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?
And now…the best dips for chips!
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!
Here’s a creamy, irresistibly spiced dip for chips you need in your life: this perfect Taco Dip! It comes together in minutes, and we can confidently say almost no one turns this one down. It’s got a quick homemade seasoning blend, Greek yogurt, and a colorful mix of fresh toppings for the absolute best flavor.
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.
Also try: Homemade Tortilla Chips or Mexican Cheese Dip
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!
Also try: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde), Black Bean Salsa, or Roasted Tomato Salsa
More dip recipes
Don’t see one you like? Here are a few more dip recipes that deserve a mention:
- Whipped Feta Dip This fast and easy appetizer that seems fancy, but only takes 5 minutes to make. Yes, 5 minutes! Works best with potato chips.
- Green Pea Dip Everyone we’ve served this recipe to simply raves about it! So much so that we hear the refrain: “Can you make that pea dip again?” This one is great with tortilla chips.
- Caramelized Onion Dip This luscious red wine caramelized onion dip is rich and creamy, a bit of a special occasion treat paired with potato chips.
Ranch Chip Dip (& More Dip Recipes!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 ¼ cups 1x
This homemade ranch chip dip recipe will amaze you! It takes just 5 minutes and tastes irresistibly creamy and fresh.
- 2 cups (18 ounces) 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional but recommended)
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 week.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Dip
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Dips for chips, dip recipes for chips