May 232012RECIPE: Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip


Memorial Day Weekend is the official kickoff for summer.  And with summer comes all kinds of barbecues, pool parties and grill outs at the lake. I have the PERFECT recipe to take to your next summer social. It’s quick. It’s easy and I always bring my dish home empty. Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip!

This recipe only needs a few ingredients: Cilantro, Ranch Dip Mix, Diced Jalapenos, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese.

To make yours just put the cream cheese (softened) and sour cream in a food processor and blend. Then add the ranch dip mix. Blend again. Then the can of diced jalapenos. We like it hot in this house. If you like it mild, start with a half can and go from there. Then add a bunch of cilantro. I usually pull the leaves from the stems but if you’re in a hurry, just stick the whole thing in. The cilantro gives it a beautiful green color too.

Blend one last time and Presto! Creamy, ranch-y, jalapeno-y goodness. Perfect for dipping raw veggies, tortilla chips, veggie chips, pita chips or anything else you have on hand. Isn’t everything better with ranch?

Here’s the printable version for you:

4.9 from 49 reviews
Creamy Jalepeno Ranch Dip
  • Cream Cheese (8oz)
  • Sour Cream (8oz)
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Dip Mix
  • ½ Can of Diced Jalapenos
  • ½ Bunch Cilantro
  1. Put softened cream cheese and sour cream in Food Processor and combine until well blended.
  2. Add packet of Ranch Dip Mix. Combine until well blended.
  3. Add ½ can of diced jalapenos (less for mild heat, more for high heat). Combine until well blended.
  4. Add ¾ bunch cilantro. Combine until well blended.
  5. For best results, chill for one hour. If you're in a hurry you can serve immediately.


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  1. Mercedes says:

    This looks yummy!

  2. My oldest son would tear this up! Anything spicy and he’s all over it. It looks amazing!

  3. Randi G says:


  4. This looks amazingly awesome!!!

  5. Michelle says:

    That looks great!

  6. yum!

  7. This looks great! I make a similar recipe but never thought to add cream cheese! Bet that makes it stick to the chip better!! I always add a few cloves of roasted garlic, too! Yummmmmm

  8. This sounds delicious! And I love that I can make it with things that I already have at home. Great recipe!

  9. YUM! this looks and sounds good, and really easy, too!

  10. Isabel Acosta says:

    YUUMMM!!! This sounds great. My husband has been asking me to find a Cilantro Ranch Dressing and I bet I could make this a bit thinner for him, adding the jalapenos sounds great. He likes the cilantro ranch dressing served at Bikinis on Sixth St, working downtown he eats there almost once a week.

    • I think if you use low fat sour cream, low fat cream cheese or nufchatel, and plain yogurt instead of the cooking cream it would be thinner and still taste great. Use some whole grain chips to dip or even make some spicy chips. Use corn tortillas cut them into triangles, spray with Pam and sprinkle a seasoning mix (fine sea salt chili powder and garlic powder). Then bake them until crisp. This will pump up the flovor even with the origional version. Maybe add a little spritz of lime juice to the chips before serving also. Serve with a skinny margarita!

  11. LittleRunnerGirl says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious.

  12. YUMMY!

  13. Yum! I’m gonna have to try this one over the weekend.

  14. Kimberly Norton says:

    Yummo, I can’t wait to try that recipe!!

  15. Kimberli Hoelle says:

    Good luck Shellie! Happy Hump Day!

  16. OMG this looks so tasty. I’m always trying to find different recipes to try – this will def go on my list. Thanks for sharing Shellie!

  17. This looks super tasty and super easy! Going on the menu for this weekend!

  18. Yum! Perfect dip for Memorial day weekend – thank you!

  19. Keri Lyn says:


  20. Kirste R says:

    I’ve had the privilege of tasting Shellie’s dip at a party that I attended recently. It’s was one of the 1st items to disappear — everyone loved it. Easy and yummy!

  21. Stephanie Cassidy says:

    YUM!!!!!!!! :)

  22. Kris Spencer says:


  23. YUMM!!

  24. YUM!!

  25. yum!

  26. YUM!!

  27. Yum!

  28. Brandi Williams says:


  29. Charlene says:

    Double YUM!

  30. I am SOOOOOO going to try this for one of the many picnics we’ve got planned for this summer!

  31. Oh YUM!

  32. Sienna Jones says:

    It really is YUM!

  33. Yummmmm.

  34. Looks so yummy!

  35. YUM! Can’t wait to make it myself!!

  36. Yum! Hubs would love that.

  37. Cydra Roehler says:

    Yum….Oh my goodness!!!

