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Sour Cream Dips (20+ Recipes)

I love Sour Cream Dips! Starting with simple ingredients and just a few minutes, you can make something absolutely mouth-watering. Check out these delicious dip recipes!

sour cream based dips

Sour cream has a nice tangy flavor to start with and, quite frankly, I love to eat it plain on chili and burgers, so it’s a great base for a homemade dip.

What can I make out of sour cream?

Make a snack dip! With minimal effort, you can have a delicious appetizers in a matter of minutes.

Not only is it the base for some many easy dip recipes, the best part is that it goes with so many dippers!

What can you mix sour cream with?

They are a great way to use up any extra seasonings you have laying around. With minimal effort, you can have delicious appetizers in a matter of minutes.

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sour cream in a bowl with ingredients around it

Basic Ingredients Needed

Sour cream – I like to buy a full 16-ounce container of sour cream. This way I can make two dips or make one and have some leftover for taco and quesadilla toppings.

Spices – The basic spices I tend to use the most are sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, ranch seasoning, cayenne pepper, taco seasoning, or a dip mix packet.

Herbs – Fresh herbs like fresh dill weed, fresh chives, or parsley.

Veggies – A little chopped veggies like minced onions, peppers, celery, etc make a great addition to the dip for texture.

Additional Mix-ins – Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce, or even Ranch dressing.

white bowl of sour cream and spices

How to Make Sour Cream Dips

First: Stat by adding your sour cream to a bowl. Stir to combine if it separated while being stored.

Second: Stir in your spices, veggies, herbs, and remaining ingredients. Mix to combine thoroughly.

Third: Store in the fridge to allow the flavors to develop. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

My Favorite Dippers

  • tortilla chips
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks
  • sliced bell pepper
  • cucumbers
  • broccoli florets
  • cauliflower florets
  • cherry tomatoes
  • crispy potato chips (kettle chips are my favorite)
  • vegetable crudites like radishes and snow peas
platter of crackers and dip

How long can they sit out?

As with most dairy products, you don’t want to leave them out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

If you need to have them available for dipping for longer than that, or if the weather is warm, try using a cooling tray or a serving bowl surrounded by ice.

How long do they last?

Store any leftover sour cream dips in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Give them a quick stir before serving again.

Can I freeze sour cream dips?

Yes, you can freeze them. But there are some tips and tricks to doing it correctly. Check out my post on freezing sour cream dips to learn more.

bowl of sour cream dip with chips

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Full-fat sour cream has the best flavor but use your favorite.
  • Substitute plain Greek yogurt in a pinch.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  • They are great the next day. Just give a quick stir.
  • Store the prepared dip back in the sour cream container for less waste.
  • Still too rich? Stir in some lemon or lime juice to cut through it.
bowl of green onion sour cream dip with chip and topped with fresh chives

Sour Cream Dip Recipes

Check out all these delicious dip recipes to make in a jiffy when you have guests. Tell me which one is your favorite!

beef jerky dip

1. Beef Jerky Dip

If you want a simple dip you can make the night before, this Beef Jerky Dip is sure to be the one for you! It’s savory, smoky, and incorporates one of my favorite snacks.

dipping a chicken wing in to the sauce

2. Blue Ranch Dip

The perfect combination of ranch dip and blue cheese so you never have to choose which one to dip your chicken wings in!

chip with BLT dip on it

3. BLT Dip

This BLT Dip has all the amazingly fresh and smoky flavors of a beloved BLT but in dip form, so grab your chips and dive in! This great recipe works well on its own as a snack or as part of a spread at your next party.

scoop of boudin dip in a white dish

4. Boudin Dip

A well-flavored Boudin Dip could be a game-changer at your next party. After all, who can resist trying some Boudin dip with a plate of nachos or toast?

The tantalizing aromas of Cajun sausage, Cajun seasonings, and a blend of cheeses and sour cream are enough to make anyone drool.

bowl of dip and crackers

5. Chipped Beef Dip

Chipped Beef Dip is a fun twist on the classic get-together appetizer; the Chipped Beef Cheese Ball! This easy-to-make dip can be served hot or cold and with buttery crackers or crisp veggies.

bowl of clam dip

6. Clam Dip

This creamy clam dip is a classic summertime dip. This easy-to-make dip requires only 10-minutes of prep and tastes best when served with plain ol’ potato chips!

spinach dip on a cracker

7. Spinach Dip

Easy, creamy, and delicious spinach dip bread bowl is the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

5 minutes and 5 ingredients are all you need to make this crowd-pleasing dip leaving more time with friends and family!

bowl of dip with a bagel chip and a stalk of celery

8. Everything Bagel Dip

Everything Bagel Dip is the perfect brunch snack! Partnered with fresh vegetables, fruits, and bagel chips this dip offers everything a brunch party needs and more.

