy dip perfectly on a platter.
This dip is a four-ingredient sensation and I don’t think you’ll be able to stop one little scoop, I know we can’t! We love that those little chipotles pack a punch, they really give this dip a nice little kick.
It’s safe to say that my whole fam thinks this Chipotle Ranch Dip is the bomb (dot com?), and we hope you all love it too!
Happy dipping, my fantastic friends! 🌶️🥣 xo – M
Save this delicious recipe on Pinterest!
Check our one of my latest cooking videos! Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more easy recipes, updates and live streams!
Enter your email address below to have all of my newest posts sent straight to your inbox! It’s a free service…never miss a recipe or an update, subscribe now!
Easy Chipotle Ranch DipCourse: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
This Chipotle Ranch Dip is a cinch to make, it’s also flavorful with a spicy little kick! We think it’s so much better than any dip you can buy off the shelf. Be sure to serve with plenty of your favorite chips and assorted fresh veggies because no one will stop at one scoop!
1-1/2 cups light sour cream
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 (1 ounce) packet Ranch dip or dressing mix
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers
- For serving
assorted fresh veggies
- Place all ingredients together in a medium size bowl and stir to mix.
- Cover and chill the Chipotle Ranch Dip for at least 30 minutes before serving. This is an excellent make-ahead recipe and can be left to chill overnight.
- Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.