  38. YUM for sure!

  39. YUM! If this is anything like Chuy’s version I am going to be in HEAVEN. I’m seriously obsessed with that stuff!

  40. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe…I’m definitely going to try it.

  41. I made it last night to go with our fajitas and LOVE IT. It’s a quick and easy recipe.

  42. YUMM-O!

  43. Melissa W. says:


  44. Looks so good!! Can’t wait to try it.

  45. Yummy…Can’t wait to try this!

  46. Yum

  47. Yum! I have another version of this recipe, but it makes up almost a gallon of the stuff, which is WAY too much for workable amounts.

  48. JEANNETTE A. says:


  49. Yummy!!

  50. yummmmmm!

  51. Elizabeth says:

    YUM! (And awesome pics, Kris!)

  52. Catherine says:

    Can’t wait to try this one..

  53. Bill Maxey says:


  54. Katie Davies says:

    Looks delicious!!

  55. YUM !!! This is great.

  56. jennifer glynn says:

    This is fantastic!!!

  57. Yum!

  58. Yummm!!

  59. YUM!

  60. this looks awesome!!! YUM!!!!!

  61. Carolyn says:

    Yum Yum!!!!

  62. Yum! Sounds Delish!! Thanks for posting!!

  63. Candice says:


  64. Yummy!

  65. YUM!

  66. YUM!

  67. YUMM!

  68. YUMMM!!!!

  69. Julie W. says:

    Looks yummy! Definitely going to give it a try :D

  70. Yummy!

  71. Yummo!!

  72. This sounds delicious! I love spicy things so this is right up my alley!

  73. Your jalapeno dip is always the first dip gone at every gathering. It’s super YUM!

  74. Amber Beck says:

    Looks YUMMY!

  75. YUM!

  76. YUM!

  77. Martha Mims says:

    This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  78. yummy

  79. Rhonda Meller says:

    Looks so good! And easy too!

  80. Looks great!

  81. Yum!

  82. I can’t wait to try this!

  83. Yum!

  84. Diane Morgan says:

    sounds SO GOOD!

  85. Jennifer says:


  86. Yummy!

  87. YUM! This looks great and I live in the desert so we like jalepenos on everything.

  88. Looks super yummy!

  89. Yum!!

  90. YUM YUM YUM! I can attest this dip is awesome!

  91. Yummy, this looks delicious! Thanks for the wonderful blog!

  92. Yummy!

  93. Yum

  94. Yum!

  95. This looks sooooo delicious!

  96. Super YUM!

  97. Claudia says:

    Yum, looks amazing!!!

  98. Elvi Sullivan says:

    Really really good! Thank you:)

  99. Yummm! Can’t wait to make this !

  100. Star Traci says:

    Well you had me at Ranch dip and then you went and added Philly- yum, yum, yummy!!!


  101. Kelly W. says:

    Sounds yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  102. NickiLuto says:

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it.

  103. Looks so good! I’ll try this soon!

  104. yummy!!

  105. YUM!

  106. YUM YUM!

  107. Yummmy… Looks sooo good!

  108. Yum! this looks good!

  109. Becky Duke says:

    Yum yum yummy!

  110. SCollins says:

    Looks YUMMY!!! Good luck

  111. Looks yummy!

  112. Yummy!!!

  113. Yum! Can’t wait to try it :)

  114. Jennie Plumlee says:


  115. Yum

  116. Yum!

  117. ThOma's says:


  118. YUMMMM!

  119. This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s just so easy!

  120. Yum! Get in my belly!!!

  121. Yum!

  122. Yummy!!!

  123. Kristine says:

    YUM — cream cheese is the best!

  124. Yum! Looks delicious!

  125. Mmm! Looks delectable! Can’t wait to try it!

  126. Cheryl Brotschul says:

    Shellie I vote for your creamy jalapeño ranch dip it rocks . I also love your blog.

  127. I’m totally going to make this.

  128. Yummy!!!

  129. Janetta says:

    This looks really good. I’m going to try it! Yummy.

  130. Ryan Fowler says:


  131. Sounds DELICIOUS! :)

  132. Debbie Crowel says:


  133. Yum!!!!!! Can’t wait to try it!

  134. Yum!

  135. Heather C. says:

    Looks yummy!

  136. Yum!

  137. Marvetta Greenwalt says:


  138. Elizabeth Swank says:

    This looks amazing!

  139. yum

  140. Kristin says:


  141. Laila Ruzika says:


  142. YUM!

  143. michelle says:

    A-Mazing!! Looks delicious!

  144. yes it’s yum!

  145. Theresa says:


  146. jamie mitchell says:


  147. yum!