Made with just three ingredients, one being bagel seasoning, this creamy dip is sure to be devoured as quickly as it was made.

bowl of french onion dip garnished with chives and a chip

9. French Onion Dip

The irresistible tangy and creamy notes are well accompanied with hints of sweet caramelized onions.

From potato chips to crunchy veggies, there are no limits to enjoying this classic homemade chip dip recipe.

fried pickle dip

10. Deep Fried Pickle Dip

Love fried dill pickles? My Fried Pickle Dip gives you tart dill pickles, creamy sour cream to mellow them out, and toasted buttery panko breadcrumbs to mimic the crispy fried coating!

chili cheese dip being scooped out of a skillet

11. Frito Pie Dip

Frito Pie Dip is a version of the classic Frito Pie recipe containing corn chips, hearty chili, and melty cheese but transformed into a dip you can scoop with Fritos!

bowl of green chile dip with chip scooping some out

12. Green Chile Dip

If you’re looking for an easy and quick recipe that will impress, this Game Day Green Chile Dip is for you.

Cheesy, creamy, and full of roasted green chiles, you will need to make a double batch for your tailgate party.

bowl of green onion dip

13. Green Onion Dip

Green Onion Dip is deliciously fresh and creamy, made with both cream cheese and sour cream with green onions, lemon juice and parsley.

It’s an amazing dip that goes with just about anything, but we love it with our favorite chips, crackers, and raw vegetables.

cracker in a bowl of dip

14. Savory Cream Cheese Dip

Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Dip is the perfect dip to pair with just about anything! Quick and easy to make and full of fresh herbs, try it with your favorite chips, crackers, or raw veggies.

hand dipping chip into cast iron skillet filled with loaded potato skin dip

15. Loaded Potato Skin Dip

For all those potato skin lovers out there, you are going to love this loaded potato skin dip!

Nothing beats a skillet full of fluffy potatoes, bacon, chives, sour cream, and lots of gooey cheddar cheese!

spoon scooping out dip

16. Maryland Crab Dip

This rich and cheesy Crab Dip is the perfect party food! Creamy and absolutely full of lump crab meat, it is delicious served hot or cold with your favorite crackers or crostini.

bowl of pickle dip

17. Homemade Pickle Dip

Pickle Wrap Dip is a fun twist on the popular Midwestern get-together appetizer; the Pickle Wrap!

This easy-to-make dip requires only 4 ingredients and can be served with buttery crackers or crisp veggies.

close up of all this cheesy goodness mixed with poblano peppers and spicy Southwest Seasoning in a cast iron skillet

18. Poblano Popper Dip

The poblano peppers, roasted on the grill, add a smoky quality to the dip. The large pieces of roughly chopped poblano peppers add so much texture in the melted cheese!

It will be your new favorite dip for tailgating season. You can prep this dip and when you get to the stadium just place the skillet on your grill, right next to your brats and burgers, and cook it that way too!

overhead shot of bean dip and a chip

19. Refried Bean Dip

This easy Refried Bean Dip is filled with creamy refried beans, gooey cheese, and perfect for dipping tortilla chips in! Always a big hit at our family gathering.

smoked salmon dip

20. Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip is a rich and creamy gluten-free seafood dip that can be whipped up in just 10 minutes.

This easy-to-make dip is a blend of chopped smoked salmon, spicy wasabi, and salty capers and can be served with fresh crisp veggies and buttery crackers.

bowl of sour cream and onion dip with a chip in it

21. Sour Cream and Onion Chip Dip

This ultimate sour cream chip dip is the perfect party appetizer to pass around at your next gathering!

Use this dip with potato chips, to top off a baked potato, or even as a soup topping.

chip dipping in casserole dish

22. Texas Trash Dip

Get ready for that big game day with this Texas Trash Dip. This crowd pleaser has a mix of flavors and simple ingredients, like Mexican cheese, making it a quick appetizer to bring with you to a party.

dish of 7 layer dip

23. Layered Taco Dip

This layered taco dip is about to be your go-to dish when a potluck is in question. Make it traditionally with ground beef or go vegetarian with refried beans. 7 Layer dip is adaptable!

crack dip

24. Crack Dip

This dip is deliciously addictive! Creamy dip with a little bit of heat from the jalapeños, bursting with flavor from the MexiCorn and the green onions.

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Sour cream is the perfect base ingredient for the best dip recipes for any party or special occasion. The only problem might be running out!

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