Here are the best dips for chips: both the standard potato and the crispy tortilla chip! These party recipes are sure to become favorites.
Got a dip craving? Or making a party appetizer and not sure where to start? Here are the very best dips for chips: whether you’re starting with the standard potato or the crispy tortilla chip! These dip recipes run the gamut: for potato chips you’ve got creamy ranch dip and a spread perfect for pickle lovers. Switch out potatoes for tortillas and you’ve got a whole other suite of options, from cheesy bean dip to fresh and healthy guacamole. And some recipes work for both types, like our fan-favorite spinach artichoke. Ready to start dipping?
First up in our dips for chips: the perfect dip for potato chips. Creamy ranch dip! This one is made with all natural, whole food ingredients: no seasoning packets here! Just a few simple spices and you've got a perfectly creamy dip for veggies and chips. Made with Greek yogurt, it's a healthy spin on the traditional sour cream. A crowd pleaser!
What’s a better dip for chips than a good spinach dip recipe? This one is the kind that's served cold and a little healthier than most, relying on Greek yogurt for much of the creaminess. Because it’s not baked, it’s quick to put together: just 10 minutes! Literally the perfect finger food for easy entertaining.
Here's our favorite dip for tortilla chips: because it's insanely fast. In just 5 minutes, beans, salsa, and cheese come together into the creamiest, gooiest piping hot mess! Dunk in crunchy chips and it tastes remarkably like the queso from your favorite Mexican joint. With just 3 ingredients, the flavor is more irresistibly complex than you’d imagine. But to really understand the magic here: you’ve got to taste it.
Love dill pickles? Love chips? Good. Because we’ve got the perfect chip dip for you: dill pickle dip! Creamy and tangy, the flavor is like biting into a dill pickle spear. Many dill pickle dips are made with cream cheese, but this sour cream and Greek yogurt combo can’t be beat. It’s absolutely perfect with potato chips.
Of course, no dips for chips list is complete without the pure perfection of spinach artichoke dip! Our spin takes this classic to a new level! This tangy, creamy dip is such a crowd pleaser that it might interfere with the conversation when you serve it (sorry!). Whenever we make it, everyone parks around the bowl exclaiming how good it is.
Here's another classic dip for tortilla chips: guacamole! This classic recipe is a home run every time! When we serve it, a chorus of “Wow’s” fill the room. (Really. Not hyperbole!) What makes it so great? It’s classic and has the perfect balanced flavor: perfectly savory, creamy, and tangy. Serve it up with tortilla chips and your guests — and you — won’t be able to stop eating it.
Here’s a tasty dip with a party vibe: Texas caviar! Cowboy caviar, as it’s also known, was invented in Texas and has now spread all over the US. This combo of black eyed peas, veggies and a vinaigrette dressing is equal parts zesty and comforting: and you can use it as a dip or healthy side dish. Our favorite recipe has loads of colorful veggies, cilantro and jalapenos, and a simple zingy dressing with the perfect flavor.
Here's a classic dip for chips...nacho cheese! But this version's made out of all whole food ingredients! This whole food plant-based (WFPB) queso sauce tastes so creamy and delicious, no one will believe it’s got no actual cheese. It will have you swearing off processed nacho cheese forever (who knows what’s in that stuff!).
This dip for chips is so creamy and irresistible, you'll be amazed there's no cheese to speak of! Somehow it’s just as satisfying as a cheesy Mexican dip, without the extra calories. You can use either Instant Pot refried beans, stovetop refried beans, or canned refried beans, then mix them with green chilis and cumin. Top it with salsa fresca and it's a healthy spin on a bean dip that's seriously satisfying.
Last up in our dips for chips...an old classic. Salsa! But not any old salsa, mind you. The best salsa is one you've made at home! This one is made using beautifully ripe tomatoes, lime and fresh cilantro, and it's the best you'll find. If it's not tomato season, we've got a few more ideas for you below. Happy dipping!
Mix the shallot together with the remaining ingredients. If your Greek yogurt is very thick, you can stir in a few teaspoons of water until it is the desired consistency. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated.
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.