  148. Melanie says:

    I can’t wait to eat some!!!

  149. Melissa says:


  150. Brandon Gallop Rice says:

    Looks yummy!

  151. Sounds delicious.

  152. rebecca says:


  153. Brittany says:


  154. Melissa Ferrell says:


  155. YUM!

  156. YUM!

  157. THanks for hosting this Jen! I’m voting for my own. :)

  158. Jennifer says:


  159. Andy Tindall says:


  160. Yum!

  161. Scrumptous! All I craved was jalapenos while pregnant…I could have used this!

  162. Stephanie says:

    Definitely a Yum! I think I’m going to make this for the weekend parties.

  163. Yuuuummmmmeeeeeee!

  164. Kim Riley says:


  165. Looks yummy!

  166. Lisa Radtke says:


  167. yum!

  168. Yum!

  169. Yum!

  170. yum!

  171. YUM!

  172. Yum! Looks great!

  173. Yum!!!!!

  174. Michelle T says:


  175. Delish!!

  176. Margaret B says:


  177. YUMMY!!!!

  178. Danielle says:

    YUM! This is different than the recipe I have for something like this which has a tartness it shouldn’t have. This sounds so much better. I am going to try it this weekend. Can’t go wrong with cream cheese!

  179. Yummy!!

  180. Oh YUMMY!!!! :D

  181. Yum

  182. Yun!

  183. Yum!

  184. YUM

  185. Yum!

  186. Scott Booth says:


  187. Pixlbug says:


  188. This looks delicious!

  189. Nedra M says:

    YUM! :)

  190. Yum!

  191. Tiffeny says:


  192. I can’t wait to try this! It looks refreshing & tasty. Just in time for a holiday cookout!

  193. Yum!

  194. this looks delicious!

  195. Yummy!!!

  196. YUMMM!!

  197. Looks great!

  198. Can’t wait to try this! Perfect for a pool-side snack!

  199. Yummmmmmmm! Yum.

  200. Darlene R. says:

    I am trying this recipe very soon.

  201. YUM!

  202. Shirley Gillespie says:

    sounds good!

  203. Yum!

  204. This sounds really yummy!

  205. “YUM!”

  206. I made this yesterday for a Memorial Day BBQ. It was absolutely amazing and VERY addictive. The only problem that I ran into was my food processor was not big enough and it created quite a mess. Other than that I will be making this again very soon! Thanks for sharing

  207. lindsay smith says:

    I made this tonight and it was a HUGE success at the 4th of July party…I substituted greek yogurt for the cooking cream and sour cream and used fat free cream cheese and it was awesome. Thanks for the great recipe!

  208. This sounds like the dip at chuys

  209. Sorry if this is a silly question :) but if I’m halving it, do I just cut out the cooking creme & only use the 8oz cream cheese & 8oz sour cream? What about the ranch dip? 1 or 2? Thanks abunch!

    • Yes, 8oz Cream Cheese, 8oz Sour Cream, 1 packet of ranch dip, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 1/2 can diced jalapeños or more if you like it spicy.

  210. Lori Martin says:

    Could you use parsley? Not a big cilantro fan?

  211. Lori Martin says:

    Could you use parsley instead of cilantro? Not a big fan of cilantro.

    • YOu probably could it just would give it a different flavor. Maybe the flat leaf parsley that doesn’t have as strong of a flavor.

  212. We made it without the cooking creme and it has come out runny. Is there a way to make it thicker?

  213. Christy Anderson says:

    Made this for NASCAR race in Ft Worth this weekend and everyone loved it! Left chunks of jalapeño in it and that seemed to be a hit! Good with veggies too

  214. This is going to be a “must make” for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

  215. This is yummy!! Just made it, we will be eating dip for days :)

  216. My friend made this! She put in fresh jalepenos (de-seeded and chopped up finely in the food processor)– IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!!! Not too spicy, but had great flavor! Very, VERY YUMMY!!

  217. A friend of mine made this dip and it was soooo freakin awesome! I will say that it is very spicy though so if you can’t handle the heat you might want to cut back on the jalapenos.

  218. sheila miller says:

    This stuff is addicting!!!! Once you make it, be prepared to make it again very soon! Excellent as a salad dressing or over hot baked potatoes too. But for dipping is divine!!!

  219. Pretty good, I’d give five but my tablet won’t let me. Side note, unless you have a huge food processor, blend up the cream cheese cilantro and jalapenos in the processor then mix the rest with a hand mixer.

  220. We had a carry in at work And my supervisor made this, oh my was it good. This would be good on a baked potato, which is what I’m planning on doing with what I brought home. This is a must try dip.