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13 Best Dips With Sour Cream for Parties

‘Tis the season for festive parties. And what better way to celebrate than creamy homemade dips with sour cream?

They’re rich, spicy, cool, and delish.

Homemade French Onion Dip with Sour Cream
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Dips come in so many unique flavors, from hot and cheesy to sweet and fruity.

But these dips with sour cream are probably my faves. Each one is quick and easy to make and tastes incredible to boot.

And that’s all down to the sour cream, which brings plenty of creamy tang to every bite.

Can you freeze sour cream dips? Not really. But they’re so quick to make, you won’t mind.


13 Easy Dip Recipes With Sour Cream

1. Easy Mexican Sour Cream Dip

Picture this: It’s Saturday afternoon. You’re lounging on the couch in your PJs, binge-watching House of the Dragon.

Then, your phone dings. You look down and see a heart-stopping message: “We’re 10 minutes away!”

You invited people over and totally forgot about them! What do you do?!

You grab the sour cream and shredded Mexican cheese, then rush to the spice rack, of course. 

In two minutes, you’ll have a delicious, creamy, perfectly spiced Mexican dip ready to be devoured.

Pour some chips on a platter and call it a day.

Heck, you even have another eight minutes to change out of those PJs and make some three-minute cocktails! You’re welcome.

2. Sour Cream-Parmesan Cheese Pesto Dip

This low-carb, three-ingredient dip is just as easy to make as the recipe above.

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You’ll need sour cream, grated Parmesan, and pesto (use store-bought!). Mix them up, then stick the scrumptious dip in the fridge to chill.

How easy is that?

It’s creamy and zesty, with a herby and tangy basil-Parmesan flavor. Serve it with chips, toasted baguette slices, or raw veggies. 

It also makes an excellent sandwich or cracker spread for fancy hors d’oeuvres.  

3. Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Dip

I’ve always adored Dean’s French onion dip. It had to be Dean’s, or it wasn’t worth eating.

And this homemade sour cream and onion dip is a spot-on copycat!

In fact, it’s one of the best homemade dip recipes I’ve tried – and that goes for the taste, texture, and aroma. 

You can make it with just six ingredients in just over 20 minutes. And yes, there’s a small amount of cooking, but it’s easy cooking, so don’t worry! 

You’ll need to caramelize the minced onions first. After that, it’s just a matter of mixing and chilling. 

4. Garlic Dip

This two-minute garlic dip will make you weak in the knees. It tastes terrific and smells even more remarkable.

It’s also effortless to whip up. 

You’ll need only five ingredients, and two of them are salt and pepper. Seriously, the hardest part is peeling the garlic (which, let’s be honest, can be a pain).

Still, once it’s ready, it’s phenomenal. You can use it as an aioli dip or a condiment. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. 

5. Sour Cream and Chive Dip

What if sour cream and onion is your favorite dip, but you’re all out of onions? No problem! Grab some chives instead! 

It has the same fantastic, earthy, and herby taste and stays just as silky smooth. The garlic adds powerful notes of flavor, and the sour cream keeps it zesty.

And like most of the other dip recipes on this list, it takes just moments to prepare. 

6. Buffalo Dipping Sauce

Are you the kind of person who can’t get enough buffalo sauce on your wings? Then, this recipe is for you.

You’ll take regular buffalo dipping sauce and combine it with sour cream and pepper.

The sour cream doesn’t alter the flavor too much. It still tastes pretty much just like buffalo sauce.

However, it has a creamier, more dip-like consistency. 

Serve it with chips, veggies, fries, or even chicken fingers. It’s great stuff. 

7. Zesty Sour Cream Dip

If you like spicy foods, but don’t love the acidity of buffalo sauce, try this zippy Sriracha dip instead.

It’s still got plenty of heat, but the spice hits differently on the tongue. And the sour cream does a better job of mellowing it out in this recipe.

If you don’t have any Sriracha on hand, that’s okay, too. Substitute any hot sauce from your fridge or pantry. 

Keep in mind: the more you add, the hotter it will be. 

8. Lime Jalapeño Sour Cream Dip

Want something with a bit of a zesty kick? Try this lime and jalapeño dip.

Just blend sour cream with jalapeño slices and juice (from a jar), lime juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.

The jarred chilies will blend much better than fresh, and I like the acidity they bring. But feel free to use fresh!

Serve this with chips, or use it as a sauce for tacos! Yum!

9. Hidden Valley Ranch Dip with Bacon & Cheddar

Do you like cheese and bacon? How about ranch dressing?

You do? Then this is the sour cream dip for you!

It’s thick, creamy, and wonderfully cheesy. And the crumbled bacon makes every bite crunchy, salty, and deliciously meaty.

Better yet, you only need four ingredients to make it: sour cream, ranch dressing mix, cheese, and bacon.

How amazing is that?

10. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip

What could be better than salty feta cheese blended with sour cream? Not much!

This dip looks like – and almost has the same consistency as – hummus. That makes it an excellent option for pairing with warmed or toasted pita bread. 

It’s full of cheesy, herby goodness. And you’ll make it even lighter and brighter by adding dill and lemon zest.

It has an interesting, hard-to-describe flavor, but you won’t find many who don’t like it.

11. Easy Garlic and Herb Veggie Dip

Never choose between onions, chives, garlic, and herbs again. Just mix them all into this delectable five-minute recipe. 

In terms of taste, it’s almost impossible to beat. Each bite has more than a wallop of flavor; it has an explosion of delightful yumminess. 

You can make and serve it immediately.

However, this dip tastes best if you make it the day before and leave it to chill overnight. That gives the flavors plenty of time to blend and sink in. 

Folks may smell your breath from a mile after eating this dip. That won’t stop you, though, especially not once you try it. 

12. French Onion Dip

This dip is hands down one of the best. It features sour cream, caramelized onions, garlic, mayo, and fresh herbs.

Of course, since you’ll need to make the caramelized onions (unless you can find them ready-made), this one does take a little time.

That said, it’s more than worth it!

13. Layered Chili Dip

When the weather cools down, I can’t get enough of chili. It’s one of my all-time favorite cold-weather foods. 

And this layered chili dip takes it to a whole other level of awesomeness. It’s ridiculously cheesy, well-seasoned, and topped with tasty diced onions.

Every bite is a robust, earthy chili experience you’ll love.

The only problem is it’s borderline addictive. Once you take that first bite, you won’t be able to stop!

13 Best Dips With Sour Cream for Parties

‘Tis the season for festive parties, and what better way to celebrate than creamy homemade dips with sour cream? They’re rich, spicy, cool, and delish.


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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